My husband is attending an expo at NEC and I will be traveling with him but won't be going to the expo every day and would like to be in a hotel and area where I will be safe walking and sightseeing on my own. He needs to be close to the train to get to the NEC each day and we would like to be near good restaurants in the evenings. Does anyone have an opinion on if we should stay in Birmingham or Coventry and even more specific, a particular area or hotel suggestion? Thanks for any advice. We are not familiar with the area.