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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Redwood City?
If your trip to Redwood City is all organized but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.One glance at a postcard stand will show that a visit to Redwood City is not complete without going to Stanford University. Considered the most iconic attraction in the area, you might want to schedule more time here than just a brief stop.Whatever you do, don’t forget to take your camera when you head to Stanford Shopping Center. This marvelous attraction is guaranteed to offer some awesome photo opportunities.Close to the city center, Hiller Aviation Museum is one attraction you might like to consider adding to your must-see list. If you still have some space on your travel itinerary, Bedwell Bayfront Park and Nazareth Ice Oasis will keep you amused too.
What are the best road trip destinations near Redwood City?
We know you want to test out your new wheels. How about venturing out on a day trip to Twin Lakes State Beach? Just 40 miles away, roll down your windows and let the wind rustle your hair on the way there. See the best sights starting with Santa Cruz Harbor, DeLaveaga Golf Course and Santa Maria’s Beach. Situated 20 miles away, Downtown San Jose is another popular tourist destination. If you swing by, make sure you check out Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose Museum of Art and The Tech Interactive.
Where are the best beaches near Redwood City?
No matter what the weather forecast is, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the lovely beaches near Redwood City from behind the wheel of your own rental car. As you approach the ocean, keep your eyes peeled for seagulls circling over these glorious stretches of coastline:

  • Lakeshore Park Beach (5 miles away).
  • Francis Beach (12 miles away).
  • Half Moon Bay State Beach (12 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Redwood City?
Often travel for work-related reasons? Convention centers are most likely familiar places to you. With easy access to hotels and cafés, you can be sure your trip will be a success if you’re on your way to any of these places:

  • Allied Arts Guild (4 miles away).
  • San Mateo County Event Center (6 miles away).
  • South San Francisco Convention Center (15 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Redwood City?
Whether you’re vacationing solo or with the entire family, CarRentals.com will help you find a perfect set of wheels for your Redwood City trip. An economy car is a great choice if you’re going to be spending lots of time in the downtown area. Low-cost and reliable, these vehicles will get you from A to B quickly and comfortably. If you feel like standing out from the crowd, browse our special category. You’re sure to find something that’ll elicit some envious stares! Got the kids in tow? A roomy full-size car will tick your boxes.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Redwood City?
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes finding the right car important. If you’re about to head off on an amazing road trip around Redwood City, a roomy SUV could be the best solution. If you’d like the best possible deal and plan on sticking mostly to the city, a budget compact is a smart pick. All you have to do is decide what will suit you best, pack up the car, and rack up those miles.
Does Redwood City have peak-hour traffic?
As with most cities, the roads are generally busy in the early and late rush hours. However, due to its smaller population of approximately 85,300, traffic jams aren’t a big concern in Redwood City.
Is it difficult to park in Redwood City?
Finding a parking space in Redwood City is a breeze. You don’t need to drive around the block in heavy traffic here — and that’s what the locals love about it. There’s lots of on and off-street parking to choose from.
Are there speed limits in Redwood City?
The residential areas in Redwood City have a 35mph speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits generally range between 25mph and 65mph.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in San Mateo County?
Most of the time, your car rental company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Otherwise, they may forward your contact details to local law enforcement agencies, who’ll then issue a fine to your postal address.
Are seat belts compulsory in San Mateo County?
Seat belts have to be worn in San Mateo County. However, this rule may not apply for some vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Redwood City?
It is against the law to use your cell phone while driving in Redwood City, and you could also be hit with a fine for just handling a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. However, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your eyes remain on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Redwood City?
In Redwood City, it’s a fineable offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.08%. If you’re in the mood for a few drinks over dinner, leave your car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Redwood City?
Yes, drivers may turn on a red light in Redwood City. But first you have to bring the car to a total stop. Proceed only when your way is clear of oncoming traffic.

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