New York – The City
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.
Attractions in the New York Area
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.
Low Cost Car Rental in New York
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