If your trip to Pleasanton is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.Close to the city center, San Francisco Premium Outlets is one attraction you might like to consider putting on your must-see list. If you still have some space on that travel schedule, Tommy T’s Comedy House and Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area will keep you busy as well.
With some awesome day trip options available in the surrounding area, having your own car makes good sense. Without one, it’d be much more difficult to explore all that Twin Lakes State Beach, 50 miles away, has to offer. Among your first stops here should be Santa Cruz Harbor, DeLaveaga Golf Course and Santa Maria’s Beach. Locals will also probably point you toward Downtown San Jose, 25 miles away. If you can only find time for one thing here, make sure it’s Children’s Discovery Museum. (But we’d also recommend San Jose Museum of Art and The Tech Interactive.)
Having your own ride in Pleasanton will give you more freedom to go wherever you want. Maybe you just can’t wait to head out of town, get out on the open road, and go wherever the wind takes you. If so, grab one of our full-size or mid-size SUVs and have a look at the sandy shores in the surrounding area. If you just want to experience the bright lights of the city, something small is a good idea. Navigating heavy traffic and busy streets will be a lot easier in a compact or economy car.
There’s more than enough choice when it comes to renting a car in Pleasanton. From swish SUVs with loads of space for luggage to zippy little compacts that make parking a breeze, you’ll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match depends on how much you want to spend and where you plan to go. 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. Which car will you be sliding behind the wheel of this trip?
You’ll be cruising along the right side of the road in Pleasanton. Even though you may be comfortable with the traffic rules, it’s always wise to drive more cautiously in places you’ve never been.
Getting a place to park in Pleasanton isn’t always a breeze. That’s why many travelers book a hotel that has its own parking. When leaving the car around town, keep a close eye on the signage. Overstaying the specified time limit could earn you a steep fine.
One of the advantages of hitting the road in a smaller city is lighter traffic, so you won’t have to worry too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of only 79,500, you can expect a smooth Pleasanton driving experience.
Most residential zones in Pleasanton have a 25mph speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits normally range between 15mph and 70mph.
Generally speaking, your rental car company will bill the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Or they may supply your information to the relevant local authority, who’ll then issue a fine to your postal address.
As long as you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, it’s fine to use your phone while operating a vehicle in Pleasanton. But be sure to keep concentrating on the road.
While operating a vehicle in Pleasanton, it’s a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. Planning to have a couple of glasses of wine while you’re out? Consider taking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Yes. But before you turn, you are required to completely stop the car and only proceed if there’s no oncoming traffic.
Seat belts are required in Alameda County. Having said that, the rules may vary for some vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.