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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Atherton?
If your trip to Atherton is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.Leave that rental car back at the hotel and start using those feet. Not far from the center of this neighborhood, Kepler’s Books is worth a visit. More adventure awaits at Nak’s Oriental Market and Music@Menlo, which are also a stone’s throw away.
What are the best road trip destinations near Atherton?
Stanford and Menlo Park are well worth visiting while you’re in the area. Stanford is 3 miles away, while Menlo Park is 2 miles.
Where are the best beaches near Atherton?
Nothing screams vacation like jumping in the car and cruising to the seaside. Atherton has some incredible beaches nearby, so bring along a good book (and a kite if the wind’s up) and take a day trip to one of these well-known options:

  • Lakeshore Park Beach (8 miles away).
  • Cowell Ranch State Beach (13 miles away).
  • Pelican Point Beach (13 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Atherton?
Frequently travel for business-related purposes? Convention centers are probably like a second home to you. With easy access to hotels and cafés, your trip is sure to be a success if you’re booked in at any of these places:

  • Allied Arts Guild (2 miles away).
  • San Mateo County Event Center (8 miles away).
  • South San Francisco Convention Center (17 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Atherton?
Pick up the keys to an intermediate car and experience the gorgeous sights of Palo Alto with a few pals. These vehicles offer ample legroom and a sizeable trunk to carry all your gear. They’re fuel-efficient, so you can easily journey the 4 miles between Atherton and downtown Palo Alto (and beyond!) without hurting your bank balance. But if you’re in the mood to treat yourself on your vacation, why not choose a premium car? All those little extras, like sunroofs and the latest infotainment systems, will ensure you have a memorable driving experience.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Atherton?
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes choosing the right car important. If you’re about to embark on an epic road trip around Atherton, a safe and sturdy SUV could be the ideal solution. If you’re hoping for the best possible price and plan on sticking mostly to the city, an economy car is a clever pick. All you have to do is work out what suits you best, throw your bags in the back seat, and start clocking up those miles.
What side of the road do they drive on in Atherton?
In Atherton, you’ll have to stick to the right-hand side. When visiting someplace new, it’s always a good idea to rent a car with automatic transmission. That way, you can concentrate on the road and save worrying about gear changes.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in San Mateo County?
Normally your chosen rental car company will bill the fined amount to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Otherwise, they may provide your contact details to local law enforcement agencies, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
Are seat belts compulsory in San Mateo County?
You bet. Although, there are exceptions for vehicles run by public transportation networks.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Atherton?
Like many places, standard cell phone usage is prohibited while driving in Atherton. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just ensure you stay focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Atherton?
While driving in Atherton, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.08%. Thinking of having a couple of glasses of wine while you’re out? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Atherton?
Yes, drivers are allowed to turn on a red light in Atherton. However, before you do you have to completely stop the car. Move on only when the coast is clear.

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