My family and I are looking at vacationing around NYC next summer, but it seems cheaper to stay in Jersey than in the actual city. We were even thinking of renting a care since we will stay for about 8 days so we could go to other cities and see other sites as well as New York. Is it worth renting a car to travel around? Is it easy to get to and from NYC and Jersey on public transportation? Does public transportation cost a lot? Also, which airport is best to fly into (Newark, La Guardia, JFK)?
There will most likely be 5 of us...4 adults and on 6 year old.