I am taking my daughter to Manhattan for her 18th birthday present. Her birthday is on a Saturday and we'll be there for the weekend. We are staying in the Financial District but are willing to travel a reasonable distance (upstate New York would be too far away, but anything around NYC would be fine)
Where would be fun, special, interesting place for an 18th birthday celebration? Also - this new 18 year-old will be travelling with her boring middle-aged mother and aunt, so not a nightclub scene (she can do that when she's 21 and goes with her girlfriends!).
We are from the Midwest and she likes almost anykind of food except seafood! Price is not extremely important, but under $100 per person would be good!