Are you and the family headed to New York for a little getaway? Have you booked a van rental and now need an NYC attraction to explore? If you’re looking for some kid- and adult-friendly destinations, check out these suggestions from our staff at Empire Rent a Car.

1. New York Aquarium

NY Aquarium

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Check out the well-known sea lion show, take a glimpse at a coral reef, or get up close with sharks at the New York Aquarium. This NY attraction has many creatures and exhibits that families can enjoy together. The New York Aquarium is located in Brooklyn, NY. Be sure to check out the New York Aquarium website for current hours of operation and detailed directions so you can get there in your van rental.

2. Empire State Building

Empire State Building

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You can’t visit New York without going to the top of the iconic Empire State Building and checking out the view from the observatory deck. The best hours for families to go without elbowing through crowds are between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. However, if you really want to see that nighttime view—NYC in all its lights—then you may decide to brave the evening hours.

3. Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo

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Where else can you ride a camel or visit the jungle all in one day other than at the Bronx Zoo? Your family can easily spend several hours exploring all the creatures, shows, rides, and attractions that the Bronx Zoo has to offer. The zoo even has a 4-D theatre with fun, family-friendly movies you can enjoy together. The Bronx Zoo is open daily, and you can buy tickets online or at the door. To get your family from one NYC attraction to another, book a van rental from Empire Rent a Car. We have locations throughout New York and its boroughs as well as airport service—making it convenient for your family to get going wherever you are. Check out our rental car inventory and current specials, and contact us at (800) 750-8782 to make a reservation. Empire Rent a Car is a New York car rental company that is family owned and operated. Our goal is to get you a reliable, cheap car rental so you can enjoy our great city to its fullest!