JonRud wrote:The Hawkster is doing it exactly right. Please tell me nobody in this thread is comparing the cities of Detroit & NY???
NY is arguably the best city in the country, and Detroit is almost certainly the worst. If you are coming all the way here for the Super Bowl and you can afford it, you definitely want to stay in Manhattan. Yes it might be cold - but so what? You have world class restaurants, theatre, sports, museums, clubs, etc... On gameday you just catch a bus 20 minutes to the stadium then back after.
It will definitely be cheaper to stay in NJ, but if you are coming for 3-4 days and want to take advantage of Manhattan then just stay there if you can.
I agree the playing the Super Bowl outdoors in bad weather is stupid - but you should still take advantage of spending time in NYC if you're making the trip.
I definitely understand getting in and out of Detroit as fast as possible...but not NY.
I agree with both sentiments of this post. I live in North Bergen which is about 15-20 mins away from 42nd street by bus. If you dont want to rent a car to get around (driving out here is cutthroat), you can get a hotel in either Hoboken, Jersey City, and possibly parts of Guttenberg,West New York, Union City.
Hoboken being the nicest choice, but probably the most expensive. It's a really nice little city with great shops, plenty of bars, restaurants, etc. It also has 24 hour trains (PATH) into NYC. As does Jersey City, but it's a dreary city. High crime, etc.
The game will be played in Secaucus, NJ, where you also get a hotel, but pretty much off limits for shopping, dining, etc, unless you have a car. Secaucus is about 25 mins away by bus to NYC. All these places in NJ will have 24 hr buses into the city, so it's your choice.
If I had the dough? Sure I would stay in NYC, but it will be the most expensive out of all choices. However, it is much easier to move around if you want to experience NYC. If you don't mind the extra 20-40 mins to get in and out of NYC, these other cities in NJ are fine, and will be cheaper.