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Things to do in New York

Things to do in New York

There are so many things to do in New York City, where do you start? Rent an RV, and grab a campsite close to the city and start crossing these great things to do off of your list.

Metropolitan Museum of Art – wander through the corridors of this museum exploring 5000 years of history. There is so much to see here that it is a good idea to plan which exhibits you would like to see unless of course, you would like to spend your whole vacation inspecting these halls. 1000 5th Ave, New York NY.

Times Square – when people think of New York, Times Square is one of the first things that comes to mind. From watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve to the billboards with underwear models, Times Square welcomes hundreds of thousands of people over its sidewalks every day. Manhattan New York.

The Empire State Building – this has been the setting for many on-screen romantic scenes and who knows how many real-life marriage proposals. You could climb the 1576 stairs to the observation deck on the 86th floor, or you could take the elevator. 350 5th Ave, New York NY.

Museum of Modern ArtMoMA is a wonderful collection of some of history’s most famous and recognizable artworks. From van Gogh to Matisse this is a place that you will want to spend the afternoon. 11 W 53rd St, New York NY.

Statue of Liberty – there are a few things that every tourist must do when visiting New York City and the Statue of Liberty is one of them. Take the ferry over to Ellis Island, wander the grounds, and grab a bite to eat. New York City NY.

9/11 Memorial – stop and take a moment of reflection at the 30-foot waterfalls that sit where the World Trade Center used to stand. The falls commemorate the 2,983 people that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. 180 Greenwich St, New York NY.

Broadway – what is a trip to the Big Apple without at least one Broadway show. Just think of all the famous Broadway shows there have been, from Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Wicked, Mamma Mia and The Lion King there is a musical for everyone of every age. Over 30 theatres surrounding Times Square, New York NY.

Madame Tussauds – a wax museum with 5 floors and over 200 wax statues. See Marvel superheroes like Iron Man and Captain America, or pop icon Michael Jackson. 234 W 32nd St, New York NY.

Things to do with Kids in New York

When traveling with kids it is important to keep them busy. There is a list of things that the kids will like to do when they are not hanging out at the campsite with the rental RV.

Grand Central Station – as you are rushing through the terminal stop and lookup. Painted high above the hustle is the celestial sky. Just don’t base a science lesson on it as it is technically inaccurate. 89 E 42nd St, New York NY.

The High Line – walk the 20 blocks along the abandoned train tracks. There are free weekly drop-in workshops for kids during the summer. Many access points on 10th Ave, New York NY.

American Museum of Natural History – home to dinosaur, sea creature and artifact displays. It is also the home of the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Central Park West & 79th St, New York NY.

New York Hall of Science – there are hundreds of hands-on exhibits where kids can learn about science, technology, and math. 47-01 111th St, Queens New York.

New Victory Theatre – from breathtaking new plays with huge puppets to the bottom of the ocean or ancient Rome this theatre will keep everyone’s attention. 209 W 42nd St, New York NY.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular – Since 1993 the Radio City Rockets have been dazzling audiences with their high kicking dancing and their sparkling costumes. 1260 6th Ave, New York NY.

Brooklyn Bridge – the mile-long walk gives you some of the best views in the city. From the Statue of Liberty to the Freedom Towers the view is unbeatable. Brooklyn Bridge, New York NY.

New York Aquarium – from penguins to otters, sea lions to sharks there is something to entertain all the kids in your family including the grown-up ones. 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn New York.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – from marching bands and horses to larger than life characters like Snoopy, Spiderman, and Papa Smurf, this parade is one of the oldest in the country and must be seen. Central Park West, New York NY.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan – visit Dora the Explorer, also visit the exhibits that show how children live in other lands. City Splash is a favorite in the summer, but bring a change of clothes just in case. 212 W 83rd St New York NY.

New York Hall of Science – kids have fun while learning about science, technology, light, sound, and astronomy. 47-01 111th St, Queens New York.

Dylan’s Candy Bar – if Willy Wonka was a real person this would be his store. Three floors of every candy imaginable. 1011 3rd Ave, New York NY.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum – this museum was the first of it’s kind when founded in 1899 as the first-ever children’s museum. 145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn New York.

Bronx Zoo – spend the day looking at the African Plains watching the lions, giraffes, and zebras. Or check out the Himalayan Highlands and try to find the elusive snow leopards or the adorable red pandas. 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx New York.

Airport RV Rentals New York City

If you are looking for an airport RV rental from New York City you are in the right place. USA RV Rentals has locations close enough to the New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) so that picking up an RV is convenient if you are starting your vacation from the airport. Some RV rental companies may make you spend the night in an airport hotel if you are flying in from an international destination or you may just want to start fresh in the morning. Check your terms and conditions to see if a shuttle is available from your hotel or the airport to the RV rental location. USA RV Rentals has the perfect airport RV rental from New York City.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
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Road Trip: New York to LA

Traveling from New York to LA or vice versa, it’s one of the trips that can lead to an epic adventure no matter which route you take. It’s 100% American. 100% Fun. But choosing which route to take really just depends on what type of adventure you want to take. Here are our favorite routes with our favorite adventures.

The Northern Route – If Mountains and Parks are your thing.

New York City Skyline
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New York
New York boasts everything you would want in a city. From the Empire State Building to every kind of food you can possibly imagine. Stay a few days and explore.

Niagara Falls/Cedar Point
With 3 staggering waterfalls, the views are epic. If you want to get a little closer, try the ‘Maid of the Mist’ cruise taking you under the falls. If jaw-dropping thrills are more you style, stop in at the Cedar Point adventure park.

If cities aren’t your thing, check out the Shipshewana Amish Community.

visit the famous Jolly Green Giant Statue in the ‘City of Blue Earth’

Badlands National Park
The rugged beauty of the badlands will make you feel like you’re walking on the moon.

Mount Rushmore
The sculpture on Mount Rushmore features presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln at a staggering 18 meters (60 ft).

Wild Wyoming
If you’re passing through in from June to August be sure to check out an authentic Cody Rodeo.

Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is America’s first national park complete with spouting geysers, waterfalls, and mud pools.

Grand Teton National Park – Jackson
White water raft Snake River, or go for a hike and take in the beauty of jagged peaks and picture-perfect lakes in Grand Teton.

Grand Basin Nevada – Lake Tahoe
Stop for a swim in the crystal clear Lake Tahoe.

Yosemite National Park
Follow the Sierra Mountains into Yosemite. Opt for some world-class rock climbing, float down the Merced River or explore this extraordinary park on foot.

San Francisco
San Francisco is home to hippy vibes, cafe culture, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Pier 39. You’re sure to have an experience.

California Coast to Santa Barbara and LA
Travel down the beautiful highway 1 to Santa Barbara and into LA.

The Southern Route – If cities and soul are your thing.

New York
New York boasts everything you would want in a city. From the Empire State Building to every kind of food you can possibly imagine. Stay a few days and explore.

Washington, DC
Check out the White House and the Smithsonian Museums. Finish the day off with a drink in Georgetown.

A road trip just isn’t the same unless you see mountains. Take in the mountain vibes and epic views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Visit the world-famous Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame as the home of country music takes you in.

Memphis is the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Need we say more? Head down Beale Street, visit Graceland, and take in a tasty Memphis BBQ.

New Orleans
If you’re after some soul, New Orleans is the place for you. Check out a ‘Voodoo and Graveyard’ tour, ride a steamboat on the Mississippi River or fill your face with Cajun and Creole grub or some authentic gumbo.

If you haven’t had enough music on this trip, Austin is a must stop as they are the ‘live music capital of the world’ after all.

Everything just seems bigger in Texas. Stop at Cadillac Ranch to see all the classic cars you can handle and if you’re hungry along the ol’ route 66, try your hand at the Big Texan Steak Ranch and see if you can finish your dinner.

Santa Fe
The best Mexican food in the USA plus all the sunshine you can handle at 325 days a year. Who can say no to Santa Fe?

Monument Valley
The red rock vistas await on your trip to Monument Valley.

Grand Canyon and Las Vegas
The Grand Canyon and Las Vegas are a must stop. Both enormous in their own beauty

San Diego to LA
Leave the desert behind and head to the coast. Stop in San Diego for some sun and swim. Travel from to LA.

LA street at Sunset

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