Not able to afford the Rainbow Room on New Year's Eve? It's still possible to have a good time on the year's last, best party night in Manhattan. Adventure on a Shoestring offers walking tours of New York's Chinatown at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 31 for $5. The tours end with dinner at a Chinese restaurant, which costs an additional $8. Call (212) 265-2663.
And you'll still have time to get to Times Square to watch the ball drop, along with a million of your closest friends.