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Location information for California

If you haven't experienced the natural beauty and cultural heritage of California, now is the perfect time. Located the far south of the USA, this large and lovely state is simply packed to the brim with interesting tourist attractions. For those who like to roam, cheap California car hire makes exploring the state effortless.

Those who have young children will want to pay a visit to one of California's amusement parks. There are plenty to choose from, with the heady delights of Disneyland and Universal Studios topping the bill. Drive your budget car rental further down the state to visit San Diego Zoo, following by the popular SeaWorld.

But California isn't just for kids. There are plenty of beautiful beaches to explore in the state, and after a busy day or two of exploring, many people are contend to simply soak up the sun for an hour or two. Culture vultures will also want to spend some time in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Back at the beach, watching the sunset is always a popular activity, and many people gather at the end of the day to watch the sun slowly sink behind the horizon. California's beachfronts are lined with beach bars, and these are good places to relax with a cocktail or two and perhaps a light meal.

California offers visitors the unique opportunity to hop across the border and explore Mexico, before driving their California cheap car hire back into San Diego for a chance to do some last-minute shopping.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    32 - 128 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    40 - 128 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category
  • Popular rental companies
    Alamo Rent a Car

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The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is HireCars.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by HireCars.co.uk? at this location
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