New York might not seem like a typical destination for an RV trip, but there are plenty of reasons why renting an RV in New York might in fact be a great idea. To start with, New York is easily accessible from the surrounding states and so makes a great starting point for any tour. If you're traveling from elsewhere, you'll know that the Big Apple has the greatest flight connections to be found in the United States. What better idea than to combine your road trip into the wild with a few nights in the big city?
If you're in New York already there's no need to travel far to get your RV trip started. The closest rental stations to the city are just a few miles away and can easily be reached by taxi. Some rental companies even offer a pick-up service. Once you've picked up your motorhome or trailer you'll be ready to hit the road. From New York you can hit beaches, mountains, lakes or woodland within just a couple of hours. And when it comes to finding a campground you'll be spoilt for choice.
If you're flying into New York, many RV rental companies will insist that you spend a night in a hotel before picking up your motorhome or trailer so that you have the chance to overcome jet lag or tiredness. But what better chance to see the city? Highlights of course include the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, shopping on Fifth Avenue and the bright lights of Broadway. There are even a number of beaches within easy reach of the city. A classic is Cony Island with its family-friendly amusement park.
First time RV trippers should be aware of the restrictions in place on local roads. For instance, vehicles over 19 foot long are banned from New York State parkways. And that means virtually all RVs! Many tunnels and bridges are also out of bounds to vehicles carrying propane (that's you too). To make things easier for you, many GPS devices can recommend routes devised especially for RVs. If you're not sure what whether a GPS comes included with your rental RV, just check with our customer support team before booking. Alternatively, you can just buy a good road map before you travel.
A great first stop on your RV tour from New York is Cold Spring, a quaint American town nestled on a bend of the Hudson River. Main Street in Cold Spring is packed with cute stores (think lots of antiques!) and restaurants. There's also some great classic architecture and even a vintage toy store. Less than a mile away is Mount Taurus, which is a favorite spot among hikers.
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