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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Long Island City?
If your trip to Long Island City is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.Give that rental car a break and use those legs. Not far from the center of this neighborhood, Beekman Tower is worth a visit. More adventure is waiting for you at MoMA PS1 and Queensbridge Park, which are also a stone’s throw away.
What are the best road trip destinations near Long Island City?
If you’d like to head out on a day trip, we have a few ideas. Why not hop in the car and find out what’s going on in Hunters Point or Sutton Place? You’ll discover Hunters Point 0.4 miles away. If you’re heading to Sutton Place, it’s 1 mile away. Both have a good range of accommodations if you’re eager to get into a cozy bed after a long day of sightseeing.
Where are the best beaches near Long Island City?
Nothing screams vacation like jumping in the car, putting on some tunes and driving to the seaside. Long Island City has some glorious beaches nearby, so grab your favorite book (and a kite if it’s breezy) and make your way to one of these great options:

  • Orchard Beach (11 miles away).
  • Plum Beach (12 miles away).
  • Coney Island Beach (12 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Long Island City?
After spending hours chatting to like-minded individuals, it’s always good to be able to lay your head someplace nearby. If you’re visiting Long Island City for work-related reasons, these are some of the popular convention centers that are close to hotels, restaurants and cafés:

  • The Foundry (0.3 miles away).
  • PlayStation Theater (2 miles away).
  • Penn Plaza Pavilion (2 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Long Island City?
Start by making sure the car you pick for your Long Island City vacation will fit the family and your luggage. When you’ve done that, think about where you’re headed. If you’re spending most of your time in downtown New York (which is just 2 miles away), book a compact vehicle so you can zip in and out of the city traffic with ease. Spending more time on the open road? Choose something that offers a little more room to move.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Long Island City?
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes your car choice particularly important. If you’re about to head off on an unforgettable road trip around Long Island City, a robust and stylish SUV could be the perfect solution. If you’d like the best possible price and plan on sticking mostly to the city, a versatile compact is a smart pick. All you need to do is work out what’ll suit you best, throw your bags in the back seat, and hit the road.
Does Long Island City have peak-hour traffic?
Major cities mean dense traffic, and New York and its neighborhoods like Long Island City are no exception. It’s likely you’ll run into peak-hour traffic in the city center and on major roads.
Is it difficult to park in Long Island City?
Grabbing a place to park in Long Island City isn’t always easy. That’s why many visitors choose a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around the city, pay attention to the signage. Overstaying the maximum time limit could get you a steep fine.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in New York?
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your rental company may charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the most common practice. Or it may pass on your contact details to the relevant local authority so the fine is sent straight to you.
Are seat belts compulsory in New York?
They sure are. Although, there may be exceptions for certain vehicles operated by public transportation networks.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Long Island City?
Like many places, normal cell phone usage is prohibited while driving a car in Long Island City. An exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just ensure you maintain focus on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Long Island City?
In Long Island City, it is illegal to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.08%. If you’re in the mood for a couple of glasses of wine with dinner, you’d be wise to leave the car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Long Island City?
Road rules in Long Island City allow drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearer to them, without waiting for it to turn green. Before doing so, the vehicle must come to a complete stop and the driver must be certain that the way is clear before continuing on.

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