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What are the major attractions in Charlestown?
If your trip to Charlestown is all organized but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Close to the city center, Frosty Drew Observatory is one attraction to consider adding to your must-see list. Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge and Fantastic Umbrella Factory are also not far away and worth a detour.
What are the best road trip destinations near Charlestown?
More fun and adventure is right around the corner, so secure that seat belt! Cruise 20 miles down the road and swing by The Breakers and Fort Adams State Park. You’ll discover these superb attractions in Newport. Nothing screams fun like a road trip, so keep on cruising to Providence. It’s 30 miles away and also features a few rewarding sights, such as Roger Williams Park Zoo and Rhode Island State Capitol Building.
Where are the best beaches near Charlestown?
No matter what the weather’s like, you’ll be able to explore the beautiful beaches near Charlestown from the comfort and freedom of your rental car. As you cruise along, keep an eye out for seagulls gliding over these dazzling stretches of coastline:

  • East Beach (3 miles away).
  • Charlestown Town Beach (3 miles away).
  • Weekapaug Beach (6 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Charlestown?
No other mode of transportation can offer you freedom and convenience like your own car. Whatever the reason for your travels to Charlestown, CarRentals.com has a terrific range of vehicles to take your pick of. Spending time in the city with your beloved? Get a little cozy by opting for a convertible. A delight to drive and super easy to park, you’ll love sitting side by side in one of these nifty rides. A full-size car is ideal for families. There’s enough space for everyone and you can venture wherever you want, whenever you want. If you’re on the road for business, a premium car will transport you from conference to meeting in comfort and style.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Charlestown?
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes your car choice important. If you’re about to embark on an epic road trip around Charlestown, a roomy SUV could be a good choice. If you want the best possible deal and plan on sticking mostly to the city, a versatile compact is a clever pick. All you need to do is work out what’s the best fit, load up the car, and hit the wide, open road.
What side of the road do they drive on in Charlestown?
You have to drive on the right-hand side of the road in Charlestown. Even though the rules may be similar to home, it’s wise to drive a bit more cautiously on roads that are unfamiliar.
Is it difficult to park in Charlestown?
Most of the time, finding a place to park the car in Charlestown is an easy task. If you’re heading to one of the busier attractions in town, it would be wise to look at parking options before you set off.
Does Charlestown have peak-hour traffic?
As with most places, you can expect more traffic just before and after work during the week. However, with a population of roughly 8,400, traffic gridlock isn’t a big concern in Charlestown.
Are there speed limits in Charlestown?
Speed limits vary across the city of Charlestown, but generally range from 20mph to 65mph. Most residential areas have a maximum speed of 25mph unless marked otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Washington County?
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your car rental company may bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the most common practice. Alternatively, it may give your contact information to local authorities so the fine is issued to you directly.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Charlestown?
It’s against the law to use your cell phone while driving in Charlestown, and you could even receive a fine for simply handling your phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your attention remains on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Charlestown?
In Charlestown, it’s against the law to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. If you’re going to have a few drinks with dinner, it’d be wise to leave your car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Charlestown?
Yes, you can turn on a red light in Charlestown. Firstly though, you are required to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. Continue only when the lane you are turning into is clear of oncoming traffic.
Are seat belts compulsory in Washington County?
Subject to some exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in Washington County.

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