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Why rent a car in Huntington Beach?

Huntington Beach, California, otherwise known as ‘Surf City USA’, has been a popular surfing destination since 1914. Situated in the idyllic and affluent Orange County, Huntington Beach is a great location for visiting nearby destinations by hire car, such as Los Angeles,Santa Monica,Anaheim and Long Beach.

How to get to and around Huntington Beach?

If you’re arriving via Los Angeles International Airport then it’s a 37-mile drive by rental car to Huntington Beach. En route you could take a detour to visit Portuguese Bend Reserve, a 399-acre area of natural beauty with rolling hills, canyons, hiking trails and wildlife.

What brands are available?

There are various hire car providers to suit your budget and preferences, including Thrifty, Hertz and Avis. Many offer extras like free cancellation, unlimited mileage and zero excess collision cover.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Huntington Beach

You don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy Huntington Beach, but you can certainly soak up the energy and atmosphere of its legendary surf scene. You can also try your hand at beach volleyball, cycle along the shoreline, and stroll down one of the west coast’s longest piers. Or you could enjoy attractions like the International Surfing Museum, the family-friendly Shipley Nature Centre, and Huntington Library’s art galleries and botanical gardens.

Long Beach is a 15-mile drive by hire car. It’s the third largest city in southern California and is a popular tourist destination. The downtown area has a lively bar, club and restaurant scene, and you can also enjoy attractions like the RMS Queen Mary, a former 1930s cruise liner that’s now a floating hotel, the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Museum of Latin American Art.

Glittering, glamorous, mythical Los Angeles is a 37-mile drive away. There you can enjoy classic attractions such as Hollywood Boulevard, Universal Studios Hollywood, and nearby Disneyland. Or you could simply enjoy people-watching on vibrant Venice Beach, or sample quirkier attractions like the Velvetaria, a gallery of velvet paintings, or Angels Flight, the shortest railroad in the world.

Tips and tricks for driving in Huntington Beach

Due to its world-class coastline, stunning scenery and mild climate, California is wonderful to explore by hire car. Bear in mind that in California, pedestrians always have right of way. The US is right-hand drive and remember to keep an eye on your mirror, as drivers don’t always indicate a direction change. Every state has different driving laws, so make sure you familiarise yourself with the California ones before your visit.

Ready to plan your Huntington Beach city break?

Feeling inspired to explore Huntington Beach and the rest of California? Check out this City Guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and to research the best attractions and activities.

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FAQs for car hire in Huntington Beach

What’s the best price car rental in Huntington Beach?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is in Huntington Beach.

What’s the average car rental price in Huntington Beach?

On average, car rentals in Huntington Beach are .

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Huntington Beach?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Huntington Beach?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.