I know this is quite a way off but I am hoping to plan a trip to New York as a surprise for my husband whilst he is in Afghanistan. I am planning on telling him on his birthday in April, just before he returns home and I would therefore like to make some plans. Could anyone let me know if there are any companies/hotels that would let me plan this far in advance or if I will need to wait until after January 2013??
Could you also please let me know if you have any hints/tips for where to stay/what to do etc at that time of the year? We haven't ever been to New York before so we don't really know much about where best to stay or how much to expect to pay for flights/hotel. Also, how long would you recommend staying for? I was thinking 5 nights, is this too short? Any help would be much appreciated. We would like to stay in a nice hotel that is pretty central but don’t want to spend too much on the hotel as I’m assuming there is so much to see and do we won’t spend that much time in the hotel?? I would like to draw up an itinerary and have things booked before we get there so again, any recommendations would be grately appreciated. Could you also please let me know if there is anywhere I should be aware of that offer military discount? Thanks….sorry for all the questions!