These Reasons Will Convince You to Rent a Car for Vacation

Travelling can be a beautiful experience filled with new sights and friends, where brilliant memories are made, and your mind is finally given space from your everyday obligations to wander aimlessly. Of course, a vacation can quickly turn into a headache if you’re not prepared for it. The following will explore one form of preparation in particular: renting a car while on vacation.

These Reasons Will Convince You to Rent a Car for Vacation
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You Don’t Need To Drive There To Have A Car With You

There are tons of great reasons why it’s a good idea to have access to a car no matter where you are (some of which will be listed below). This being said, if you’re going on vacation very far away, you might not want to drive all the way there just to have access to a car. Let’s say you can take a three-hour flight to your destination or drive for a day and a half, losing out on three days of vacation time just to travel there and back; that doesn’t seem worth it. If you rent a car when you arrive in a new location, you don’t have to stress about getting your car to a particular location in order to have access to a vehicle while you’re enjoying your vacation.

Freedom And Independence

One of the things that can quickly dampen a traveling experience is being required to let other people or things dictate your schedule. You may need to wait for buses or trains; you might struggle to get to more obscure locations that interest you; you might just want to run to the grocery store to stock up on your favorite snacks. Having a rental car with you on vacation allows you to move around when and wherever you need it; this independence can feel really good. Especially if you’re someone who normally drives around a lot, it can feel oppressive to be without your own means of transportation.


If you have access to a car on your vacation, it’s easy to change your plans based on new information or your mood. Being able to change your plans based on what you’ve discovered is a key element of resilience and a happy trip. Sometimes you plan to stop in a small city for a few hours to get lunch but then fall in love with it and want to spend the rest of the week in a cute little inn overlooking the seaside. If you are the one in control of your own transportation, this choice doesn’t require that you cancel bus tickets (often losing out on money). You can simply stay. Likewise, if there’s somewhere you end up that isn’t tickling your fancy, you don’t need to wait for the next train or flight; you can simply toss your stuff in the car and go.

Save Money

Depending on how much you’re going to be moving about, you can end up saving a pretty penny by renting a car. Bus tickets, taxis, and train tickets can add up. If you’re planning on visiting several cities within a certain area on your trip, or if the cities themselves are expansive, you might end up saving money by renting a car. Yes, you’ll be paying for gas plus the initial rental fee to sort out, but in the words of folks behind, this can easily work out to less than the cost of several train tickets. Of course, do the math yourself, given the price of things at your destination, before assuming one option will be cheaper than the other. You may also need to take into account the cost of parking if you’re traveling somewhere where parking fees are common.

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Part of the wonder of traveling is being able to explore new landscapes. If you rent a car for your vacation, you’re going to be able to set off and wander, enjoying the scenery and vibe of less traveled locations. Taking the back roads in any country often produces a completely different understanding of the culture and terrain. If you have access to a vehicle, you’ll be able to explore a much wider range of territory than if you’re walking everywhere or relying on public transportation. As well, there are often many places in a given country, state or province that aren’t easily accessible via public transportation, making it possible to see more things with a car than without one.

The above information should have given you a few reasons why you might want to rent a car while on vacation. It’s important that you ensure you know the local driving laws and are comfortable driving in different driving cultures. In some cities, it’s normal to let people into a given lane; in others, it’s a battle for the next space. Make sure you know what is considered polite and impolite in the area you’ll be driving.

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