My wife and I plan on going to Manhattan for two nights after LOG. I've considered leaving the car somewhere in NJ or taking it into the city.
Leaving it in NJ and taking the train poses some logistical problems for parking somewhere safe getting to the train station and travel early Sunday morning.
So now I'm leaning towards just taking it into the city and leaving it at the hotel....
Do you guys have any thoughts or recommendations?
Hope I can help. My name is Rick, and I've lived in the immediate LOG 36 area all of my fairly long life. Lived within 4 miles of the Marriot for 30 yrs. and held our wedding reception at the hotel 28 yrs. ago when it was The Scanticon.
Lee in the above post is spot on. The drive from anywhere into NYC is not easy, and certainly not territory for any Lotus. Unless you are familiar and "know" Manhattan and how to drive when in the city, you are at minimum, in for a miserable trip, aggravation, and absurd parking fees.
NYC is a city of cabs. They are everywhere, reasonable in cost, and readily available. It is the only sane way to get around the city.
New Jersey Transit operates direct round trip train service between Princeton Junction (~ 4 miles from the Marriot) and Penn Station (30th St.) in Manhattan. Check their web site for schedules. My suggestion is this.
The Marriot will honor your parking on site for Sunday and probably Monday, being a part of LOG 36. The front desk can order you a local taxi to the Princeton Junction train station on Sunday morning. Enjoy NYC on Sunday and Monday without worry for your Lotus.
On return by train on Monday, the Princeton Junction station has plenty of taxis on site to hire to return to the Marriot.
If you want to contact me, kindly PM and I'll forward my cell #. I'll be attending LOG36 for most of the daylight hours Thursday through Sunday if you need personal assistance while in Princeton.