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Santa Monica: More Than Just a Pier

Located just west of Los Angeles, Santa Monica is a small city that boasts one of the most famous beaches in the United States. You'll also find world-class shopping and dining along with the 24-hour spectacle of the iconic Pier. It's relatively easy to explore Santa Monica with a car rental when you travel here. It's about a 30-minute drive north from LAX to reach Santa Monica. Having your own rental car makes it easy to explore the city as well as other Los Angeles attractions.

Explore the Pier

The Santa Monica Pier is open 24 hours a day and features a Ferris wheel and a roller coaster along with an aquarium, a carousel, and an arcade. Swing high above the waves with a session with the Trapeze School, rent a bike, or take a free historic walking tour.

Get Out in Nature

Many visitors spend time outdoors exploring the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. From the Pier, you'll take a picturesque drive on the Pacific Coast Highway, one of the most iconic drives in the United States. The 23-mile route is about a 44-minute drive, plenty of time to take in the breathtaking scenery. Once you arrive, hike on more than 500 miles of trails and potentially catch a glimpse of a mountain lion or coyote.

Do Like Californians Do

Cruising is part of the California lifestyle, and opting for a car rental allows you to take part. Scenic Ocean Avenue is the place to see and be seen in Santa Monica, so you might want to consider getting a convertible to enjoy the gorgeous weather and take in the sights.

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    Car <span>Rental Requirements</span> in the United States

    • Minimum Age

      For most car rental companies around the world, the minimum age requirement is 25. Drivers aged between 21 and 24 might be subject to additional local fees and may not be allowed to book vehicles under the Premium, Specialty, SUV, Minivan, Van, Convertible, Utility and Luxury Vehicle categories. Additional drivers must be at least 25 years old.

    • Driver’s License

      Each driver must present a full, valid and original national driver's license held for minimum of 2 years. If your license is not in a language used in your destination country, an International Driver's Permit to accompany your national driver's license is highly recommended.

    • ID or Passport

      Each driver must present a valid and original photo ID or passport.

    • International Credit Card

      The renter must present a personal credit card, valid in the country of pick-up with enough funds to put a hold for a security deposit. Third-party credit cards will not be accepted. The car rental company is solely responsible for approving the provided credit card. Online prepayment does not exempt the renter from providing a valid international credit card during vehicle pick-up. The rental company will place a hold in the amount of the security deposit and, when applicable, any additional local fees not covered in the prepaid voucher on the card provided at the rental location.

    • Prepaid Booking Voucher

      You must present a printout of the Booking Confirmation Voucher at the rental location. This document officially confirms all agreed upon services, payment conditions, rates, discounts, as well as vehicle availability within the group selected.

    • Important Information

      Car rental companies reserve the right to refuse service to underage or unlicensed drivers, those with poor credit history or individuals otherwise considered liabilities by the rental company.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CAR RENTAL

    Proteções do veículo Car rental insurance

    Car rental insurances are usually called Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and cover against damages made to the car in case of an accident.

    Proteções à terceiros Third party insurance

    Third party insurances are usually called Additional Liability Insurance (ALI). Generally, they cover damage made to someone else’s property in case of an accident involving the rental car.

    Caução Security deposit

    Also known as credit hold, a security deposit is necessary when you pick-up your rental car. The deposit is “blocked” on the driver’s credit card and “unblocked” after you return the car in the same conditions.

    Opcionais Optional services

    It is possible to add optional items to your reservation, such as GPS, child car seat, booster seat and more. Add them to your booking now so you don’t have to worry about it later!

    Condutor adicional Additional driver

    If someone else is sharing the wheel with you, they need to be added to the car rental agreement as an additional driver and comply with the same car rental requirements, such as minimum age and documentation needed.

    Quilometragem Mileage

    Check your reservation for the information about unlimited or limited mileage. Unlimited mileage means you can ride how much you want without paying any extras. Road trip saved!

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