I am visiting the US later this year. I will arrive in Boston and will spend 1 week travelling down to Virginia for a drag racing event, via Maryland and Washington DC.
On the 2nd week I want to travel back to Boston via Philadelphia and New York City.
I am worried that vehicle will be difficult to park during the NYC portion, so would like to leave it at a motel on the outskirts and travel into the city on public transport (2-3days)
For the rest of the journey, the car will be vital and we dont mind renting a cheap vehicle. However, for the drag racing event we want to hire a convertible such as a mustang.
1) Which areas should be avoided for the NYC/Motel car portion, due to poor public transport links or crime?
2) Are there any events that could impact our journey, such as sports or public holidays?
3) What are the laws on drink driving - any zero tolerance states that we should be cautious of? (from driving with a hangover)
Edits made to clarify some questions I have.