John F. Kennedy International Airport is located in the borough of Queens in New York City. New York can trace its origins back to 1624 when it used to be known as New Amsterdam. Over the years it has grown to become a world famous city sometimes referred to as "The City That Never Sleeps" and "The Big Apple". The city now receives over 40 million tourists a year.
Due to the excellent road links in this area, exploring with your hire car is extremely easy.
What is There to Do in New York?
Visit the Empire State Building and go to the top for stunning views of the entire city. Take a trip to Liberty Island and visit the Statue of Liberty. There are many guided tours of the island as well as the statue available on site.
Head over to Time Square which is a major commercial intersection and tourist attraction. It receives more tourists per year than any other location in the United States! It is also well-known for the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and celebrations.
New York is also home to a large number of museums that include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art along with the Solomon R. Guggenheim and the American Museum of Natural History which is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world.
Take your hire car and drive across the famous Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. It connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River.
New York also has a number of famous parks such as Central Park which covers 778 acres in Manhattan. There are a wide variety of things to see and do there. Other important city parks include Prospect Park, a 585 acre park in Brooklyn and Bryant Park located in Manhattan.
Why not take a trip to Coney Island, Ellis Island, the High Line Linear Park, the GE Building, Rockefeller Centre or Grand Central Terminal?
Day Trips From New York City
Across the Hudson River from Manhattan is Jersey City and nearby Newark Liberty Airport. Jersey City is great for everything from day trips to nightlife. It also offers great choices for entertainment along with shopping. Whether you're looking for great seafood restaurants, chic martini bars or art and cultural museums, there's something for everyone. Ice skating during the winter months is another thing worth taking time out for.
Drive over to Stamford and follow Interstate 95 passing through New Rochelle and Greenwich. Once in the city of Stamford explore points of interest including Cummings Park and the National Cartoon Museum, a museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and exhibition of cartoons, comic strips and animation.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania and second largest city on the east coast of America. It is easily accessible if you rent a car and explore. With a very active nightlife, as well as an array of restaurants and cuisines, you'll find more on offer than just the famed Philly cheesesteaks and soft pretzels. Philadelphia’s points of interest include the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, The Philadelphia Zoo, The Franklin Institute and The Philadelphia Museum of Art.