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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in San Carlos?
If your trip to San Carlos is all booked but your itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Sometimes short and sweet drives are enjoyable too. Just down the road, Hiller Aviation Museum and Peninsula Museum of Art will keep you entertained. Like some more close-by options? Museum of San Carlos History is also worth swinging by.
What are the best road trip destinations near San Carlos?
Redwood Shores and San Carlos are well worth a visit during your stay. Redwood Shores is approximately 3 miles away, while San Carlos is 0.1 miles.
Where are the best beaches near San Carlos?
Nothing screams vacation like jumping in the car and driving to the seaside. San Carlos has some amazing beaches nearby, so bring along your favorite book (and a kite if the wind’s blowing) and set off to one of these popular options:

  • Lakeshore Park Beach (4 miles away).
  • Francis Beach (10 miles away).
  • Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay (10 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near San Carlos?
Rental cars are a popular option for professionals who travel often. If your time in San Carlos is primarily for business-related reasons, you should know where the best business and convention centers are located. These are just some of the top ones:

  • San Mateo County Event Center (4 miles away).
  • Allied Arts Guild (6 miles away).
  • South San Francisco Convention Center (13 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for San Carlos?
Scenic road trips, bright city lights, or rugged off-road paths? No matter what you choose to do in Redwood City, there’s a quality car awaiting your booking at CarRentals.com. Vacationers eager to cross off a long list of popular sights should book something roomy and comfortable like an SUV. A true city slicker at heart? Slide behind the wheel of an economy or a mini. After driving 2 miles from San Carlos to the downtown area, navigating around busy streets and getting into tiny parking spots will be a piece of cake with these dynamic vehicles.
Should I get a luxury rental car in San Carlos?
You’ll be glad to hear that there’s a huge range of both high-end and economy rentals in San Carlos. What you go for is largely dependent on your budget and what you plan to do. Prestige vehicles offer the best in comfort and class. If you feel like splashing out, why not grab an elite SUV, or perhaps a slick medium-sized sedan? On the other hand, if you’re just after a set of wheels to get you from A to B as economically as possible, go for a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your pocket).
What side of the road do they drive on in San Carlos?
In San Carlos, you’ll have to keep to the right side. When exploring someplace new, it’s smart to rent a car with automatic transmission. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and save worrying about gear changes.
Does San Carlos have peak-hour traffic?
With San Francisco having a modest population of roughly 864,800, traffic isn’t a major concern in neighborhoods like San Carlos. As with most destinations, the roads are at their busiest as people go to and from work. Try to avoid those times for a smoother journey.
Is it difficult to park in San Carlos?
It can be. Driving around the block searching for a place to park is common in San Carlos. Getting near popular attractions is easier if you plan in advance.
Are there speed limits in San Carlos?
If you’re cruising around San Carlos, a neighborhood of San Francisco, speed limits range from 25mph to 50mph. Take note that residential zones usually have a maximum speed limit of 25mph.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in San Francisco?
More often than not, your car rental company will charge the fined amount to your credit card, including local surcharges. Alternatively, they may supply your contact details to local law enforcement agencies, who’ll then send a fine directly to you.
Are seat belts compulsory in San Francisco?
Seat belts should always be fastened in San Francisco. That being said, these rules may vary for certain vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in San Carlos?
Like many places, normal cell phone usage is not permitted while cruising in your car around San Carlos. However, there is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just be sure to maintain focus on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in San Carlos?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when operating a vehicle in San Carlos is 0.08%. If you’re planning on partying, leave the car behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in San Carlos?
Yes, you are allowed to turn on a red light in San Carlos. But before doing so, you must bring the car to a complete stop. Proceed only when you know the lane you are turning into is clear of oncoming traffic.

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