I'm planning on going into Manhattan on a weekend for a dinner and a night out afterwards, so we're talking about 7pm-3 or 4am timeframe here. I'm coming from Summit, NJ (I'm also new to the east coast) and I could have the options of:
1) driving into the city (yikes)
2) AMTRAK via Summit station (but I can't stay out past the last train -- bummer)
3) drive to a PATH station and go from there
Which one would be safest, since I'll be travelling by myself? For PATH stations, are any of them shady after 10pm? Any that are well-light and safe? I've only been at the JSQ station during the daytime, and even the parking structure at the concourse gave me the heebie jeebies. Thanks!