It was the great Paris vs. New York debate 2014. In the end New York won out mostly for financial reason. Although hotels in New York are crazy expensive in comparison to many other destinations, the much cheaper flight from Toronto still gave it the win. First I searched a few dates to see if it made any difference in prices of flights since my time off from work was flexible. For whatever reason flying out on a Sunday was going to be cheaper, so there you go that was that. I also decided that it is worth the extra bit of cost to fly on Porter Airlines. I've never flow with them before but a quick poll of facebook friends said yes go for it.
Then I spent a few hours after dinner searching for hotels. First I'm shocked that free wi-fi isn't just a standard things at this point in time. Especially when you consider the price that most New York hotels are charging. How you don't need to worry. Brand name toiletries seem to be always included. One of the nice things is that a lot of the hotels in New York are very accessible. Most hotels even provide the details online of their accessibility features. Roll-in showers, accessible paths of travel and braille signage all seem to be pretty common. I ended up picking out a few hotels that seem like good options however I'm going to continue the search a bit more. The number of options is a bit overwhelming I must admit. For the record yes AirBnB is a consideration as well. I've never used their service before but it is more budget friendly so we'll see. Maybe this evening I'll spend a few hours looking over their options as well.
So there we are, we have a location and a date. An airline has also been picked. Nothing is booked yet but soon it will be and the planning of what to see and what to do while we are there will start.