Located in the Pacific North West area of the US lies the wonderful state of Washington. The capital city of WA, also known as the 'Evergreen State', is Olympia while its largest city is Seattle. The state has an extensive system of highways as well as a widespread ferry system which is the biggest in the nation. The major airport in the region is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, while there are 16 state-owned airports in total. Hiring a car in Washington gives you the chance to head to the Space Needle and Seattle Centre - an absolute must when visiting the state, here you'll get a 360 degree view of the city from 520ft off the ground.
Seattle's Elliot Bay is the perfect waterfront location; full of gorgeous seafood restaurants and little boutiques, it's the perfect place for a romantic afternoon stroll. Here you can also experience the Seattle Big Wheel, the tallest Ferris wheel on the west coast of the United States. Reaching nearly 40ft over the end of the pier, the wheel stands at 175ft and has over 40 enclosed gondolas. Urban port city, Tacoma is located around an hour's drive away from Seattle. Rent a car in Washington and head to Mount Rainier National Park for some stunning scenery. An icon in the Washington landscape, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated in the US.
It's wise to look up Washington's rules of the road before heading out. Driving laws in the state stipulate that you must have your car headlights on from half an hour after the sun has set, until half an hour before it rises. Drivers are not allowed to enter an intersection unless they can drive all of the way through it without stopping. You must wait for the cars in front of you to clear so you do not cause a blockage in the intersection. When you are overtaking a car going in the same direction as you, you must be prepared to give way should the other driver slow down, turn or stop.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
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Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.