If your trip to Empire is all locked in but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.Stop by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It’s one sight you’ll usually find on many visitors’ must-do lists. Empire Bluff Trail and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive are also a stone’s throw away and worth checking out.
Toss your bags in the trunk. It’s road trip time! Beaver Island is 60 miles away and home to excellent attractions like Jewell Gillespie Park Beach. It’s the perfect excuse to see what your new ride can do.
No matter what the weather’s like, you’ll be able to catch sight of some of the awesome beaches near Empire from behind the wheel of your own rental car. As you drive along, keep your eyes open for seabirds circling over these dazzling stretches of coastline:
Frankfort Beach (18 miles away).
Van’s Beach (18 miles away).
Elberta Beach (18 miles away).
No other mode of transportation can give you flexibility and freedom like your own set of wheels. Whatever the reason for your stay in Empire, CarRentals.com has an excellent selection of vehicles for you to choose from. Spending a weekend in the city with your other half? Get a little cozy by renting a convertible. Loads of fun to drive and easy to park in tight spots, you’ll adore sitting next to each other in one of these little rides. An SUV is ideal for families. There’s enough room for everyone and you can venture wherever you want, when you want. If you’re on a business trip, a premium car will transport you from your hotel to the boardroom in luxury and comfort.
You’ll be glad to know that there’s a huge variety of both economy and high-end vehicles to rent in Empire. What you end up going for is largely dependent on how much you’re willing to spend as well as what you plan to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles offer the best in comfort and class. If you want to treat yourself, why not pick an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps an upmarket mid-size sedan? Otherwise, if you’re just after something to get you around town at the cheapest price possible, maybe go for a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your wallet).
You’ll be motoring along the right side of the road in Empire. Even though the rules may be similar to home, we recommend driving a bit more cautiously in destinations you’ve never been.
One of the best things about road tripping around a smaller city is lighter traffic, so you won’t need to stress too much about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of roughly 380, you can look forward to a smooth Empire driving experience.
You’ll find lots of places to leave your car in Empire. Even in the thick of things, you’re likely to score a space just where you need it.
While cruising through the streets of Empire, keep in mind that the speed limits usually range from 25mph to 70mph. Most residential zones are 25mph unless signed otherwise.
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your rental car company may charge the fined amount to your credit card. This is the usual approach. Alternatively, it may provide your contact information to local authorities so the fine is issued to you directly.
In short, yes. However, there are exceptions for certain vehicles used by public transportation systems.
It’s not illegal to use a cell phone while driving, but we don’t recommend it. For a safe journey, it’s a good idea to wait until you’ve reached your destination before using your phone.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while driving in Empire is 0.08%. If you’re planning a big night on the town, leave your wheels behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Yes. But before you turn, you are required to completely stop the vehicle and only move on if there’s no oncoming traffic.