Hi and thank you in advance for your help Trip Advisor Family...
Ok here it is, let me know if it is doable or for some reason not in my best interest
We are a family of 4 (kids 12 and 9) driving in from Montreal, Canada and staying at a the Holiday Inn Laguardia (37-10 114th in Queens). The purpose of our vacation is to take a cruise from the Manhattan cruise terminal on the Norwegian Breakaway departing a Sunday. We will be arriving Saturday around noon if we can help it. OK there is my intended game plan...We arrive Saturday and check in if possible. The hotel will keep the car for the week at a nominal fee (but based on what I have found out there, though a bit expensive, it is fairly reasonable but I am open for other suggestions). We leave the bags at the hotel, take the 7 train to Broadway or nearby, walk and explore, have lunch, sightsee and go to toys r us for the kids. Head back to the hotel via the 7 train again in the evening or when we feel like it. The following morning is cruise day. I want to be fairly early at least it leaves room for getting lost etc. So we hop on the 7 train again, and then the 50 crosstown bus (or something like that) and get off near the terminal...have to walk or cab a very short distance - this in total is to take about an hour.
When we disembark we hop a taxi to the 7 train, and take it back to the hotel in Queens. Leave to return to Montreal.
I have been told that traffic getting out of New York is a nightmare,. Is this a doable option or is there a better game plan out there. I have been told to stay in New Jersey, that way it is easier to head home after the cruise as I am already near the highway home.
Thank you again for your help and look forward to weighing the options...
I do not want to park at the cruise terminal because it is 35$ per day plus I still need a hotel room.