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12 Best road trips starting from New York City

There are numerous road trips that New Yorkers take every week or month to escape the New York City for some quite & fun-filled time away from the city’s hustle bustle. Even travelers visiting NYC make sure that they experience at least one of the road trips for a memorable time.

Majority of travelers rent cars to save time and hassle.

NYC to Lenox, Massachusetts

Distance: 144 miles
Best Route: Taconic State Parkway

Home to festivals like Tanglewood Music festival, Williamstown Theatre festival & Jacob’s Dance festival, Lenox in Massachusetts is 3 hr drive from New York City.

While the quiet scenic drive will do you good, on reaching Lenox you can choose from a number of options to fill your day. The must visit attractions include Norman Rockwell Museum and Mass MoCA – to be frank, this English town has so much to see and do that you can easily spend 4-7 days exploring it.

New York City to North Fork of Long Island

Distance: 79.6 mi
Best Route: I-495 E

Located 1.5 hr away from New York City, North Fork of Long Island is famous for Gewürztraminer. It is a dry white wine, and the one grown in North Fork of Long Island is considered the finest in the world. This wine region offers various things-to-do like swimming or picking the berries at a local farm. The South sides belong to posh-and –famous people, in case you feel like exploring.

NYC to Newport, Rhode Island

Distance: 180.2 mi
Best Route: I-95 N

4 hour drive from New York City, Newport is another great escape destination and provides you enough choices from Sailing to Sightseeing and best seafood chowder ever. The place is best known for its Victorian, colonial and Federal houses, many of which now function as B&B, restaurants or shops. Facing the sea stand some of the most beautiful mansions, known as ‘cottages’, and vacationers mostly spend their mornings exploring these world-class structures constructed by Vanderbilt and their peers.

New York City to Beacon, New York

Distance: 67.5 mi
Best Route: Palisades Interstate Pkwy N

1.5 hour drive from New York City, Beacon is a great trip, especially for art lovers and adventure seekers. Beacon is popular because of Robert Irwin and Pete Seeger; Irwin was the force behind town’s Dia: Beacon – US’s most popular museums. Besides being the art Mecca, it is also known for its waterways and forest areas. Swimming holes, hiking trails and fishing spots make it a perfect place for some quiet nature-time.

NYC to Stone Harbor

Distance: 150.1 mi
Best Route: Garden State Pkwy

3 hours away from New York City, its main feature is its dense green cover. About 6000 acres of land is protected, and the credit goes to the Wetlands Institute. There is also a bird sanctuary nearby – The Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary. Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, Cape May County Park & Zoo and Raging Waters Water Park are some of the other noted attractions in Stone Harbor.

NYC to Philadelphia

Distance: 94.6 mi
Best Route: I-95 S

Located 2 hours from New York City, the city of Philadelphia is a great place to experience American history & food at its best; great museums and cuisine makes for a great combination. Independence Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Liberty bell and Ben Franklin’s residence make for a great trip down US’ history lane. For food, a cheese steak from Geno is a must.

New York City to Montreal, Quebec Canada

Distance: 372.4 mi
Best Route: I-87 N

6.5 hour drive from New York City, Montreal is known for its Francophone culture. Montreal’s old city has cobbled streets surrounded by old stone buildings. The city’s towering Cathedral and horse drawn carriages literally takes to back in time! A great nightlife, mouth-watering cuisines and interest-piquing museums make the trip to Quebec highly recommended.

Cross-border tip: Since this is a cross-country trip, call us, and we will provide you with a confirmed rental deal. The supplier charges an additional daily fee for this service.

NYC to Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Distance: 81.9 mi
Best Route: I-78 W

2 hr drive from New York City, Bucks County, in Pennsylvania, is famous for its historic sites, museums and quaint little towns. Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle, Moravian Pottery and Tile Work, and James A. Michener Art Museum are some the must-visit places in the County that are bound to make your trip more worthwhile.

New York City to Catskill – New York

Distance: 119.8 mi
Best Route: I-87 N

Situated 2 hrs 15 minutes away from New York City, Catskill has been the most popular resort communities of the region for years. It even appeared in the movie Dirty Dancing – that says a lot about its popularity! New York State declared big chunk of its area as ‘forever wild’ – it is noted for best mountain views, forested peaks, brimming-with-trout streams, golf courses and affordable inns, B&B, & restaurants that have replaced the resorts over the years.

NYC to Boston

Distance: 215.1 mi
Best Route: I-90 E

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Distance: 227.1 mi
Best Route: I-95 S

Places to see on the way

New York City to Florida

Distance: 1,153.7 mi
Best Route: I-95 S

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Add on information

Road Trip One-way car option Available drop-off locations
NYC to Catskill – New York

Buffalo airport, JFK Airport and LaGuardia Airport
NYC to Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Airport, Pittsburg Airport and Harrisburg Airport
NYC to Montreal, Quebec Canada

This is cross country road trip*

Montreal airport, Montreal downtown, Montreal Laval & Montreal Nord
NYC to Philadelphia

Philadelphia Airport, Philadelphia South & Philadelphia Railway Station
NYC to Stone Harbor

Newark airport, Jersey City airport and Atlantic city Airport
NYC to Beacon, New York

Buffalo airport, JFK Airport and LaGuardia Airport
NYC to Newport, Rhode Island

Providence Airport, Warwick downtown and Bristol downtown
NYC to North Fork of Long Island

NYC to Lenox, Massachusetts

Boston Logan Airport, Boston Downtown
NYC to Boston

Boston Logan Airport, Boston Downtown, Boston Back Bay and Barnstable airport.


Washington Dulles Airport, Seattle airport and Seattle downtown
NYC to Florida

Miami Airport, Orlando Airport, Tampa Airport and Fort Lauderdale airport

One-way and cross border options are available but the suppliers charge a daily fee that is to be paid at the time of the pickup. Note that you must confirm before placing the booking, we will help you find the confirmed one-way or cross-border rental, just give us a call.

Car rental agencies:

  • AdvantageAdvantage
  • ThriftyThrifty
  • AlamoAlamo
  • DollarDollar
  • FoxFox
  • SixtSixt

Available car rental types:

Long term and monthly car hire deals available. Note that most of our suppliers allow the rental booking for a maximum period of 11 months with monthly invoice.

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