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NYC Rental Cars

It doesn’t matter who you are, what you like, or why you’re here—New York City has something for everyone. The most private way to travel to the Big Apple is in your own car rental. Get access to all five boroughs, Long Island, New Jersey, and upstate New York when you pick up an Avis Car Rental in NYC.

If you plan on staying long enough to truly experience NYC, you may want to consider a long-term car rental. And if you haven’t driven in the city before, a GPS system will be essential as you navigate the streets, bridges, and back alleys of Manhattan and beyond. From Staten Island to Harlem, from Brooklyn to Queens, Avis can match you with the rental car you need. See the full list of Avis locations in New York state if you’re still fleshing out your travel plans.

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Do You Offer Car Rental at the Airport in NYC?

Yes, Avis has locations at the three major airports serving the New York Metro area:

 

 

Business Travel in New York, NY

New York City is famously overwhelming for the unprepared business traveler—so don’t let that be you. Get prepared with our guide to a smooth and enjoyable business trip in the Big Apple. Use our tips to help find the best hotel, iconic NYC eats, and convenient Avis rental car locations.

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Places to See and Things to Do in New York City

Allow our travel experts at Avis to help you plan an unforgettable vacation in the Big Apple. In this handy vacation guide, you’ll find a list of seasonal activities, luxury car rental locations and accommodations, and the best family-friendly day trips in New York City.

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Things to Do & NYC Attractions

There is no shortage of excitement and intrigue to be had when traveling to NYC; in fact, some might say there’s too much. Even though your travel agenda is probably already crammed with a list of things to do in New York, NY, these are two attractions that you really don’t want to miss.

Times Square

Times Square is an absolute must-see attraction in New York City and one that you won't soon forget. This expansive entertainment center will captivate you from beginning to end with a consistent pulse of mesmerizing lights, digital billboards, and more people than most have ever seen in one place.

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan is a historic spectacle of stunning architecture, enormous halls, and massive concourses. This enchanting attraction has been funneling thousands of commuters every day for over a century, but Grand Central Terminal is so much more than a transportation hub. You can shop, dine, and attend a variety of events in this world-famous landmark.

New York City Travel FAQs

The distance from the southwest edge of Central Park to Times Square is 0.6 miles. On foot, it takes about 15 minutes to walk. By car, the distance can be traveled in less than five minutes. However, the distance from Times Square to the center of Central Park is actually closer to two miles. 

If you’re only in New York for a short time and want to take in as much as possible, staying in Manhattan will put you closer to many iconic attractions, such as Central Park and Times Square. However, if you want to visit the Brooklyn Bridge or enjoy Brooklyn-style pizza, find a place to stay in the borough of Brooklyn. 

There are many toll roads around New York City. Major toll roads include Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, which runs from Buffalo, NY, all the way to Manhattan, and the New England Thruway, which connects New Rochelle to Port Chester. If you rent a car from Avis, look into our e-Toll service.

In terms of natural beauty and good weather, the more temperate months during the spring and fall seasons are considered the best for visiting New York. Fall is particularly gorgeous in New York. However, in terms of price, traveling to New York City between January and March is usually the cheapest. 

In the mornings, rush hour begins as early as 6:30 AM and is usually at its worst between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. In the evenings, traffic starts picking up around 3:00 PM and is at its heaviest between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.