Need advice from the locals!
This summer I'm going to USA for 2 weeks on vacation. My girlfriends dad turns 60, so he's taking us over there to visit some family they have in Salt Lake City.
But first my girlfriend and I are taking some days for ourself in New York, if SD is open July 5-6, we'll drop by there too before continuing to SLC.
As it is now, we'll probably fly to Newark Airport on June 29. We'll need to find a hotel near La Guardia since that's where we'll be flying from when we leave again. What is the area around La Guardia called? Is it Uptown, Downtown, West End? Would be nice to know when we book a hotel. What's the charge in taxis over there? How far is it from Newark to La Guardia?
So we have around 5 days in NY and were wondering what to see. There's the Lady of Liberty of course, Ground Zero, Central Park, Manhattan. We're there on July 4th too, that's probably gonna be a blast. Where should we go in NY to experience that? What else is there to see you would recommend?
And I don't know anything about Utah and Salt Lake City. There's a lot of nature to see around that part of the country I believe, but what should be go see there? Grand Canyon isn't that far away is it?
Any recommendations are welcome.