Rent a car in Washington and only your sense of adventure can hold you back. Read on to discover more about this glorious corner of the USA...
The state of Washington is located in the far north-west of the United States and is named after the country's first president. Bordering Canada and part of Alaska, the state is revered for its areas of natural beauty – including national parks, forest ranges, wildlife refuges and vast areas of wilderness – making it an ideal destination for those who want to make use of car rental and take a road trip through the American wilderness.
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Driving in the United States is fairly straightforward thanks to wide carriageways and well sign-posted routes and even first-timers quickly get used to driving on the right. There are a few things to remember, such as a “stop” sign really does mean stop, all traffic must stop when school buses come to a halt and flash their lights, and turning right on a red traffic light is allowed if there are no signs stating otherwise and you’ve checked that the coast is clear.
You can collect your car upon arrival at one of the state’s international and domestic airports. It’s wise to pre-book Washington car hire to secure the best rates and the type of vehicle that suits your holiday needs.
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Though it is known for its colossal mountains and rugged outdoors appeal, the state of Washington is only the 18th-largest state of the USA. It’s a little bigger than Florida but less than half the size of California. It would take around four hours to drive from the southern border with Oregon to the northern border, where the gorgeous harbour city of Vancouver might tempt you across the Canadian border, and around six hours to travel from east to west. If you’re travelling through the mountains, expect journeys to be long but staggeringly beautiful.
From the majesty of Mount St Helens to the bustling metropolis of nearby Seattle, Washington state has a vast range of attractions, as well as a number of scenic routes – such as the Chinook Pass – to help you make the most out of your car hire and to explore the natural beauty of the state.
The wide range of terrain throughout Washington means there are plenty of opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities. The Olympic National Park is one of the most popular destinations for camping and backpacking trips, and by including car hire in your plans you can easily reach the more secluded spots. Cities within Washington state that are worth a visit include Tacoma, Spokane, the capital Olympia, and of course Seattle - the largest and most populous city in the state.
Washington is not to be confused with the nation’s capital, Washington DC, which is on the east coast of the USA. If you are looking for car hire in Washington DC, TravelSupermarket can help!