I am amazed to see how frequently things are updated on the NYC forum, thanks to you all first time travelers like will have an amazing experience. I promise from my side I will update a Trip report once I complete my trip.
Travelling with 3.5 yr old daughter and wife
Booked air tickets already traveling from bay area CA to LGA airport and returning back the same route. Reaching LGA on the Sep 3 2014 and returning on the 12th Sep 2014. So I need to plan what I can cover in the 8 full days I have out there. I still have not booked my hotel room so need suggestions budget rooms for the same time frame.
What I need to see
2) Niagara falls in the night and day anything else around that
3) May be DC
1) How do I see all the attractions of NYC by hop on hop off tour bus or should I buy the metro card for me and my wife unlimited 7 days - what is more economical. Will I be able to cover using the public transport and walking which me and wife are prepared for anyways after reading a lot the posts (Stroller planned for my daughter).
2) For Niagara Falls I was thinking taking a 2 day tour rather than driving down, or should I just take a bus point to point and back and see it myself and plan for stay somewhere near Niagra Falls as I don't think I can do a day trip it will be too much to achieve.
3) DC also can be covered in one of the 3 days tours which covers Niagara and DC maybe that is a better option since things will be taken care off rather than me worrying about planning anything.
Let me know your thoughts on the above questions and also how I should plan my itinerary should I plan Niagara in the middle or in the end depending on how I can do the NYC by hop on hop off or public transport. How many days should I budget for NYC alone assuming I do not want to miss anything amazing.
Apologies for the long post, hope I have provided all the information that you all might need to help me out.
Thanks for reading this long post and thanks in advance for any help.