Hi all, My wife and I and another couple are planing a road trip to NYC in July 2004. I was hoping to get some advice on some nice reasonably priced places to stay and things that need to be seen/done/experienced. We are going for four days and three nights. Our hope is to stay near Central Park if possible (anywhere central would be great). We will be driving from Canada thru Buffalo down to the city so will have to have parking for our car. A couple of notes: 1. We have never been before so everything will be new. 2. We are on a bit of a budget. No big ticket events/cruises etc. Count on 1500US dollars per couple. 3. We are Canadian. Do they allow canucks to roam around unescorted? 4. Any and all tips/website links would be appreciated. I have spent a lot of time on the official New York sites but have not had any luck finding some forums for this type of discussion. 5. This will be taking place on July 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. We will be returning on the 4th. Regarding number 3 above, it is of course a joke Very much appreciate any and all input. Be nice to hear from some New Yorkers.