Planning a trip to New York this Spring to propose to my girlfriend. I've never been there, but I will be paying [nearly] all of the expenses, so I need some help from people on how much I should plan on spending and on what. We will be taking a train there from Toledo, OH, so we will not have a vehicle once we arrive. I've never used public transportation before as a form of getting around(including taxi's ), so what will I be paying to get around? What are some must see places(other than the obvious)? Good place to propose? I was thinking Central Park, but I'm open to suggestions. Where should we stay(remember, I'm kinda on a college student budget here) that is a reasonable price? Would it maybe be cheaper to stay slightly outside the city? Any other advice is welcome. Thanks in advance!