I am hoping you can help me. My family and I (5 of us - 4 adults and two teenagers) will be flying into Newark International Airport on August 7th and will be staying in the area until August 15th. I am trying to figure out where to stay. We will be going to West Point on August 13th for Acceptance Day and again on the 14th to spend time with my Grandson. The rest of the time we will be doing the touristy things in the New York City area. Currently I have rooms reserved at the Country Inn and Suites in Elizabeth, NJ. The hotel has shuttle service to and from the hotel to the airport, free breakfast and free parking. We will be renting a car only for the weekend to go to and from West Point. What is the cost to take the train or bus to and from Elizabeth into Manhattan? Is that the best way to go? Should I look for a hotel closer to Manhattan? Or is where we are staying a good idea? I was trying to stay out of the Manhattan area due to the cost. We have already spent enough on flights to get us all there. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.