I'm traveling to Istanbul in late March and I'm looking for suggestions on the best area to stay in. It will be my first time there and of course I want to see all the sites in Sultanahment, but we will also want to check out the night life in/around Taksim. Would it be better to stay around Taksim and travel to see the other sites/areas, or vice/versa? How difficult is it to travel back and forth in the evenings, etc.
I appreciate any advice.