Orlando airport, Florida
Knowing that Orlando in Florida is the busiest destination in the world for car hire might put some potential tourists off, but actually this works in their favour. Because millions of people descend on Orlando airport
every year, car hire companies are kept on their toes.
They need to offer safe vehicles for families who want to visit the various theme parks which include Disney World and Sea World. That means cars which are regularly serviced and a regular supply of the latest makes and models. On the flip side you may need to book in advance if you want to get a child safety seat.
Rental vehicles from 143 Euros per week, June 10-June17, 2011
San Francisco airport, California
Although LAX is the biggest airport on the West Coast, you may find it confusing trying to pick up your rental car at such a massive facility. For a memorable journey why not fly to San Francisco airport
and then make the drive south to the City of Angels?
That route goes along the spectacular at Highway 101 with its winding roads and cliff top vistas. Driving in America tends to be quite easy because of low speed limits which give you more time to enjoy in the sights. However Highway 101 requires full concentration.
Rental vehicles from 143 Euros
Bordeaux airport, France
What better way to see the stunning wine country of France than at your own pace in a rental vehicle? With a car you can stop at every Château that interests you to enjoy the cultural experience and taste some fabulous wines. ‘Taste’ is of course the operative word otherwise you will find it hard to get home in one piece.
Car hire offices are visible as soon as you come out of arrivals at Bordeaux airport
. Plan your trip carefully as there is so much to see and do including the Châteaux at Lafite Rothschild and Latour as well as the summer wine festivals.
Rental vehicles from 205 Euros per week
Edinburgh airport, Scotland
Getting a rental car at Edinburgh airport
affords you the best of both worlds. You can take a tour of the city which is steeped in history with beautiful old buildings, all of which have a story to tell. But the real attraction of car hire here is that it allows you to visit the sumptuous countryside of Scotland. There are salmon-filled rivers and lochs, haunted castles and thick forests.
One of many attractive routes is along the A1 towards Newcastle. There is the stately home of Lennoxlove and the mystical Lammermuir Hills. If you look back from whence you have come you will see incredible views of the Firth of Forth.
Rental vehicles from 163 per week
Las Vegas airport, Las Vegas
Public transport is actually not bad in Las Vegas, yet hire cars are very popular here for those who want to turn up to the casinos in style. By hiring a luxury or prestige cars for the week you can really live the dream. Who knows maybe you will get lucky enough at the tables to pay for the cost of the rental.
A car is essential if you want to see some of the best sites which are actually located outside of Las Vegas itself. Recently waiting times for rental cars and taxes have slightly increased at McCarran airport
, but you will still find it much cheaper than taking multiple taxis if you plan on staying more than a few days.
Rental vehicles from 143 per week