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If your trip to Dartmouth is all booked but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.
Whatever you do, don't forget to bring your camera when you pay a visit to Buttonwood Park Zoo. This great attraction is sure to offer some wonderful photo ops.
Not too far from the city center, Coastal Vineyards is one sight you might like to consider adding to your to-do list. Cornell Farm and Slocums River Reserve are also a stone's throw away and worth checking out.
Explore Dartmouth for its exceptional character and style. With that said, you've also got amazing sights right on your doorstep! About 31 miles away in Plymouth, Plymouth Rock attracts big crowds all year round. Why not head there and find out what all the fuss is about?
Dartmouth is home to some gorgeous seaside areas, and there's no better way to experience them than from behind the wheel of your own rental car. See what treasures you can find strewn along the shoreline of one of these famous beaches:
Here on a business-related trip? You'll be happy that Highfield Hall has some amazing restaurants, cafés and hotels nearby. It's situated 19 miles from Dartmouth.
Here's a rundown of our top tips and tricks to help you save more money:
Sure, you can go and explore Dartmouth without wheels. But with so much to see, having one is sure to make your trip much easier. If you can't wait to head out into some nature, consider a vehicle with a bit of extra power. A full-size car or an SUV could be just what you need. A smaller car, like a mini or a compact, is a popular choice if you'll only be taking shorter trips.
For some people, owning a high-end vehicle is little more than a pipe dream. But renting the car of your dreams is as easy as a few clicks! Experience the thrill of cruising down the highway in a swish sports car, even if it's only for a short while. Or maybe all you're chasing is a budget ride to get you safely from A to B. Extravagant or economical? Either way, there's a rental car to suit your style in Dartmouth.
When driving somewhere unfamiliar, you'll want to have a good understanding of the local traffic rules. Here's what you'll need to know to hop behind the wheel in Dartmouth safely:
Motorists drive on the right side of the road in Dartmouth. Even though the conditions may be similar to home, we recommend driving with a little extra care in destinations you've never been.
It's relatively easy to find a car space in Dartmouth, although you might find it hard to score a spot in the busier streets. Staying at a hotel that offers on-site parking will make things more convenient.
Most residential areas in the city of Dartmouth have a 30 mi/h speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits normally range between 20 mi/h and 65 mi/h.
Generally speaking, your chosen rental car company will charge the fined amount to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Or they may share your contact details with local law enforcement agencies, who'll then send a fine straight to you.
It's against the law to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Dartmouth, and you could also be hit with a fine for just holding your phone if you're in control of a vehicle. That said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your attention stays on the road.
In Dartmouth, it is against the law to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.08%. If you're in the mood for a drink or two, it's a good idea to leave your rental car at your hotel.
Traffic laws in Dartmouth permit drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without having to wait for it to turn green. Before turning, the vehicle must come to a complete stop and the driver must be certain that the way is clear before proceeding.
Seat belts are mandatory in Bristol County. However, these rules may differ for certain vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.