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Frequently asked questions
If your trip to Lake Helen is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.Make some unforgettable memories without having to travel very far at Colby Alderman Park and Ed Stone Park. Don’t forget to bring your camera.
Located 2 miles from Lake Helen is Cassadaga. This is a wonderful place to stop by while you’re in the area, so why not add it to your itinerary?
Heading to Lake Helen on business? After a tiring day of mingling and networking, you might find your stomach yelling out for food. Thankfully, these convention and business centers are close to some wonderful cafés and restaurants:
Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center (6 miles away).
Stetson Mansion (7 miles away).
Whether you’re traveling by yourself or with a big group, we’ve got a great set of wheels for you in Lake Helen. If you’d rather something small, why not pick up the keys to a mini or compact? These nifty cars are fun to drive and cheap on gas. Can’t wait to check out the surrounding areas? An SUV or a full-size car might just be the ticket. If you’d rather pull out all the stops on your getaway, make an impression with a premium car.
You’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a great range of both high-end and economy rental vehicles on offer in Lake Helen. What you go with depends on how much you’re willing to spend and what you plan to do. Prestige vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to comfort and class. If you’re splashing out, why not go for an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps a flashy mid-sized sedan? Otherwise, if you’re just after something to get you from A to B at the cheapest price possible, you’re better off choosing a budget compact vehicle (or something else that won’t break the bank).
It’s worth your while to get familiar with the local road rules before you get behind the wheel of your rental car. If you’re exploring in and around Lake Helen, here’s what you should know:
In Lake Helen, you’ll have to keep to the right side. When exploring a new place, it’s always a good idea to choose an automatic car. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and save worrying about gear changes.
One of the upsides of traveling to a smaller city like DeLand is less traffic — and you won’t find a lot of it in the neighborhood of Lake Helen. That being said, you may still come across busier conditions as locals make their way to and from work.
It’s relatively easy to find a car space in Lake Helen, although it can be a challenge to secure a spot in the busiest areas. Booking a hotel that provides guests with on-site parking is a smart move.
As with the greater DeLand area, the neighborhood of Lake Helen has speed limits that range from 10mph to 70mph. In residential zones, you generally won’t be able to travel faster than 30mph.
Most of the time, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may supply your contact details to the relevant local authority so they can issue a fine to you directly.
Seat belts are mandatory in DeLand. However, the rules may not apply for some vehicles, such as those operated by public transportation systems.
As in many places, normal cell phone usage is prohibited while behind the wheel in Lake Helen. An exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just remember to maintain focus on the road.
In Lake Helen, it’s illegal to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.08%. If you’re planning to have a few drinks with lunch or dinner, it’d be wise to leave your car at your hotel.
Traffic laws in Lake Helen permit drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearer to them, without having to wait for a green signal. Before making the maneuver, the vehicle must completely stop and the driver must be certain that the way is clear before continuing on.