I will be cruising from the NJ port in January. I want to explore NYC while im in the area. The question is should I get a NJ hotel and Uber to NYC or should I get a NY hotel explore then Uber to the port?
What port for a hotel?
It would probably be easier to stay in NYC if that's where you want to explore before sailaway. But it also depends on your budget - downtown NYC will usually be more expensive than near NJ port.
I dont really have a budget I just want the best place for what I want to do. Any suggestions on a hotel?
Find a hotel in Jersey . There are plenty in Jersey City, Hoboken, Bogota, Teterboro, and the surrounding towns. Even Newark is a good option as the PATH train leaves from Journal Square.