Life in the Fast Lane – Renting an Exotic Car in Central Park

If you are travelling across the USA and spending some time in New York, you may be interested in finding different ways to experience the fascinating and exciting city.  On a recent trip there, I discovered a great little thing you can do – hire a luxury car and drive around Central Park.  If you want to feel part of the wealthy crowd that inhabit New York, this is definitely something you should look into.

I mean, the whole point of renting a fancy car like the ones available at Opulent Cars, is not so much to get from a to b, but to get from a to b in style.  The real joy of driving round Central Park is that it gives you the chance to take in the sights and atmosphere of New York, while avoiding the hideous and infamous Manhattan gridlock.

Central Park has various drives that you can take your car on.  However, if you want to drive and get the best possible view of the city you need to try one of the routes in the North end of the park.  Although these routes are much more hilly and curvy, it does mean that you will be able to see the New York that you expect to see.

Some Driving Rules You Need To Observe And Follow

Obviously, there are certain rules that go with driving round the iconic Central Park that you need to follow implicitly.  You aren’t allowed to just speed round the routes without a care in the world, regardless of how much horsepower your car has or the maximum speed it can reach.  The speed limit in Central Park is 25 mph, so you need to make sure that you never drive faster than that.  As there are a large number of bikers and pedestrians at most points during the day, going any faster than 25 mph could result in an unfortunate incident.

As well as the speed limit, you need to be aware that the Central Park drives are only open to the public at certain parts of the day.  The West Drive is open on weekdays between 8 am and 10 am and is only open to vehicles with high-occupancy.  The East Drive (which runs from 72nd Street/5th Avenue through to 110th Street) is open on weekdays from 7 am to 7 pm.  While the 72nd St Cross Drive is open on weekdays between 8 am and 10 am.  Central Park is closed to any and all traffic from 7 pm on Friday through to 7 am on Monday morning.  Therefore, if you are interested in trying one or more of Central Park’s great driving routes, you need to make sure that you plan this activity for during the week, as you will be unable to do it on the weekend.

Whether you choose to try each of the different drives a different day or only choose one in particular, you will not regret it.

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