I plan to be with my wife (I'll call her like this soon :-) in NYC by the end of year for our honeymoon, precisely from Dec. 24th to Jan 1st. I'd already been in NYC, but she had not.
We plan to fly to Newark, stay in NYC for 2 nights (3 days), and for the rest of time, visit and stay in another city (or cities), and a 2-3 hours drive distant city seems fair if it's a nice and cheaper place to stay.
We are doing it not only because hotels in Manhattan are so expensive by that time of year, but also because she likes the idea of meeting and staying in more than one city on the same trip.
What would be those suggested cities?