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Car Rentals: Explore More of a Destination

When exploring a new destination, renting a car offers unmatched freedom and flexibility. You can stop anywhere, explore at your own pace, and make the most of your journey. If you're searching for "car rentals near me" or seeking top-rated car rental companies, our advanced search engine can help. It provides real-time ratings and reviews to ensure you find the best-value car rentals available. Whether you're planning a road trip, business travel, or a family vacation, let us help you find the perfect car rental to suit your needs.

Check out our best hotel, flight, or vacation package deals to finish off planning the perfect and affordable vacation.

Destinations We Recommend Exploring by Car

Here are some destinations that are best and easiest explored by car, including our top road trips in the US and Mexico.

New England

The easiest and cheapest airport to fly into would be Boston Logan International (BOS), from there, we recommend renting a car and exploring the East Coast. From Martha's Vineyard up to Bar Harbor. Another great road trip to embark on, is a leaf peeping road trip in the fall. Explore the picturesque New England towns in Vermont or New Hampshire.

  • Visit Kancamagus Highway: Nearest Airport is Manchester-Boston Regional

  • Visit Salem, MA: Nearest Airport is Boston Logan International

  • Visit Stowe, Vermont: Nearest Airport is Burlington International Airport

  • Visit Bar Harbor, Maine: Nearest Airport is Portland International JetPort

Utah

We highly recommend getting a car to explore the great state of Utah. From desert to the Rocky Mountains, to Bonneville Salt Flats, here's our recommendations for spots to visit around Utah, along with the best deals on car rentals in and out of Salt Lake City.

  • Bonneville Salt Flats: 1hour and 30-minutes from Salt Lake

  • Bryce Canyon National Park: 3 hours and 55-minutes from Salt Lake

  • Moab & Arches National Park: 3 hours and 40-minutes from Salt Lake

  • Zion National Park: 3 hours and 38-minutes to Salt Lake

  • Canyonlands State Park: 3 hours and 49-minutes to Salt Lake

Western Canada: Alberta & British Columbia

Western Canada is truly best explored by car. You can fly into Calgary, Edmonton, or Vancouver Airports and rent a car to explore the provences of Alberta and British Columbia. The most famous spot on a Western Canada road trip is Banff National Park, but you can find similar views with a bit less crowds at Yoho National Park in British Columbia. Find below the list of stops we recommend taking on a Western Canada road trip, along with the best deals on car rentals.

  • Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park: Closest Airport is Calgary International

  • Banff National Park: Closest Airport is Calgary International

  • Radium Hot Springs in British Columbia: Closest Airport is Calgary International

  • Icefields Parkway: Closest Airport is Edmonton International

  • Great Bear Rainforest: Closest Airport is Vancouver International

Mexico

There's a lot of "hidden gem" spots in Mexico that we recommend exploring, but you're going to want a car for the ease of getting around. Just make sure you don't fall for any rental car upselling insurance scams. Do make sure you have personal liability insurance with your rental car, it's a law to have it when driving around Mexico. Without it, you can face a prision sentence. You can check the rental conditions to make sure this is added. Alternatively, to avoid extra fees at the pick up location, you can see if your own insurance provides this when traveling to Mexico, you'll need to provide proof of coverage to the car rental company.

Example Itineraries

Below, we've provided comprehensive guides for taking a road trip in top locations. Explore Iceland's ring road with this road trip itinerary. Or, the top places to visit in New England during the fall with a list made by a New England native.

Car Rentals Frequently Asked Questions

Below, we've provided answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding car rentals. Including best times to book, how to extend a booking, and many other questions.

Q: What is a Rental Mileage Plan?

A: A rental mileage plan includes the number of miles or kilometers that your rental can drive for the duration of your rental agreement. If you plan on doing a lot of driving on your trip, it's always a good idea to opt for an unlimited mileage plan, so you can avoid additional fees.

Q: How Do I Extend My Rental?

A: It's always best to check with the rental car company directly to see if they can extend the booking for you. Every rental agency has different terms and conditions, so it's always best to check with them or manage your booking with a third party service.

Q: Is It Cheaper to Rent a Car from the Airport or a Downtown Location?

A: It's been proven that it's actually cheaper to pick up a car from a downtown location than to collect it from the airport. You can actually save nearly 30% on average by choosing to collect your car in the city center. So, it may be worth grabbing public transport from the airport to your central location.