If your trip to Lithia is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a helping hand.If you want to see more, Alafia River State Park, Balm-Boyette Scrub Preserve and Bloomingdale Golfers Club are popular among visitors and within a short drive of the town center.
Visit Lithia for its distinct character and style. With that said, you also have world-famous landmarks within easy access. St. Petersburg is only 30 miles away and home to Salvador Dali Museum. It’s worth a day trip.
A rental car allows you to get around the top sights with ease in Lithia. If you’re traveling on a shoestring and eager to stretch your budget, a mini or a compact is a great choice. These zippy cars are cheap to run and a cinch to park. If you’re traveling with the family, a full-size car or an SUV will give you plenty of space.
You’ll be happy to hear that there’s a wide variety of both economy and luxury rental vehicles in Lithia. What you go for will depend on your budget and what you’re planning to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to mod cons and comfort. If you want to treat yourself, why not go for an elite SUV, or perhaps a slick mid-sized sedan? Otherwise, if you just need a set of wheels to get you from A to B as economically as possible, maybe go for a budget compact vehicle (or something else that’s unlikely to break the bank).
You’ll have to keep to the right when driving in Lithia. On top of that, take some extra care if it’s your first time in the driver’s seat here. Once you have a feel for how the locals drive, relax and enjoy the scenery!
For the most part, parking in Lithia is easy. If you’re driving to one of the more popular sights in town, it’s a smart idea to check out parking options before you go.
While cruising through the streets of Lithia, keep in mind that the speed limits range from 10mph to 70mph. Residential areas are 30mph unless otherwise signed.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your chosen rental car company may charge the fined amount to your credit card. This is the usual practice. Otherwise, it may give your contact details to the relevant local authority so the fine is issued to you directly.
It’s illegal to use your cell phone while you’re behind the wheel in Lithia, and you may even be fined for just handling a phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your attention stays on the road.
While operating a vehicle in Lithia, it’s a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Planning to have a glass or two of wine while you’re out? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Traffic laws in Lithia allow 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 car must completely stop and the driver must ensure the way is clear before moving on.
Subject to some exceptions, seat belts are mandatory in Hillsborough County.