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What are the major attractions in Southend-on-Sea?

If your trip to Southend-on-Sea is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a helping hand.

Southend Pier is a noteworthy attraction in this impressive city. Drop by and discover what makes it so special.

Stop by New Empire Theatre. It's one attraction you'll usually find on many visitors' to-do lists. If you still have room on that itinerary, Lost City Adventure Golf and Southend Pier Museum will keep you busy, too.

What are the best road trip destinations near Southend-on-Sea?

Southend-on-Sea is amazing, there's no doubt about it — but there's loads more to explore just a little farther afield. Colchester is just 25 miles away. Travelers who head here usually have Colchester Zoo at the top of their itineraries.

Where are the best beaches near Southend-on-Sea?

Southend-on-Sea has some stunning seaside areas, and what better way to explore them than from behind the wheel of your very own rental car. See what fascinating treasures you can find lying along the shoreline of one of these popular beaches:

  • Thorpe Bay Beach (2 miles away).
  • Shoebury East Beach (4 miles away).
  • Whitstable Beach (19 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Southend-on-Sea?

If you're hoping to do some serious business networking in the convention centers of Southend-on-Sea, it'd be good to get yourself a rental car. That way, you can go for a spin, check out the surrounding area and be sure that you'll get to your event on time. You'll most likely be heading to one of these places:

  • Cooling Castle Barn (10 miles away).
  • Priestfield Stadium (12 miles away).

How can I get a cheap car rental in Southend-on-Sea?

Avoid paying a fortune for a rental car by following these tips:

  • Check out as many different bargain car rental deals as you can (we make that task child's play!);
  • Sign up for our Price Drop Alert email service and be in the know when prices fall for your location;
  • Browse the bargains at all rental locations in town, including the airport terminal and its vicinity. A short cab trip to a neighboring car rental office might result in some generous savings;
  • If you have room to move in your schedule, alter your dates to find better prices on different days of the week;
  • So you don't end up paying for an extra day or a late fee, try to keep your pickup and drop-off times as similar as possible;
  • Sometimes companies reward you big time for prepaying — keep a lookout for these penny-pinching offers;
  • The early bird catches the biggest worm, along with the hottest deals! Book now to score some excellent savings.

What kind of rental car should I get for Southend-on-Sea?

Southend-on-Sea is major. You could chill out for a while in this place and not run out of things to do. To experience as much as you can in this buzzing metropolis, a rental car is a must. Keep in mind that city driving often goes hand in hand with tight streets and limited parking spaces. Don't worry though, because a compact or an economy car can make this a lot less daunting. If you can't wait to head straight out of the city and take a look at the forests that Southend-on-Sea is well known for, you may prefer a vehicle with a bit more power. A full-size or mid-size SUV will make that scenic road trip even more fun.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Southend-on-Sea?

You'll be glad to know that there's a wide variety of luxurious rental vehicles available in Southend-on-Sea. What you go for depends on your funds and the activities you've got planned. Specialty and prestige vehicles offer the best in mod cons and comfort. If you're splurging, why not book a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a fancy mid-sized sedan? On the other hand, if you're just after a set of wheels to get you around town as efficiently as possible, maybe go for a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that won't break the bank).

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