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Driving out of the city

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Driving out of the city

We will be flyingh into NY to attend a wedding next June. I plan on staying in Midtown and using public transportation. But I had a thought about adding a week to our trip, renting a car and touring New England. My question is, do I rent a car in the city? Or take a train to the outshirts and rent one there? I'm terrified at the thought of driving in Manhattan. Any advice will be much appreciated

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1. Re: Driving out of the city

There's no reason to be terrified of driving in Manhattan, but out of the city rentals may be less expensive. You do need to think about where you're returning the rental car though. Drop off charges can be high.

An alternative would be to get an open jaw ticket - to New York and then leave from an airport in New England. It will be simplest if you choose an airport that has good rail connections from New York. You have to check on flight times and prices back to Utah, but consider Hartford/Springfield (BDL), Boston Logan Airport (BOS), and Providence (PVD). You'll probably want one where you can fly both legs of the trip on the same airline, but all three of these airports would be reasonable train trips from New York and get you on your way for your New England vacation.

Boston, like New York, is a city where you don't need a car to see the major sights, so you could take the train there and only rent a car when you're ready to move on to other locations. You could then easily return the car to the Boston airport.

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