You may want to travel to EWR
as this airport has probably the largest variety of aircraft of NYC area airports. EWR
are about the same cost and distance from mid-town Manhattan by train services.
Check with the airlines or travel agents for hotel/flight packages as hotel prices in NYC are quite expensive. I would make hotel arrangement before you arrive as we do not have in the US the assistance for last minute hotel arrangements from the tourist authorites here. You may be able to stay in hotels in NJ
, near NYC, only a 25 minute bus ride away, which offer far more reasonable prices than NYC. I live near NYC, and found many non-US travelers using the NJ
hotels along my bus route. If you are under 26, maybe you could take advantage of 'student' fares like with STA
Be careful as to the dates you want to travel. I would go sooner, in June, rather than in July, August and to mid-September. July and August can be very hot and humid in the NYC area. Do not even consider the last week or so of August into the first week of September due to the Republican Party (President Bush's party) convention in NYC and the attendent securty nightmare it is going to cause as well as no hotels available.
Do you plan to travel to other places in the USA or only in NYC? As not a US national, then you may be able to get special fares for travel within the USA.
Hope you enjoy yourselves when you are here in the USA.