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What are the major attractions in Houma?

If your trip to Houma is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.

Stop by Williams Avenue Recreation Center. It's one attraction you'll usually find on many travelers' to-do lists. If you still have space on your travel itinerary, The Ball Park and Southern Oaks Golf Club will keep you occupied as well.

What are the best road trip destinations near Houma?

You're probably curious about what else is nearby. Head a little further afield from the center of Houma and you'll find a few iconic sights. New Orleans is 47 miles away and the home of Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It's well worth a day trip.

What kind of rental car should I get for Houma?

With your very own rental car, Houma is yours to experience. People flock to this alluring city for loads of reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have the ideal car for each of them. The main priority for big families is space (and legroom). Depending on the number of family members, that could mean anything from a full-size car to a van. Travelers watching their budget enjoy the fuel-efficiency of our smaller cars, such as an economy or compact car. If you're hoping to make an impression in Houma, you could even cast an eye over our special category for a ride that'll make any car fan go weak at the knees.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Houma?

For some of us, owning a high-end vehicle is little more than a pipe dream. But renting your dream ride can easily be a reality! Picture yourself rolling into town in a high-end convertible, even if it's only for a little while. Or maybe all you're chasing is a reliable set of wheels to get you quickly from A to B. Flashy or affordable? Whatever you decide, one thing's for sure — there's a rental car to suit your style in Houma.

What do I need to know about driving in Lafourche Parish?

When driving in unfamiliar territory, you'll want to have a solid understanding of the local traffic laws. Here's what you need to know to cruise around Houma with ease:

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

Motorists drive on the right side of the road in Houma. Even though it may seem similar to home, it's always smart to drive with a little extra care on roads that are unfamiliar.

Does Houma have peak-hour traffic?

Since the population of Houma is approximately 33,700, you shouldn't have too much difficulty with traffic. That said, downtown streets usually get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.

Is it difficult to park in Houma?

Finding a parking spot in Houma is simple. You won't need to repeatedly go around the block in heavy traffic here — and that's why the locals love it. There's plentiful on and off-street parking on offer.

Are there speed limits in Houma?

Speed limits vary in and around the city of Houma, but usually range from 20 mi/h to 75 mi/h. Most residential areas have a maximum speed of 30 mi/h unless signed otherwise.

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

Normally your car rental company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Otherwise, they may provide your contact details to local law enforcement agencies, who'll then send a fine directly to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in Lafourche Parish?

They sure are. However, there are exceptions for certain vehicles used by public transportation systems.

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

It's not illegal in Houma, but we don't recommend it. For a safe ride, it's best to wait until you're safely parked before using your phone.

What are the rules around drink driving in Houma?

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

Is turning on a red light allowed in Houma?

Yes you can. However, before you turn you are required to bring the car to a complete stop and only proceed if there's no oncoming traffic.

Car rentals in Houma: All you need to know

You want a great automobile to get around Houma whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Houma. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Houma. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Houma?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Houma. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
  • Decide what vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Houma rental car.

What rental companies have outlets in Houma?

In Houma, CarRentals.com has a few car rental companies to choose from, like Enterprise. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Houma?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Houma. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Houma?

Usually, to rent a car in Houma you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to discover what the total is before you book your car.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Houma?

Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Houma.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier

What fuel policy should I get?

Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing it back topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you bring it back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Houma?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Tips before you leave the lot

Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot on your Houma adventure. It's important to:

  • Check out your car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city

Book your Houma car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Houma has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Houma.

Car rentals in Houma: All you need to know

You want a great automobile to get around Houma whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Houma. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Houma. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Houma?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Houma. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
  • Decide what vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Houma rental car.

What rental companies have outlets in Houma?

In Houma, CarRentals.com has a few car rental companies to choose from, like Enterprise. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Houma?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Houma. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Houma?

Usually, to rent a car in Houma you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to discover what the total is before you book your car.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Houma?

Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Houma.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier

What fuel policy should I get?

Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing it back topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you bring it back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Houma?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Tips before you leave the lot

Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot on your Houma adventure. It's important to:

  • Check out your car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city

Book your Houma car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Houma has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Houma.

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