Plan your journey in MiamiThe metropolitan area of Miami in south Florida is one of the most popular holiday destinations in all of the United States. There are spectacular beaches, an incredible selection of nightlife and cultural attractions aplenty.
Collect an Avis hire car in Miami to make the most of your journey.
Plan your trip in MiamiMiami is a quirky, colourful destination that draws visitors with its sun, sand and sea. The city’s beaches are brimful of activity, make sure you spend some time relaxing by the water or strolling the waterfront streets to really get a feel for the city.
Drive across one of the causeways over Biscayne Bay to reach the most popular of them all – Miami Beach. There is a huge expanse of golden sand, and water-sports enthusiasts gather in the warm waters for paddle boarding and surfing in particular. There are also many beachside restaurants that are perfect for a fresh seafood dinner on a balmy evening.
Although Miami is primarily known for its beaches and nightlife, there are a surprising number of arts attractions here too. Frost Art Museum, located on the city’s Florida International University (FIU) campus, has an incredibly diverse collection. Displays include American photography from the 1960s and 1970s and pre-Colombian artefacts that date back as far as 500AD. For ceramics and sculpture, the Lowe Art Museum is a must-visit, with impressive collections of Greco-Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque origin.
If travelling as a family, Jungle Island is a top pick. This expansive tropical garden houses a wide range of exotic wildlife, including red kangaroos and gibbons. Parrot Cove is also located on the site and features a tropical beach with a water playground.
For those who want to get active in Miami, there are plenty of choices. The Oleta River State Park offers kayaking to a mangrove island, and there are kilometres of tracks around the area for biking.
Travelling around Miami is easy with an Avis rental car. See all of the city’s attractions at your own pace.
Road trips from MiamiAfter exploring Miami, take advantage of your Avis hire car and drive beyond the city limits to discover more of Florida’s top destinations.
Drive around one hour north of Miami along I-95 N to reach the popular coastal destination of Delray Beach. The city’s beach area is nothing short of spectacular. With its vast swathes of golden sand, the beach is an ideal spot for sunbathing. Sports enthusiasts can play a game of volleyball on one of the courts along the beach.
Diving and snorkelling schools provide lessons for those wanting to explore the coral reefs. Nature lovers should also make a trip to Wakodahatchee Wetlands a priority. This 40-acre wetland reserve boasts a diverse selection of wildlife, including birds and alligators.
Just over a 30-minute drive north of Miami (via I-95 N) is the city of Fort Lauderdale. This popular destination has a relaxed beach vibe that’s completely removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. Fort Lauderdale’s main beach is the best place to relax and unwind. It’s easily accessible, with parking just south of Las Olas Boulevard.
Retail therapy is also on offer here. The Sawgrass Mills shopping centre at Sunrise is 15 minutes west of the city, and one of the largest malls in the United States.
With an Avis rental car from Miami, exploring the city and beyond couldn’t be easier.
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.