If your trip to Lincoln is all organized but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.There’s nothing more enjoyable than discovering new places. While you’re staying in town, The Rookery North Golf Course and Second Street Players - Riverfront Theatre should be among them. If you still have tons of stamina and space on your travel itinerary, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center is also calling your name.
If you find yourself with a little extra time and you don’t mind traveling 20 miles, take a look at Dewey Beach. This vibrant destination has plenty of things to keep you occupied. Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Tanger Outlets and Funland alone make the drive out worthwhile. The locals will also probably point you in the direction of Bethany Beach Beaches, 30 miles away. If you only have time for one thing here, make sure it’s Delaware Seashore State Park. (But we’re also big fans of Fenwick Island Beach and Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum.)
Lincoln boasts some beautiful seaside areas, and what better way to explore them than from behind the wheel of your own rental car. See what treasures you can find dotted on the shore at one of these lovely beaches:
Slaughter Beach (8 miles away).
Prime Hook Beach (9 miles away).
Broadkill Beach Beaches (11 miles away).
A rental car allows you to get around quickly and comfortably in Lincoln. If you’re traveling on a shoestring and eager to stretch your budget, a mini or a compact is an excellent option. These zippy cars are affordable to run and a cinch to park. If you’ve got the kids in tow, an SUV will give you plenty of space.
You’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a great range of both economy and high-end rental vehicles in Lincoln. What you end up going with is largely dependent on your budget and what you’re planning to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about comfort and class. If you’re splashing out, why not pick up a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps an upmarket mid-sized vehicle? Alternatively, if you’re just after a set of wheels to get you from A to B as efficiently as possible, you’re better off choosing a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that won’t blow your budget).
In Lincoln, motorists stick to the right-hand side. When traveling someplace new, it’s wise to go for an automatic vehicle. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and not stress about gear changes.
Finding somewhere to leave the car in Lincoln is a snap. You won’t need to drive around the block in heavy traffic here — and that’s why the locals love it. There’s lots of off and on-street parking to take your pick of.
Speed limits vary throughout Lincoln, but usually range from 20mph to 65mph. Most residential roads have a maximum speed of 25mph unless stated otherwise.
Most of the time, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Alternatively, they may forward your contact details to the relevant local authority, who’ll then issue a fine straight to you.
It is illegal to use your cell phone while you’re behind the wheel in Lincoln, and you may also be issued a fine for simply handling your phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. However, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your eyes remain on the road.
In Lincoln, it’s a punishable offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.08%. If you’re thinking of having a drink or two, it’d be wise to leave the car behind.
Road rules in Lincoln allow drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without waiting for a green signal. Before making the maneuver, the vehicle must fully stop and the driver must be certain that the way is clear before proceeding.
Seat belts must be worn in Delaware. That being said, the rule may not apply for certain vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.