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Fifteen (15) Passenger Van Rentals

Is a mini-van just not big enough for your travel group? The SUV just too cramped? Then AAMCAR Discount Car Rental has the New York rental car for you! The 15 passenger Ford Clubwagon extended van rental is big enough to transport all your travel mates without being bulky. The interior is spacious and comfortably with enough room to comfortably seat 15 fully grown adults. So whether you are transporting family to a reunion or picking up some friends for a big night out on the town, the Ford Clubwagon extended van ensures that you won’t forget anyone and allows you some extra space to pick up a few new members along the way!

The Interior

The Ford Clubwagon New York rental car is a true person hauler. The interior has a full cloth headliner and full vinyl/rubber floor covering. The front seats are bucket designed with fixed headrests, 2 way adjustable seat settings and armrests. The rear seats are bench designed and extremely comfortable. AM/FM radio is available in most models along with air conditioning, (contact AAMCAR for more information).

Steering and Suspension

Driving the Ford Clubwagon 15 passenger extended van may seem a little daunting, but there’s really nothing to fear. Extended side mirrors are included which correspond to the length of the rental, allowing for increased safety. The hydraulic power-assist re-circulating ball steering system allows for supreme control over the road. The front coil spring suspension is independent in design, allowing for either front wheel to track over road imperfections with minimal disturbances and effects on the opposite front wheel. The rear suspensions are on a rigid rear axle with HD rear shocks.

Powertrain Engine Information

The 2017 Ford Clubwagon 15 passenger New York rental car model has a 5.4 liter (329.7 cubic inch) V-8 engine with SOHC SMPI 16 valve technology. The electronic ignition revs up the super powerful engine which runs on unleaded fuel and a 72 CCA battery. This Ford Clubwagon is a rear-wheel drive vehicle with a 4 speed automatic electronic transmission with overdrive.

Safety Information for 15 Passenger Veichles

The Ford Clubwagon 15 passenger New York rental car extended van is a great rental option for those of you visiting New York with a large group of people. Extended vans have been extremely dependable throughout the years, requiring few altercations to its designs. Extended vans are roomy enough to transport basketball teams and great for driving the band across country. Extended 15 passenger van rentals are also extremely safe. Many models include automatic door locks and all include three point seatbelts. These seatbelts are often height and width retractable allowing for increased comfort and personal safety. The braking system is a standard 4 wheel anti-lock system capable of stopping on all types of surfaces. From snow, to rain; dry pavement to icy cement, an extended 15 passenger van is easy to control when braking.


If you are planning on moving some heavy furniture while in the New York area, (or even just planning on doing some serious shopping!) you need to look into the AAMCAR’s cargo van rentals. The Ford Econoline extended cargo van rental is perfect for transporting all sorts of cargo. AAMCAR Discount Car Rental also offers SUV, minivan and car rentals so be sure to check out their fleet online. For more information on the Ford Clubwagon 15 passenger New York rental car call 1-800-722-6923 or to reserve your own van visit the Rental Center.

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Rent a Jeep Cherokee – NYC Auto Rental Fleet

Not in stock – Click here to view our SUV fleet >>

When the Jeep Cherokee first hit the road in the early 1980s it was designed like other full-size sport utility vehicles – big and clunky. All of this was about to change though! In 1984 the Jeep Cherokee was credited as the first modern SUV, thanks to a new unibody construction that combined station wagon characteristics with a little pickup truck frame. Since then the Jeep Cherokee has attracted a major fan base around the world as a totally functional sport utility vehicle. This customer demand has kept the Jeep Cherokee in production well past its expected due date, finally ending production in 2001. The popular Jeep Grand Cherokee started-up where this solid, inexpensive SUV left off, continuing the legacy of the Jeep SUV. AMMCAR is excited to offer this New York car rental to visitors planning a vacation to the Big Apple area. Whether you’re in need of some extra cargo space, or extra passenger room the original SUV Jeep Cherokee New York car rental is the perfect vehicle for you!

The final generation of the Jeep Cherokee began in 1997 and was completed in 2001. A powerful V6 engine was added to the Jeep Cherokee in ’01, which sported a top notch low-emissions government certification. The Jeep Cherokee is a tough little SUV complete with the Jeep staple four-wheel drive. This SUV is designed with a higher rigidity than most other vehicles, thanks to a lighter body weight and wonderful handling.

The Jeep Cherokee is coined as the first SUV vehicle to combine four door versatility with the automotive comfort of a mid-size sedan. This SUV New York car rental is a no-nonsense vehicle that provides practical styling with an economical design. Although the interior isn’t as luxurious as some of the more modern SUV, the Jeep Cherokee is still a remarkably comfortable vehicle. The seats in the Jeep Cherokee are snug and offer plenty of support, while features like air conditioning and a powerful sound system help add to the Jeep driving experience.

The off-roading capabilities of the Jeep Cherokee New York car rental are phenomenal. Thanks to its light curb weight the Jeep Cherokee is in a class all its own; this surprisingly agile SUV New York car rental is an absolute pleasure to drive in Big Apple traffic because it can quickly and nimbly dodge in and out of traffic jams, avoiding pothole craters like a pro! Plus if you ever feel the need to take a walk on the wide side, this sporty SUV can take to the trails like no other vehicle out there. All Jeep vehicles are built tough, and the Cherokee New York car rental is no exception; the combination of ground clearance and a short wheelbase make the Cherokee at home in almost any type of terrain. The Selec-Trac four wheel drive system available on some Jeep Cherokee models helps to enhance driving in undesirable situations like snow or rain, resulting in increased driver control.

Although this vehicle isn’t as flashy as more modern SUVs, the Jeep Cherokee New York car rental can still get the job done quickly and efficiently. The exterior design of the vehicle is rustic and tough, thanks to great body lines and a sturdy box facade. The classic front grille of the Cherokee reminds you that you’re driving a Jeep, while the roof rack is ready and waiting for all sorts of outdoor gear! The Jeep Cherokee is also well equipped with plenty of cargo space, perfect for packing picnics or storing shopping bags! There’s also enough passenger space in this SUV rental to chauffeur friends and family all over the wonderful state of New York without cramping anyone’s style. If you would like more information on the Jeep Cherokee New York car rental, please feel free to contact the AAMCAR Discount Car Rental offices.

Not in stock – Click here to view our SUV fleet >>

15 Passenger Van Rentals

Is a mini-van just not big enough for your travel group? The SUV just too cramped? Then AAMCAR Discount Car Rental has the New York rental car for you! The 15 passenger Ford Clubwagon extended van rental is big enough to transport all your travel mates without being bulky. The interior is spacious and comfortably with enough room to comfortably seat 15 fully grown adults. So whether you are transporting family to a reunion or picking up some friends for a big night out on the town, the Ford Clubwagon extended van ensures that you won’t forget anyone and allows you some extra space to pick up a few new members along the way!

The Interior

The Ford Clubwagon New York rental car is a true person hauler. The interior has a full cloth headliner and full vinyl/rubber floor covering. The front seats are bucket designed with fixed headrests, 2 way adjustable seat settings and armrests. The rear seats are bench designed and extremely comfortable. AM/FM radio is available in most models along with air conditioning, (contact AAMCAR for more information).

Steering and Suspension

Driving the Ford Clubwagon 15 passenger extended van may seem a little daunting, but there’s really nothing to fear. Extended side mirrors are included which correspond to the length of the rental, allowing for increased safety. The hydraulic power-assist re-circulating ball steering system allows for supreme control over the road. The front coil spring suspension is independent in design, allowing for either front wheel to track over road imperfections with minimal disturbances and effects on the opposite front wheel. The rear suspensions are on a rigid rear axle with HD rear shocks.

Powertrain Engine Information

The 1998 Ford Clubwagon 15 passenger New York rental car model has a 5.4 liter (329.7 cubic inch) V-8 engine with SOHC SMPI 16 valve technology. The electronic ignition revs up the super powerful engine which runs on unleaded fuel and a 72 CCA battery. This Ford Clubwagon is a rear-wheel drive vehicle with a 4 speed automatic electronic transmission with overdrive.

Safety Information for 15 Passenger Veichles

The Ford Clubwagon 15 passenger New York rental car extended van is a great rental option for those of you visiting New York with a large group of people. Extended vans have been extremely dependable throughout the years, requiring few altercations to its designs. Extended vans are roomy enough to transport basketball teams and great for driving the band across country. Extended 15 passenger van rentals are also extremely safe. Many models include automatic door locks and all include three point seatbelts. These seatbelts are often height and width retractable allowing for increased comfort and personal safety. The braking system is a standard 4 wheel anti-lock system capable of stopping on all types of surfaces. From snow, to rain; dry pavement to icy cement, an extended 15 passenger van is easy to control when braking.


If you are planning on moving some heavy furniture while in the New York area, (or even just planning on doing some serious shopping!) you need to look into the AAMCAR’s cargo van rentals. The Ford Econoline extended cargo van rental is perfect for transporting all sorts of cargo. AAMCAR Discount Car Rental also offers SUV, minivan and car rentals so be sure to check out their fleet online. For more information on the Ford Clubwagon 15 passenger New York rental car call 1-800-722-6923 or to reserve your own van visit the Rental Center.

 

New York Discount Car Rental and the New York Islanders

The New York Islanders, also commonly referred to as the Isles, are one of two National Hockey League teams located within the Big Apple. Founded in 1972 the NY Islanders are currently based in Unionville and play all of their home games at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Since their inception into the NHL, the New York Islanders have forged a bitter rivalry with the Big Apples other hockey team, the New York Rangers, creating an endless line of die-hard fans and true team loyalists! If youre planning on visiting Long Island during your upcoming NYC vacation, AAMCAR Discount Car Rentals encourages you to check out one of the Islanders games, especially one versus the Rangers! The Islanders are currently revving up for a new season at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum after a year of off ice turmoil (thanks to last seasons league strike). Fans of all ages are bound to enjoy an afternoon at the rink so dont miss your chance to see the Isles back in action reserve your seats today!

The Islanders Inception

Turmoil marked the beginning of the Islanders career causing league problems, money woes and territorial disputes between the team and the National Hockey League. Instead of playing in the newly created World Hockey Association like they were suppose to, the NHL, which feared the idea of competition in the nations largest metropolis, hastily awarded the Islanders with an expansion team franchise. The Islanders were then faced with even more trouble this time in the form of hostile neighbors. If the Islanders wished to call New York home they would be forced to pay a territorially fee to the long established Rangers worth close to $4 million! Pay-cuts ensued, causing many of the newly acquired players to jump ship and head to the WHA. This mix of uncertainty and hostility caused the Islanders to post the worst record in NHL history winning just 12 games, tying 6 and losing a staggering 60.

The Turn Around

Although the future looked dim for the Islanders, the team refused to give up. In 1973 the Islanders hired Al Arbour as their new head coach, while also acquiring future superstar forward Bob Nystrom and defenseman Denis Potvin. It wasnt long before the team made a complete turn around, making the playoffs in 1975 and winning the coveted Stanley Cup Championship in 1980. Over time the Islanders have become one of the NHLs most successful expansion teams winning six Division Championships, ten Conference Finals, and four Stanley Cups. With over 20 playoff appearances under their belt, the New York Islanders are proud to provide spectators with edge-of-your seat action each and every game, so dont miss your chance to see the boys of winter back in action! Remember to reserve your game day tickets today!

Current Superstars and Retired Idols

This years New York Islanders roster is looking pretty solid thanks to a handful of new recruits and the return of countless local heroes. Captain Alexei Yashin, who was out due to injury most of the 2003-2004 season, is back in tiptop condition, along with defensemen Alexei Zhitnik and Allan Rourke. Returning forwards Mike York and Aaron Ashman add to the bulk of the Islanders offensive line, while goalies Rick DiPietro and Garth Snow are looking as agile as ever. If youre planning on catching an Islanders game during your upcoming AAMCAR New York Discount Car Rental vacation, remember to be on the lookout for past players as you take your seat. Numerous members of the Islanders Alumni can often be seen in the stands at team home games so dont forget to pack an autograph book in the back of your New York discount car rental. Legendary team members include Hall of Famers Mike Bossy, Denis Potvin, Bryan Trottier, Billy Smith, Clark Gillies and Pat LaFontaine.

AAMCAR New York Discount Car Rentals encourages you to visit the New York Islanders official team website at www.newyorkislanders.com for more detailed information and team history. Stats, schedules and other exciting news is currently featured on this page, so be sure to surf on over and see whats new on hockeys favorite Island!

 

Car Rental New York and Javits Center

The Javits Center is a convention center in New York City on West 34th Street. They hold many different types of events here in their 814,400 square feet of exhibit space. There are over 100 rooms for seminars and hospitality events, should you need the facilities while you are here with your New York car rental. There is also an addition 65,000 square feet of space for registration and kitchens on site that can prepare up to 10,000 meals at the same time. The location in midtown on the river makes it easy to get to with your New York car rental, with multimedia equipment to take care of your needs.

Planning Your Trip to New York

New York is one of the biggest cities in the world, with plenty of activities to keep you busy with your New York car rental. But planning this trip can be a little daunting. You need to begin by deciding which season to come in. Each season in New York has its own special attractions.

  • Winter – the winter can be a magical time in the city, especially if it is a snowy one. You can skate on the rink at Rockefeller Center, see the menorah lights in Central Park, or see the Sugar Plum Fairies dance. The only downside is getting around in the snow in your New York car rental in a city you are not familiar with.
  • Spring – spring is when baseball returns to Yankee and Shea Stadiums, and the Cyclone reopens for the summer on Staten Island. As you stroll through Central Park you can see the flowers bloom and you just know that there is something special happening.
  • Summer – Summer brings people outside again. There are many festivals, performances, parades, and other outdoor activities to keep you running around. In the summer there is also a special time when many of the finest restaurants offer prix-fixe, where you can get a three-course meal at a discounted price during Summer Restaurant Week. Sports also come to the city and plays are abound.
  • Fall – fall brings exhibits, music, and Broadway shows to the city with a vengeance. As the weather gets crisper, the anticipation of the upcoming holiday season starts to build and the excitement can be felt in the air.

New York has many interesting site and places to visit with your New York car rental. There are many visitor centers located throughout the city to help you out if you ever have any problems, and your hotel will also have plenty of information. Some of the more popular areas include Midtown, Downtown, Chinatown, SoHo, Broadway, and many, many more. The most important thing to remember is that New York City has five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. They are all linked by a series of tunnels and bridges that enable you to travel between them with your New York car rental.

Finally, traveling with kids is always a challenge. Luckily New York City has much to offer them to keep kids happy. The city is chalk full of dinosaurs, parks, ships, toy stores, space shows, circuses, museums, and much more. The best thing to do with kids is to plan short trips to many places and bring distractions with you in case they get bored. Above all, always have a back-up plan in case they get fussy. Remember, this is a vacation for the whole family, and everybody should have fun and remember the trip.

New York Car Rentals and Hairspray on Broadway

If you hadn’t heard about Hairspray on Broadway then you don’t know what you’re missing. This Tony – winning musical popularity has soared and is garnering more and more attention. When traveling with your New York car rentals company AAMCAR Discount Car Rentals Hairspray on Broadway is a perfect visit to complement a complete tour of New York City’s finest things to do. Why bother with stuffy museums and boring exhibits when you have Broadway, a perfect outing for the entire family when with your New York car rentals company AAMCAR Discount Car Rentals? Book your trip today with your New York car rentals company AAMCAR Discount Car Rentals today for a great time in New York.

Introducing Hairspray…

The first stage adaptation of Hairspray was at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre before arriving in New York City in 2002. Currently playing at the Neil Simon Theatre it is also touring the country. In 2003, Hairspray was nominated in several following categories winning in Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Book of Musical, Tony Awards for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre and more.

See what it’s all about with your New York car rentals

Hairspray was originally a movie in 1988 by John Waters. The story is based in 1962 about a girl named Tracy Turnbald who aspires to dance on a local TV dance program called the Corny Collins Show. The Corny Collins Show was based on the real – life Buddy Dean Show in Baltimore, Maryland, US. Tray eventually manages to get on the show and in that instant becomes an overnight success. With her new found celebrity status she attempts to conquer the heart of heartthrob Link, replace the program’s reigning princess and to reintegrate the television show. Running approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes (with a 15 minute intermission) Hairspray will have you captivated in your seat with your New York car rentals company AAMCAR Discount Car Rentals.

Know the people behind Hairspray…

Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters and with a book by Mark O’Donnel and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray is a new story that you haven’t heard before. With the music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman the songs you will hear when you’re with your New York car rentals company AAMCAR Discount Car Rentals will have you in awe of the range the performers produce. Hairspray is directed by Jack O’Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. When you travel with your New York car rentals company AAMCAR Discount Car Rentals you will hear original scores by Marc Shaiman (who also co-wrote the music and lyrics for South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut) and Scott Wittman.

A new adaptation to Hairspray…

Beginning in 2007, Hairspray will be adapted into a musical film. It will star star Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad, Zac Efron as Link Larkin, Amanda Bynes as Penny Pingelton, and John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, and Brittany Snow as Edna Turnblad, Motormouth Maybelle, Velma Von Tussle, Wilbur Turnblad, and Amber Von Tussle.

Visit the Hairspray on Broadway’s official website at http://hairspraythemusical.com/ for more information when you visit with your New York car rentals company AAMCAR Discount Car Rentals.

Hairspray on Broadway

Neil Simon Theatre
250 West 52 Street (between Broadway and 8th Ave)
Telephone: (212) 307 – 4599
Make your life a little easier when you travel to New York with your New York car rentals company AAMCAR Discount Car Rentals by ordering your tickets in the comfort of your own home. You can order tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com

Rent a Jeep Cherokee – NYC Auto Rental Fleet

Not in stock – Click here to view our SUV fleet >>

When the Jeep Cherokee first hit the road in the early 1980s it was designed like other full-size sport utility vehicles – big and clunky. All of this was about to change though! In 1984 the Jeep Cherokee was credited as the first modern SUV, thanks to a new unibody construction that combined station wagon characteristics with a little pickup truck frame. Since then the Jeep Cherokee has attracted a major fan base around the world as a totally functional sport utility vehicle. This customer demand has kept the Jeep Cherokee in production well past its expected due date, finally ending production in 2001. The popular Jeep Grand Cherokee started-up where this solid, inexpensive SUV left off, continuing the legacy of the Jeep SUV. AMMCAR is excited to offer this New York car rental to visitors planning a vacation to the Big Apple area. Whether you’re in need of some extra cargo space, or extra passenger room the original SUV Jeep Cherokee New York car rental is the perfect vehicle for you!

The final generation of the Jeep Cherokee began in 1997 and was completed in 2001. A powerful V6 engine was added to the Jeep Cherokee in ’01, which sported a top notch low-emissions government certification. The Jeep Cherokee is a tough little SUV complete with the Jeep staple four-wheel drive. This SUV is designed with a higher rigidity than most other vehicles, thanks to a lighter body weight and wonderful handling.

The Jeep Cherokee is coined as the first SUV vehicle to combine four door versatility with the automotive comfort of a mid-size sedan. This SUV New York car rental is a no-nonsense vehicle that provides practical styling with an economical design. Although the interior isn’t as luxurious as some of the more modern SUV, the Jeep Cherokee is still a remarkably comfortable vehicle. The seats in the Jeep Cherokee are snug and offer plenty of support, while features like air conditioning and a powerful sound system help add to the Jeep driving experience.

The off-roading capabilities of the Jeep Cherokee New York car rental are phenomenal. Thanks to its light curb weight the Jeep Cherokee is in a class all its own; this surprisingly agile SUV New York car rental is an absolute pleasure to drive in Big Apple traffic because it can quickly and nimbly dodge in and out of traffic jams, avoiding pothole craters like a pro! Plus if you ever feel the need to take a walk on the wide side, this sporty SUV can take to the trails like no other vehicle out there. All Jeep vehicles are built tough, and the Cherokee New York car rental is no exception; the combination of ground clearance and a short wheelbase make the Cherokee at home in almost any type of terrain. The Selec-Trac four wheel drive system available on some Jeep Cherokee models helps to enhance driving in undesirable situations like snow or rain, resulting in increased driver control.

Although this vehicle isn’t as flashy as more modern SUVs, the Jeep Cherokee New York car rental can still get the job done quickly and efficiently. The exterior design of the vehicle is rustic and tough, thanks to great body lines and a sturdy box facade. The classic front grille of the Cherokee reminds you that you’re driving a Jeep, while the roof rack is ready and waiting for all sorts of outdoor gear! The Jeep Cherokee is also well equipped with plenty of cargo space, perfect for packing picnics or storing shopping bags! There’s also enough passenger space in this SUV rental to chauffeur friends and family all over the wonderful state of New York without cramping anyone’s style. If you would like more information on the Jeep Cherokee New York car rental, please feel free to contact the AAMCAR Discount Car Rental offices.

Not in stock – Click here to view our SUV fleet >>

Fifteen (15) Passenger Van Rentals

Is a mini-van just not big enough for your travel group? The SUV just too cramped? Then AAMCAR Discount Car Rental has the New York rental car for you! The 15 passenger Ford Clubwagon extended van rental is big enough to transport all your travel mates without being bulky. The interior is spacious and comfortably with enough room to comfortably seat 15 fully grown adults. So whether you are transporting family to a reunion or picking up some friends for a big night out on the town, the Ford Clubwagon extended van ensures that you won’t forget anyone and allows you some extra space to pick up a few new members along the way!

The Interior

The Ford Clubwagon New York rental car is a true person hauler. The interior has a full cloth headliner and full vinyl/rubber floor covering. The front seats are bucket designed with fixed headrests, 2 way adjustable seat settings and armrests. The rear seats are bench designed and extremely comfortable. AM/FM radio is available in most models along with air conditioning, (contact AAMCAR for more information).

Steering and Suspension

Driving the Ford Clubwagon 15 passenger extended van may seem a little daunting, but there’s really nothing to fear. Extended side mirrors are included which correspond to the length of the rental, allowing for increased safety. The hydraulic power-assist re-circulating ball steering system allows for supreme control over the road. The front coil spring suspension is independent in design, allowing for either front wheel to track over road imperfections with minimal disturbances and effects on the opposite front wheel. The rear suspensions are on a rigid rear axle with HD rear shocks.

Powertrain Engine Information

The 2017 Ford Clubwagon 15 passenger New York rental car model has a 5.4 liter (329.7 cubic inch) V-8 engine with SOHC SMPI 16 valve technology. The electronic ignition revs up the super powerful engine which runs on unleaded fuel and a 72 CCA battery. This Ford Clubwagon is a rear-wheel drive vehicle with a 4 speed automatic electronic transmission with overdrive.

Safety Information for 15 Passenger Veichles

The Ford Clubwagon 15 passenger New York rental car extended van is a great rental option for those of you visiting New York with a large group of people. Extended vans have been extremely dependable throughout the years, requiring few altercations to its designs. Extended vans are roomy enough to transport basketball teams and great for driving the band across country. Extended 15 passenger van rentals are also extremely safe. Many models include automatic door locks and all include three point seatbelts. These seatbelts are often height and width retractable allowing for increased comfort and personal safety. The braking system is a standard 4 wheel anti-lock system capable of stopping on all types of surfaces. From snow, to rain; dry pavement to icy cement, an extended 15 passenger van is easy to control when braking.


If you are planning on moving some heavy furniture while in the New York area, (or even just planning on doing some serious shopping!) you need to look into the AAMCAR’s cargo van rentals. The Ford Econoline extended cargo van rental is perfect for transporting all sorts of cargo. AAMCAR Discount Car Rental also offers SUV, minivan and car rentals so be sure to check out their fleet online. For more information on the Ford Clubwagon 15 passenger New York rental car call 1-800-722-6923 or to reserve your own van visit the Rental Center.

15 Passenger Van to can rent near me  >>

Activities near NYC

2010_kia_sorento_official.thumbnailThe last of the winter months seem to draw out like no other.  After the holidays are over, the city seems bleak with snow and ice everywhere. However; a short road trip to some of the most amazing ski resorts on the Eastern Seaboard can be nourishing to the soul.  Ski season is almost over but there are many beautiful slopes all over the east coast to take advantage of. Last weekend to celebrate the long weekend, a bunch of friends decided to go to Vermont.  We decided to go to Stowe ski resort.  I was tasked with finding an SUV that would fit all five of us and keep us within the budget.  My first stop was AAMCAR, the company I use right next to my house on the Upper West side.  I checked their web-site and found exactly what we needed but the price was a little higher.  Some of the rental locations in LGA airport were offering the same type of vehicle for $50 cheaper.  I called AAMCAR and spoke with the agent who said that normally they would match the rate but they were almost sold out of the vehicles so the best he could do was meet me half-way.  Now, I must digress here.  Anyone who lives in Manhattan knows the travails of going to any of the area airports.  It is expensive, time consuming and generally not worth it unless you are actually going to the airport to leave NY. So it was a no brainer for me.  I made the deal and we had a wonderful time in Vermont.  The resort was amazing, the route was scenic and safe because of the all wheel drive vehicle. I was especially happy when we got back that night and I was able to drop off the vehicle and be in bed all by midnight.  Definitely worth the trip and it was a very smart decision to do some comparison shopping before deciding on AAMCAR!

Washington Heights – Hidden Gem in NYC

Washington Heights, one of the most diverse neighborhoods of NYC was virtually unknown to tourists until recently.  Now that MTV has a show called Washington Heights, interest in the neighborhood has surged.  I have been living in NYC for over 10 years and have never really gone that far Uptown.  So last weekend, on a bright and sunny Saturday we decided to tour “The Heights”.  We decided to rent a small car but were unable to find acceptable rates.  We searched online for keywords such as discount Washington Heights car rental, cheap car rental and found a branch of AAMCAR called Uptown car rental right in the middle of the Heights neighborhood.  After checking for deals AAMCAR has posted online, I was able to rent a car for the day for $90!  My friend and I decided that spending $45 each made sense because we could do things at our own pace without having to worry about train and bus schedules. The garage was open for 24-hour drop offs which made things a lot easier as I didn’t want to be saddled with the car overnight.

We started our day by going to America’s only museum dedicated exclusively to medieval art, The Cloisters.  It is located in the beautiful setting of Fort Tyron Park which was gorgeous with some snow left over from the previous weekend.  After hiking through the park, we were both famished.  Next stop was Patacon Pisao for some yummy Venezuelan food.  The huge portions of delicious food left us well satisfied.  My friend then wanted to go shopping.  We had heard about the plethora of vendors selling everything from children’s clothing to refrigerators in La Plaza de Las Americas so we decided to head there.  It was sold as described.  An array of businesses selling so many different things!  It truly boggled our minds.

We decided to drop off the car after this and then go out.  When I returned the vehicle, the transaction was smooth and there were no additional charges.  There was a Shell gas station right next door so I was able to fill up the gas without any issues.  Overall, both of us were glad that we decided to rent a car to explore the Heights because the park is not very close to the subway station and we didn’t want to waste time waiting for buses or spending ridiculous amounts of money on the gypsy cabs.