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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Mid-City?
If your trip to Mid-City is all organized but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a helping hand.Sometimes short drives are enjoyable too. Just down the road, Viejas Arena and Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala will keep you busy. Once you’ve checked them off your list, point your car in the direction of Adams Avenue Park.
What are the best road trip destinations near Mid-City?
If you’re eager to venture out on a day trip, we can give you a few ideas. Why not jump in the car and find out what’s happening in Talmadge or El Cerrito? You’ll discover Talmadge 1 mile away. If you’re planning to visit El Cerrito, it’s 1 mile away. Both have a great variety of hotels if you want to get into a comfy bed after a long day of sightseeing.
Where are the best beaches near Mid-City?
Fill up the tank, start the engine and get ready to feel the sea air blowing through your hair. Mid-City has some gorgeous stretches of coast, such as:

  • Gator Beach (7 miles away).
  • Coronado Beach (8 miles away).
  • Coronado Municipal Beach (8 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Mid-City?
If you’re hoping to do some serious networking in the convention centers of Mid-City, it’d be good to get some wheels. That way, you’ll be able to go for a spin, check out some nearby attractions and be sure that you’ll get to your event on time. You’ll likely be heading to one of these places:

  • Spreckels Organ Pavilion (4 miles away).
  • San Diego Convention Center (5 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Mid-City?
Mid-City is a little way out of downtown San Diego County, so we assume you’ll be doing a bit of driving. If your plan is to use Mid-City as a starting point to discover the city and its surroundings, go for a smaller car. Nothing beats a compact vehicle for maneuvering into those tiny downtown parking spaces. Alternatively, if you’re heading away from the bright lights and traffic, book something with a little more power and legroom. Not many tourists regret spending that little bit extra on a premium or a full-size car.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Mid-City?
You’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a great range of both economy and high-end rental vehicles on offer in Mid-City. What you end up opting for depends on how much you’re willing to spend as well as what you plan to do. Prestige vehicles offer unparalleled comfort and class. If you want to treat yourself, why not grab a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a fancy mid-sized sedan? Otherwise, if you just need something to zip around town in as cheaply as possible, you’re better off going with an economy vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your pocket).
What side of the road do they drive on in Mid-City?
You’ll have to stick to the right while driving in Mid-City. Also, take some extra caution if it’s your first time behind the wheel here. Once you’ve got the hang of how the locals drive, relax and enjoy the scenery!
Is it difficult to park in Mid-City?
It can be. Driving round the block searching for a parking spot isn’t unusual in Mid-City. Getting near the top sights is easier if you research your options ahead of time.
Does Mid-City have peak-hour traffic?
Home to around 1,394,900 people, you should be ready for peak-hour traffic around San Diego County and neighborhoods like Mid-City.
Are there speed limits in Mid-City?
The speed limits in the neighborhood of Mid-City are similar to the rest of San Diego County, ranging from 15mph to 70mph. To ensure safety for all road users, a maximum speed limit of 25mph applies to most residential areas.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in San Diego?
Most of the time, your car rental company will charge the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes. Alternatively, they may forward your contact details to local authorities, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Mid-City?
It is illegal to use your cell phone while driving in Mid-City, and you may even receive a fine for just holding a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your focus remains on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Mid-City?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Mid-City is 0.08%. If you’re planning a big night on the town, leave your rental car behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Mid-City?
Traffic laws in Mid-City allow drivers at a red light to turn into the lane closest to them, without waiting for a green signal. Before turning, the vehicle must stop completely and the driver must be sure that the way is clear before continuing on.
Are seat belts compulsory in San Diego?
Although there are some exceptions, seat belts must be worn when the vehicle is in motion in San Diego.