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New York Sites: Statue of Liberty Fun Facts

If you have read our previous post, you’ll know that we talked about a couple of fun and interesting fact about the Empire State Building. Of course, if you’re doing a clean sweep of New York’s finest attractions and dining, it’s inevitable that you also visit the lovely lady Liberty herself!

Mounted on Liberty Island, formerly known as Bedloe’s Island, is the 305 feet and 6 inch tall statue from the French. Given as a present, this statue is that of the Roman goddess, Libertas who is known as the goddess of freedom, holding a torch and a tabulas ansata which had America’s independence date, July 4, 1776, inscribed on it.

What most people don’t know is that at the bottom of Lady Liberty’s feet are broken chains and shackles that symbolize freedom from oppression and tyranny.

The conception and creation of the Statue of Liberty began in the 1870’s where Frederic Bartholdi first constructed the statue in France. He then disassembled it to ship it to America and re-assembled it back up again.

The color of Lady Liberty was not painted green on purpose. The statue’s original color was that of dull copper. It changed into green because of years of weather changes has affected the coat to corrode which resulted to the ‘patina’. The US Congress has authorized to re-paint the statue but due to public dislike, they preserved the green patina instead.

Also, as an added tidbit, the copper skin is only 3/32ths of an inch thick (or thin). This copper sheeting’s thickness is less than that of 2 US pennies combined.

Frederic Bartholdi also stated that he designed he patterned Lady Liberty’s face by using his mother, Charlotte Beysser Bartholdi, as the model. He also mentioned that he created an uncomplicated silhouette on the statue which would take great effect because of the statue’s great placement on the harbour. Any immigrants or visitors to come towards the Americas would notice a changing perspective on Lady Liberty as they approach Manhattan.

Admittedly, that last tidbit of information isn’t so common as the first few and chancing upon this makes seeing Lady Liberty in possibly a whole new light as well. If this piqued your curiosity, and that vacation to see the Big Apple has got you excited, better make sure you double check your car rental rates so you’re sure to have a way to get to Liberty Island soon!

New York Sites: The Empire State Building Fun Facts

Surely there are most of you who have already looked up some interesting facts and trivia regarding New York City’s Empire State Building before hopping on to your Enterprise car rental with your camera and your change for the tower viewer. But for those who still don’t have an idea, here is a couple of fun information you might have never known about the tallest building in the city:

Top of the World

Back in 1931, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world. Today, it’s been bumped down to the 4th tallest building with 1,860 steps from the ground up to 102nd floor which is the top most floor of the building.

Cloud Nine

On every 14th of February, there are a group of couples who get wed on the 80th floor of the Empire State Building. To be able to do this, you must first send an application indicating why you want to get married there. Couples are chosen based on their creativity and their originality. The couples who have gotten married on the Empire State become members of the Empire State Wedding Club where they are freely admitted into the observatories every 14th of February.

Bright Lights and Shining Stars

Besides being seen on the movies Sleepless in Seattle, An Affar to Remember, etc, the most popular movie where the Empire State was seen was first seen was in the 1933 classic, King Kong. Also, other popular celebrities that have been noted to visit the building was Fidel Castro, Queen Elizabeth, the band KISS, and Tom Cruise to name a few.

Statistics and Numbers

Here’s a quick statistic of the basic numbers involved in the Empire State Building:

Total budget: $40,948,900.00

How long it took to build: 1 year and 45 days

Number of workers on the building: 3,400 people at peak times

Why You Should Search For The Best Car Rental Rates

Living in the real world isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. You go to a 9 to 5 job 5 days a week (sometimes even 6) and you’re only given 2 days to rest. You feel like work gets all your time and family time seems to be never enough. When these feelings appear, it may just be signs that you need a vacation, and it’s a vacation that requires hauling the entire family in a huge SUV and going for a long to get to the sandy beaches or to that theme park that’s a family favourite.

Once you’ve decided where you’re going and what you’re gonna do, of course the next most practical thing to do when it comes to planning a vacation is to rent a car from a company that has the best car rental rates. If you’re already wondering why you should opt to spend money to rent a car when you already have a perfectly working SUV right in your garage? Here are a few good reasons why renting a car is the best way to go when planning vacation with the family:

  • You won’t have to worry about tune-ups and the car breaking down in the middle of the road. If your rented vehicle breaks down, you can simply call your car rental service and someone will come over with a new car for you to use.
  • You can pick any car you wish you to use depending on the number of people riding with you and where you wanna go. If you’re passing roads that are quite bumpy, then you save your actual car from wear and tear and you get to use a fab 4×4 vehicle too!
  • Renting a car saves your car from, as mentioned above, wear and tear. This would be incredibly helpful especially if your car is either brand-spanking new or really old.

Save yourself from the stress. It may be a vacation where you get to relax but the preparation may just be equal how much relaxation you’re about to have. Eliminate at least one factor to take care of during planning and let RentACarNow take some of the load for you!

RentACarNow Holiday Specials

Save up to $40 off Hertz Airport Car Rentals

Thank you for shopping with RentACarNow.com during the past year. We’re thrilled to have you as a customer. To show our appreciation, we’d like to offer you up to $40 off your next Hertz airport car rental through RentACarNow.com.

This offer is valid for Hertz airport car rentals picked up before January 31, 2011. Full terms and conditions for this offer are below.

The promotion code for this offer is: 151034

To redeem this offer, visit RentACarNow.com. The discount will be automatically applied if you use this link.

You can also manually enter 151034 in the “promotion code” field on the checkout screen.

Thank you again for being a valued customer. Have a wonderful holiday season.

  • RentACarNow

Terms and Conditions

Advance reservations are required. Subject to availability, this offer is redeemable at participating Hertz Corporate locations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Modifying your reservation may result in a change in your rate and/or invalidate this offer. This offer has no cash value, may not be used with Pre-Pay Rates, Tour Rates or Insurance Replacement Rates. No other CDP#, certificate, voucher, offer or promotion applies. Hertz age, driver, credit, weekend and weekly rate qualifications for the renting location apply. Taxes, tax reimbursement, age differential charges, fees and optional service charges, such as refueling, are not included. Discounts apply to time and mileage charges only. Discounts in local currency on redemption. Offer valid for vehicle pickup through January 31, 2011.

AAA Projects Lower Rental Car Rates for Labor Day Travel

According to a report from AAA, there is some good news if you are planning to rent a car for your Labor Day travels. AAA projects that the average weekend rental car rate over Labor Day will average $43, which represents a drop of about seven percent from last year. AAA also says it expects more people to drive to their destination rather than fly, likely due to the rising cost of air travel. As always, gas prices are also expected to impact travel plans.

“AAA is projecting a decrease in the number of Labor Day travelers as some Americans react to recent economic uncertainty and increasing air fares,” said Glen MacDonell, director, AAA Travel Services. “While automobile travel is expected to increase slightly, if recent declines in gasoline prices continue through Labor Day, we could see an increase in last-minute holiday weekend travel.”

The combination of falling gas prices and falling rental car rates makes Labor Day the perfect time to take one last trip before summer is gone. You can check the lowest Labor Day rental car rates at RentACarNow.com.

Join the Club and Get Bonus Perks when You Rent a Car

Even if you don’t travel often, you probably have too many plastic cards to fit in your wallet – from credit cards to grocery stores to health clubs to video rental stores and more. And if you do travel a lot, then you likely have a stack of frequent flyer cards and hotel cards as well. The last thing you want to do is add more cards to that pile, right? Well, maybe not. Whether you are an occasional or frequent traveler, it makes sense to also sign up for the loyalty cards offered by the major rental car companies. And remember that not all of them even give you an actual card anymore, and you certainly don’t have to carry it with you if they do (they can always look up the number for you).

If you do travel often, then you can end up with some nice perks and discounts after just a few rentals, and even if you don’t it makes sense to have a card because at least that sets you apart from an everyday customer. If there’s a problem at the rental counter or with your car, you’ll find that often you get better service if you have a loyalty card with that company (even if you don’t have a lot of points on it). After all, these programs are all free, so go ahead and sign up.

Join the Club and Get Bonus Perks when You Rent a Car

Even if you don’t travel often, you probably have too many plastic cards to fit in your wallet – from credit cards to grocery stores to health clubs to video rental stores and more. And if you do travel a lot, then you likely have a stack of frequent flyer cards and hotel cards as well. The last thing you want to do is add more cards to that pile, right? Well, maybe not. Whether you are an occasional or frequent traveler, it makes sense to also sign up for the loyalty cards offered by the major rental car companies. And remember that not all of them even give you an actual card anymore, and you certainly don’t have to carry it with you if they do (they can always look up the number for you).

If you do travel often, then you can end up with some nice perks and discounts after just a few rentals, and even if you don’t it makes sense to have a card because at least that sets you apart from an everyday customer. If there’s a problem at the rental counter or with your car, you’ll find that often you get better service if you have a loyalty card with that company (even if you don’t have a lot of points on it). After all, these programs are all free, so go ahead and sign up.

Why it’s Smart to Book Your Rental Car Early, and Late

Everyone knows that the early bird gets the worm, but no one likes being the early bird that got the worm and paid too much for it. As a general rule, it’s a good idea to book your airfare early for the best deal, but it sure hurts when you see that the airfare has dropped after you booked your non-refundable ticket. When it comes to rental cars, it also makes sense to book early, but it’s different than airfare in that it’s generally quick, easy and free to cancel a reservation.

Even if you are not 100% certain about the dates of an upcoming trip or any other occasion for which you need a rental car, go ahead and book your reservation at the lowest rate you can find at RentACarNow.com. Then every week or two before your rental, check back to see if the rates have changed. If you find a lower rate, you can generally cancel your existing reservation without any penalty and then rebook a reservation at the lower rate.

Why it’s Smart to Book Your Rental Car Early, and Late

Everyone knows that the early bird gets the worm, but no one likes being the early bird that got the worm and paid too much for it. As a general rule, it’s a good idea to book your airfare early for the best deal, but it sure hurts when you see that the airfare has dropped after you booked your non-refundable ticket. When it comes to rental cars, it also makes sense to book early, but it’s different than airfare in that it’s generally quick, easy and free to cancel a reservation.

Even if you are not 100% certain about the dates of an upcoming trip or any other occasion for which you need a rental car, go ahead and book your reservation at the lowest rate you can find at RentACarNow.com. Then every week or two before your rental, check back to see if the rates have changed. If you find a lower rate, you can generally cancel your existing reservation without any penalty and then rebook a reservation at the lower rate.

Hertz Offers Special Discounts on Travel-Related Services

Everyone is looking to save money in today’s economy, and you are certainly ahead of the game if you are booking your rental car reservations through RentACarNow.com. If you end up deciding on a Hertz car rental, the company offers some extra discounts that might help you save money on other travel-related expenses.

If you are tired of extra baggage fees and the hassle of dragging your luggage all over the airport and then out to your rental car, you can save 10% on the services offered through The Luggage Club, which offers door-to-door luggage pick-up and delivery. While it might not be cost effective if you just have a couple of standard suitcases, it can really make sense if you are traveling with golf clubs, ski equipment, scuba gear, trade show supplies or anything else that is oversized.

That’s just one of the many discounts available if you book a Hertz rent a car. To view the full list of discounts available for customers with a Hertz rental car reservation, click here.