If your trip to St. Johns is all booked but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.Keep yourself busy by checking out Golf Club at South Hampton and Mandarin Park. If you still have loads of stamina and space on that travel schedule, The Champions Club at Julington Creek also awaits.
St. Johns is home to some wonderful sights, but there’s more to keep you amused in the surrounding area. How does a world-renowned attraction sound? Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens barely needs an introduction. Located about 18 miles away in Jacksonville, your itinerary just has to include this must-see attraction.
Be sure to bring along a good book and perhaps even a Frisbee. St. Johns has some awesome beaches you can go for a leisurely drive to, such as:
Northeast Florida Beaches (16 miles away).
Huguenot Park (19 miles away).
Located 18 miles from St. Johns, Prime F. Osborn Convention Center is a fabulous place to go for a conference. After a huge day of mingling and making new friends, you’ll be able to hop into your rental car and drive out to a nearby café or go for a relaxing cruise around the area.
Rent some wheels and see St. Johns at your own pace. Want to soak up some nearby natural areas? Choose an SUV. This vehicle is perfect for those seeking outdoor adventures. Just want to get easily from A to B and traveling lightly? If you’re not planning on doing a lot of driving, a zippy mini is a great option.
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to rental cars in St. Johns. From luxury models to agile compacts, you’ll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match depends on how much you’d like to spend and what activities you plan on doing. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures require no more than an engine and four wheels. Which will it be this time?
You’ll be driving on the right side of the road in St. Johns. Even though you may be comfortable with the traffic rules, we recommend driving a bit more cautiously on roads that are unfamiliar.
Locating a car space in St. Johns is relatively easy. Of course, it can depend on the time and place — it could be tricky parking right in the center during peak periods.
Speed limits vary in and around St. Johns, but usually range from 10mph to 70mph. Most residential roads have a maximum speed of 30mph unless signed otherwise.
One of two things will happen. Your chosen car rental company may charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the most common approach. Otherwise, it may give your contact details to the relevant local agency so the fine is sent straight to you.
It’s illegal to use your cell phone while driving in St. Johns, and you may even be hit with a fine for just holding your phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your focus remains on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when driving in St. Johns is 0.08%. If you’re planning a big night out, leave your wheels behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
Road rules in St. Johns allow drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearer to them, without having to wait for it to turn green. Before making the maneuver, the car must come to a total stop and the driver must check that the way is clear before moving on.
Yes. Although, there are a couple of exceptions for certain vehicles operated by public transportation systems.