Bangor car rental enables you to get around the city quickly and easily, as well as travel to sights a little further afield...
Fans of horror stories might recognise Bangor from countless movies and books penned by the world's most famous horror author, Stephen King. Born in the north-eastern state, King has a house in the city and set many of his works among the streets of this attractive destination. But there's nothing frightening about beautiful Bangor. In fact, you're likely to fall very much in love with this small city, which welcomes visitors with open arms.
Sitting on the Penobscot River, where it meets the equally wonderfully-named Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor is centrally located and regards itself as a gateway to the outdoor pursuits and gorgeous vistas of Maine. Stay a while though and discover the local attractions, with a little help from the gregarious city folk.
Highlights include the Maine Discovery Museum, a fantastic attraction for children with a heap of hands-on activities and fun ways to learn. Bangor Museum and History Center also showcases the area, focusing on the fascinating aspects of Bangor's past. You can see the history and heritage of the city at all hours with tours of places such as the Broadway Historic District. The rich folk who pioneered the local lumber industry in the 19th century filled this tree-dotted neighbourhood with their grand mansions - it's a sight to behold. For a lovely summertime experience, check out the outdoor movie cinema every Friday night in delightful Pickering Square.
Collecting your rental car in Bangor is hassle-free. Book your car in advance to save money and opt to pick up at one of the convenient downtown destinations in Bangor, or from Bangor International Airport (BGR), which is just a few minutes west of the city centre. Use the search tool on TravelSupermarket to find the best deals on Bangor car hire.
When you book car hire, Bangor is a great starting point for driving adventures around this truly magnificent state...
Bangor is located at the heart of Maine and the state's many and varied star attractions are easy to reach from the city.
To learn more about the timber industry that saw Bangor boom, visit the Maine Forest and Logging Museum at nearby Bradley. See life as it would have been for workers at the end of the 18th century.
The Maine Highlands extend north of Bangor. This is serious outdoors territory and lovers of nature as well as active types will feel their hearts pounding in their chests. See moose bathing in ice-cold rivers, gaze at the soaring heights of Mount Katahdin, hike among forests that change colour with every passing season, and take some time out at the mesmerising Moosehead Lake - the largest mountain lake on this side of the USA.
South of Bangor, and reached in a little over an hour by road, is Acadia National Park - a huge beauty spot on the rugged and splintered Maine coastline. It's a stunning and diverse landscape with adventures for all kinds of visitor.
While the northern part of Maine is known for its jagged coast, the beaches in the south are true crowd-pleasers. You can be sunning yourself during summer on the golden sands in less than two hours by road from Bangor.