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Begin Your Big Apple Adventure with a Car Rental in New York

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The city that never sleeps is rich in art, commerce and entertainment. Visitors to New York City can see the iconic Statue of Liberty, catch a famous show on Broadway or take a stroll through Central Park. The bustling streets of the city are always full of life, and there is no shortage of things to do. Renting a car in New York will give you the freedom to explore beyond the United States' biggest city. VroomVroomVroom specializes in finding discounted deals in the New York, and for more than a decade we have helped New Yorkers and visitors from around the world find the best car in the Big Apple. 

A cheap rental car is easily found in New York with a huge choice of car rental locations. Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz and Avis depots are scattered throughout the city, in areas such as Greenwich Village and Chelsea. We compare all the cheapest deals in New York City, all you need to do is check the map and find your most convenient depot. 

VroomVroomVroom also compares car rentals in JFK Airport to make it more convenient for our customers flying into the city. 

Why book a rental car in New York City with VroomVroomVroom?

  • Wide range of vehicles to choose from: We are ready to help you find your perfect rental vehicle. Whether you would like a compact car for driving in the city, or an SUV to head upstate we can assist you. VroomVroomVroom also compares RV rentals for those who want a memorable road trip adventure in New York. There are many campgrounds and RV parks within and around the city so check out our RV rental in New York City page for more information.
  • Enjoy big savings: Our Price Promise assures you of the lowest rental car rates. We don't charge any booking or cancellation fee because we understand that plans do change sometimes. It is also free to book a care rental in New York through VroomVroomVroom. You can cancel as well without getting charged. 
  • Real people to help you: If you need assistance in finding and booking a rental car in New York, feel free to reach out to our friendly customer care team via phone call, email or live chat. You can also drop as a message on Facebook and Twitter

Best time to visit New York City

New York City is busy throughout the year. Temperatures can be icy in winter, so many visitors choose to travel to New York during the summer months when the weather warms up. Despite the hot summers and cold winters, there is no bad time to visit New York. There is always plenty going on in the city. If you are planning on visiting the Big Apple in November, make sure to book ahead of time as many tourists flock to watch the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Hotel and car rental prices skyrocket over the holiday season, but those lucky enough to be in the city at this time of year can see the ball drop at Times Square New Year's Eve.

Driving tips in New York

When you pick up your rental car in New York, there are plenty of destinations you can visit close by. If you are interested in driving to New Jersey, Hoboken and Jersey City are just a few miles away. To escape the city head to Robert Moses State Park in your hire car and enjoy the beautiful beach. The drive will take you about 80 minutes east of the city. Before you start driving around New York, it is advisable to check the live traffic update from NBC so you can decide the best route to your destination. See if there are any delays on the road and avoid getting caught in traffic.

Reasons why you will fall in love with New York

As a melting pot and stage of the world, New York holds hundreds of attractions which more than 56 million tourists visit each year. Need a breath of fresh air after all? Enjoy Central Park, which is one of the finest examples of landscape architecture in the world. Or check out our list below, featuring all of the coolest things to do, places to stay and restaurants in NYC!

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Attractions

Empire State Building

Address: 350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118, United States

Jump in your rental car and take a nice drive to the Empire State Building in New York City. Visit the most famous building in New York, if not the world. The Empire State Building soars more than a quarter mile into the Manhattan sky. Often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world it took only 1 year and 45 days to build. A star of enormous magnitude, it has appeared in over 90 movies! When you are here, you can take a flight simulated tour of the entire city without leaving the second floor. And of course, experience the beautiful aerial views of the beautiful City of New York from the top floor!

The Museum of American Finance

Address: 48 Wall St, New York, NY 10005, United States

This museum is exclusively dedicated to American finance and financial history. The museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. It features permanent exhibits all about the financial markets of the United States, its money, banking system, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton, the 1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. It also offers rotating exhibits, events, tours and educational programs. The Museum is located in a historic bank building at 48 Wall Street in New York City.

Majestic Theatre

Address: 245 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, United States

Take a drive in your rental car to the Majestic Theatre between Broadway and 8th Avenue and catch the longest running show in history, The Phantom of the Opera, winner of seven Tony Awards! You can also have a pre-theater dinner at "21", just a short distance from the theater. Come see us this Winter, Broadway is on fire!! Want to get away from all the big city lights? Rent a car and explore the great outdoors that New York has to offer. New York state has four different mountain ranges, hundreds of state parks and natural preserves and over 6,000 natural bodies of water. This is a perfect adventure that your whole family can enjoy!    

Address: 1681 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States

Broadway is a 10 block strip of Manhattan (from 53rd to 42nd streets, between 6th and 8th Aves).With over 40 theaters, you may choose between kid-friendly like Mary Poppins, Monty Python's, Xanadu and mature shows, like Young Frankenstein. Some theaters offer online booking.

Macy's

Address:151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, United State

Macy's, the world's largest department store, offers Ladies and Gents Fashion, children's dreamland of toys and hip clothing, home-furnishings, jewellery, here you'll find the most unusual items the world market offers on a tray. You choose! Macy's is the main sponsor of New York's annual Thanksgiving parade, a real spectacle!

Staten Island

Address:New York, NY, United States

Catch the Staten Island Ferry from Battery park. It's a great way to see lower Manhattan. You can get great views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty. Believe it or not there is no charge for the ferry service. In a city like New York that is tough to beat!

Yankee Stadium

Address: 1 E 161st St, Bronx, NY 10451, United States

The stadium stands for more than just baseball. It's an entertainment venue with year-round availability. See the unleashed emotions of fans, buy fan articles, and bathe in the crowd.

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Accommodation

The Surrey Hotel 

Address: 20 E 76th Street, New York, NY 10021, United States

The Surrey Hotel is a charming and prestigious luxury boutique New York hotel located in Upper East Side of Manhattan in NYC. It was built in 1926, and is famed for hosting many celebrities such as JFK, Bette Davis and Claudette Colbert, among many others. This hotel offers a comfortable and luxurious stay in its deluxe and spacious rooms, featuring organic and high-quality bedding. The Hotel also has a restaurant cafe with a complete menu. You can also relax in the spa to treat yourself after retiring for the evening from the bustling New York City traffic.

Helpful Tips for Choosing a Place to Stay in New York

As far as hotels and places to stay go, in New York City, it's touch and go. There are loads of websites to help you make up your mind before you get on a plane, but keep in mind, one person's trash is another person's treasure. A piece of advice, you need to research. What looks fantastic on the outside could possibly end up being the biggest can of worms once you're inside. On the other hand, New York is so huge, you also need to keep in mind location,facilities and price, which is difficult on a budget, so keep an open mind. 

The best bet is to go straight to TripAdvisor.com and look around. If you happen to start with franchise names or word of mouth examples, it wouldn't hurt to type in the name into Trip Advisor just to see what the other reviews are like. It also offers customer pictures so you don't get those glossy, airbrushed versions they put on brochures (some pictures are often amusing, as are the reviews from people who hated their hotel). 

It also pays to go to Hotels.com or Expedia.com for a few more options. Whatever you do, make sure you don't book until you are sure and are guaranteed the best price and facilities for your money.

If you are headed out to the country for some R and R after a hectic time in the city, check out our New York car rentals. We compare the best suppliers to find the cheapest prices, so that your budget trip stays budget.

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Top depots in New York
  • Enterprise West Side Manhattan Car RentalEnterprise West Side Manhattan - 667 11Th Ave, New York, NY. 10019
  • Hertz Charlies Carstar Car RentalHertz Charlies Carstar - 4524 Route 32, Catskill, NY. 12414
  • Avis Uptown (West 97Th Street & Columbus Ave) Car RentalAvis Uptown (West 97Th Street & Columbus Ave) - 808 Columbus Avenue (At West 97Th St), New York, NY. 10025
  • Enterprise Greenwich Village Car RentalEnterprise Greenwich Village - 221 Thompson Street, New York, NY. 10012
  • Enterprise Chelsea Car RentalEnterprise Chelsea - 106 W 24Th St, New York, NY. 10011
  • Enterprise Midtown/Times Square Car RentalEnterprise Midtown/Times Square - 57 W 53rd St, New York, NY. 10019
  • Enterprise Upper Eastside Car RentalEnterprise Upper Eastside - 305 E 80Th St, New York, NY. 10075
  • Enterprise Upper Westside Car RentalEnterprise Upper Westside - 147 W 83Rd St, New York, NY. 10024
  • Enterprise Sutton Place Car RentalEnterprise Sutton Place - 403 E 65Th St, New York, NY. 10021
  • Hertz Lafayette Street Car RentalHertz Lafayette Street - 403 Lafayette St, Manhattan, NY. 10003
  • Hertz Auto Fix Collision Hle Car RentalHertz Auto Fix Collision Hle - 1585 Lakeland Avenue, Bohemia, NY. 11716
  • Hertz Port Of Egypt Car RentalHertz Port Of Egypt - 62300 Main Rd, Southold, NY. 11971
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