Thank you everyone for the advice, I just want to say that first.
We are planning a trip to NYC in 2011 and we have narrowed down our times of the year we are interested in, based on when we know we can have time off from work.
We are considering either August, September, October, March or April.
Of these months which one would be the best time to visit? Which would have lower hotel rates, do you think?
For hotels...we would like to stay the midtown area, since we are a taxi or subway away from any place we want. For a hotel, what area would you consider or would you avoid?
We are looking at hotels either near times square or near madison square garden. Are those good locations or are there better? We also found a Radisson that appears to be across the street from Macys.
We know we can get 2 weeks off from work, but we know we can't afford to take 2 weeks off (we have to put our doggy in a dog hotel while we're gone) and we can't afford to eat out and live at a hotel for that long. So, we are thinking 9 days...2 for traveling and then 7 for actually being in NYC. Does this seem reasonable? Too many days? Not enough?
Thank you again everyone for the advice. I'm sure I'll have more questions but I really appreciate the help!