we decided to stay in NJ while visiting NYC b/c we drove a van and needed parking
cost of shuttle round trip from hotel to Time Square was $12 per person
cost of parking in NYC was $14.95 per 1/2
hr at one of the parking garage we saw
It's nice to get back to the hotel after a hot day walking around in NYC and jump in the pool to cool off.
Big Red Bus tour was good but I would suggest not to ride the entire tour: it takes about 2 1/2 hr. Just ride to the stops you want, get off, look around and get back on at a different stop. We rode the entire Downtown loop which took 2 1/2 hr, then rode down to the pier for a boat ride which took another 1 hr. By the time we finished the boat ride, it was already 6pm. [Less]