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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Lower Manhattan?
If your trip to Lower Manhattan is all locked in but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.Set your rental car’s navigation to direct you to Brooklyn Bridge. As one of the most well-known attractions in Lower Manhattan, you’ll want to make sure it’s right at the very top of your list.While you’re exploring the neighborhood, keep a lookout for New York University and One World Trade Center. There’s lots to keep you occupied at these marvelous attractions.There are lots of attractions within close reach of the center of this neighborhood, such as Wall Street. More adventure is waiting for you at Washington Square Park and Union Square Park, which are also close at hand.
What are the best road trip destinations near Lower Manhattan?
Located 1 mile from Lower Manhattan is Dumbo. This is a wonderful place to visit while you’re passing through, so why not add it to your itinerary?
Where are the best beaches near Lower Manhattan?
Rain or shine, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the glorious beaches near Lower Manhattan from the comfort of your own rental car. As you draw near to the ocean, keep your eyes open for seabirds gliding over these beautiful stretches of coastline:

  • Coney Island Beach (10 miles away).
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach (10 miles away).
  • Plum Beach (10 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Lower Manhattan?
After a long day of networking with like-minded people, it’s always great to be able to put your feet up somewhere nearby. If you’re visiting Lower Manhattan for work-related purposes, here are some of the convention centers that are close to hotels and cafés:

  • Metropolitan Pavilion (1 mile away).
  • Cedar Lake (2 miles away).
  • Penn Plaza Pavilion (2 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Lower Manhattan?
Firstly, be sure the car you choose for your Lower Manhattan trip will fit the whole gang and your bags. When you’ve done that, consider where you’ll be driving. If you’re spending most of your time in downtown Jersey City (which is just 2 miles away), lock in a compact ride so you can zip in and out of the city traffic with ease. Prefer to clock up miles on the open road? Choose something with a little more trunk space and legroom.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Lower Manhattan?
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to rental cars in Lower Manhattan. From luxury models to easy-to-park compacts, you’ll find it all here. Choosing your perfect match of course depends on your budget and what you intend to do. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don’t need much more than four wheels and a gas pedal. The choice is yours.
What side of the road do they drive on in Lower Manhattan?
In Lower Manhattan, motorists stick to the right-hand side. When visiting someplace new, it’s always a wise idea to book a vehicle with automatic transmission. That way, you can focus on the road and save worrying about gear changes.
Does Lower Manhattan have peak-hour traffic?
With a population of about 8,175,100, you’re likely to run into heavy traffic in New York and neighborhoods like Lower Manhattan. Peak times are generally before and after work hours. You may want to stay off the road then for an easier journey.
Is it difficult to park in Lower Manhattan?
You’re unlikely to have any trouble finding somewhere to park in Lower Manhattan. With plenty of places to leave your ride, discovering the best of this destination is a cinch.
Are there speed limits in Lower Manhattan?
Just like the rest of the city of New York, the neighborhood of Lower Manhattan has speed limits that range from 25mph to 55mph. In residential areas, you generally won’t be able to travel faster than 40km/h.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Manhattan?
Normally your chosen car rental company will bill the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Or they may forward your contact details to local law enforcement agencies, who’ll then issue a fine directly to you.
Are seat belts compulsory in Manhattan?
Yes. Although, there are a few exceptions for vehicles used by public transportation networks.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Lower Manhattan?
It’s illegal to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Lower Manhattan, and you may also be fined for just holding your phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That being said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your attention remains on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Lower Manhattan?
In Lower Manhattan, it’s against the law to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.08%. If you’re in the mood for a drink or two, it’d be wise to leave your rental car behind.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Lower Manhattan?
Turning on a red light isn’t allowed in Lower Manhattan. Always be watching for traffic lights and signs to make sure you don’t break any traffic laws.

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