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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Emeryville?
If your trip to Emeryville is all locked in but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.Leave that rental car back at the hotel and start using those legs. Not far from the center of this neighborhood, Bay Street is worth a visit. More adventure awaits at Emeryville Marina and Public Market Emeryville, which are also close at hand.
What are the best road trip destinations near Emeryville?
Make sure you visit Downtown Berkeley and Uptown Oakland while you’re here. Give yourself plenty of time to explore — there’s loads to keep you entertained. Downtown Berkeley is approximately 2 miles away, while Uptown Oakland is 2 miles.
Where are the best beaches near Emeryville?
Emeryville boasts some glorious coastal areas, and there’s no better way to experience them than from behind the wheel of your own rental car. See what interesting shells and treasures you can find dotted on the shore at one of these top beaches:

  • Baker Beach (11 miles away).
  • China Beach (11 miles away).
  • Ocean Beach (13 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Emeryville?
After spending lots of time rubbing shoulders with like-minded individuals, it’s always good to know you can kick back and relax someplace nearby. If you’re traveling to Emeryville primarily for work, these are some of the popular convention centers that are close to hotels, cafés and restaurants:

  • Oakland Convention Center (3 miles away).
  • Kaiser Convention Center (3 miles away).
  • Craneway Pavilion (6 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Emeryville?
City driving or cruising the open roads? With Emeryville only 3 miles from central Oakland, you’ll probably be doing a bit of both. An ideal option for most situations is a standard-sized vehicle. You’ll easily be able to cruise those busy city streets and find car spaces, while the additional space will give you more comfort and flexibility. With a slightly bigger car, don’t be scared to clock up some miles and set out on a few road trips!
Should I get a luxury rental car in Emeryville?
There’s loads of choice when it comes to renting a car in Emeryville. From SUVs with trunk space galore to zippy little compacts that make parking a breeze, you’ll find it all here. Selecting your perfect match depends on how much you want to spend and what activities you’ve got planned. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don’t need anything more than an engine and four wheels. Which car will you be sliding behind the wheel of this time?
What side of the road do they drive on in Emeryville?
You’ll need to keep to the right when driving in Emeryville. Also, exercise a bit of extra caution if it’s your first time on the road here. Once you’re familiar with the roads, relax and enjoy the scenery!
Does Emeryville have peak-hour traffic?
One of the upsides of visiting a smaller city like Oakland is less traffic — and you won’t find a lot of it in the neighborhood of Emeryville. That being said, you may still experience busier conditions as people drive to and from work.
Is it difficult to park in Emeryville?
It can be. Driving round the block looking for a place to park is all part of the fun in Emeryville. Getting within walking distance of busy attractions is easier if you plan in advance.
Are there speed limits in Emeryville?
Emeryville is a neighborhood in Oakland, where speed limits range from 15mph to 70mph. However, these limits can change. Residential zones are generally 25mph unless posted otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Oakland?
Generally speaking, your rental car company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Alternatively, they may supply your information to the relevant local law enforcement agency, who’ll then send a fine to your postal address.
Are seat belts compulsory in Oakland?
They sure are. Although, there are a few exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation systems.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Emeryville?
It is prohibited to use your cell phone while driving a car in Emeryville, and you could even receive a fine for simply handling a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. However, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your attention stays on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Emeryville?
In Emeryville, it is a criminal offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.08%. If you plan to have a few drinks with lunch or dinner, it’d be wise to leave the rental car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Emeryville?
Road rules in Emeryville permit drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearer to them, without waiting for it to turn green. Before doing so, the vehicle must completely stop and the driver must make sure that the way is clear before proceeding.

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