I planning a trip to the east coast from California. Originally, I was not going to visit New York City but one of the couples riding with us really wants to spend about three days seeing the city. I've been there before but always on business flying in and out. I'm looking for suggestions and ideas on how best to approach this with motorcycles. In my research I've seen riders stay outside the city and take tourbuses or the train into the city leaving the bikes at lodging in the suburbs. I've also read it's might be better to find a hotel in the city and park it with the cost of parking offsetting the time savings of not commuting. Any suggestions other than these or for specific places to places to stay in or out of the city plus proposed itineraries for the three days would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your input!