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The iconic brownstones and leafy streets of Brooklyn are among the highlights of any trip to the Big Apple. The expansive borough is best explored by car, taking you from the famous bridges over the Hudson in the north to Coney Island in the south.
Neighboring Manhattan may get marginally more tourism attention, but Brooklyn is still packed with attractions and trendy neighborhoods to explore. We’ve narrowed down some of the best corners of the borough.
Photographers looking for an iconic shot should drive to the neighborhood of Dumbo (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Here, Main Street Park and Fulton Ferry Park line the edge of the river, sandwiched between Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge. Head to Pebble Beach for panoramas of Manhattan’s skyline from across the water.
The popularity of Williamsburg as a place to live is skyrocketing, and this change has brought with it an explosion of places to eat, drink and enjoy that inimitable Brooklyn atmosphere. Fine dining is on the rise, but part of the appeal is hopping between food trucks and breweries to sample the eclectic international cuisine.
The southern end of Brooklyn features a famous sandy beach, looping waterfront rollercoasters and enough food vendors to keep your stomach full for days. There’s an appealingly old-fashioned atmosphere to the circus sideshows and illuminated fairground attractions. Don’t miss the chance to watch a baseball match here, either.
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You want your trip to New York City to be as hassle-free as possible. To help out, we’ve compiled a quick list of the facts about car rental in Brooklyn.
It’s easiest to rent a car if you’re over 25. You can rent if you’re younger than this and have a license, but you may be charged a fee. Find the best price using the car rental search on Orbitz.
The majority of car rental companies will require your driver’s license and your credit card. If you’re coming from outside the US you should bring an International Driving Permit (IDP), too. If you don’t have a credit card, speak to the rental company in advance about additional costs and paperwork.
Yes indeed. You’ll get a cheaper deal on your car rental by booking in advance. Many companies don’t require an advance deposit and few charge cancellation fees.
Brooklyn is part of one of the most popular cities in the world, so finding a car rental company is easy. Enterprise has rental points throughout the borough, but it’s just as easy to find other international companies such as Avis, Hertz and others. The major transport hub of JFK is also nearby, offering even more options for finding a rental car.