Ok firstly I've never been to New York and I'm travelling from the UK, I've saved for an age so I'm trying to make a special trip for my wife and 16 year old daughter. I have a budget of about $2400 for the hotel, I would like to spend less! I'm travelling on the 27 December 14 and returning on the 1st jan so we can have New year in New York. My wife wants to do all the tourist stuff, ice skating in Central Park, ground zero, Statue of Liberty etc, where should we stay? The hotel is just a place to get some sleep, but I want them to feel safe and for it to be clean.
Will we need to try and book restaurants nearer the time?
Am I best just getting a taxi from Newark or JFK airport when we arrive? Or should we pre book?
Any help would be appreciated, thanks