Who could resist the tangled beauty of Fort Tryon Park and its magnificent Cloisters, or ignore the unbeatable views of the Hudson River from some of the highest ground in Manhattan? Nearby, you can weave between street vendors and domino games in one of the city's most vibrant Dominican neighborhoods. With all its boisterous energy, Washington Heights is one of the hidden gems of New York City. Don't miss your chance to explore it comfortably from a rental car!
Driving Through Washington Heights
You may be afraid to rent a car in New York if you've heard stories of New York City traffic, but Washington Heights is quieter than downtown Manhattan and generally much easier to drive in. If you're considering a car rental, Washington Heights is a great place to get one. Fort Tryon Park is one of the main attractions here, and it's quite easy to find a spot in one of the parking lots that encircle the park. Enjoy a stroll along the park's sinuous paths, take in stunning views of the Hudson, or enjoy a picnic lunch on the hillside. The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, can be found at the northern end of the park. Here, admire medieval art to your heart's content before getting back into your Washington Heights car rental and turning your wheels south. Manhattan is just over 13 miles long and there's lots to see here. As part of your larger New York City vacation packages, take the Henry Hudson Parkway south to the downtown area and catch a Broadway show, wander Central Park, or wave at Lady Liberty from a boat on the Hudson River. Why subject yourself to the subway when you have your own set of wheels?
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