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I've been going there for Thanksgiving for the last couple of years. JFK is where we fly into, get a cab ride from a REAL cabby, not some dude in a Crown Vic.. Most of the hotels in Time square are real nice. The Doubletree is nice. I stayed at a place called "The Time Hotel", cool place and very clean with a nice bar with a view, the place was a good deal too. Any place in Time square is close to Central Park, Rockefeller Ctr. and the Broadway shows.. Have fun. New York is Awesome..
 

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JFK, Laguardia and Newark are all within an hour commute to midtown Manhatten - depending upon traffic. Laguardia can be slightly better than the other two for commute times...but no real major differences. So your NY airport should really be determined by the better flight you get (cost, layover-if any, departure/arrival times). If at all possible, I'd avoid arrival and departure times that are in the 8am-10am and 4pm-7pm slots as that is when your commute times will be longest.

re:hotels - no real secrets here either. The big names like Hilton and Marriot are well represented. I typically don't stay in Times Square, just because it's very dense, and stay slightly uptown, 'cuz the wife likes to shop 5th ave/madison, etc.. http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/NYCNHHH-Hilton-New-York-New-York/index.do It's a decent hotel and easy to get just about anywhere. But if you want to be in the thick of it, a Times Square hotel is where you want to be.

Food is awesome. Check out the Dinasaur BBQ, if you like great BBQ (owners are actually from my upstate NY locale). Check out TAO for upscale contemporary Asian exerience....etc...thousands of great eateries.

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I like staying at the Roosevelt Hotel. Its right off 5th ave so there is great shopping.Has a bar on the roof, very comfortable beds, and is 1 block from Mortons Steakhouse (kick ass key lime martini by the way). Just four blocks from times square, theater district, rockefellers center, and a host of other great attractions.
 

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I like staying at the Roosevelt Hotel. Its right off 5th ave so there is great shopping.Has a bar on the roof, very comfortable beds, and is 1 block from Mortons Steakhouse (kick ass key lime martini by the way). Just four blocks from times square, theater district, rockefellers center, and a host of other great attractions.
Stayed at the Roosevelt 2 years ago.:D
 

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I've been going there for Thanksgiving for the last couple of years. JFK is where we fly into, get a cab ride from a REAL cabby, not some dude in a Crown Vic.. Most of the hotels in Time square are real nice. The Doubletree is nice. I stayed at a place called "The Time Hotel", cool place and very clean with a nice bar with a view, the place was a good deal too. Any place in Time square is close to Central Park, Rockefeller Ctr. and the Broadway shows.. Have fun. New York is Awesome..
My wife and I are talking about going to NY for Thanksgiving this year. How is it? I have twin 5 year olds, so I'm trying to decide if it's worth it... How old are your kids?
 

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Double Tree, very nice & located in the heart of times square. Broadway tickets sold inside hotel as well.

I third Double Tree. Stayed there a while ago with the wife for Anniv. I am a little less than an Hour train ride to Grand Central. Also make reservations for Carmines right off off Times Square. We go there everytime we go into the City.
T.J.

http://www.carminesnyc.com/
 

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My wife and I are talking about going to NY for Thanksgiving this year. How is it? I have twin 5 year olds, so I'm trying to decide if it's worth it... How old are your kids?
My girls are 11 and 15.. They love New York.. We spend a lot of time walking around and eating :).. Lots of shows going on.. For us on the West coast it's pretty chilly that time of year..
 

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The Double Tree is excellent, because they are all suites. Rooms in Manhattan are notoriously small, so it was nice to have a little more space. I know the Double Tree doesn't come to mind when thinking of a nice place to stay, but the accommodations were very nice and smack dab in the middle of Times Square. When we went, prices were commensurate with non-suite rooms in the area.
 
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