New York City is known as the cultural hub of the United States. The city's historical influence changed the lives of our ancestors, and to this day, the city remains one of the most diverse, and culturally rich places in the nation. Whether you're looking for the classic, Manhattan experience, or don't mind kickin' it in Queens, your New York City rental car will get you to all of the must-see sights and coveted treasures the Big Apple has to offer.
Explore the diverse boroughs in Queens
From historic buildings to ethnic restaurants and gorgeous parks, Queens is a breath of fresh air next to the hustle and bustle of downtown Manhattan. Get in on the road and start exploring the sights, sounds, and intoxicating smell of the boroughs.
Plan dinner and a movie date night to relax after traveling to New York City. Enjoy some delicious, Mediterranean seafood at Sabry's Seafood, located in the Greek neighborhood of Astoria. After eating your fair share of calamari and grilled snapper, head over to Kaufman Astoria Studios.
This iconic building turned museum played a part in the 1930s film "Animal Crackers" along with many other movies. As you walk through the mixed media museum, you'll discover Sesame Street's "Big Bird," Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable's Sweater and the prosthetic legs Winona Ryder used in Black Swan. For a unique shopping experience that won't blow your budget, head over to 74th Street in Jackson Heights and wander the exotic shops. You'll find delectable treats from around the world, such as beautiful handmade saris from India and delicious Colombian pastries and coffee.
See the "Big Apple" attractions
See all of the top attractions in your Manhattan rental car. Buy your tickets in advance to see one of the many shows on Broadway. You can take a chance and buy last-minute seats, but there's no guarantee the show, especially a new release, won't sell out quickly.
The city recently updated the heart of Midtown with pedestrian-only zones furnished with chairs. See the iconic Times Square like never before as you kick back and watch the unique stream of people come and go.
Other points of interest include the Empire State Building, and Central Park. Walk through Central Park for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of NYC. Pack a picnic lunch, or purchase a hot dog from the local vendor and eat outside. Before you head back to your hotel, make a stop at the Empire State Building. If you want to avoid the long lines, visit the building early in the day or later at night—no matter what time of day, the panoramic views of the city will surely take your breath away.