Hi, we are returning to NYC in May (20th - 27th) next year with 2 boys (14 + 11) the eldest has been to NYC before as have my wife and I. Please could you offer any advice on the following:
Hotels - any recommendations? I previously stayed at Wellington and Affinia Manhattan but we are open to suggestions further outside of the busy areas, 2 double beds would be fine. Budget ideally $200 a night max, also when is good to get the best price?
Things to do - apart from the main attractions any recommendations of things to do? Boys like sports so thinking of a Rangers game if the season is in progress. Other interests would be shopping for all of us, films, and we would like to see a bit more of the "real" NYC like neighbourhoods and a bit of its history. Are Coney Island (theme park) and Woodbury Common recommended?
Food - any decent non franchise restaurants? We are pretty much happy to eat anything, italian, chinese, Indian, Mexican and want to avoid the like of TGI's .
I appreciate a lot of this will be down to individual taste but keen to get some alternative ideas that may not be found in online toursit pages.
Thanks for any help you can give.