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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Philadelphia?
If your trip to Philadelphia is all locked in but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.Liberty Bell Center deserves more than just a quick drive-by. Hop out of your car and take your time getting acquainted with this iconic sight while you’re in Philadelphia.Take in the best that this city has to offer by adding Reading Terminal Market and Ben Franklin National Memorial to your travel itinerary. If you have an extra day up your sleeve, have a look at University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Zoo too.Not too far from the city center, Philadelphia Museum of Art is one sight to consider putting on your to-do list. If you still have room on your travel itinerary, Please Touch Museum and Adventure Aquarium will keep you occupied as well.
What are the best road trip destinations near Philadelphia?
Philadelphia is wonderful, there’s no doubt about it — but there’s plenty more to discover just outside its borders. Ventnor City Beach is just 55 miles away. Travelers who make their way here typically have Steel Pier on their to-do lists.
Where are the best convention centers near Philadelphia?
Rental cars are an excellent option for traveling professionals. If your visit to Philadelphia is predominately for business purposes, you ought to know where the best business and convention centers are located. These are just a few of the top ones:

  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (0.4 miles away).
  • Cairnwood Estate (14 miles away).
  • Valley Forge Convention Center (17 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Philadelphia?
If it’s your first visit to Philadelphia, get ready for an amazing time. With notable sights like Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t plan your trip sooner. But like all major cities, driving can be a challenge — so why not lock in a mini? Parking is a cinch and handling is about as easy as it gets. Alternatively, if you’re eager to avoid downtown and check out the more remote rolling hills in Pennsylvania, rent an SUV or a four-wheel drive.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Philadelphia?
There’s loads of choice when it comes to rental cars in Philadelphia. From swish SUVs with loads of space for luggage to economy rides that are a snap to park, you’ll find it all here. Choosing your ride of course depends on your budget and where you plan to go. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures require no more than enough space for your luggage and buddies. Which car will you be sliding behind the wheel of this trip?
What side of the road do they drive on in Philadelphia?
In Philadelphia, you’ll have to stick to the right side. When road-tripping someplace new, it’s smart to choose a car with automatic transmission. That way, you can concentrate on the road and save worrying about gear changes.
Is it difficult to park in Philadelphia?
It’s relatively easy to find somewhere to park in Philadelphia, though it can be a challenge to secure a spot in the busier streets. Staying at a hotel that provides guests with on-site parking is a smart move.
Does Philadelphia have peak-hour traffic?
Philadelphia has a population of approximately 1,567,400, so expect some traffic congestion. The roads are busy in the morning and afternoon peak hours, especially in the downtown area.
Are there speed limits in Philadelphia?
Yes. In Philadelphia, speed limits range from 20mph to 70mph. Residential zones have a default speed limit of 20mph unless posted otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Pennsylvania?
One of two things will happen. Your chosen rental car company may charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the more common practice. Alternatively, it may provide your contact details to local authorities so the fine is sent to you directly.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Philadelphia?
It’s legal to use your cell phone while cruising around Philadelphia. However, we recommend that you stay on the safe side and avoid using or handling your phone — your attention is better spent on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Philadelphia?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Philadelphia is 0.08%. If you’re planning a big night on the town, leave your wheels behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Philadelphia?
Yes you can. But before doing so, you must completely stop the car and only move on if the way is clear.
Are seat belts compulsory in Pennsylvania?
Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in Pennsylvania.

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