My 13 yo son and I will be traveling back from Europe via Newark and have a layover that allows us an afternoon and night in the area. We would appreciate hotel suggestions near the airport as well as suggestions on how best to get to NYC for the afternoon/evening. I haven't been able to think much about it yet but I am guessing we will want to go to Times Square and maybe Central Park. We are open to recommendations but don't want to plan to do too much.
Thanks for any recommendations!