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Manhattan NY Car Rental Deals

Drive down iconic streets with your SIXT car rental in Manhattan. Pick up your premium Manhattan rent a car from one of our locations and see all the borough has to offer. Alternatively, take a trip outside of the city and explore Upstate New York home or the neighboring states. From Greenwich Village to Harlem, from Battery Park to the Niagra Falls, you can experience it all with SIXT.

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Rent a Car in Manhattan

Feel the vibes of Manhattan up close and personal with a car rental. Easily book a vehicle online or in our Sixt app, and even choose your car model from those available 30 minutes before pickup. Easily reserve your Sixt rent a car online before hitting the Big Apple. Our Downtown Manhattan car rental location offers a variety of top quality rental vehicles for your visit. Choose from luxury Cadillac sedans and SUVs to cruise the streets in comfort and style. Check out of Manhattan car rental deals for your next visit to the city. We offer comprehensive car rental service with a variety of extras to make your trip run as smoothly as possible.These include GPS, additional drivers, child seats and EZ Pass automatic toll payment service.

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What to Do in Manhattan in Summer 2019

There are so many things to do in Manhattan during the summer that you may have a hard time choosing an activity. You can walk the streets, stopping off for an artisinal ice cream or beverage when necessary. If you would like to go on the water, you can take boat trips or ride the Staten Island Ferry from Lower Manhattan. Fans of the water can rent a kayak at Chelsea Piers on the west side. Or rent a bike and go for a ride up the West Side Highway path that runs along the Hudson River or go through Central Park. Go all the way to upper Manhattan to the Cloisters. There are many free cultural events in the summer, including Shakespeare in the Park (you need to line up for tickets for this one). Or walk the High Line, an elevated park made from repurposed train tracks. If you happen to be in Manhattan on July 4th, be sure to find a good view of the fireworks that go off over either the East River or Hudson River, depending on the year.

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Traffic Information

Driving in Manhattan can be intimidating but with foresight you can have a smooth drive in your Sixt car rental. We recommend you take advantage of our optional GPS service to know about the shortest route due to traffic. Also, make sure to look out for signs listing parking regulations on city streets. Most streets also require paying a meter, which you can do via cash, coins or credit card.

Viewing a map before driving is also helpful as some areas of the city are pedestrian-only. Speaking of pedestrians, many New Yorkers and visitors walk everywhere and it is important to pay attention. During certain hours turning may be prohibited at some intersections and will be marked by signs. And unlike in other US cities, drivers cannot turn right at red lights unless there is a separate turn signal.

If you go beyond the borders of Manhattan in your rental car there are several options. The Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg bridges take you to Brooklyn, while the 59th St. Bridge takes you to Queens. Upper Manhattan also has connections to the Bronx. And two tunnels and the George Washington Bridge connect Manhattan to New Jersey.

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Sightseeing Destinations

You can start your exploration by driving from Battery Park up the Hudson River to Harlem, a long-time home to African-American culture. In Greenwich Village, you can still find clubs and small restaurants with a hint of the Bohemian past of the neighborhood. Check out the bar scene in the East Village or scratch your shopping itch at the boutiques in Soho. And for an international feel and a budget meal, head to Spanish Harlem or Chinatown. A secret in the business-heavy east 50s in Midtown East are the many hidden Japanese shops and restaurants. Mingle with Japanese businessmen over a bowl of ramen or buy some high-end pottery.

If you head out of New York City, there is much to explore! There are many natural beauty sites including the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This historic valley with its stunning waterfalls has been a popular vacation destination since the Victorians. As part of the Appalachian Trail, it's a beautiful route to hike. For more tips, check out our Upstate New York road trip guide.

Business Travel

Manhattan is the center of finance, media, culture and fashion in the US. When you find yourself in the city on business you may need to go from meeting to meeting, on your schedule. With a car rental in Manhattan, you can do that easily, although be sure to factor in time for traffic and to find parking. There are many parking garages and lots located throughout the city, but take note of the cost as there could be different prices on the same block.

Distance to Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

  • From Battery Park via West St.: 4.6 miles, 16 minutes
  • From Central Park W/Columbia Circle via 11th Ave.: 2 miles, 10 minutes

Distance to Rockefeller Center

  • From the Financial District via FDR Drive: 6.6 miles, 17 minutes
  • From Downtown Brooklyn via Manhattan Bridge: 5 miles, 15 minutes

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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