During my gap year before going to university next year I wanted to visit NYC to get a feel for the place. I was hoping during summer 2014 I could go on a summer internship in NYC.
So I was looking at travelling for a few weeks so I can get to grips with the city and see if I would enjoy longer periods of time over there. So me and my friend (both 18) are saving up this year starting now for a couple of weeks in NYC.
I was wondering how much would I need to save for example 1 weeks living in NYC so we can calculate how long we can stay there for, and how long we need to save (so we can choose what month earliest we can go with our savings) before university in September. It has to be realistic, but obviously a fairly cheap, holiday. Ideally it'd be when there would be one of those big American holidays like a parade on or something, to really see all the excitement of NYC. But if those are all early on in the year we won't have saved up enough.
I know we are restricted with what we can do being younger, but it'd be great to meet people while we're out there to enjoy the holiday to the max, and to know whether I'd be able to handle it for longer.
Any help is appreciated, thanks :)