What you should know before hiring a car in Richmond
|Richmond city centre|
|Richmond International Airport (RIC): 7 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Richmond: practical information
Where to rent a car in Richmond
Bound for Virginia? Richmond is the perfect place! Start planning your trip with cheap flights to Richmond International Airport (RIC) and pick up your Richmond car hire from the arrival’s lounge. Choose from Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National or Thrifty.
Driving in Richmond: parking and other tips
The easiest way to get around Richmond is by car. It’s very easy to find roadside parking in the city centre. The only place you really need to watch out for is the “Fan District” where there are frequently no-park areas. In the old part of the city, the narrow, one-way streets can be difficult to navigate.
For overnight parking, make sure you book a hotel in Richmond that has guest parking available. This shouldn’t be too much of an issue, as most hotels do, but better to double check before booking.
Road trips from Richmond: what to do, what to see
Located in Charlottesville, Monticello is the house depicted on the back of the nickel. It was the home of the third US president Thomas Jefferson and his house, now museum, contains plenty of momentos including some of his inventions and some items from the William and Clark expedition.
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
Just a short drive from Richmond, Appomattox, Virginia is the perfect day trip for history buffs. It’s the site where the Confederate forces surrendered, marking the end of the American Civil War. Today, the site is restored to tell the story of that day in history.
Blue Ridge Parkway
If you want to explore the great outdoors in Virginia, take your Richmond car hie to the Blue Ridge Parkway for a beautiful drive along the Appalachian Mountains. There are a ton of hiking trails along the way, some of which join up with the Appalachian Trail.