Car hire Los AngelesThere’s no better way to see the USA than by car
See the sights of the ‘real’ America in an Avis hire car – it’s a flexible, cost-effective way to travel. With offices in over 5,000 locations around the world, you can pick up your rental car from one location and drop it off at another.
Green cars, luxury cars, family cars and fun cars – we’ve got your needs covered.
In and around Los AngelesLos Angeles is home to a number of the most important US landmarks. Possibly the most famous is the Hollywood sign, located on Mount Lee. As a district, Hollywood is regarded as synonymous with the movie business. You may not spot any real stars but there are plenty of other attractions here to keep you entertained including the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Runyon Canyon Park and Universal Studios Hollywood.
Due to a large number of the city’s population working in the creative industries, LA is regarded by some as the Creative Capital of the World. There are circa 850 museums and galleries dotted throughout the city, more than any other city per capita in the world. You probably will not have time to see them all, but particularly popular ones include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Getty Center. A wide selection of art galleries can be found on Gallery Row, which holds the Downtown Art Walk every month, a self-guided tour of the art venues located in downtown Los Angeles.
Parks are a great way to relax and unwind. Once an ostrich farm, Griffith Park is the city’s second biggest park and many people come to hike or simply enjoy a picnic in the sun. Located in the neighbourhood of Los Feliz, it covers more than 4,000 acres and is home to the Griffith Park Observatory and the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater.
Your Avis car hire can also take you to Mulholland Drive, for some amazing panoramic views of the city.
Road trips from Los AngelesMalibu Creek Park
If you would prefer something a little more tranquil, a luxury car hire from Avis can take you to the beautiful Malibu Creek Park in comfort. An amalgamation of streams, old oak groves and hillsides covered in arid chaparral, the park is popular for biking, horseback riding and fishing.
A road trip to Las Vegas is a popular driving route and Death Valley is worth a stop off. Death Valley is a National Park that is known for being hot and dry and a site of historical interest.
Las Vegas is a playground for adults and is buzzing with entertainment 24 hours a day. You’ll find casinos, shows, elaborate hotels, shopping and world famous restaurants to enjoy.
The Grand Canyon is around seven and a half hours' driving time in your Avis hire car from Los Angeles. You’ll find that the Canyon is a thing of natural beauty with its vast rocky walls that stretch on forever. You can choose to hike or even raft through the Grand Canyon to really maximise your visit.
Driving rules in the United States of AmericaWhich side of the road?
In the USA, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- In some states, mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device – you should check the law for any states you will be travelling in
- If travelling on toll roads (turnpikes) keep lots of change in your car, as not all booths accept debit and credit cards
- Do not overtake school buses
- In some states, you may turn right at traffic lights when indicated by road signs
- If pulled over by police, do not exit your vehicle. Turn the ignition off and sit patiently with your hands visible
Speed limits in the United States are set by each state or territory. Some states have lower limits at night, and also minimum speed limits. Please use this as a guide only, you should check the law for any states you will be travelling in.
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 20 - 35 mph (32 - 56 km/h)
- School and residential areas: 10 - 20 mph (16 – 32 km/h)
- 2 lane highway: 55 - 65 mph (88- 105 km/h)
- Motorways: 65 - 70 mph (105 – 113 km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
Each state has its own rules and regulations about child seats and seatbelt laws - you should check the law for any states you will be travelling in.
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.