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What are the major attractions in Northwest?

If your trip to Northwest is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.

Give that rental car a rest and exercise those legs. Not far from the center of this neighborhood, Washington National Cathedral is worth a visit. Carter Barron Amphitheatre and Sedgwick Garden Architectural Sculpture are a couple of other close-by sights that lure a great many travelers like yourself.

What are the best road trip destinations near Northwest?

Make sure you visit Cleveland Park and Forest Hills during your stay here. Give yourself enough time to explore — there's plenty to keep you occupied. Cleveland Park is about 1 mile away, while Forest Hills is 1 mile.

Where are the best convention centers near Northwest?

Rental cars are a wonderful option for traveling professionals. If your time in Northwest is mostly for business purposes, you should know where the best convention and business centers are situated. These are some of the top suggestions:

  • La Maison Française (2 miles away).
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (3 miles away).
  • Arts and Industries Building (4 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Northwest?

The neighborhoods around Washington have their own vibe, and Northwest is a favorite. Only 3 miles from the center, it's a terrific base to explore this energetic metropolis and the local area. Take off and see the sights in a good all-rounder such as a standard car. You'll be able to drive through those busy city streets with ease without compromising on legroom and space for luggage.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Northwest?

First of all, there's an impressive variety of both high-end and economy rental vehicles available in Northwest. What you end up opting for depends on what you're willing to spend and what you're planning to do. Prestige vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to mod cons and comfort. If you feel like splashing out, why not pick up a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a stylish medium-sized sedan? Alternatively, if you're just after something to get you around town at the cheapest price possible, go for an economy vehicle (or something else that won't blow your budget).

What do I need to know about driving in Washington?

Wherever the road may take you, getting there will be a breeze when you know the traffic rules. Learn the key info about driving around Northwest right here:

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

You'll be driving on the right-hand side of the road in Northwest. Even though the conditions may be similar to home, it's wise to drive a little more cautiously on roads you're not familiar with.

Does Northwest have peak-hour traffic?

Peak-hour traffic jams aren't a major concern in Northwest and the greater Washington area. With a population of 630,000, the roads aren't as busy here compared to much bigger cities.

Is it difficult to park in Northwest?

You'll find no shortage of places to leave your rental car in Northwest. Even in the thick of things, there's often a space just where you need it.

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

Generally, your rental car company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact details to the relevant local agency so they can issue a fine to you directly.

Are seat belts compulsory in Washington?

Seat belts should always be worn in Washington. That being said, the rules may not apply for some vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.

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

Provided you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, it's legal to use your phone while cruising around Northwest. But make sure you keep focused on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Northwest?

In Northwest, it's an offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. If you're thinking of having a few drinks with dinner, you'd be wise to leave the car at your hotel.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Northwest?

Yes it is. But before you turn, you are required to bring the vehicle to a total stop and only move on if the way is clear.