Car hire USA
Discover USA with a cheap car hire from Budget. Budget car hire have locations across the USA, offering convenient car rental options wherever you wish to travel. Booking online can save you time and means that you simply have to collect your car, pick up a recommend GPS unit, and away you go. It is also advised to make use of the Budget unlimited mileage option as an economically sensible way to get the most from your car hire choice. Excellently maintained roads with straightforward routes make getting from A to B quick and easy in the USA, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy your destination. Complete the form on the right side of this page to book USA car hire. To find out more about attractions and directions in the USA, just continue reading.
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USA Travel Tips and Route Ideas
The distances in America are great making the driving time, especially in the popular destinations, fairly long. During the high season there is also likely to be more traffic making it take even longer. If you have just one driver with you, make sure you don’t generally cover more than 300 miles a day and, with two drivers – no more than 500 miles a day. When travelling with children, remember to have something to entertain them, a portable DVD player can be a life saver during the long drives.Read more
US 50 – Coast to Coast trip
One of the longest and the most famous US car routes goes through 12 states, from Maryland on the Atlantic Coast to California on the Pacific coast. The distance is around 3000 miles (almost 5000 km); so you will need a minimum of 3 weeks to complete it; however if your time is limited you can choose to just do a small part of it. Here are some of the places and things you will see along the way:
- The seaside cities of Maryland
- The capital of the United States - Washington, DC
- Natural parks and historic sites in Virginia, the 'State for Lovers'
- The Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia and the rural scenery of Ohio State
- The historical heritage of Indiana and Illinois' farmlands
- The Lake of Ozarks Region in Missouri, ideal for camping and outdoors
- Kansas, where The Old West never died, and the Rocky Mountains in Colorado
- The spectacular canyons and valleys of Utah
- 'The Loneliest Road in America', running through the desert valleys in central Nevada
- The final destination – California, 'The Golden State'
The Blue Ridge Parkway
This is a short yet a scenic route that is popular among camping, outdoors and nature lovers. It starts in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and ends in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina; running along the southern Appalachian Mountains.
Florida and California trips
Florida on the east and California on the west are probably the most popular destinations in the US.
In Florida, it is a good idea to start your trip in Jacksonville or Orlando and head south to Miami and Key West. Depending on the amount of time you have and the activities you’re after, here are some places that can be of interest: St Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Tampa and Fort Myers on the East Coast, Fort Lauderdale, the Everglades and the famous beaches of the “Orange State”.
In California you can discover the coast running from San Francisco south to San Diego, enjoy the sunsets, ocean, the quiet cosiness of the smaller cities and the vibrant nightlife of the larger ones. The places worth seeing along the way include: Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, Cambria, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Malibu, Los Angeles and, of course, many more.
On the other hand, wild nature enthusiasts often head to the northern and eastern parts of the state, which are occupied by unique national parks, such as Yosemite National Park and Death Valley National Park.