I have a some mariott points and i can either affort 2 nights in manhattan ( 0.7 miles from times-square ) or 2-3 nights in Secausus and save a lot on points , similar styled hotel.
We are 4 adults and 1 infant. I am going to drive from Atlanta to NYC.
I need opinion on following ( it is my first time to NYC or anywhere near to it ).
1. Shall i just stay one night in Manhattan just for experiencing and easy access of time square at night ?
2. Stay all the time in Manhattan - i do owe 55 USD parking fee per day to hotel in case i stay in manhattan
3. Stay in Secaucus , if i stay in secausus how easy is it to get into city for sightseeing ? we have a infant ( 9 months old ) so will have to cary stroller and other stuff.
Would i make sense to drive from secausus into manhanttan and park somwhere roadside in nearby area ? or take a ferry/train transport ?
What will offer me good convenience, still enjoy the city and not be expensive as well,