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New York is a very exciting city to visit and millions of people go there each year to take in the sights and sounds of one of the world's most stylish and cosmopolitan places. And within a short drive from the city are great beaches, coastlines and national parks to explore in your hire car.

Why go?

New York is the most popular city location for Brits visiting the USA and is a truly world-class location for tourists...

Visiting all of New York's top tourist spots such as the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and all of the top stores in the city such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and Bloomingdale's is obviously very popular with tourists. However, within a short drive of the city there is much to see and do and this provides a fantastic contrast to the bustle of Manhattan.

Travelling to New York from the UK will take around 7 and a half hours from the time you leave the airport in the UK to the time you land at John F Kennedy (JFK) or Newark (EWR) airports, so no doubt the last think on your mind will be the idea of sorting out your New York car rental. The best thing to do in this case is to organise your hire car before you leave the UK as this will leave you more time to organise other things when you arrive and is also a great way to secure the best price on cheap car hire in New York, as you will have more time to compare the prices on offer. Car hire can also be picked up at New York's other main airport of La Guardia (LGA) or at a variety of downtown locations across the city.

For most people, the idea of car rental in New York doesn't seem to make sense as it is such a built up city with all attractions within walking distance that it seems unnecessary to have a car. This would be the case if you were only planning on staying in the very centre of the city, however; if you would like to see more of the surrounding area then a great idea is to opt for New York car hire.

To bag a bargain on your New York car rental simply fill out the search form on the left and tell us when you want to pick and drop off your hire car, the type of car you require and the age of the driver and then hit search and let us do the rest!

Where to explore?

Within a few minutes' drive of the city you can reach a huge range of places and really get the most out of the New York State and its neighbouring areas...

Long Island is easily accessible and can be explored at a much slower pace well away from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple - so if this is more what you're after then you may find it a good idea to hire a car in New York. There are great beaches, small towns and quiet scenic drives.

Drive out to Lyndhurst Mansion for beautiful gardens and landscapes or to Sleepy Hollow or Salinger's Orchard for picturesque villages with cottages and fields of wildflowers.

Other routes take you into the mountains on the Whiteface Mountain Highway or to Mohonk Mountain.

For the ultimate New York drive, you could do a route from the city up to Boston, north into Canada via Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto to Niagara Falls on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, and back through New York State's scenery to the city.

And going south you could reach Atlantic City for a spot of gambling and entertainment in this seaside resort complex.