Big Apple "staycation"

July 25, 2008 6:24:21 AM PDT
Can't afford a vacation? How about a staycation?

Big Apple tourism officials are pitching stay-at-home vacations to cash strapped New Yorkers.

NYC & Company is launching an ad campaign urging New Yorkers to "Go Local" this summer.

The campaign highlights fun things to do in Fun City, including a sand castle contest at Rockaway Beach this weekend.

Officials note instead of airfare or gas, a staycation is just a subway ride away.