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New York City is in the north-east of the USA, at the mouth of the Hudson River, and is the perfect place to go for a city break. Although public transport in New York is excellent, if you hire a car, you can get much more out of your holiday. You can use your rental car to visit attractions in the New York area or break up your holiday by spending a few days in another city.
Booking a rental car with easyCar, the low cost, online, car hire specialist, is simple. easyCar has car rental facilities at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Newark Airport in New Jersey, as well as in downtown New York.
New York City covers a vast area and is divided into five different boroughs: The Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
For a relaxing start to your New York car hire holiday, head for Manhattan and take a stroll in Central Park, which covers 843 acres and has 58 miles of paths. Visit the Central Park Zoo, dine at the Tavern on the Green, and explore the Shakespeare Garden. In the summer, you can enjoy the Victorian Gardens mini-amusement park, and in winter, you can go ice-skating on the Wollman Rink.
Whilst in Manhattan, don’t forget to visit the Empire State Building; on a clear day, you can see for miles from the observation tower on the 102nd floor. For the best views of the Statue of Liberty, park your rental car at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal and take a trip on the Staten Island Ferry. Manhattan is also known for its array of stores, which include Bloomingdale’s and Tiffany & Co.
Visit some of New York City’s many museums and galleries, which include the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), or use your rental car to get to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens.
As the sun goes down, head to Times Square, with its flashing neon advertisements and late opening shops, or make your New York car hire holiday extra special by seeing a show on Broadway.
With a rental car, you can head off to some of the attractions outside of New York City. Atlantic City, famous for its casinos, is only 2 hours’ drive from New York, so it’s easy to get there in a rental car. The Boardwalk is Atlantic City’s equivalent to the Las Vegas Strip, and has shops and attractions such as Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, as well as the casino-hotels. Other attractions in Atlantic City include the Atlantic City Aquarium and the historic Absecon Lighthouse, and there are also several beaches and piers.
It will only take about an hour and 40 minutes to get from New York to Philadelphia in your rental car, so you could spend a day there. However, there is so much to see and do in Philadelphia that it’s worth breaking up your New York car hire holiday and spending a few days there. Attractions include Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell Center and Franklin Square. Alternatively, head off in your rental car to Boston, in Massachusetts, and spend a few days exploring this historic university city.
If you are planning a New York car hire holiday, you can book a rental car online with easyCar now and take advantage of great low cost car hire deals.