If your trip to National City is all locked in but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Make some unforgettable memories without having to travel far at Chula Vista Nature Center and Living Coast Discovery Center. Be sure to bring your camera.
Once you’ve explored the best of National City, head over to Liberty Station. This nearby neighborhood has tons of things to keep you occupied. You’ll find it just 9 miles away.
Rain or shine, you’ll be able to get a glimpse of the magnificent beaches near National City from the comfort of your own rental car. As you drive along, keep an eye out for seagulls soaring over these stunning stretches of coastline:
Coronado Municipal Beach (4 miles away).
Silver Strand State Beach (4 miles away).
Gator Beach (5 miles away).
Networking and chatting with people can be draining. So if you’re in National City for a work-related trip, you’ll be thrilled to learn that there are some great places to rest and relax near these top convention centers:
San Diego Convention Center (5 miles away).
Spreckels Organ Pavilion (6 miles away).
The open road is calling your name, and National City is a superb base for your San Diego County adventure. Situated 5 miles from the heart of the city, the first thing you’ll need is the key to one of our impressive rental vehicles. A full-size car will bring you in and around San Diego County in absolute comfort — or perhaps you want to venture off the beaten track and uncover hidden spots with a powerful four-wheel drive. For zipping around the city, we’d suggest renting a mini car. They might not be as spacious, but they’ll be wonderful at fitting into those tight parking lots.
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to renting a car in National City. From sporty models with all the mod cons to easy-to-park compacts, you’ll find it all here. Selecting your perfect match depends on your budget and what you intend to do. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures require no more than enough space for your luggage and buddies.
In National City, you’ll need to stick to the right-hand side. When road-tripping someplace new, it’s always a wise idea to rent a car with automatic transmission. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and not worry about gear changes.
With a population of roughly 1,394,900, expect to encounter some heavier traffic in San Diego County. This includes areas like National City. If you’d like to get to your destination faster, avoid driving during the early and late rush hours.
It can be tough to get a car space in National City. Once you nab one, make sure you pay careful attention to the signage. Overstaying the time limit or parking where you’re not supposed to can take a big chunk out of your vacation budget.
If you plan on driving through National City, a neighborhood in San Diego County, speed limits range from 15mph to 70mph. It’s worth noting that residential areas typically have a maximum speed limit of 25mph.
In most cases, your rental company will bill the amount fined to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact information to local authorities so they can send a fine directly to you.
Subject to some exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in San Diego County.
As long as you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, you can lawfully use your phone while behind the wheel in National City. But be sure to keep your eyes on the road.
In National City, it is a criminal offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.08%. If you’re in the mood for a drink or two with lunch or dinner, it’d be wise to leave the car behind.
Traffic laws in National City permit drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearer to them, without waiting for a green signal. Before doing so, the vehicle must come to a complete stop and the driver must be certain that the way is clear before continuing on.