I have a theater trip planned for Veteran's Day weekend in the city. I was wondering if I should try to get another trip in before the snow flies in earnest & discovered that my calendar is completely free in December (which never happens.) If I go down I will either fly down & stay with my friends in Queens or drive down & stay in either the Travel Inn or the Skyline Hotel so I can park my car & stay in a fairly frugal manner.
Here is my question. Would there be any advantage to checking out the prices in person when I'm in the city or would I be better off booking ahead? I would probably go either the 1st or 2nd weekend in December depending on the work schedule & whether my brother would be available to keep an eye out on my mother whom I live with & is rather elderly.