One great thing about visiting New York City is that, unlike other travel destinations, you don’t necessarily have to worry too much about obtaining a vehicle for your trips around the city. After all, public transportation is extremely easy and affordable in NYC, so why would you need a car? And anyway, for those times when you’d rather not take the train or bus, there are plenty of cabs available. However, having your own car in New York can come in handy sometimes. This is especially true if you are visiting NYC for an extended period of time, or if you want to be able to visit destinations outside of the main city. After all, New York has a lot to offer if you are willing to travel, including beautiful beaches in the far parts of Brooklyn and Long Island, as well as wonderful nature as close as 30 or 40 minutes outside the city. However, before you decide to bring a car with you to the big city: consider other options. Parking is a huge headache. Instead, you should rent a car. If you are planning a day trip or overnight, consider renting from a bigger company for the best rates. However, make sure to get insurance if you plan on leaving the car parked on city streets. Another option is to go with a company like ZipCar, which is designed for short-term renting, so that you can pick up your car and only pay for the hours you’ll need it, before returning it to a garage! This way, there’s no worrying about car storage, overnight parking, or damage.