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What are the major attractions in Beaufort?

If your trip to Beaufort is all organized but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.

Stop by Bay Street. It's one attraction you'll usually find on most visitors' to-do lists. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park and Spanish Moss Trail are also nearby and worth checking out.

What are the best road trip destinations near Beaufort?

Beaufort is wonderful, there's no doubt about that — but there's loads more to see just down the road. Climb back into the driver's seat and embark on a new adventure in Charleston. This popular day-trip destination features some interesting attractions, such as USS Yorktown.

Where are the best beaches near Beaufort?

Nothing says vacation like jumping in the car, blasting some tunes and cruising to the seaside. Beaufort has some awesome beaches nearby, so grab a book (and a kite if it's breezy) and head to one of these well-known options:

  • The Sands (4 miles away).
  • Folly Field Beach Park (16 miles away).
  • Driessen Beach Park (16 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Beaufort?

No matter your motoring needs in Beaufort, CarRentals.com will take you from A to B with ease. If you're in the city on business, a premium car is a good fit. These types of vehicles boast high-quality finishes, luxurious interiors, and a whole host of extras. Traveling on a small budget and in the mood to save a few bucks? A mini or a compact car may be a top choice. These smaller vehicles are inexpensive to run and fantastic for zooming around city streets. If you have a few kids (and tons of luggage) in tow, a full-size SUV will have the space you need.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Beaufort?

Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes your car choice important. If you're about to embark on an amazing road trip around Beaufort, a comfortable SUV could be the answer. If you're hoping for the best possible price and plan to stick to city driving, a versatile compact is a wise pick. All you need to do is choose what'll suit you best, throw your bags in the back seat, and hit the wide, open road.

What do I need to know about driving in Beaufort County?

When driving somewhere new, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the local traffic regulations. Here's what you'll need to know to hit the road in Beaufort safely and soundly:

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

In Beaufort, you'll have to stick to the right side. When road-tripping someplace new, it's always a wise idea to go for a vehicle with automatic transmission. That way, you can focus on the road and not worry about gear changes.

Does Beaufort have peak-hour traffic?

One of the advantages of visiting a smaller city is lighter traffic, so you won't have to worry too much about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of around 12,400, you can expect a smooth Beaufort driving experience.

Is it difficult to park in Beaufort?

You'll find loads of places to leave your car in Beaufort. Even in the heart of the action, there's usually a spot right where you need it.

Are there speed limits in Beaufort?

Speed limits vary across Beaufort, but usually range from 20 mi/h to 70 mi/h. Most residential areas have a top speed of 30 mi/h unless indicated otherwise.

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

Most of the time, your car rental company will bill the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with the relevant local law enforcement agency so they can issue a fine to you directly.

Are seat belts compulsory in Beaufort County?

Seat belts should always be worn in Beaufort County. However, these rules may vary for some vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.

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

It's legal to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Beaufort. However, we recommend that you err on the side of caution and avoid texting or calling — your attention is better spent on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Beaufort?

In Beaufort, it's an offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.08%. If you're in the mood for a couple of glasses of wine with dinner, it'd be wise to leave your car at your hotel.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Beaufort?

Yes you can. However, before you turn you are required to completely stop the vehicle and only continue if the lane is free of traffic.

Car rentals in Beaufort: All you need to know

A Beaufort car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of South Carolina has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Beaufort. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Beaufort?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book the cheapest deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Beaufort. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
  • Don't get more car than you'll need. Generally, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Beaufort rental car.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Beaufort?

From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Beaufort?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this South Carolina metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Beaufort?

Normally, to rent a car in Beaufort you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to discover what the total will be before you reserve your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Beaufort?

Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Beaufort.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier

What fuel policy should I get?

We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your Beaufort adventure, check a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:

  • Check out your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city

Book your Beaufort car rental today

Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can fit your needs and not break the bank.

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