Find the best car rental deals in Long Island, New York
Long Island is best known for its beaches – the soft white sandy stretches of the Hamptons with their rolling Atlantic waves, spectacular sunsets and glamorous beach houses. The New York borough is also a fantastic place to enjoy fine food and wine, a round of golf and some family fun at attractions like Adventureland.
While Long Island is almost entirely surrounded by water, you can easily reach the mainland by car. There are plenty of firms offering car rental in Long Island, giving you the freedom to discover your favorite beaches – and explore further afield – in comfort. Orbitz can help you choose the best deal.
Long Island feels beautifully remote at times, but it’s also in a great location for taking some day trips. Here are three of our favorite destinations:
This busy city may be famous for the Newark Liberty International Airport, but it’s also packed with culture. Drive to Newark Museum to see its impressive art collection or visit the 19th-century Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Then chill out at Branch Brook Park – it’s most beautiful in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
Journey time: Around 1 hour 45 minutes
Distance: Approximately 70 miles
You don’t even need to cross the water to reach this fashionable borough – you can discover the delights of Brooklyn with a simple drive west. Park up and grab a drink in one of the trendy Williamsburg bars and coffee houses, shop for vinyl in vintage record stores, and take a walk along Brooklyn Promenade for views of Brooklyn Bridge.
Journey time: Around 1 hour 10 minutes
Distance: Approximately 50 miles
It’s a longer journey to this historic city, but you won’t mind the early start when you’re taking in sights like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art – you can recreate your very own Rocky sequence on its grand steps. Take the kids to the interactive Franklin Institute or the Philadelphia Zoo.
Journey time: Around 2 hours 50 minutes
Distance: Approximately 150 miles