USA Car Rental

The USA has the most iconic routes in the world, making a car an essential part of life in this huge country. Here you can make road trips in your rental car last as long as you like: it's over 4,000 miles and a 40-hour drive from the Statue of Liberty in New York to the "Hollywood" letters in Los Angeles and the same goes for the distance to Hawaii's beaches, so our unlimited mileage rentals will come in handy. This journey takes you along iconic highways, such as the busy artery through the Route 66 desert, until you arrive at the rugged rocks of the Grand Canyon.

After San Francisco, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and take Interstate 80 - the former transcontinental Lincoln Highway - on a classic California road trip through the Napa Valley vineyards and impressive Sierra Nevada wilderness, before crossing the pine, cedar and oak forests of Enter Yosemite Valley. Lonely Planet says, compared to Yosemite, Switzerland is just an exercise of God. "

Start your American dream and rent a car to explore the impressive top attractions of the United States. Stress Free Rental Car has a wide range of rental cars available for your roadtrip through the USA. We offer excellent customer service and affordable prices. Get the opportunity to drive an iconic American like Ford, Cadillic or Chevrolet. We have a wide range of vehicles suitable for all types of travel and terrain, including luxury and economical rental options. We offer our premium rental cars in different cities across the USA.

Compact, electric and hybrid cars are an economical and practical choice for city trips. Their smaller size means easier city navigation and finding parking spaces in cities like San Francisco.

Sedans are a great option for city travel and longer rides. Their added comfort and amenities can help you relax and enjoy the ride. During a longer vacation, it's easier to make the most of your time by visiting Miama, Orlando, and Fort Myers!

Sports cars and convertible car rentals are a fun way to add some excitement to the ride. A convertible is a perfect companion for cruising coastal highways such as Florida's A1, while a sports car is a stylish way to explore world cities such as Atlanta or Las Vegas.

Rent an SUV for adventures in national parks or on a beach vacation. With ample space for passengers and gear, they keep short and long trips simple with their versatility. Rent a pickup in Texas to comfortably Dallas and Explore San Antonio.

Minivans, people carrier and minibus rentals allow you to carry extra baggage with ease and experience a reliable and safe mania of travel. Passenger Cars with a capacity of up to 15 are available at some of our US locations.

Our dedicated team will help you during the whole process of renting a car so your holiday in the USA starts stress free - we want to make sure that you have the best time possible. We offer a clear and transparent service which means you will see beforehand what the total price of your rental is, including the additional fees.

Worried about insurance excess or security deposts? Don't be - If your driving licence is issued from outside of the USA and Canada, all of our car rentals in the USA come with full insurance, no excess and a low security deposit. For residents of the USA and Canada, proof of your own insurance will be required when you collect your rental, alternatively you can usually buy a policy at the desk.

Many of the car rental companies we compare also accept a debit card if you have no credit card available. Always check the terms and conditions if you'd like to use a debit card when you arrive in the USA to collect the car.

Plan to share the driving? Look out for our special offers that include an extra driver. It can work out much cheaper to book a rental that includes an additional driver on our website rather than paying at the desk.

We only compare prices for car rentals in the USA that include a full to full fuel policy. That way you won't be hit with any unexpected refuelling fees (so long as you remember to bring the car back with a full tank of fuel).

Change of plans? No problem - all of our car rentals in the USA come with a price match guarantee and free cancellation up to 48 hours before you arrive to collect the car.

What documents do I need to rent a car?

The drivers must show a valid original driving license upon collection. There is no minimum amount of time that a driver has had to hold his license.

Renters who have a driver's license outside of America must have a valid passport or ID in addition to their driver's license. Driving licenses printed in a non-Roman alphabet (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Cyrillic, etc.) must be supplemented with an international driving license. For driver's licenses from countries that are not part of the International Driver's License License, an official translation of the license must be provided with the original license.

Rent a car under 25 in America

With a small daily fee, young drivers can take advantage of our car rental offers in America. Drivers must be at least 21 years old, and drivers under 25 can only rent specific models.

American traffic rules

Driving in America is a different experience. The roads are wider, just like the cars; there are more cars driving around in the US than most other countries, but that is what the roads are designed for.

Highways

American highways or interstates are often very wide in urban areas: four- to six-lane in any direction is normal. In the US, therefore, the rule 'keep your lane' applies. This means that you may not go left only for overtaking, you can also keep driving on the left, as long as you do not hinder others. You can also overtake on the right and be overtaken in the US, something you should be very aware of. So always look carefully left and right before changing lanes. If it is mandatory to keep driving on the right, this is clearly indicated by a sign with the words 'keep right except to pass'. On roads with this sign, you should only go left if you want to overtake, and keep driving as far to the right as possible.

The signs above and next to the highway clearly indicate where to go.

Many medium and large American cities have one or more bypasses around and through the city, and on those bypasses there are several exits. Usually it is indicated on which major street the next exit will be, eg "5th Street" or "Newburg Road". Important buildings along the route are also listed, eg museums, government buildings, and schools / universities.

This system works well but is a bit complicated in some cases if you are unfamiliar with the city; so determine in advance exactly which exit you should have. This is very easy because every exit in the US is numbered.

A normal highway has two numbers (eg I-65), but branching bypasses have three numbers (eg I-265). The first number of that number then indicates how the highway runs: just as the highway goes through the city or when it goes around it; odd when the highway enters the city and ends there.

In addition, highways running north-south have odd numbers (eg, I-5) and highways running east-west have even numbers (eg, I-64).

A highway, of course, runs in two directions. That is why a lot of highway ramps (and also on the highway itself) often have a wind direction: North, South, East, West. If you know which direction to go, choosing the right ramp is quite easy this way, eg "I-5 South".

Stop signs

Equivalent intersections without traffic lights often have stop signs in every direction. This means that all traffic, from any direction, has to stop, after which a system comes into operation that controls traffic very conveniently: the person who arrived at the intersection first, can drive on first, then the second, and so on.

If you arrive at a crossing with a stop sign at the same time as someone else, traffic from the right has priority. In practice, however, you will often be given way.

It is best to always stop at a stop sign, even though there is no traffic anywhere else. Stop signs are a much-loved police trap, and they are happy to give you a ticket for not stopping, especially in smaller villages.

When traffic lights don't work, they often flash red in America. In that case, you should consider the intersection as an intersection with stop signs in all directions and the above rules apply.

The middle traffic lane

Usually, American roads look the same as in other countries, although they are a lot wider and also in built-up areas they often have two- or even three-lane. However, sometimes there is a middle lane that is surrounded by yellow stripes on both sides.

This center lane is intended to turn to the left without obstructing rear-facing traffic, or to insert without obstructing traffic. However, the middle strip (there is always only one) can be used by cars from both directions, which can be a rather scary thought.

The idea behind this separate middle lane is that you can brake when turning, without hindering other traffic; and when inserting from a side road, you only have to look to the left, then you enter the middle lane, and you only have to look to the right to insert.

The rule is simple: never use the middle lane (if it is separated from the rest of the road by yellow lines) to overtake, only to turn off and insert. Keep your eyes open for traffic from the opposite direction.

School buses

Americans are very careful with their children and if you neglect a child seriously injured you can face a very severe sentence: a fine of millions and sometimes even years of imprisonment.

You are therefore obliged to stop if the school bus stops and turns on its red flashing lights, regardless of which direction you are coming from. Never drive past a stopped school bus; in many cases the children have to cross the street to reach their school.

In most states, you can continue driving if the school bus stops on a road that is separated by a central reservation, as long as the school bus on the other side of the partition is stopped. However, make sure to check the rules before visiting the state in question.

Take a good look at what the other traffic is doing with a stopped school bus. If you're not sure what to do, it's best to stop.

Alcohol

Never leave bottles or cans in the car, but put them in the trunk.

If you are going out with a group of people, please designate a so-called 'designated driver', who is someone who drives the car and does not drink. If you are drunk behind the wheel and caught by the police, that often ends with a night in prison and a hefty fine, but if you are behind the wheel with alcohol and cause a collision, depending on the consequences of the accident, disappear into the cell for years.

Automatic driving

In the US, all cars run with an automatic gearbox. You will no longer find manual cars. Have you never driven automatically? Then it may scare you a bit, but that is not necessary. It takes some time getting used to, but automatic driving is much easier than a manual gearbox. There are only two pedals instead of three, because there is no clutch. You no longer need your left foot: just let it rest and only use your right foot to alternately accelerate or brake.

Which side of the road?

In the United States, people drive on the right.

National traffic rules

In some states, mobile phones may only be used while driving with a headset or hands-free device. Always consult the laws and regulations of the state in which you drive.

Do not overtake school buses.

If you are stopped by the police, do not get out of your vehicle. Stop the engine and remain patient with your hands on the steering wheel.

Make sure you have enough coins in your car when you drive on turnpikes. Payment cards are not accepted at all toll booths.

In some states, you may turn right at a red light when indicated.

Maximum speed

Each state has its own speed limits. In some states, the speed limit at night is lower and / or there is a minimum speed limit. Consider the following only as an indication of the speeds and always consult the laws and regulations of the state in which you are driving.

All speed limits are given in miles per hour.

  • In built-up areas: 20-35 miles per hour (32-56 km / h)
  • Two-lane highways: 55-65 miles per hour (88-105 km / h)
  • School areas and residential areas: 10-20 miles per hour (16-32 km / h)
  • Highways: 65-70 miles per hour (105-113 km / h)
Unless indicated otherwise.

Child safety / seat belts

Each state has its own laws and regulations regarding child seats and seat belts.

Note: It is the responsibility of the parent / carer or renter of the car to have the correct child seat in the vehicle.

These rules are for guidance only. We strive to keep this information up to date, but following the aforementioned rules is entirely at your own risk.

Parking in the US

If your accommodation does not have a parking, you will have to pay for parking on the street. In the larger cities you have to take into account higher parking costs, varying from approx. $15- $60 per night. In the smaller cities, these costs are much lower and you can usually even park for free. You can find more information about the exact parking costs on the websites of the various hotels. Parking costs must be paid locally.

Parking garages that are managed by the city are usually cheaper than privately owned parking garages. Pay attention to the costs of parking before entering the garage. Sometimes there is a drive-in fee of fifteen dollars or something for the first thirty minutes. If you are considering parking your car on the street, it is recommended in America to read the road signs carefully, which can be quite confusing. Sometimes there are 3, 4 or 5 separate signs with exceptions when parking is not allowed or by whom parking is not allowed. Also pay attention to the hydrants along the road, you are not allowed to park here without it being visible on the signs.

Example car hire prices at Orlando

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Orlando for a 35 year old lead driver

Hertz availability at SUNSTATE FORD WEST COLON

CHEVROLET SPARK

4-seat Economy
or similar

CHEVROLET SPARK
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$238.61 USD

FORD FOCUS

5-seat Compact
or similar

FORD FOCUS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$245.93 USD

VW JETTA

5-seat Standard
or similar

VW JETTA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$262.03 USD

MAZDA 3 4 DOOR

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

MAZDA 3 4 DOOR
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$254.72 USD

BUICK REGAL

5-seat Premium
or similar

BUICK REGAL
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$439.75 USD

CHRYSLER 300

5-seat Luxury
or similar

CHRYSLER 300
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$517.78 USD

CHEVROLET EQUINOX

5-seat Standard
or similar

CHEVROLET EQUINOX
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$329.37 USD

CHEVROLET MALIBU

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

CHEVROLET MALIBU
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$269.35 USD

Q4 NISSAN ROGUE

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Q4 NISSAN ROGUE
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$305.95 USD

GMC YUKON

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

GMC YUKON
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$510.89 USD

V4 MUSTANG GT CAMARO SS

5-seat StandardElite
or similar

V4 MUSTANG GT CAMARO SS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$718.81 USD

FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE

4-seat Standard
or similar

FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 2
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$777.32 USD

T6 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN

7-seat Premium
or similar

T6 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$661.67 USD

G4 CADILLAC XTS

5-seat Luxury
or similar

G4 CADILLAC XTS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$1168.35 USD

L4 NISSAN PATHFINDER

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

L4 NISSAN PATHFINDER
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$362.30 USD

CHRYSLER PACIFICA

7-seat Mini
or similar

CHRYSLER PACIFICA
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$404.03 USD

DODGE RAM 1500

5-seat Standard
or similar

DODGE RAM 1500
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $0 USD
More info
Hertz

$665.41 USD

Airport Car rental companies in the USA

New York JFK Airport (JFK), New York, New York

JFK Auto Rental, Payless Car Rental, Alamo Rent a Car, National Car Rental, Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Advantage Rent a Car, Thrifty

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL), Atlanta, Georgia

Alamo Rent a Car, National Car Rental, Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Advantage Rent a Car, Enterprise Rent a Car, ACE Rent a Car, Payless Rent a Car, E-Z Rent a Car

Los Angeles Airport (LAX), Los Angeles, California

Alamo Rent a Car, National Car Rental, Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Advantage Rent a Car, Enterprise Rent a Car, ACE Rent a Car, Payless Rent a Car, E-Z Rent a Car, AMPM Car Rentals, LAX Car Rental, Midway Car Rental, Priceless, NU Car Rental, Thrifty, Fox Car Rental, Six Rent a Car

Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORF), Chicago, Illinois

Alamo Rent a Car, National Car Rental, Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Advantage Rent a Car, Enterprise Rent a Car, ACE Rent a Car, Payless Rent a Car, Advantage Rent a Car, Fox Rent a Car, E-Z Rent a Car, Dollar Car rental

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW), Dallas, Texas

Alamo Rent a Car, National Car Rental, Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Advantage Rent a Car, Enterprise Rent a Car, Payless Rent a Car, Advantage Rent a Car, Thrifty, E-Z Rent a Car, Dollar Car rental, Sixt

San Francisco Airport (SFO), San Francisco, California

Alamo Rent a Car, National Car Rental, Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Advantage Rent a Car, Enterprise Rent a Car, Payless Rent a Car, Advantage Rent a Car, Thrifty, E-Z Rent a Car, Dollar Car rental, Sixt

Las Vegas McCarran Airport (LAS), Las Vegas, Nevada

Alamo Rent a Car, National Car Rental, Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Advantage Rent a Car, Enterprise Rent a Car, Payless Rent a Car, Advantage Rent a Car, Thrifty, E-Z Rent a Car, Dollar Car rental, Sixt

Denver Airport (DEN), Denver, Colorado

Alamo Rent a Car, National Car Rental, Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Advantage Rent a Car, Enterprise Rent a Car, Advantage Rent a Car, Thrifty, E-Z Rent a Car, Dollar Car rental, Fox car rental

Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA), Seattle, Washington

Alamo Rent a Car, National Car Rental, Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Advantage Rent a Car, Enterprise Rent a Car, Payless Rent a Car, Advantage Rent a Car, Thrifty, E-Z Rent a Car, Dollar Car rental, Sixt, Firefly Car rental, Rent a Wreck car rental

Orlando International Airport (MCO), Orlando, Florida

Alamo Rent a Car, National Car Rental, Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Advantage Rent a Car, Enterprise Rent a Car, Payless Rent a Car, Advantage Rent a Car, Thrifty, E-Z Rent a Car, Dollar Car rental

USA Airport Car Rental

JFK Airport

A 40 to 50 minute drive away from Manhattan, JFK International Airport handles nearly 59 million passengers each year. If you'd like to reserve car hire at JFK Airport to collect when you arrive, you can find most of the car rental desks located within the terminal building. Look out for the Car Rental signs once you're at the luggage collection area.

LaGuardia Airport

Less than a 30 minute drive away from Central Manhattan, LaGuardia International Airport is one of New York's most popular airports, catering for nearly 22 million passengers each year. To collect your car hire in LaGuardia Airport, most of the main car rental brand's collection desks can be found by taking the free shuttle bus from outside terminal A to the car rental centre.

Boston Logan International Airport

A quick 10 minute ride away from Boston City Centre, Logan International Airport services more than 42 million passengers per annum, handling domestic and international flight connections to a wide range of destinations as well as connections to many hubs of the worlds leading international airlines . If you intend to pick-up an affordable car rental at Boston Airport you'll find the majority of the car rental desks located inside the main airport terminal, look out for the car rental signs when you've collected your bags. Once you've provided your details at the desk you might be directed to to take a short free shuttle bus trip to collect your car.

Orlando International MCO

A short 6 mile drive away from Downtown Orlando, Orlando International Airport is Orlando's primary airport, transporting around 50 million passengers per annum. Before your journey, you can pick up a cheap car hire at Orlando International Airport from brands you can trust, including Alamo and Hertz. Many of the hire car companies are on the A-side and B-side of the airport terminal. When you've collected your bags keep an eye out for the car rental signs and head to the Ground Transportation Level.

Orlando Sanford International SFB

Orlando Sanford International Airport is conveniently located in the midst of Orlando's most popular attractions and theme parks, less than 1 hours drive from Disney World and only 45 minutes from The Universal Theme Park. A much smaller airport compared with Orlando International Airport, Sanford Airport handles frequent charter airlines and package holiday providers. You can compare all of the affordable car hire deals at Sanford Airport and reserve a car to collect on arrival at the airport. The majority of the car hire companies are located across the road from the airport terminal building.

Miami MIA

A brief 10 min drive from Miami Downtown, Miami Airport (MIA) is Miami's main airport, transporting in excess of 45 million passengers per annum. Miami International Airport is also one of the leading freight airports globally with a total capacity of more than 2.5 million tonnes per year. If you're landing at the Airport it's easy to collect a convertible rental car at Miami Airport and be driving along Ocean Drive in less than half an hour from the airport. When you land at the airport, the hire car desks are in the car rental centre. Look for the MIA mover (an automated rail system) which is on the 3rd level between the Flamingo and Dolphin car parks. Find the 3rd level Skyride to access the MIA Mover.

Los Angeles Airport

A short 25 minute drive outside of central Los Angeles, Los Angeles Airport is the State's busiest airport, servicing more than 88 million passengers annually. We compare all of the options for car rental in Los Angeles Airport along with larger models like large SUVs and people carriers. When you arrive at the airport, to locate the car rental collection desks, follow the car rental signs and take the free shuttle bus to parking lot C.

San Francisco Airport

A short 20 minute drive south of Central San Francisco, San Francisco Airport caters for in excess of 57 million passengers annually. If you'd like to collect a car rental at San Francisco Airport for your drive, you can locate all of the main car rental collection desks by taking the Airtrain to BART station.

Atlanta Airport

Just a 15 minute drive away from from Atlanta's Downtown Area and acting as the primary hub for Delta Airlines, Atlanta Airport handles more than 110 million passengers per annum. It's easy to reserve your car hire in Atlanta Airport to collect when you arrive. At the airport, you'll find the car rental collection desks within the dedicated car rental centre which you can access via the SkyTrain.

Chicago O'Hare Airport

Just a 20 minute drive from Chicago City Centre, O'Hare Airport services almost 40 million passengers per annum Why not save on car rental at O'Hare Airport by booking in advance on our website. When you arrive at the airport you can take the free shuttle bus to the car rental collection desks. The shuttle bus stop is outside of the lower level luggage claim area.

DFW

Just a 25 minute drive from the Centre of Dallas, DFW International Airport caters for in excess of 75 million passengers each year. You can select from a broad range of different options for car hire in DFW Airport, including National, Hertz and Avis. When you arrive at the airport, take the Rental Car shuttle bus from the lower level pick up area to the dedicated car rental centre which is only 10 minutes away.

Las Vegas Airport

A short 10 minute drive away from Las Vegas' famous strip, Nevada's busiest airport, Las Vegas International Airport caters for more than 51 million passengers per annum. There are a broad array of options for car hire at Las Vegas Airport, so we've made it easy for you to compare all of the options and ensure you find your perfect rental. On arrival at the airport, the car rental centre is 3 miles south of the airport. Look out for the signs for Ground Transportation and hop on the free shuttle bus (at Terminal this is located on level 1 between doors 10 and 11. At Terminal 3 this is located on level zero between doors 51 and 54).

Rental car road trips in the USA

West Coast of the United States

San Francisco

What a wonderful city! Walking through the hilly streets of San Fran you will see modern skyscrapers next to old Victorian houses, parks full of local sun lovers and cable cars catching up. The city is smaller and more casual than other similar names in America. It is alive, but is relaxed. Tolerance is also of paramount importance here; it is also sometimes referred to as the "gay capital of the US". The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, a Cable Car ride and a visit to Fisherman's Wharf; you will not get around the many sights.

Lake Tahoe

Magical Lake Tahoe is located 250 kilometers northeast of San Francisco. The crystal clear water of the gigantic freshwater lake is surrounded on both sides by white snowy mountains and attracts many local and international tourists every year. Not surprising, because in addition to the beautiful nature, you can enjoy yourself in a hundred and one ways: hiking, fishing or water sports, perhaps a boat trip, nice winter sports in the mountains, mountain biking through the forest or the entire 116 kilometers around travel the lake to enjoy the diverse landscape.

Yosemite National Park

More than 3 million visitors travel to Yosemite National Park every year. A popular tourist destination and after seeing the photos you understand why. Especially the valley of the same name - Yosemite Valley - is crowd puller no.1. This valley was once formed by a glacier, with Half Dome towering on one side (the steepest rock in America of 670 m. High) and on the other side El Capitan (block of granite of 900 m. High). Needless to say, this is a great place for rock climbers. You will also find many extensive forests, impressive waterfalls, enchanting lakes and phenomenal viewpoints in this park.

Death Valley

Death Valley is one of the driest and hottest places on Earth and with an area of 14,000 square kilometers, it is one of the largest national parks. Located below sea level, it is also one of the lowest places in North America. Be early, because in the afternoon the temperature can reach 56 degrees! But don't be put off by the heat and the drought. You will certainly be impressed by the phenomenal landscapes and views. The most fascinating viewpoints? That must be Zabriskie Point and Dante's View. Enjoy the beautiful colors, the diverse and often bizarre landscapes and great car and walking routes in the park.

Las Vegas

In the middle of the Mojave Desert in Nevada, the eccentric Las Vegas lights up the horizon. The Strip is the heart of the city, where you can find all the casinos. There are no clocks on the wall here; time is not important. Attend a show by Celine Dion or Cirque du Soleil, party at the Tao or XS nightclub and gamble your savings at the casino. And if you're in a crazy mood, you can get married in one of the chapels. The wheels of the entertainment industry run at full speed in ‘Sin city' all day long. A few days in this exciting environment will satisfy your appetite for entertainment and it will be time to move on. If the money is not gone yet

Zion NP

Next stop: Zion National Park in southwestern Utah. What makes the park so special is the diverse nature: one moment you walk on a barren-dry plain, then you walk in a lush green forest. This is the park for a good hike, especially for the more experienced hiker. One of the most popular hikes is the Angels Landing Trail. After a brisk walk along narrow ridges and deep, the reward is not wrong: a phenomenal view of one of the most beautiful national parks. Another highlight is Zion Canyon a canyon with a length of 24 kilometers and a depth of 800 meters. The rising walls embrace the rich flora and fauna in the valley.

Bryce Canyon NP

Utah's Bryce Canyon is an impressive canyon full of hoodoos: thin rock formations formed by wind, water, and ice erosion. The rock formations are available in all kinds of colors and can be up to 60 meters high. This provides a phenomenal view of the canyon from the various viewpoints. For many, Bryce Canyon is less known than the Grand Canyon, but after visiting this "cave without a roof" you know that this is completely unjustified. The vast surroundings, the fascinating landscape, the hoodoos and the ever-changing yellow, red and orange colors: make sure to stop here en route!

Antelope Canyon

In the southwest of America you can find more: slot canyons. These are narrow gaps formed by water erosion that are considerably deeper than they are wide. In the state of Arizona, a fifteen minute drive from the town of Page, there is such a slot canyon, Antelope Canyon. This beautiful canyon is divided into the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon. The Upper Antelope Canyon is easy to hike in, while you enter the Lower Antelope Canyon via stairs and require a little more climbing. But the extra climbing and narrow passages are well worth it: when the sun's rays come in in the afternoon, you can take the most beautiful pictures of this magical world and the different shades of red on the undulating rock walls.

Monument Valley

About two hours from Antelope Canyon you will find the next natural wonder: Monument Valley. This is perhaps one of the most extraordinary desert landscapes owned by the Navajo Indians. The silhouettes of the lonely red rocks in the landscape make an indelible impression. Discover the highlights of this nature reserve on your own with a rental car or book a Navajo guide. The guide takes you by Jeep through the history of the Indians and the nature reserve. And if you want to go completely authentic, you can also do the tour by horse.

Grand Canyon

From one Canyon to the next and probably most famous: the Grand Canyon in Arizona. This gorge is 435 kilometers long, 15 to 29 kilometers wide and more than 1600 meters deep. To illustrate, it takes about two days to reach the bottom of the Grand Canyon on foot and walk back. That is why many people view the natural wonder from one of the viewpoints along the gorge edge, from their own car, a shuttle bus or while hiking. The south side, South Rim, is particularly suitable for this. But if you really want to see the complete picture, a scenic flight above the canyon is a must do.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is big, busy and overwhelming and is sometimes skipped during a road trip for these reasons. A sin! Because you will also find hip neighborhoods, sun-drenched boulevards and an unique character. But make no mistake: LA is nothing like San Francisco or New York. Los Angeles is great! Here you will not spontaneously encounter the nicest places and sights. A little more planning will be required in advance to make a visit to this huge city a success. And a rental car does not hurt either. With a little research, you can map out a route that combines highlights such as Venice Beach, Mulholland Drive and the Walk of Fame in a practical way.

Big Sur

While driving from LA to the north at high speed on the iconic Highway 1, you will soon come across the next highlight on the California coast: Big Sur. Put the car aside and enjoy the peace and nature in this phenomenally beautiful area. The high hills in the interior, the steep cliffs on the coast and the views of the endless Pacific Ocean. Visit Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Mcway Falls and take a short, brisk hike to Partington Cove. Do not drive too fast again, because you can also camp beautifully in this area.

Seattle

Seattle is located a few miles from the Canadian border and is surrounded by a beautiful natural area. It is an excellent destination for a varied city trip, but if you want to do it really well, combine it with a visit to nearby Vancouver and Vancouver Island, just across the border or a roadtrip in Oregon. The symbol of Seattle is of course the Space Needle, the 184-meter high tower that dominates the city's skyline with its futuristic shapes. The Space Needle was built in the 1960s to commemorate the World's Fair and houses a restaurant plus an observation platform at 160 meters. With the elevator you travel to the top in 43 seconds and from there you have a great view of the city of Seattle.

Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park has been in existence since 1872 and is the oldest national park in the world. The park is famous for its unique concentration of heat sources, but it is also home to the grizzly bear, gray wolf and bison. Here you can easily fill a few days with driving around, hiking, and enjoying the beautiful nature. Because of all that volcanic activity, Yellowstone is one of the most popular parks in the United States. Not surprising, because the spouting geysers, colorful waterholes and breathtaking nature are a special sight. In total you will find 10,000 heat sources, more than 300 geysers and no less than 290 waterfalls.

A multi-day excursion to Yellowstone is a must during a trip through the northern United States.

East Coast of the United States

Chicago

Chicago is located near Lake Michigan, and on a hot day, there are countless opportunities to swim and lie on the beach here. On Lake Michigan you will also find the most popular part of the city: Navy Pier. This pier is one kilometer long and is home to many restaurants, shops, carnival rides and even a number of parks and museums. You have great views of the city skyline and the lake, and there is always a cooling breeze. A nice place to hang out.

Dallas

Dallas counts as the gateway to Texas and the Wild West starts here as soon as you set foot outside the city limits. But before that, you can first immerse yourself in the history of the city and visit some interesting sights. In Dallas you can visit the charming center with its historic streets, but also immerse yourself in the art treasures. And do you want to get a taste of the real Texas? Then head to Fort Worth further away for the ultimate Texas experience.

The Everglades

The Everglades is a vast natural area in northwest Florida. This subtropical wetland is known for its complex ecosystem and endless mangroves and swamps. About a fifth of the Everglades has been declared a National Park, and is home to several endangered animals, such as the American crocodile and Florida leopard. You have to be very lucky to spot them, but you will undoubtedly encounter alligators, dolphins and tropical birds here.

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys will introduce you to a whole new side of the United States, because you will imagine yourself on the relaxed Caribbean. With its beautiful beaches, clear sea water and wonderful temperatures, the Florida Keys are the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday.

Washington DC

Washington D.C. is the city of icons such as the White House and the Capitol. It is the city where you get acquainted with America's illustrious past and travel from the seventeenth century to the America of the present.

New York

New York is an overwhelming metropolis with something to experience on every street corner. Take the elevator to the top of the Empire State Building, watch a Broadway show, shop in the Meatpacking District, and take a short break in Central Park. Whatever you do, you can easily enjoy shopping and sightseeing in New York for a few weeks.

New Orleans

New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, resulting in thousands of casualties. But more than 10 years later, tourism is flourishing again like never before. Visit the legendary French Quarter and indulge in the city's many temptations. New Orleans is all about music, good food and enjoying life.

Niagara Falls

The total length of Niagara Falls is nearly one kilometer, making it one of the largest waterfalls on the planet. A stop that you should not miss during a tour of the American east coast or when you take a city trip to the Canadian city of Toronto.

Miami

Miami is located in the southernmost tip of the United States and, thanks to its Caribbean influences, is one of the most vibrant cities in the country. Stroll through Little Havana, see the Art Deco District, and sip a cocktail among the hip locals on Ocean Drive. There is plenty to see in Miami! Miami is the ideal vacation destination. You have sea and beach, and it is wonderfully warm all year round.

Memphis

The American city of Memphis owes its fame to two illustrious figures from history: Elvis Presley and civil rights activist Martin Luther King. They left their mark on this vibrant Mississippi city, which is also known as the birthplace of soul music.

Nashville

Nashville is known as the capital of country music and you can't ignore that during your visit. One of the best-known music spots is Music Row, a historic district in downtown Nashville. Here you will find companies that deal with music, from record labels to recording studios and from radio stations to production houses. Numerous famous pop songs were born here and you can tell from everything. Loud guitar music can be heard in the many bars along Broadway and in the record shops you can buy the heritage of this city as a souvenir.

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Car Hire Day Trips in USA

Alligator & Wildlife Discovery Centre

A wildlife protection centre is the location of over 200 animals including alligators, frogs and lizards. The facility focuses on rescuing orphaned animals that can't be returned back into the wild and provides some great informative tours. A fun day out for the whole family.

Shipwreck Island waterpark

Located in Panama City Beach, Shipwreck Island Waterpark is the ultimate thrill seekers day out. With it's big slides, wave pools or lazy rivers, this theme park has it all.This is the best family day out in the area!

Tallahassee Antique Car Museum

Accommodating one of the largest collection of antique vehicles in the country, Tallahasse Antique Car Museum is a must see museum for both car and antique enthusiasts. With not just cars on offer, but motorcycles, golf clubs, knives, pedal cars, and model cars.

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Founded in 1978, this beautiful botanical garden in Gainsville, Florida. The Park is home to a hummingbird garden, a herb garden and a children's garden. A great place to slow down and unwind.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Home to over 2000 animals and over 1000 plant species, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a fun and informative day out for all the family. The Zoo is home to some incredible animal exhibits, including a dinosaur exhibit which is not to be missed!

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

In the city of St. Augustine, Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest fort in the United States. Very rich in history, the fort offers guided tours and was declared a national monument in 1924.

GatorWorld Parks of Florida

A drive through Alligator Park, located in central Florida is the location of over 400 alligators. A memorable day out where you have the opportunity to pet and feed the animals and get a photo with them too. For the younger children, there is a petting zoo onsite too with goats, cows and chickens.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

A famous African themed animal theme park is well known for some of the most exhilarating, thrill seeking rollercoasters in the whole of Florida. This amusement park is more than rollercoasters however, with animals and a wide variety of themed bars and restaurants. What more could you want for a jam packed family day out!

Daytona International Speedway

A famous race track which opened back in 1959 is the location of the globally recognised NASCAR race. Guided tours are recommended to make the most of your trip, there is also a museum full of race memorabilia.

Universal Studios

A theme park providing the opportunity to live in the movies and provides a memorable experience for the whole family. Located this extensive complex is home to Harry Potter, Back to the future and Alien rides, and make sure to visit the wide range of 3D rides.

SeaWorld Orlando

One of the most well known theme parks in the Country and home to Shamu the orca killerwhale, Seaworld is an attraction not to be missed when in Orlando, Florida. The park is home to an array of marine wildlife including dolphins, seals and penquins. Remember to visit one of the many gift shops and take home a souvenir killerwhale soft toy!

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

A vast preserved wetland, home to a wide variety of wildlife, is located in Fort Myers, Florida. If you enjoy walking, there are some spectacular boardwalk trails on offer and also a beautiful butterfly park. A wonderful day out surrounded by nature.

Manatee Lagoon

The Manatee Lagoon is a perfect place to learn about the unique Florida manatee. The best time to visit is the winter months, but you should be able to see the manatees most of the year round. The Lagoon also has a fun and informative educational centre onsite and gift shop, so be sure to visit and take home a souvenir!

Mallory Square

With its wide range of restaurants and shops, Mallory Square, located on the waterfront of Key West's old town, is the perfect family day out. There are also nightly festivals, perfectly positioned to watch the spectacular sunsets.

Wynwood Walls

Located in Miami, this outdoor space is a truly unique Urban Graffiti Art Museum, accommodating murals by artists from all over the world. The area is also the location of art shops, restaurants and bars so is the ideal place to spend a day to make the most of what it has to offer.

Everglades National Park

On the southern tip of Florida, this fantastic 1.5 million acre wetland reserve is home to rare and endangered Manatee's, leatherback turtle and the Florida Panther. The infamous Airboat guided tour is a must when here to make the most of this beautiful national park.

Miami Seaquarium

One of the oldest oceanariums in the Country, Miami Seaquarium is home to an array of marine animals, including sharks, fish, manatee's and reptiles. Located near downtown Miami, the park offers shows throughout the day and has a wide range of gift shops to take home your favourite marine animal toy.

Theatre of the Sea

Theatre of the Sea is a popular marine mammal park in the Florida Keys. Whether you want to swim with dolphins or snorkel amongst some other beautiful marine wildlife, this is the ideal day trip, full of fun and a fantastic educational day out.

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Is the car rental fully insured?

All of our rentals in USA are fully insured with zero excess. You can purchase optional top up cover on our extras page

What is the average price in Orlando?

An example average cost for 5 days in Orlando for November is GBP344.15 for a lead driver aged 35

What's the cheapest fuel policy for car hire in USA?

All of our rentals in USA include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.

What should I take with me when I collect the car in USA?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

Iconic USA road trip routes

Route 66

Right on top of the list for most America addicts. Route 66! This is also called the road of all roads, or The Mother Road. This Illinois-California route was wildly popular after World War II, and it still retains that old nostalgia today. Although you will certainly not be the only tourist on this classic route, it is definitely still one of the coolest car routes in America. The route takes you from Chicago in the north to Los Angeles along some of the most beautiful and iconic parts of the USA. Highlights on this route are of course Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and the Grand Canyon, but many more must-sees await you in the eight states that traverse you along the way. It doesn't get more American than this.

The Pacific Coast Highway - San Francisco to Los Angeles

If it's the cities you're visiting, The Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) is a much better choice. A popular route that starts is San Francisco and ends in L.A, or vice versa. The big advantage of this route is that it is relatively short with about 700km and therefore easy to drive if you do not have much time but want to see a lot. You also follow the beautiful west coast of America with spectacular views and many beautiful beaches along the way. From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge you drive south, almost without losing sight of the ocean. Be sure to stop by Big Sur, Santa Barbara and Malibu for the optimal USA experience and plan enough time to admire the sunset from a new location every night. If you have time left in L.A., follow Highway 101 to San Diego!

The Extraterrestrial Highway

Looking for an unusual trip? While we can't really travel in space (yet), you can at least drive down the Extraterrestrial Highway (aka Nevada State Route 375), which takes you through a pretty inconspicuous desert where some pretty remarkable (alleged ) alien encounters have occurred! Although we cannot guarantee a close encounter, at times you will feel outside our world!

The Deep South - A tour through the musical South

The Deep South is less touristy; a guaranteed special trip through the extreme southeast of the States. This is a route full of history and culture that cuts through the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. A ride for music lovers, to the cradle of Rock 'n' Roll and Jazz, but also country, blues and soul can be found here in abundance. Get a glimpse into American heritage in cities such as New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville and immerse yourself in the world of Elvis. What not many car routes in America have, but this one: it's round! So you can start wherever you want and return to your starting point.

The Overseas Highway

The Overseas Highway is actually the last stretch of the original U.S. Route 1 (not to be confused with Highway 1!), which starts in Fort Kent, Maine and ends in Miami, Florida. A ride that is actually a bit too long to complete in one go, so it is best to skip a few stages. If you only have a week, start in Washington D.C. If you have a little longer, New York City is of course a great starting point. Either way, don't be in too much of a hurry, because the most beautiful part of this route is waiting for the end. The Overseas Highway connects the Florida Keys to the mainland through a series of bridges. A spectacular picture and perfect end of your road trip on Route 1!

The Great Northern Highway - Highway 2 through No Man's Land

Are you a true nature lover and does the "no man's land" element of a road trip appeal to you? Then The Great Northern Highway, also known as US Route 2, is a good choice for you. The route starts in Seattle, and that is also the last piece of densely populated world that you will see in a long time. From there, you will traverse all the northern states with stops at the Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park, followed by the endless prairies of the Great Plains. For a moment you will beep across the border to Canada, then return to the USA through New England, where your road trip ends in Acadia National Park. The Great Northern is one of the longest car routes in America with 4000 kilometers and a real introduction to the diversity of nature. From views of mountain peaks in the Rocky Mountains to lakes, forests, volcanic landscapes and vast plains.

Oregon Trail

This route takes you through history and through the beautiful Western landscape of America! You will take you through some of the sights previously discovered by pioneers!

Blue Ridge Parkway

This quintessential All-American road connects two national parks along a chain of mountains, so before you know it you are in for a breathtaking view! In the summer and spring you can hike from the Blue Ridge Parkway for hiking or camping, or go in the fall! An environment full of colorful leaves!

Going-to-the-Sun Road

If you visit Glacier National Park, you will have no choice but to take this beautiful ride! It is the only road that crosses the entire park. Along the way you will see panoramic mountain views, clear blue glacial lakes and wooded valleys. Are you familiar with part of the trip? Which can! Known for The Shining, Forrest Gump and Blade Runner!

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