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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Petoskey?
If your trip to Petoskey is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a helping hand.Near the city center, Odawa Casino is one sight to consider putting on your to-do list. Bear River Park and Little Traverse History Museum are also close by and worth a detour.
What are the best road trip destinations near Petoskey?
If you find yourself with a spare day or two and you’re happy to travel 19 miles, check out Indian River. This place has a world of things to keep you entertained. Burt Lake State Park ought to be at the top of your to-do list here. Burt Lake and Indian River Golf Club are terrific attractions too. Gaylord is another popular destination. It’s 30 miles away and home to an array of interesting things to do. Gaylord Country Club, Gaylord’s City Elk Park and Otsego Lake State Park are just the start.
Where are the best beaches near Petoskey?
Nothing says vacation like hopping in the car, putting on some tunes and heading to the seaside. Petoskey has some amazing beaches close by, so grab a good book (and a kite if it’s breezy) and take a day trip to one of these idyllic options:

  • Harbor Springs Beach (4 miles away).
  • Lake Chalevoix Depot Beach (14 miles away).
  • Charlevoix Beach (15 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Petoskey?
No other mode of transportation can give you freedom and convenience like your own set of wheels. No matter the reason for your adventure to Petoskey, has a terrific range of vehicles to pick from. Heading to the city with your other half? Make things even cozier by renting a compact car or a mini. Fun to drive and a snap to park, you’ll love sitting next to each other in one of these little rides. A full-size car is a great option for families. There’s room enough for everyone and you can venture wherever you want, whenever you want. If you’re traveling for business, a premium car will get you from one meeting to another in sophisticated style.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Petoskey?
For some people, owning a luxury vehicle may be somewhat out of reach. But renting your dream ride is easier than you think! Imagine the joy of rolling into town in a swish convertible, even if it’s just for a short while. Or perhaps all you’re looking for is a set of wheels to get you quickly and safely from point A to point B. Flashy or thrifty? Whatever you decide, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit your style in Petoskey.
What side of the road do they drive on in Petoskey?
In Petoskey, you’ll need to stick to the right-hand side. When exploring someplace new, it’s always a wise idea to select an automatic car. That way, you can focus on the road ahead and not worry about gear changes.
Is it difficult to park in Petoskey?
Finding a parking space in Petoskey is a snap. You won’t have to drive around the block in dense traffic here — and that’s what the locals love about it. There’s plenty of off and on-street parking to choose from.
Does Petoskey have peak-hour traffic?
As the population of Petoskey is approximately 5,700, you probably won’t have much difficulty with traffic. However, downtown streets can get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
Are there speed limits in Petoskey?
Most residential zones in Petoskey have a 25mph speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits generally range between 25mph and 70mph.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Michigan?
Most of the time, your rental car company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes. Alternatively, they may supply your information to the relevant local law enforcement agency, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Petoskey?
It’s not illegal to use a cell phone while driving, but we don’t recommend it. For a safe ride, it’s a good idea to wait until you’re safely parked before using your phone.
What are the rules around drink driving in Petoskey?
In Petoskey, it’s a criminal offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. If you’re going to have a few drinks with dinner, it’s a good idea to leave your rental car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Petoskey?
Yes, you may turn on a red light in Petoskey. However, first you are required to completely stop the car. Move on only when the coast is clear.
Are seat belts compulsory in Michigan?
Although there are some exceptions, seat belts are compulsory in Michigan.

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