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What are the major attractions in Athens?

If your trip to Athens is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.

Close to the center, Convocation Center is one attraction to consider adding to your to-do list. Peden Stadium and Hot Dog Museum are also close by and worth a pit stop.

What are the best road trip destinations near Athens?

We know you want to take your new ride for a spin. How about a day trip out to Rockbridge? Just 28 miles away, roll down the windows and let the wind rustle your hair on the way there. Among your first stops here ought to be Lake Logan State Park, Rock House at Hocking Hills State Park and Hocking Hills Market. Located 28 miles away, Parkersburg is another place to aim for. If you visit, be sure to check out Grand Central Mall, Lee Middleton Doll Museum and Smoot Theater.

What kind of rental car should I get for Athens?

No other mode of transportation can give you freedom and flexibility like your own set of wheels. No matter the reason for your adventure to Athens, CarRentals.com has an excellent selection of vehicles to drive away in. Taking a city break with your significant other? Make things even cozier by opting for a convertible. Lots of fun to drive and a breeze to park, you'll adore sitting alongside each other in one of these little rides. An SUV is a great option for families with youngsters. There's plenty of room for everyone and you can venture where you want, when you want. If you're on the road for work, a premium car will get you from the boardroom to your hotel in style and comfort.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Athens?

For some people, owning a high-end vehicle is the stuff that dreams are made of. But renting the car of your dreams is well within your grasp! Imagine the thrill of rolling into town in a classy sports car, even if it's just for a short while. Or perhaps all you're looking for is a reliable set of wheels to get you safely from A to B. Flashy or frugal? Whatever you decide, one thing's for sure — there's a rental car to suit you in Athens.

What do I need to know about driving in Ohio?

Before you begin driving in Athens, familiarize yourself with the local rules and regulations. From rules about turning at red lights to parking regulations, here's what you need to know:

What side of the road do they drive on in Athens?

In Athens, you'll have to keep on the right side. When exploring someplace new, it's always a smart idea to rent an automatic car. That way, you can focus on the road ahead and not worry about gear changes.

Does Athens have peak-hour traffic?

As the population of Athens is around 23,800, you shouldn't have too much difficulty with traffic congestion. However, major roads can get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving then.

Is it difficult to park in Athens?

You'll find plenty of places to park the car in Athens. Even in the thick of things, you're likely to score a space right where you need it.

Are there speed limits in Athens?

Most residential zones in the city of Athens have a 35 mi/h speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits generally range between 20 mi/h and 70 mi/h.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Ohio?

One of two things will happen. Your chosen rental car company may bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the most common approach. Alternatively, it may forward your contact details to the relevant local authority so the fine is sent directly to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in Ohio?

Seat belts are mandatory in Ohio. However, these rules may vary for certain vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Athens?

It is legal to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Athens. But we suggest that you err on the side of caution and avoid calling or texting — your attention is better spent on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Athens?

In Athens, it is an offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. If you're in the mood for a few drinks over dinner, leave your car behind.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Athens?

Yes it is. However, before you turn you must stop the vehicle completely and only proceed if the lane is clear.

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