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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Rancho Santa Margarita?
If your trip to Rancho Santa Margarita is all organized but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.Sometimes short drives are nice too. Just down the road, O’Neill Regional Park and Tijeras Creek Golf Club will keep you busy. Eager for more nearby options? Lake Mission Viejo is also worth swinging by.
What are the best road trip destinations near Rancho Santa Margarita?
Rancho Santa Margarita is impressive, but you don’t need to spend your whole trip there! Get out and see your surrounds. Balboa Peninsula is a fantastic place to start. You’ll find it just 17 miles away.
Where are the best beaches near Rancho Santa Margarita?
Rain, hail or shine, you’ll be able to catch sight of the stunning beaches near Rancho Santa Margarita from the comfort and freedom of your own rental car. As you drive along, keep your eyes open for seagulls flying over these beautiful stretches of coastline:

  • Moss Point Beach (12 miles away).
  • Victoria Beach (12 miles away).
  • Diamond Beach (12 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Rancho Santa Margarita?
Situated 17 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita, America’s Family Pet Expo is a great place to go for a work conference. After a huge day of mingling and getting to know new faces, you’ll be able to hop behind the wheel of your rental car and drive out to a nearby restaurant or go for a leisurely cruise around the area.
What kind of rental car should I get for Rancho Santa Margarita?
Sure, it’s possible to go and explore Rancho Santa Margarita without a car. But with so much to see, having one will definitely make your trip more memorable. If you’re excited to venture out into some nature, consider a vehicle with a bit of extra power. A full-size car or an SUV will do the job in style. A smaller car, like a mini or a compact, is an excellent choice for those embarking on shorter trips.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Rancho Santa Margarita?
There’s loads of choice when it comes to rental cars in Rancho Santa Margarita. 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 perfect match of course depends on your budget and what activities you plan on doing. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don’t need much more than a bargain, no-frills type model. What type of car will it be this time?
What side of the road do they drive on in Rancho Santa Margarita?
You’ll have to keep right when driving in Rancho Santa Margarita. In addition, take some extra care if it’s your first time behind the wheel here. Once you’re used to how the locals drive, relax and enjoy the scenery!
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Orange County?
Generally speaking, your rental car company will bill the fined amount to your credit card, including local taxes. Alternatively, they may share your information with the relevant local authority, who’ll then send a fine directly to you.
Are seat belts compulsory in Orange County?
You bet. Although, there may be exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation networks.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Rancho Santa Margarita?
It is illegal to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Rancho Santa Margarita, and you may even be charged a fine for simply holding a phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That being said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your attention remains on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Rancho Santa Margarita?
In Rancho Santa Margarita, it is an offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.08%. If you’re in the mood for a few drinks with lunch or dinner, leave your rental car behind.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Rancho Santa Margarita?
Traffic laws in Rancho Santa Margarita allow drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearer to them, without waiting for it to turn green. Before doing so, the car must fully stop and the driver must make sure that the way is clear before continuing on.

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