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Find cheap car rental deals in Long Island City, New York
Long Island City sits on the western edges of Queens, with views over the water to the glorious skyscrapers of Midtown. It’s got an industrial past, with Pepsi and Steinway calling the district home at different points. Today, it’s a hub of artistically minded people who frequent the experimental exhibitions at the MoMA PS1 gallery, and hang out in Gantry Plaza State Park with Manhattan in full view.
Rent a car in Long Island City to enjoy visiting the rest of Queens and the neighboring boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Alternatively, drive east and head out along the scenic Long Island peninsula. Let Orbitz do the work for you, to help you find the best car rental deal.
Once you’ve picked up your rental car in Long Island City, be sure to visit other corners of New York City. We’ve highlighted three destinations to visit from here.
The borough of Manhattan is New York at its most iconic, all glimmering skyscrapers and billboard-bright squares. Here’s where to come to climb up the Empire State Building, or to stroll through the vast expanse of Central Park. Don’t miss the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the finest galleries in the US, or the equally impressive American Museum of Natural History.
Journey time: Around two minutes
Distance: Approximately one mile
The brownstone houses and hipster hangouts of Brooklyn give it a perpetually laid-back vibe. Highlights in this big borough include the fairground rides of Coney Island, the bridge views of Dumbo, and the winding walking routes in Prospect Park. It’s a region that beckons to explorers. Down its quieter streets you may find robotic churches, hidden pinball games behind laundromats, and tunnels beneath the city.
Journey time: Around 40 minutes
Distance: Approximately 10 miles
Drive your rental car north of Queens into The Bronx, one of the lesser visited of New York’s five boroughs. It’s well worth exploring though. Here’s where you’ll find the internationally acclaimed Bronx Zoo, some beautiful botanical gardens – some of the biggest in the US, and the stadium where the New York Yankees play baseball.
Journey time: Around 30 minutes
Distance: Approximately 15 miles