Welcome to New York City – your first stop on your New York state motorhome vacation.
Hiring a motorhome in New York
Bustling New York has approximately 8.5 million inhabitants, and is considered a cultural, financial and political hub of the world. This city is also the perfect place to start your northeast America RV vacation. You have 12 fleets to choose from with Motorhome Republic, ensuring you find the vehicle most suited to your needs. Whether you’re looking for a short-term camper for a quick visit, or a spacious family motorhome for several weeks of touring, you will find it with Motorhome Republic.
What to do with your New York motorhome
The Acadia National Park, in the state of Maine, is an 8-hour drive north of New York and about 4 hours from Boston. It’s a 47,000-acre park bordered by coastline, brimming with lakes and hiking tracks, and decorated with mountains.
Another northern trip (6 hours from New York) is to the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire, a drive that’s a vacation in itself for its breathtaking views. It will take you past the Sabbaday Falls, the Rocky Gorge, and the Lower Falls. Note that this 34.5-mile stretch of road doesn’t have gas stations, restaurants or cell reception, so stock up before driving here.
In the north of New York State, roughly 5 hours from New York City, you will find the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, next to the USA-Canada border. This spot is historically very important as the birthplace of women’s rights in the USA, and has plenty of fascinating landmarks and historic homes to explore.
For history buffs interested in America’s revolutionary war, you can follow the war trail in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. There were battles at Washington Crossing, Princeton, and Valley Forge, and each site is marked with parks, museums, and battlefields.
We can highly recommend a visit to Berkeley Springs, as there is something there for everyone in your traveling group. The natural hot springs boast 74-degree water, the shops and galleries are packed with antiques and collectibles, the Cacapon River is ideal for kayakers, and the path alongside the Potomac is popular with hikers and bikers. Berkeley Springs is in West Virginia, approximately 4.5 hours from New York City.
Plus, don’t forget to check out the many events, attractions and icons in New York City before you leave!
Best times of year to rent a motorhome in New York
Despite the fact that New York is quite cold from November to March, visitors still flock to the city for the massive Christmas tree, New Year’s Eve in Times Square, and the general atmosphere of the city during the holiday period. This makes accommodation pricey, but if you dress warmly it’s not too cold to bear.
Spring and fall are generally the best times to visit, with mild temperatures around 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit and plenty of events. Rain isn’t uncommon in spring.
Summer from June to August is quite busy and can get humid, but is yet another fantastic time to visit New York City.