New York - Beyond Manhattan Discovering the Surrounding Areas with Car Hire and Chauffeur Drive during the Summer

New York City holds an unavoidable allure for thousands of visitors every single year. However, it isn’t the only location in Manhattan that deserves to top your travel wishlist. Surrounded by a host of national parks and historic towns, venturing out from the city allows you to drink in everything that this corner of the US has to offer. Here at Starr Luxury Cars, we create tailored driving experiences to suit your every need. From weekend-long adventures with the entire family to day trips away from the inner-city bustle, our vehicles are designed to take on every need with ease. Discover some of our favorite locations beyond Manhattan and the perfect prestige car hires to take you there.

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Explore New Roc City when you hire a BMW X7

Less than an hour away from NYC, New Rochelle has a rich history and a plethora of recreational activities to delight all members of your party. It is the seventh-largest city in the state of New York and has long been one of the most easily accessed too. Wander along the waterside paths and you’ll find panoramic views over the Hudson River. Wander down to New Rochelle Glen Island Park and appreciate 105-acres of parkland with white sandy beaches. Or indulge in the plethora of exquisite culinary delights to be found here. New Rochelle (known as New Roc to residents) is also home to several locally-renowned restaurants, including Michelin-awarded Maria and the Croatian celebration that is Dubrovnik.

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Hire a BMW X7 for the journey and to ensure you drink in everything that New Rochelle has to offer. The largest SUV in the German marque’s line-up, the X7 focuses on both comfort and style. It has the space to accommodate up to seven adults with power-adjustable seating and heated armrests too. Large 21” alloy wheels drink in longer journeys with ease and pair with the xOffroad package to guarantee comfort on the bumpiest of roads. An advanced Bowers and Wilkins sound system envelops your entire party in the finest driving tunes while a curved 14.9” touchscreen ensures navigation information is clear at all times. Travel with the entire family or use the available cargo space to store overnight bags and evening suits.

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Delve into academic architecture in New Haven and hire a Mercedes Maybach S600

Those looking to indulge in a history day or weekend trip should find their way over to New Haven. Affectionately nicknamed Elm City, New Haven sits along the coast and is hailed as the cultural capital of Connecticut. It has a rich culture which brings together regional food, history and – perhaps its most iconic sight – Yale University. This stalwart of New Haven places its roots back into the early 16th century and is the third-oldest in the country. The university is world-renowned and welcomes many of the most academic individuals into its walls to study Social Sciences, Mathematics and Biomedical Sciences. You don’t have to study at the university to discover the sheer beauty of its architecture, however. There are numerous, free and daily tours given by former and current students throughout its walls. Discover more about the 300-year-old history and the community that surrounds it.

While New York and New Haven sit just over two hours apart, you deserve the very best in automotive design as you set off to explore. Hire a Mercedes Maybach S600 for the job and you’ll get just that. It has been crafted specifically to meet the needs of larger traveling parties. The stiff chassis and honed suspension melt away bumps in the road, giving you a tranquil setting in which to indulge. As the driver, you’ll find the 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine a dream to control – especially when paired with the seven-speed automatic gearbox. And, let’s not overlook the exquisite cabin. Inside, the latest sound-deadening technology and exquisite materials integrate themselves into every surface. A centralized fridge with silver-plated champagne flutes nestles in the center and an air-ionizing system scents the entire cabin for a truly unique experience. Finally, a 510-liter boot offers enough space to keep weekend bags and larger suitcases safe during your travels.

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Discover the internationally-recognised symbol of freedom and visit Philadelphia in a Chevrolet Suburban

Known locally as Philly, Philadelphia is a must-visit if you’re in the area. It is the most populous city in Pennsylvania and sits under 2 hours away from the heart of NYC. If you’re someone fascinated by American history, few locations offer the same breadth of knowledge as the birthplace of liberty. From luxury shopping at the King of Prussia Mall to dinners at Lacroix Restaurant, there are a wealth of activities to consider during your trip. Take time to wander around Independence Hall, learning as much as you can about the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the birthplace of the U.S. Constitution. And, don’t forget to add Liberty Bell to your itinerary. Originally called the State House Bell, it is an iconic sign of independence and rang in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House. Today, it is a popular selfie location and a sight that cannot be missed if you’re in the area.

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Philadelphia manages to draw in visitors of all ages. If you’re planning on exploring the city yourself this summer, hire a Chevrolet Suburban. This American-crafted SUV is large enough to accommodate everyone, with the power and performance to ensure enjoyment on every drive. Opt for the explosive 6.2-litre V8 engine and you have a car that can speed up to 108 mph with automatic air suspension and adaptive dampers too. Tow up to 8300 lbs if you’re traveling with equipment or simply enjoy the spacious cabin, with seating for up to eight. Those settled in the back will find rear-seat entertainment. And you, as the driver, will benefit from a 10.2” infotainment screen with intuitive navigation to help find the shortest route there.

Step outside into nature’s beauty when you visit Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in a Range Rover Autobiography

Splitting through the Kittatinny Ridge, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a unique celebration of the varied landscapes in this corner of the US. It sits in the most densely populated region and brings over 40 miles of views over the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. There are plenty of reasons why over 4 million people visit the area nationally – with a large percentage of these coming from New York City itself. Spend a day or longer in the area and you can enjoy a host of recreational activities, including rafting, kayaking and hiking. There’s also The Deer Head Inn – home of jazz in the area that, with over 60 years under its belt – has become the oldest jazz club in the entire country.

Explorations such as these need a capable SUV with off-roading capabilities and a host of comfortable design features. The Range Rover Autobiography exceeds on every level. A large and commanding silhouette cuts through the forested mountains, bringing enough power to propel you up to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. The intense aural experience rumbles through the woods around you while four-wheel steering and drive steps in to grip the roads ahead while you drive. The Autobiography model is the pinnacle within the range and offers a plethora of tech such as Executive Class Seating and the bespoke Meridian Sound System. Switch on the ClearSight rearview camera while reversing into tighter spaces or nestle into seats honed to support your body through every drive. Our personal recommendation would be to take the Old Mine Drive – hailed as the most scenic drive in the park – and enjoy everything from the Pahaquarry Copper Mine to Turtle Beach.

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Explore the Seven Lakes Drive in comfort when you hire a Tesla Model X

Harriman State Park covers over 47,000 acres, filled with 31 lakes, 200 miles of hiking trails and 3 beaches. It is well-known in the area for its beauty and offers many of the most exquisite camping areas and scenic vistas you can find this close to New York. The park also sits within the Henry Fork Caldera and plays host to an array of wildlife with elk, moose and even grizzly bears. Spend time hiking throughout the mountainous terrain, heaving for the Labyrinth trail if you want to be challenged. Swim in Lake Tiorati or take a horseback ride through the tree-enveloped paths and allow the warmth to sink into your skin. Harriman State Park sits an hour away from New York, making it one of the easiest and most convenient ways to escape the hustle of city life for the weekend.

Hire a Tesla Model X and take this opportunity to appreciate cutting-edge driving technology and the ultimate tranquility. This all-electric vehicle boasts four-wheel drive and a wealth of storage space inside, making it the perfect option for larger groups. Opt for the Dual Motor model and you’ll get an impressive 348 miles of range which is plenty for the travel to and around the park itself. Head for the Seven Lakes Drive and you’ll find the ideal route to explore every corner of the park. The whisper-quiet drive ensures there’s no disturbance for surrounding wildlife. The plush interior means sinking in for the long run is remarkably enjoyable. Plus, by removing the combustion engine, Tesla has managed to expand the storage space here even further bringing up to 2593 liters with all rear seats folded down.

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Drive beyond Manhattan and discover this corner of the US with prestige car hire from Starr Luxury CarsA

For those moments when the hustle of the big city isn’t in your plans, hire a luxury car and take to the open roads. Here at Starr Luxury Cars, we have one of the largest fleets in New York, with access to highly covetable vehicles and leading marques. Our tailored driving experiences are honed to your needs and can accommodate short and long-term hire. We also offer additional extras to elevate special occasions, including premium alcohol and VIP bodyguards. So whether you’re exploring Philly or want to spend the weekend in Delaware, we’re there to help.

Discover our full range of prestige cars for hire in New York on our website today. Alternatively, speak to a member of our specialist team about your individual booking here.

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