I am planning a trip to NYC and Philadelphia for next week. Dinner with friends in NYC on Tuesday night, and then dinner in the Philadelphia area with my son and his fiance the next night. I could fly or take the train, but the fares would run $200 or more, and so I am thinking of driving. Supercharging would be free. So all I'd pay is tolls. And driving would give me flexibility in my schedule. My NYC hotel is near Times Square. Google maps routes me into Manhattan via route 9A (Henry Hudson Parkway) on the west side. I can time my arrival to avoid rush hour, I hope. Would this be nuts? i do not relish the idea of driving in Manhattan. (I am not worried about the drive to my son's house in Philadelphia, having done that before.) I thought about driving to a suburban location and parking, then taking commuter rail. That might be easier in one way, but would involve some backtracking when I leave Manhattan and head for Philadelphia on the second day. Plus I do not know if commuter rail stations allow overnight parking (those near Boston sometimes do not) and I would wonder if there would be a parking space available in the middle of the day when I need it. So -- those of you in the NYC area or who drive there often, what do you think? Thanks in advance for any input.