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Top things to do in New York

New York is home to a number of attractive cities, including The Big Apple, Buffalo, Manhattan and Albany. At the heart of it all, this state is a hub for finance and industry, welcoming millions of business people each year, not to mention the stunning multitude of tourists that come to explore the sites on vacation. Two popular spots to enter the city are JFK International Airport and LaGuardia International Airport. Those who are wary of navigating the area via the notoriously complicated public transit system can turn to the affordable rental cars offered by Dollar Rent A Car. With reliable transportation, you can safely and efficiently explore the highlights of the state.

Explore the top landmarks

Pick up a rental car from Manhattan-West 52nd St, et al in the heart of New York City or drive in from Albany Airport and you can check out some of the must-see attractions of the state. Start with the Statue of Liberty, an American icon that was gifted to us by the French in the 1860s. It stands more than 150 feet tall, and visitors can take a trip all the way up to the 16th story observation deck.

If you entered via Buffalo Airport, drive over to Albright-Knox Art Museum, which is just north of downtown in Delaware Park. Here, you will find a stunning collection of American works and French impressionism pieces. Head back to the city for a trip to one of the most renowned institutions in NYC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a massive tourist attractions that brings in some 6 million visitors each year.

Dining in The Empire State

With a rental car, visitors can hop around the city, exploring the outdoor parks such as the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park and an endless number of fine eateries. If you’re heading to Central Park for the afternoon, pack a picnic basket beforehand and find a spot out on the green and enjoy your meal as you watch people going about their business. There are also plenty of colorful gardens, a wildlife center and live performances all year-round.

While there are plenty of delis around to fill your picnic basket with tasty treats, you may prefer a sit-down meal. For a casual meal, head over to Vinegar Hill House, Mile End or The Breslin in NYC for lunch. When dinnertime rolls around, treat yourself to an upscale meal at one of the Michelin approved restaurants - Le Bernardin and Dovetail are among the top spots in the city.

Those who are exploring Buffalo during the New York excursion would be wise to enjoy more than just chicken wings! To start your foodie excursion here, head to Betty’s for some American comfort food. However, if you are in town for the wings, the National Buffalo Wing Festival takes place every Labor Day and celebrates the region’s namesake food.

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