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If your trip to Dulles is all organized but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.
The wider region is known for some outstanding caving and swimming. Why not hop in your rental car, get some fresh air and spend some time in nature?
Get out of Dulles and see something new. South Riding is popular with travelers, so swing by and explore its top sights. It's just 3 miles away, so you barely have an excuse to miss it!
Traveling to Dulles for business-related reasons? After a taxing day of mingling and making new connections, you might find your stomach screaming for food. Thankfully, these business and convention centers are close to some awesome restaurants and cafés:
City or off-road driving? If you picked the former for your upcoming vacation in Dulles, we'd suggest a fuel-efficient vehicle like a hybrid, compact, or an economy. They're easy on the bank balance and great at zipping in and out of tight lanes. But if you chose the latter, a four-wheel drive will be more suitable. This larger vehicle has plenty of room to store all the necessities you need to explore the less-visited gems of Brambleton. Whatever you choose, you'll find a collection of excellent vehicles on CarRentals.com.
You'll be glad to hear that there's a great range of both luxury and economy rental vehicles on offer in Dulles. What you end up opting for depends on how much you want to spend and the activities you've got planned. Specialty vehicles are hard to beat if you're all about mod cons and comfort. If you're splashing out, why not book an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps a stylish medium-sized sedan? Otherwise, if you're just after a set of wheels to whiz around town in as economically as possible, you're better off going with a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that won't blow your budget).
It's always a good idea to brush up on the local road rules before you pick up your rental car. If you're headed for Dulles, here's what you should know:
In Dulles, you'll have to stick to the right-hand side. When exploring someplace new, it's wise to choose an automatic vehicle. That way, you can concentrate on the road and save worrying about gear changes.
It's relatively easy to find a car space in Dulles, though it can be hard to secure a spot in the busier areas. Booking a hotel that has parking included is a smart move.
If you're driving through Dulles, a neighborhood in the city of Loudoun County, speed limits range from 20 mi/h to 70 mi/h. Take note that most residential areas typically have a maximum speed limit of 25 mi/h.
Usually, your chosen rental car company will bill the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact details to local authorities so they can issue a fine to you directly.
Subject to a small number of exceptions, seat belts must be worn when the vehicle is in motion in Sterling.
As in many places, regular cell phone usage is prohibited while driving in Dulles. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just remember to keep your eyes on the road.
When operating a vehicle in Dulles, it's a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Planning to have a few drinks with lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.
Yes, you may turn on a red light in Dulles. Firstly though, you must completely stop the car. Continue only when you know the lane you are turning into is clear.