Happy New Year from Empire Rent a Car of New York City! Just because we’ve ushered in 2016 doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. Book a car rental from New York’s top rental company, and explore all that the city has to offer. Here are just a few ways to start the year right in New York City.

1. Visit the Statue of Liberty.

Whether you live in NYC or are visiting for a while, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the Statue of Liberty — an iconic symbol of American culture and history. Many people who live in NYC have never even been to see the Statue firsthand! Start the year right and visit Lady Liberty!

2. Stop talking, and start eating!

You’ve been saying that you want to expand your culinary tastes. Well, now is the time! New York City is home to every type of cuisine possible. From Greek to Vietnamese, you can find a new type of food to love and to enjoy. Maybe you can even book a car rental and take a food tour of the city!

3. Head to the Met.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most well-known and well-loved museums in New York City. If you have never been to the Met (or it’s been a while), maybe it’s time to plan a day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of NY.

4. Check out Times Square.

If crowds aren’t your thing, you likely avoided Times Square for the large New Year’s Eve celebration. However, that doesn’t mean you should avoid Times Square entirely on your trip to NYC. Go ahead and go, so you can see all the neon lights and snap that picture to commemorate the occasion.

5. Explore Long Island’s Gold Coast Mansions.

Ready to take a drive? We recommend that you get a rental car and take a drive along Long Island’s Gold Coast. You can see mansions—such as the Oheka Castle or Old Westbury Gardens — that are beyond grand. They’re picturesque and a unique part of New York history.

For all your New Year’s plans, don’t forget to contact Empire Rent a Car at (718) 353-6848 for a reliable and affordable rental car. We’ll gladly tell you about our car rental specials and help you find a vehicle that fits your needs. Our multiple locations in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and more make car rental easy and convenient, so call us or fill out our online reservation request form to book a rental car today!