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What are the major attractions in Elkhart?

If your trip to Elkhart is all booked but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.

The wider area is known for having some great snowboarding and swimming. Why not hop in your rental car, get some fresh air and spend some time in nature?

What are the best road trip destinations near Elkhart?

When it's time to head out and experience the surrounding area, Enterprise will be waiting. Go for a wander and find out what makes this place tick. It's just 4 miles away, so you hardly have an excuse to skip it!

Where are the best convention centers near Elkhart?

Rental cars are a great option for professionals who travel a lot. If your visit to Elkhart is largely for business-related purposes, you should know where the best convention and business centers are. Here are just a few of the top suggestions:

  • Iowa Events Center (16 miles away).
  • Veterans Memorial Auditorium (16 miles away).
  • Hy Vee Hall (16 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Elkhart?

Get set for an epic adventure in Elkhart. Which car you choose depends on what kind of vacation you have in mind. If you're traveling solo, why not opt for a compact or a mini? They're economical to run and a piece of cake to park. If you're on the road with a few friends, book an intermediate or a standard car. They offer more legroom and space for everyone's suitcases.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Elkhart?

First of all, there's a huge range of luxurious rental vehicles available in Elkhart. What you go for will depend on your budget and the activities you've got planned. Specialty vehicles offer unparalleled comfort and class. If you want to indulge yourself, why not book a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a cushy mid-sized sedan? Alternatively, if you just need a car to get you around town as efficiently as possible, you're better off choosing an economy vehicle (or something else that won't burn a hole in your wallet).

What do I need to know about driving in Des Moines?

Before you download your ultimate driving playlist, there's one more list you should get acquainted with before getting behind the wheel of your rental car. Take a look at these traffic rules for Elkhart and beyond:

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

You'll be cruising along the right side of the road in Elkhart. Even though it may seem similar to home, it's always smart to drive with extra care on roads you're not familiar with.

Does Elkhart have peak-hour traffic?

Peak-hour traffic isn't a major concern in Elkhart and the greater area of Des Moines. With a population of 210,300, the roads aren't as busy here compared to much bigger cities.

Is it difficult to park in Elkhart?

Scoring a parking space in Elkhart shouldn't be too hard. Of course, it depends on the time and place — it may be tricky parking right in the center during busy periods.

Are there speed limits in Elkhart?

Elkhart is a neighborhood in Des Moines, where speed limits range from 25 mi/h to 70 mi/h. However, these limits can differ. Residential areas are typically 25 mi/h unless otherwise signed.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Des Moines?

Generally, your chosen rental company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with local authorities so they can issue a fine to you directly.

Are seat belts compulsory in Des Moines?

Yes, so buckle up. Although, there are some exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation networks.

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

You're allowed to use a cell phone when cruising around Elkhart. However, we recommend waiting until you reach your destination, or pulling over in a safe spot, before you make that call.

What are the rules around drink driving in Elkhart?

In Elkhart, it is a fineable offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. If you plan to have a few drinks, leave your car at your hotel.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Elkhart?

Traffic laws in Elkhart permit drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearest to them without waiting for a green signal. Before making the maneuver, the car must come to a total stop and the driver must check that the way is clear before continuing on.

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