East Village - Lower East Side Car Rentals & Travel Guide
Considered a historic district by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the East Village has centuries of character, which give it a unique charm among New York neighborhoods. Located in the southeast section of Manhattan, it's a traditionally working-class neighborhood where travelers have long come to see a taste of New York life without the city's overly expensive frills. Its unmatched authenticity has even led the National Trust for Historic Preservation to declare it one of "America's Most Endangered Places"—so contract an East Village car rental and soak up the neighborhood's iconic ambiance before it gives in to the glitz of its neighbors.
Driving Through the East Village
Rental cars in the East Village can take you to all the neighborhood's best sites. Long an immigrant neighborhood, it has excellent international restaurants and a booming art scene. The magnificent and historic places of worship from numerous religions are always a highlight for New York City vacation packages, and here you can learn about the area's deep Jewish history and one-time area referred to as the "Yiddish Broadway." The area's unique museums, the New Museum and the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, also offer an interesting perspective on this creative haven.
A Lower East Side car rental can bring you to some of the Big Apple's best sights. The famous Bronx Zoo and nearby Botanical Gardens are only 12 miles away. The New York Aquarium also makes a great day or half-day trip, and Jersey City is another good option if you'd like a slight change of pace. In Jersey City, appreciate the views of Lady Liberty from Liberty State Park, and have fun with hands-on science exhibits at the Liberty Science Center.
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