Hi, we are staying 8 days in Manhattan close to Grand Central in September then intend to hire a car on a Monday morning, and head to New Hampshire the scenic route 287 to 87 north, up the Hudson Valley. After a few weeks touring and returning from Lancaster county, to fly out of JFK at 10:00am.
Can anyone please assist with the following:
1. What location should I hire the car on the Monday? I read from Manhattan is not a good option due to traffic etc. Is the best option is getting the subway to a location towards the route I'm taking, 287 to Hudson Valley and beyond to NH
2. A good hire company hire company ? I was thinking Hertz? (small car only required)
3. Returning the vehicle: am I best to return it to the airport the day before and stay close by as my flight is 10:00am on a Thursday from JFK
Any help greatly appreciated, thanks.