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New York City, also known as "New York, New York" is the city that never sleeps. A place that's rich in art, commerce, entertainment, and finance, this city provides much to see and explore.

Renting a car will allow you the freedom to explore the most populated city in the United States. A cheap car rental is not a problem in New York especially with its huge surplus of car rental locations. VroomVroomVroom specializes in finding discounted car rental deals in NYC, and for over a decade we've helped New Yorkers and visitors from around the world rent a car in the Big Apple!

Enterprise and Hertz Car Rental locations are scattered throughout the city. West 47th? East 12th? Greenwich Village? Chelsea? We compare them all!

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Where should you start to explore NYC?

The cheap car rental New York that you book with us can give you the ability to explore the entire city.

Want to take a drive over to New Jersey? Once you pick up your car rental in NYC, Hoboken and Jersey City are just a few miles away! Or you may want to drive your rental car to the affluent city in Connecticut, Stamford – if so, it'll take only 45 to 55 minutes to get there. We recommend getting out of the city when you can, and driving your rental car to the beach at Robert Moses State Park. It's a beautiful place to visit, situated about 70 to 90 minutes east of New York City in Babylon, New York.

Where to go and what to do in NYC (and what NOT to do!)

By Ben Landman for VroomVroomVroom
So you have one day in New York City and you have never been there before. You are so overwhelmed that you have no clue where to start. You don't want to cram so much in that you don't have any fun, but you want to get as much out of your day there as you can. Where do you start? What do you do? Where do you eat?

Get Your Morning Started

Start at Rockefeller Center. Head out early, before breakfast, and stand outside of the Today Show so you can wave to your friends and family back home. Then head over to Central Park. Stop at Fika on 58th for breakfast on the go, maybe a muffin or cinnamon roll, and enjoy as you stroll through this must-see New York City hot spot. Central Park is loaded with things to do. Take it all in with a leisurely stroll while you savor your coffee.

Afternoon Action

New York City pizza

Next, head over a few blocks to Museum Mile. You could spend a week here taking in all the culture, but pick one, or two, and see as much of those as you can. While in the area, grab lunch at Serefina Fabulous Pizza or Pastrami Queen. If museums are not your thing, spend more time in the park-- it won't be hard, and choose one of these fabulous lunch spots to refuel before you hit up one of NYC's spectacular shopping spots.

A couple of great shopping options include Chinatown, SoHo, or the epitome of discount department stores, Century 21. Located in the Lower Manhattan/ Financial District area, this is a destination best visited in the middle of a weekday, as it gets crowded. Don't miss it on a weekend however, if you really want to go. Whatever you choose for your afternoon activities, you will need to refuel before you hit your next stop, Broadway. You can't do New York without a street dog. Pick a vendor and grab a hotdog with your favorite toppings, then head to the show of your choice. Snacking before the show rather than having a full meal with extend your time in two ways. You can have longer at the museums or shopping because you can eat your dog on the go, and you will still have dinner to look forward to after the show.

Evening Entertainment

When the curtain falls, head out for a late night dinner. Make plans ahead of time and make reservations if needed. A great option is Sardi's at 234 W. 44th in Times Square. This is a tourist favorite that has a soft spot in the hearts of many locals. Try the signature cheese spread and crackers, split a sandwich, and keep your eyes open because it isn't unheard of for a whole cast to drop by after the show. If you have more than a day, hit up Coney Island, the Statue of Liberty, and maybe Ellis Island for a little history.

Whatever you do, do not overschedule, and stay safe. Keep your money secure, stay away from unknown areas, stick to the plan, and know the emergency contact numbers should you find yourself in need of assistance. Lastly, beware of the cops and NYC traffic laws. In the words of Isaac Abraham, Esq. “Texting and driving continues to be allowed in some states, but NY State lawmakers consider this violation twice as bad as drunk driving.” So make sure you understand how the laws work and be certain to remain compliant, otherwise, you may get more than you bargained for on your short New York City romp. Enjoy your stay in the Big Apple!

NYC Guide

As a melting pot and stage of the world, New York holds hundreds of attractions which 39 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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NYC GUide Museum of American Finance

The Museum of American Finance

The Museum of American Finance is a museum 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.

01_location.pngClimb to the top of Empire State Building

NYC Empire State Building

Jump in your car rental 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!

01_location.pngVisit the Majestic Theatre

Majestic Theatre NYC

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? Drive your car rental out 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!    

01_location.pngBe Entertained at a Broadway Show

NYC Broadway

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

01_location.pngRide the Ferry to Staten Island
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!

01_location.pngGo shopping in Macy's

NEw York Ferry to Staten Island

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!

01_location.pngGo to see a Yankees baseball Game
Yankee 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.

The Surrey hotel 

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.

Here are some restaurants worth driving to in NYC!

When you're visiting New York City, it's only natural that you want to try some of its world-famous restaurants. It depends on the area of the city to determine where to drive your affordable car rental for a quick bite, a sit-down dinner, or just a hot dog with everything!

If you're in the East Village, you should drive over to Pylos, one of the best Greek restaurants in NYC. Or if you love seafood, get over to Luke's Lobster for an amazing lobster roll!

In Manhattan and Midtown, there are thousands of places to eat, but French restaurants such as Le Bernardin and Daniel are top-ranked choices, albeit somewhat expensive. Nevertheless driving with a special someone in your car rental to one of these could make a night to remember!

The Upper East Side has lots of interesting places to dine, foremost among them the delicious Vegan restaurant Candle 79. If meat is more to your taste, you might plan to drive your car rental to San Matteo Pizza Espresso Bar for lunch, or to the delightful Japanese restaurant called Sushi of Gari.

In Chinatown, check out Nom Wah Tea Parlor or Joe's Shanghai -- they're two of the best Chinese places (and affordable, too). You really can't go wrong thanks to your rental car and the great variety of options it lets you choose from!

What are the best things to do when you visit New York?

One World Trade Center in New York City

Ask anyone from New York City -- it's the greatest city in the world!

This major U.S. city hosts the United Nations Headquarters and also holds the world's largest stock exchange, the New York Stock Exchange.

The city is rich in commerce and full of fine restaurants, beautiful theaters, hot spots, and shopping opportunities.

Renting a car
allows traveling all across the city for more exploration and fun.

New York City has many amazing architectural displays, including lots of skyscrapers, several astonishing bridges, and gorgeous night illuminations.

If you're looking for a night on the town, your affordable car rental can get you anywhere -- there are hundreds of great hot spots for dancing, dining, and enjoying a cinema experience.

There are also plenty of theaters in the performing arts category, providing pleasurable operas, plays, and musicals.

New York City is known for its fine arts, great performances, fine dining, and numerous shopping opportunities. The financial district, which hosts Wall Street, includes Manhattan. Drive on down to explore the astonishing buildings, amazing parks, and everything else Manhattan has to offer.

One World Trade Center in the Financial District is now the
tallest building in the USA. (Photo by Neil Kandalgaonkar)

No matter what you do while staying in New York City, numerous cheap car rental locations are available, including Enterprise, Hertz, and many more!

Here are some fun trivia items about New York City!

Did You Know... That New York City really lives up to its name "the city that never sleeps"? From TV, music, food, fashion and arts, with New York City being the largest media market in America, you'll find all the big industries here.

Population: 8,491,079
Best way to travel: Car, Taxi, Subway
#1 thing to do: Statue of Liberty
#2 thing to do: Metropolitan Museum of Arts
#3 thing to do: Central Park

Fun Fact: Have you ever wondered why NYC's taxi cabs are yellow, enough that the cabs have become an icon in their own right? Well, John Hertz, who founded the company, discovered from a study that yellow was the quickest color for the eye to see. Apparently, he was correct!

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