Driving through United States is one of the best ways to really immerse yourself in this fascinating country and why not do it from the comfort of your Avis car hire?
Is there a venture more American than a road trip – overlooking the Pacific with your windows down, following the California coastline, snaking through the Grand Canyon or travel the historic Oregon Trail.
We have car hire locations at nearly every major airport in USA - we’ll see you there, ready and waiting to help you unlock the world.
The open road is one of the most iconic idols of the American freedom. Glamourized and ghosted alike, the American highway will take you along varied landscapes, towns big and small, expansive wastelands, sandy desserts, picturesque coastlines, immersive national parks, history and nostalgia. You may fall short of soundtracks to play along the road but you won’t be left floundered for adventure hugging American road trips.
Almost every road trip enthusiast has been bewitched by the mystique of Route 66 – the ultimate road trip.
This glorious old road which extends a nasty “More than two thousand miles all the way “ passes through the heart of the United States on a crosswise trip that takes in some of the country’s most paradigmatic roadside scenes. If you are in the pursuit of great displays of neon signs, the-back-of-beyond truck stops, or kitschy Americana, do as the song says and “get your kicks on Route 66.”
The 100-mile White Rim Road loops around and below the Island in the Sky mesa top and provides expansive views of the surrounding area. Four-wheel-drive trips usually take two to three days, and mountain bike trips usually take three to four days.
Under favourable weather conditions, the White Rim Road is moderately difficult for high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicles. The steep, exposed sections of the Shafer Trail, Lathrop Canyon Road, Murphy Hogback, Hardscrabble Hill, and the Mineral Bottom switchbacks make the White Rim loop a challenging mountain bike ride, and require extreme caution for both vehicles and bikes during periods of inclement weather. During high water conditions on the Green River, sections of road on the west side can flood, making a complete loop impossible.
Arguably the USA’s most iconic road trip Big Sur California– Highway One – is drenched in sunshine and joy and is one of the best places in California to go for a self-drive. It stretches 90 miles south of Carmel from Point Lobos all the way to Hearst Castle and is one of the most memorable sections of coastline on the planet. Hailed as the ultimate California road trip, driving the Big Sur is a coast-hugging drive, where the Santa Lucia mountains plunge into the sea, and the surf and wind relentlessly pound the rocks and shore below and bend the native cypress trees into otherworldly shapes. With its mild climate, the outstanding highway system, and nonstop-gorgeous scenery, you can rent a car in California, take the Highway 1 road to discover secret beaches and soaring cliffs along Big Sur California road trip.
A nature lover’s dream, Blue Ridge Parkway starts from Shenandoah National Park and ends at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, after stretchy some 469 miles. South’s most storied highway, Blue Ridge Parkway is best visited in autumnto enjoy nature in all its glorious hues while it cuts through the Appalachian mountains. The route runs through Virgina and North Carolina, containing four distinct districts and is highlighted by lush green scenery out of a fairy-tale, highlands, plateaus, ridges, waterfalls, hiking trails, and panoramic views.
Hailed as the “Ultimate Summer Road-Trip”, San Francisco to L.A. incorporates a 450 mile stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway, commonly known to Californians as “PCH” or the 1 with nonstop-gorgeous scenery and unarguably the best way to experience the “Californian state of mind.”
Begin your epic adventure by renting an Avis car from the San Francisco International Airport and setting off to explore a city packed full of character and diverse things to do -explore Alcatraz Island, maneuver through Lombard Street, Dig into fish & chips at Fisherman’s Wharf, marvel at the Golden Gate Bridge, get going at the Venice Beach, cruise Sunset Boulevard, shop in style at Rodeo Drive, drive to long beach, spend a fun day at Disneyland, fly to the stars at Griffith Observatory, go theme park crazy at Universal Studios Hollywood
Which Side of the Road?
In the USA, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
• Do not use mobile phone to call or text while driving.
• America is full of Toll Roads, also known as Turnpikes. Keep lots of spare change in your car as only some booths accept Debit and Credit cards.
• Please be aware you may turn right at lights (in some States, when shown by signs).
• On Roundabouts (Traffic Circles or Rottary), drivers to the left have right of way.
• Do not overtake school buses.
• If pulled over by Police, do not exit your vehicle. Turn the ignition off and sit patiently with your hands visible.
Each State will have its own speed regulations to abide by, please use this as a guide to road speeds, not the actual State traffic speed limits:
• Urban areas: 20 - 35 mph
• 2 lane Highway:55 - 65 mph
• School Zone: 10 - 20 mph
• Motorways:65 - 70 mph
Please be aware of changing speeds indicated by road signs.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
• It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to be wearing a seatbelt, you will be fined.
• Each State has its own rules and regulations about child seats and seatbelt laws.
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.