We are coming down from the northeast for a day trip to NYC on a weekday this week. The only place we ‘need’ to visit that day is the south street seaport area. We will wander around a bit to see other sights but they aren’t core to our trip. Where’s the best place to leave my car and switch to trains, or whatever? Family trip with 4 people, so we aren’t going to do amtrack the whole way (too expensive), so the plan is to drive to as close is reasonable then switch to trains, unless there is a better way. I did see a few things about reserving parking spaces etc - is that worth doing? Any other tips to get around the city? We aren’t complete strangers to the city, but the more we know before we get there the better off we’ll be.

Thanks!