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If your trip to Bay City is all booked but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a helping hand.
Not far from the city center, Bay City Municipal Court is one attraction you might like to consider adding to your must-see list. Le Tulle Park and Matagorda County Museum are also not far away and worth taking the time to see.
You'll want to check out nearby Lake Jackson. What's 31 miles when you have your very own car? The drive there is half the fun! Among the first stops you make here ought to be Sea Center Texas, Sea Center Texas and Wilderness Golf Course. The locals will also likely point you toward Katy, 56 miles away. If you only see one attraction here, let it be Katy Mills Mall. (But we'd also highly recommend Typhoon Texas and LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch.)
Whether you're traveling by yourself or with the whole family, CarRentals.com will help you find the best ride for your Bay City trip. A compact car is a fabulous option if you're going to be spending nearly all of your time downtown. Thrifty and reliable, these vehicles will take you here, there and everywhere quickly and easily. If you feel like splashing out, pick a ride from our special category. You're sure to find something that'll spark some envious glances. Got the young ones in tow? A roomy SUV will match your needs.
For some of us, owning a high-end vehicle may be somewhat out of reach. But renting your dream car can easily be a reality! Imagine cruising the open roads in a fancy sports car, even if it's only for a day or two. Or perhaps all you need is a dependable set of wheels to get you safely from A to B. Affordable or flashy? Either way, there's a rental car to suit your style in Bay City.
When driving somewhere new, you should have a good understanding of the local traffic regulations. Here's what you'll need to know to navigate your way around Bay City safely and soundly:
In Bay City, you'll have to stick to the right-hand side. When visiting someplace new, it's always a wise idea to rent a vehicle with automatic transmission. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and not stress about gear changes.
As the population of Bay City is only 17,600, you shouldn't encounter too much trouble with traffic. That being said, city center streets usually get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
You'll find lots of places to leave your car in Bay City. Even in the thick of the action, you're likely to score a space just where you need it.
While motoring around the streets of Bay City, keep in mind that the speed limits generally range from 25 mi/h to 80 mi/h. Residential areas are 30 mi/h unless stated otherwise.
One of two things will happen. Your rental car company may charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the usual approach. Alternatively, it may provide your contact information to the relevant local authority so the fine is sent straight to you.
In short, yes. Although, there are a couple of exceptions for vehicles used by public transportation systems.
It is prohibited to use your cell phone while you're behind the wheel in Bay City, and you may even receive a fine for just handling a phone if you're in control of a vehicle. That being said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your focus remains on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Bay City is 0.08%. If you're planning a big night on the town, leave your car behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Yes, drivers can turn on a red light in Bay City. But first you have to completely stop the vehicle. Proceed only when your way is clear of oncoming traffic.