How to rent a car on the July 4th weekend getaway
July 4th is a great time to celebrate America's independence and a holiday filled with backyard gatherings and visits to lakes block fireworks. July 4th, 2020 weekend will be a time everyone is traveling. This year it will be time to visit your family and friends that you have not seen for a long time. July 4th weekend is one of the top travel weekends of summer. If you are thinking about planning a trip, book in advance.
America's most popular destinations on the 4th of July will be New York, Nashville, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, San Diego, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and San Francisco.
What you should know if you are planning to rent a car on the 4th of July weekend
Based on the surveys, over 50 million Americans are planning to travel on the 4th of July. Most of them say that they are planning to rent a car at the last minute and book a rental home preferably. On the Juneteenth weekend, almost all car rental companies were sold out on Friday even at major airports like Atlanta Airport. Most of the rental cars for July 4th weekend are already sold out.
- Booking in advance will guarantee your rental car. If you are not sure about your plans or simply nervous about the last minute plan change, you can purchase trip protection coverage which will enable you to cancel for free.
- Longer days of rental may mean cheaper rates. Everyone will book only for the weekend and weekend rates will increase last minute. Weekly rentals may be cheaper. You can keep your car for the remainder of the week.
- Pick up the rental car on a weekday. Weekend will be too busy and most of the cars will be sold out.