When you think of popular spring break destinations, New York City might not be at the top of your list, as many people choose beach over city for their vacations. However, this year, instead of battling the crowded beaches of Florida and Mexico, why not plan a family trip full of culture and unique experiences that only New York can offer? Our team at Empire Rent A Car will help you start planning your trip with the perfect car rental and a list of fun events you won’t want to miss!

Spring Break in NYC

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade

If your spring break falls in mid-March, head down to 44th Street for one of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parades. Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so grab some shamrocks and green garb and join in with 2 million other spectators for an experience you won’t forget.

The Central Park Children’s Zoo

Wander into Central Park from the entrance at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street to reach the Central Park Zoo and Tisch Children’s Zoo at 64th Street. Your kids will be enchanted by the Delacorte Clock, which plays nursery rhymes on the hour and half-hour. Then, when you’re finished with the zoo, check out the 57 magnificent painted horses that are ready to take you for spin on the gorgeously restored carousel from 1908.

New York Skyscrapers and Skyline

If you’re going to come all the way to New York City, you have to experience the skyscrapers. Visit the Empire State Building, where you will find observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors. At Top of the Rock, get a view from floors 67 and 69, and an outdoor view on the 70th. At One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, the elevator soars to the 102nd floor observatory in 47 seconds flat.

Ready to experience all that New York has to offer this spring break? Empire Rent A Car can hook you up with a rental car, van, or SUV so that your family can get where you need to go. Contact us today at (800) 750-8782 or make a reservation online anytime.