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Grand Rapids is situated on the Grand river in the state of Michigan, about 30 miles west of Lake Michigan. The city offers a huge number of cultural attractions and a paradisiacal outdoor garden. It was voted ‘beer city USA’, being home to some of the world’s best breweries and brewpubs. Craft beer lovers can look forward to a self-guided tour, but remember not to drink before driving.
With a Grand Rapids hire car you can also visit
Grand Rapids is under a half-hour drive from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Along the Grand river there’s no lack of interesting museums. The
Admirers of Frank Lloyd Wright will want to take the free tour of the
From Gerald R. Ford International Airport you can pick up a Grand Rapids hire car in from one of the following companies:
Drive an hour and a half to
A lovely island escape is a three hour and 40 minutes’ drive to the north of Michigan plus a ferry ride to
American cars usually have automatic transmission. Drive on the right side. An international driving permit is not compulsory but recommended. Carry it at all times along with ID (passport) and proof of insurance.
Speed limits vary from state to state; in general stick to 70mph on motorways. Beware that undertaking is not illegal in the US; to stay safe, don’t forget to signal before changing lanes.
Provided there is no oncoming traffic, you can turn right at red traffic lights. At a four-way stop, all cars should stop, and the one that arrived first sets off first followed by the others in the order of arrival.
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