What are the major attractions in Brighton?
If your trip to Brighton is all booked but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.
Give that rental car a breather and start using those legs. Not far from the center of this neighborhood, Brighton Music Hall is worth a visit. More adventure awaits at Chestnut Hill Reservoir and Alumni Stadium, which are also close at hand.
What are the best road trip destinations near Brighton?
Be sure to stop by Commonwealth and Brookline during your time here. Set aside plenty of time to explore — there's plenty to keep you occupied. Commonwealth is about 0.5 miles away, while Brookline is 2 miles.
Where are the best beaches near Brighton?
One of the best things about renting a car while you're visiting Brighton is that you'll be able to get out and see some of the area's lovely beaches no matter what the weather's like. So, grab your sunglasses (or a raincoat) and get ready to check out these delightful options:
- Revere Beach (10 miles away).
- Wayland Town Beach (11 miles away).
Where are the best convention centers near Brighton?
If you're traveling to Brighton for work-related purposes, you'll probably be visiting some convention and business centers. With your own rental car, you're sure to make it there on time. Here are some of the most well known:
- Hynes Convention Center (4 miles away).
- Hancock Conference Center (4 miles away).
- TD Garden (5 miles away).
What kind of rental car should I get for Brighton?
The open road is calling your name, and Brighton is a wonderful base to kick-start your driving adventure. Situated 5 miles from the heart of the city, the first thing you'll need to pick up is the key to one of our top-notch rental cars. A full-size SUV will get you in and around Boston in safety and comfort — or perhaps you want to steer off the beaten track and explore lesser-known areas with a rugged four-wheel drive. For city commuting, we'd recommend going with a compact car. They might not be as spacious, but they'll be wonderful at squeezing into those narrow car spaces.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Brighton?
You'll be happy to hear that there's a huge range of both luxury and economy rentals in Brighton. What you go with will depend on how much you're willing to spend and what you plan to do. Prestige vehicles offer the best in comfort and class. If you feel like splashing out, why not grab an elite SUV, or perhaps a cushy mid-sized vehicle? On the other hand, if you just need a car to get you from A to B as efficiently as possible, we can help you out with a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that won't break the bank).
What do I need to know about driving in Boston?
You've probably locked in your rental car. You might even know how to get to all the big attractions. But are you across the traffic rules in and around Brighton? Keep reading to find out:
What side of the road do they drive on in Brighton?
People drive on the right-hand side of the road in Brighton. Even though the conditions may be similar to home, we suggest driving a little more carefully in new and unfamiliar destinations.
Does Brighton have peak-hour traffic?
With Boston having a modest population of roughly 667,100, traffic isn't a big issue in the neighborhood of Brighton. As with most places, the roads are busier as people commute to and from work. Try to avoid those times if you want to reach your destination faster.
Is it difficult to park in Brighton?
It's relatively easy to find a car space in Brighton, although it can be challenging to score a spot in the busiest streets. Booking a hotel that offers on-site parking will make things more convenient.
Are there speed limits in Brighton?
The speed limits in Brighton are similar to the rest of Boston, ranging from 20 mi/h to 65 mi/h. To ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers, a default speed limit of 30 mi/h applies to most residential zones.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Boston?
One of two things will happen. Your rental company may bill the fined amount to your credit card. This is the more common practice. Alternatively, it may pass on your contact details to local authorities so the fine is issued straight to you.
Are seat belts compulsory in Boston?
Although there are a small number of exceptions, seat belts must be worn when the vehicle is in motion in Boston.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Brighton?
Like many places, regular cell phone usage is not allowed while behind the wheel in Brighton. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just remember to keep your eyes on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Brighton?
In Brighton, it is against the law to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.08%. If you're going to have a drink or two with lunch or dinner, it'd be wise to leave the rental car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Brighton?
Yes you can. But before doing so, you are required to stop the vehicle completely and only move on if the coast is clear.