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If your trip to Warwick is all locked in but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.
Whatever you do, don't forget your camera when you head to Warwick Castle. This fantastic attraction is sure to offer some perfect photo ops.
Near the city center, St Nicholas Park is one spot to consider adding to your must-see list. If you still have room on that travel itinerary, Hatton Country World and The Warwickshire will keep you amused too.
If you're on the lookout for an exciting detour, turn your steering wheel in the direction of Birmingham. It features popular attractions like Arena Birmingham and The Mailbox. To get there, travel 19 miles from Warwick. Leicester, 31 miles away, is another destination that's worth the trek. Swing by Highcross Shopping Centre and Leicester Cathedral, two top-notch sights in the area.
Located 12 miles from Warwick, Heart of England Events Centre is a terrific place to go for a business conference. After a huge day of networking, you'll be able to jump into your rental car and drive out to a nearby restaurant or go for a relaxing spin around the area.
Here are our suggestions on how to jump behind the wheel of a rental car with some savings in your pocket:
No other mode of transportation can offer you flexibility and freedom like your own car. No matter the reason for your adventure to Warwick, CarRentals.com has an excellent range of vehicles to pick from. Spending time in the city with your sweetheart? Make things even cozier by renting a mini or convertible. Fun to drive and a snap to park, you'll love sitting alongside each other in one of these nifty rides. A minivan is a great choice for families with youngsters. There's loads of space for everyone and you can go wherever you want, when you want. If you're on a business trip, a premium car will take you from conference to meeting in style and comfort.
You're spoiled for choice when it comes to renting a car in Warwick. From SUVs with space to spare to economy rides that are a snap to park, you'll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match depends on your budget and where you plan to go. 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. The choice is yours.
Before you take to the road in Warwick, get acquainted with the local traffic regulations. From rules about turning at red lights to cell phone restrictions, here's the lowdown:
The left-hand side is where you'll be motoring along in Warwick. Be aware that the controls of your rental car here, such as the steering wheel and stick shift (if your car has manual transmission), will be on the opposite side of what you're used to.
Finding a car space in Warwick shouldn't be too difficult. Of course, it can depend on the time and place — it could be a bit tricky parking right in the center during busier periods.
As with most places, roads get busy in the hours before and after work. However, thanks to its smaller population of around 24,000, traffic isn't much of an issue in Warwick.
Speed limits vary around the city of Warwick, but generally range from 30 mi/h to 70 mi/h. Most residential roads have a maximum speed of 30 mi/h unless marked otherwise.
In most cases, your chosen rental company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with the relevant local authority so they can issue a fine to you directly.
Provided you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, you can use your cell phone while behind the wheel in Warwick. But make sure you keep your eyes on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while driving in Warwick is 0.08%. If you've got a big night planned, leave the car behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
It's a big no-no to turn at a red light in Warwick. If you come across one, enjoy a couple of mindful moments until the light goes back to green.
Seat belts should always be worn in Stratford-on-Avon District. That being said, the rule may differ for certain vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.