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Fly-drives holidays in New York

Explore beyond the city on fly-drive holidays in New York, travel at your own pace and see the sights of the Atlantic coast. Take advantage of the many benefits that come with car hire, and save money when you book a flight and car package.

Once you feel you have seen all the sights and sounds of the city, enjoy some quiet time in the Catskill Mountains. Drive to charming Boston, see upstate New York or head down the coast to Atlantic City in New Jersey. Travel to Rhode Island the smallest state in the US, or take a trip to Philadelphia. Choose the vehicle to suit your trip, grab a map and see what this wonderful part of the USA has to offer.

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Driving itineraries we recommend from New York

Why not try one of these exciting routes?

Atlantic City from the beach

South of the City

Just south of New York on New Jersey’s coast, Atlantic City has a thriving nightlife and famous Boardwalk. This ‘little Las Vegas’ is a magnet for gamers and night owls, just like its famous Nevada namesake. Take a stroll along the wonderful Boardwalk promenade, before trying a thrilling jaunt on one of the amusements. If you are feeling lucky, try your hand at the slots or tables of the casinos, or take in a show. There are lots of bars and restaurants, so you will never be bored in Atlantic City.

A lake view along the Seaway trail

The Seaway Trail

Head north-west from New York City to discover the beautiful landscape of New York State and beyond. The Seaway Trail is a 450-mile route that takes in the stunning views of the Niagara River, the majestic Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands. Travelling the state line to Pennsylvania, this is a once in a lifetime journey, with historic landmarks along the way. Don’t forget to bring a camera, as you are going to want to remember this forever.

A river in the Catskill Mountains

The Catskill Mountains

Travel the short distance upstate from New York, where adventure and scenic glory await you at the Catskill Mountains. Known as America’s ‘first wilderness’, the magnificent Catskills encompass 6,000 square miles of breathtaking natural beauty. Discover rugged peaks, sprawling forests and stunning waterfalls tripping into meandering rivers. For hiking, golfing, skiing and fishing, this stunning area is a must-visit on a New York fly-drive holiday.

Boats tied up on a lake jetty

The Adirondack Mountains

Hire a car on New York holidays and discover the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. More than 2,000 miles of hiking trails and exquisite scenery are just waiting to be explored in this gloriously picturesque region. Take driving routes 9N and 28 to venture into the heart of the Adirondacks. Route 30 up to Malone affords panoramic views that will not fail to impress, or head east on Route 8 along the beautiful Brant Lake shoreline.

Acorn Street in Boston


Visit Boston, one of America’s oldest cities, on a New York fly-drive holiday. Take the scenic route or travel the 230 miles by motorway from New York to this attractive city. Boston is the cultural hub of New England, boasting museums, theatres and concert venues a-plenty. Baseball fans should head to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Make your way to Downtown Crossing or Newbury Street for superb shopping and discover world-class cuisine at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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