One of the best aspects of traveling is the excuse to dine out for practically every meal. Not only does that mean no cooking and no dishes, but it also entails trying scrumptious appetizers and new entrees.

Traveling is an incredible way to broaden our culinary horizons — and New York is one of the best places for foodies to go. The only problem is that restaurant bills can drain the bank account quickly. Today we’ll explain two fantastic ways to save while dining in NYC — without sacrificing food quality.

All Hail Groupon

Saving money doesn’t mean compromising, but it does require being strategic. Instead of just jumping in the car rental or van rental and driving to a ritzy restaurant, do a little legwork on Groupon first.

Groupon is a website that offers significant discounts on local attractions, activities, and restaurants. For example, one of the current deals is getting a $64 meal for two at a downtown sushi bar for just $29.

Buying a Groupon is one of the best ways to eat out for less. Try one the next time you travel and experience the savings!

Time Out New York

Want to dine in a specific neighborhood? From Brooklyn to Queens, Time Out New York provides the inside scoop on local dives. This resource helps travelers avoid overpriced restaurants by listing the best hidden deals.

Budget Car Rentals

Looking for an inexpensive way to get around the city? Empire Rent a Car is here to help. We have several large fleets of affordable rental cars and budget-friendly SUV rentals. Better yet, many of our passenger vehicles come with free perks such as unlimited local miles.

Why pay more when you could pay less with EmpireRAC.com? Reserve a rental car online, or call us at 800-750-8782. We look forward to serving you.