Rent Your Camper Van from Escape Campervans in New York City
Ready for an unforgettable East Coast adventure? Kickstart your campervan journey at our strategically placed Escape Campervans locale in Jersey City. Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the electric energy of Manhattan, our Jersey City depot offers the perfect launchpad for exploring everything from the dazzling lights of Broadway to the serene vistas of upstate New York and beyond.
At Escape Campervans, we’re not just handing you a set of keys; we’re handing you the freedom to roam, discover, and create lifelong memories. Here’s your ultimate playbook for everything you need to know about renting a camper van in the NYC metro area—from getting to our hub from local airports to planning road trips you’ll remember for years.
Our NYC Rental Location
11 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302 USA
Our Jersey City hub is strategically located to offer you the best of both worlds. Not only is it conveniently situated for easy access to Manhattan’s must-visit spots, but it’s also your quick escape route to the great outdoors. Please note that we do not offer long-term parking on-site.
11 Marin Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07302 USA
How to Get to Escape Campervans from New York Area Airports
Whether you’re landing at nearby Newark Airport, JFK, or LaGuardia, rest assured that reaching our Escape Campervans location in Jersey City is convenient and straightforward. Below are your various transportation options from each airport:
From Newark Airport (EWR) – Closest to Jersey City
Uber or Lyft: Once you’ve collected your luggage, head to the designated Rideshare Pickup areas. Open your preferred ridesharing app and book a ride to our Jersey City location. The journey typically takes 15 to 20 minutes, depending on traffic. For up-to-date information, visit Newark Airport’s official website.
Taxi: Taxi stands are clearly marked and easily accessible just outside the terminal. The ride to Jersey City usually takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
Public Transport: NJ Transit offers an economical way to reach Jersey City from Newark Airport. Take the AirTrain to the Newark Liberty International Airport Train Station, then catch an NJ Transit train to Newark Penn Station. From there, either take a PATH train to Jersey City or a short Uber ride.
From JFK Airport
Uber or Lyft: After retrieving your luggage, proceed to the Rideshare Pickup zones, usually located outside each terminal. The ride to Jersey City can take up to an hour or more, depending on traffic. For the most current information, consult JFK’s official website.
Taxi: Taxi stands are available outside every terminal. The ride to Jersey City may take over an hour, depending on traffic conditions.
Public Transport: Take the AirTrain JFK to Jamaica Station, where you can catch the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to Penn Station in Manhattan. From Penn Station, the PATH train will take you to Jersey City.
From LaGuardia Airport
Uber or Lyft: Once at LaGuardia, locate the designated Rideshare Pickup zones to book a ride to our Jersey City location, which usually takes about an hour, depending on traffic conditions. For up-to-date information, visit LaGuardia’s official website.
Taxi: Taxis are stationed at clearly marked stands outside the terminals. Depending on traffic, the journey could take up to an hour or more.
Public Transport: The M60 bus will take you to 125th St. in Manhattan, where you can catch a subway to the World Trade Center station. From there, the PATH train goes to Jersey City.
Camper Vans Available for Reservation in New York, NY
Craving a cozy, intimate road trip with all the practicalities you could ask for? Meet Mavericks, your ultimate home-away-from-home on wheels. This gem is perfect for couples, small families, and friend groups. The Mavericks comes fully equipped with:
- A luxurious, queen-sized bed.
- A functional kitchen that boasts a 2-burner propane stove, dual-powered refrigerator, and a handy sink.
- Ample storage space for all your road trip essentials and souvenirs.
- A foldaway in-van table and benches, converting easily into your big comfy bed for the night.
- Fuel efficiency of 17 mpg and a range of technical specs that guarantee a smooth ride.
- An optional rooftop sleeper.
Traveling with a bigger crew or a family that needs a little extra room? Say hello to Big Sur, our beloved Mavericks model’s expanded, tricked-out sibling. Perfect for those who never want to compromise on space or amenities, Big Sur is about two feet longer than the Mavericks, allowing you to keep the rear bucket seats up even when the bed is down—ideal for families with car seats. When traveling in the Big Sur, you’ll have the following at your disposal:
- A queen-sized bed that promises sound sleep under the stars.
- Advanced kitchen facilities featuring a 2-burner propane stove, a dual-powered refrigerator, and a sink with a 5-gallon water tank.
- Additional drawers and compartments underneath the back benches offer extra storage and organization.
- Aux and Bluetooth capabilities allow you to curate the soundtrack for your adventure.
- Optional rooftop sleeper accommodations.
- Fuel efficiency of 17 mpg.
Road Trip Ideas from New York
Embarking on a road trip but not sure where to go? Fear not, as the opportunities are endless when you start your journey from Jersey City. Here are some top picks for destinations that range from nearby getaways to longer adventures.
Catskills and Adirondacks, NY
Just 2 to 4 hours away in Upstate New York, the Catskills and the Adirondacks are perfect for nature lovers. From hiking and kayaking to camping, these mountain ranges offer a variety of outdoor activities. For beginners, the Catskills have shorter trails like the Kaaterskill Falls hike. The Adirondacks offer High Peaks, challenging but rewarding climbs with breathtaking views for more advanced hikers.
The Hamptons, NY
Looking for something more upscale? A 2.5-hour drive takes you to the Hamptons, where you can enjoy beautiful beaches and exquisite dining. With clear blue waters and fine sands that are perfect for relaxing, and boutique shopping options abound, a trip to the Hamptons will leave you feeling like your best self.
Shenandoah National Park, VA
For a longer getaway, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia offers a different kind of beauty. Known for its scenic Skyline Drive, hiking trails, and waterfalls, it’s a must-visit for nature enthusiasts.
Cape Cod, MA
Approximately a 5-hour drive away, Cape Cod offers pristine beaches and charming small towns. It’s a perfect location for a more relaxed, laid-back getaway. Don’t leave without trying a traditional clam bake or enjoying freshly caught lobster!
Acadia National Park
If you are searching for a trip full of dramatic coastlines, rocky shorelines, and pristine beaches, consider heading 8 hours north to Acadia National Park. Arcadia is renowned for its extensive network of hiking trails; some favorites include the Beehive Trail, Precipice Trail, and the iconic Jordan Cliffs Trail.
Major Destinations Near Our New York City Location
This one feels like cheating, but we’d be remiss not to include Manhattan – just across the river from our Jersey City hub. From Times Square to Central Park, the iconic sights are endless. With Broadway, world-class museums, and historic neighborhoods, you’ll never run out of things to do.
Visit the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and don’t forget to try a Philly Cheesesteak. Philadelphia is rich in American history and uniquely blends past and present.
The U.S. capital city offers an array of historical landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, not to mention the Smithsonian museums.
Boston is rich in American history. Visitors can walk along cobblestone streets and explore historic landmarks like the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, and Massachusetts State House.
Niagara Falls, NY
Located right on the Canadian-American border, Niagara Falls is one of the most iconic natural wonders on the East Coast. Visitors will witness the sheer power of millions of gallons of water cascading over the falls’ edge. In the evening, the falls are illuminated with a spectacular light show, creating a magical experience for visitors.
Camper Van-Friendly Campgrounds Near Jersey City
Liberty Harbor RV Park
11 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302, United States
Located in Jersey City itself, this campground and RV park offers views of the Manhattan skyline. Not only is this campground camper van-friendly, but it’s also a dream come true for those who want to balance urban exploration with outdoor relaxation. With its easy access to public transportation, you can enjoy all the cultural and entertainment options in nearby New York City before retreating to the peace and quiet of your van.
Croton Point Park, NY
1 Croton Point Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520
Situated an hour’s drive up the Hudson, Croton Point Park provides an idyllic riverside setting for your camper van adventure. Amenities include hot showers and electrical hookups, making it a comfortable and convenient choice. The area also offers hiking and fishing opportunities, providing a more natural counterpoint to the urban attractions of Jersey City and Manhattan.
Black Bear Campground, NY
197 Wheeler Rd, Florida, NY 10921
Another excellent option is Black Bear Campground, located about an hour and a half away from Jersey City. This campground offers a range of amenities such as Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, and even planned activities for kids. It’s a great spot for those who are looking for a campground with a community feel and more on-site amenities.
Grocery and Liquor Stores Near Our Jersey City Location
Before you hit the road, you’ll need to stock up on essentials. Having enough supplies for your journey is crucial, especially if you plan to explore more remote areas with scarce amenities. Here are your best grocery and liquor shopping options in the Jersey City area.
400 Marin Blvd, Metro Pl Dr, NJ 07302
ShopRite is your go-to option for a comprehensive grocery shopping experience just down the road from our Jersey City hub. ShopRite offers a broad selection of food items, ranging from fresh produce to canned goods and even specialty international foods.
Buy Rite Liquors
575 Manila Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07310
A ten-minute drive from our location, Buy Rite Liquors is perfect for picking up wines, beers, or spirits for your journey. From craft beers to premium wines and a variety of spirits, you’re sure to find something that suits your palate.
Outdoor Stores Near Our New York Location
No adventure is complete without the right gear. Whether you’re looking for camping supplies or outdoor clothing, these stores have you covered.
Modell’s Sporting Goods
3109 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Bergen, NJ 07047
Thirty minutes to the north in North Bergen, Modell’s is a one-stop-shop for all your sporting goods needs. From camping chairs and portable grills to hiking boots and fishing gear, they offer a wide range of outdoor supplies.
303 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
If you’re looking for specialized outdoor gear and expert advice, consider REI in SoHo, just a short trip in Manhattan from our Jersey City location. REI is a well-respected chain offering high-quality camping, hiking, and outdoor supplies. They also offer outdoor classes and events to help you prepare for your adventure.
810 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652
Located in Paramus, Campmor offers an extensive selection of outdoor gear, from tents and sleeping bags to hiking boots and backpacks. The store is about one hour north of our Jersey City location, making it a convenient option for stocking up before heading out on your upstate adventure.
Book Your Van With Escape Campervans Today
Why limit yourself to traditional travel options when your ultimate East Coast experience is merely a click away? Whether you’re captivated by New York City’s dynamic pulse, charmed by the serenity of New Jersey’s beaches, or intrigued by the natural splendors of the Hudson Valley, the East Coast serves up an array of destinations perfect for exploration in an Escape Campervan.
So what are you waiting for? Book your Escape Campervan today!