Top Destinations for a Fall Weekend Getaway near NYC

Fall is the perfect time to take weekend trip and get out of the city to enjoy nature and reconnect as a family. The weather is cool and crisp, the kids have a few school breaks, and the foliage is something to behold. When planning your fall getaway, the first step is to choose a destination and the second is to book your rental car, van, or SUV. Fortunately, your friends at Empire Rent A Car can help you with both steps. Here is a list of our favorite weekend getaway destinations near NYC.

How to Choose a Pickup Truck Rental

Empire Rent A Car, with several locations throughout New York City area, has an extensive fleet of high-quality and affordable pickup trucks. Finding the right rental truck to meet your needs can be tricky. Here are some tips from the rental experts to help you make your decision.

Visit These 4 Top Historic Sites in NYC This Fall

New York City has no shortage of historical landmarks. Its rich and diverse history spans centuries, and highlights the birth of a great nation. If you’re looking to tour some unique historic sites on your next NYC trip instead of the usual tourist destinations, Empire Rent A Car recommends these top four spots.

How to Pack Fragile Items for Your Next Move

When you are preparing for a move, whether it’s across the state or across the country, it’s important to pack your items – especially your fragile belongings – with the utmost care. You might feel overwhelmed and stressed with the prospect of packing up everything you own, but planning ahead and getting started early will help your move go smoothly. Your friends at Empire Rent A Car recommend securing your moving truck rental and beginning the packing process at least one month before your move date. Here are some other tips on packing fragile items to get you started off on the right foot. 

3 Reasons to Rent a Car in NYC

Getting around in a big city like New York can be stressful and confusing if you aren’t local to the area. There are many options in transportation, so planning ahead and finding the option that is right for you is key to a smooth trip. Depending on the length of your trip and the part of NYC where you’ll be spending most of your time, public transportation might be easier than renting a car. However, there are circumstances when renting a car works better, and the team at Empire Rent A Car is here to help you find what you’re looking for. 

Ask About Our Concierge Service!

Usually, when you need a rental car, you have to find a ride to the rental car company and hope that they have something available for you. At Empire Rent A Car, we love to help customers find a car that meets their needs when they come in; however, we also love to go above and beyond. 

Find the Van Rental That Is Right for You

If you’re in the market for a rental vehicle and you know that a car just isn’t going to work, you need to explore your van rental options. The first step in finding the right van rental is to know your options, so you can choose one that meets your needs and fits your budget. Here is a quick run-down of the van rentals available from your friends at Empire Rent A Car. MinivanIf you are looking for a comfortable ride that can fit up to 7 passengers, a minivan might be right for you. Minivans provide comfort and storage, thus are ideal for families or business associates visiting New York. They are easy to navigate and park, and include features such as backup camera, dual climate control, and stereo with CD player. You can also add options to a minivan rental, such as GPS navigation and TV/DVD player, to make … Continued

Top 3 Kid-Friendly Car Rentals

No matter how seasoned a traveler you may be, adding kids to the equation makes traveling more complicated. The sheer amount of luggage and gear that you need to bring, combined with the numerous logistical details to work out, often makes traveling with kids difficult and stressful. To reduce stress and spend more time enjoying your family trip, plan ahead and rent a kid-friendly vehicle. Empire Rent A Car has an extensive fleet of vehicles with plenty of space and comfort features that your family will love. Here are the top 3 for you to consider on your next trip to NYC.

Empire Rent A Car Answers Your Top 4 Questions

Renting a car is usually a pretty cut-and-dried process. But, sometimes, issues arise and a seasoned traveler will want to be prepared for any hiccups or special situations. At Empire Rent A Car, we recommend perusing our FAQs page to review possible scenarios that might apply to your situation. We pride ourselves on our unmatched customer service and we would love to answer any question regarding our policies and procedures. Here are answers to some of our top questions; we hope you find them helpful!1. What is the minimum age to rent a car?The minimum age requirement to rent a car at Empire Rent A Car is 18 years old. Any renter between the ages of 18 to 21 years will be charged an additional “Young Renters Fee” of $57 per day. Renters between the ages of 22 to 24 years will be charged an additional “Young Renters Fee” of $20 … Continued

Try These Top Restaurants the Next Time You’re in Brooklyn

Whether you are visiting New York for business or pleasure, don’t miss a unique opportunity to experience all that the city has to offer, starting with the outer boroughs. Brooklyn is becoming one of New York’s hot spots to visit because of its historic neighborhoods, some of the best views of the Manhattan skyline, and its fabulous food scene. On your next trip, rent a car from Empire Rent A Car and then check out these amazing Brooklyn restaurants.