So I'm travelling to NYC for a convention and I'm uber excited about it! I have to travel on my birthday, which sucks but other than that, it's going to be a great trip. I've been twice and felt like I didn't really get to experience NYC both times - there's so much to see and do! So, to you New Yorkers out there, or to anyone who's had experience in NYC (I'm staying at the Marriott in Manhattan Times Square), or even anyone who's had much experience travelling I'd LOVE your advice or suggestions on this stuff: Best place to book my plane ticket? Going to LaGuardia, I presume? Transportation once I get there: subway a good option or cab really better? Looking to save money as much as possible. I'll be really busy at the convention but if I'm able to break away for a few hours, what should I DEFINITELY see in the way of shopping or other stuff? (already seen the Empire, Macy's, Tiffany's, Ground Zero and Statue of Liberty). If I want to look at buying some great clothes but at a reasonable price, where to go? What about ridiculous priced stuff just for the heck of fit? RESTAURANTS! Let's talk food: where should I go? I'm assuming I'll still be on a plan that week so if I don't take my food with me, what are my best options for staying on plan? And for cheat meal, where should I definitely check out? I know there are TONS of great options and anyone who's anyone gets their start in NYC, but there are so many options, I don't know where to start! I've heard of this cupcake place, a monstrous cookie bakery, the PB&Co restaurant, Bobby Flay's place....where to start? Oh, and anything else helpful that I might have missed. Thanks!