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1. Posted by outfoxafox (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

[b] I'm looking at doing a self-drive tour of the USA next year and need some recommendations as to the best deals or who t ogo through?

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Well, apart from flights I would certainly book the rental car in your home country, which for some reason ends up being cheaper as booking when you get there. Try hertz, avis, budget, alamo and thrifty to start with. They are not the cheapest, but they are the best and with wide distribution throughout the country.
I wouldn't book anything else apart from flight and rental car as there are many forms of accommodations and motels are relatively cheap and comfortable and mostly located along the main roads, even in less inhabited places.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

Simon,
I probably can help as I have been in 49 of our states. Why don't you send me a PM and let me know: how long you plan on being in the US, what are your interests, your budget, etc.

4. Posted by ourgen (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Hi there

I have done a number of roadtrips in the US, biggest being Route 66 ( LA to Chicago)with some offshoots down to Memphis then north and another NY across to Niagara and then followed the St Lawrence through Eastern Canada and back down to NY through Maine etc, and also LA to Nevada, Utah, Arizona south to the Mexican border and across to San Diego, LA, a number of times LA north 2 San Fran via a couple of different routes.
Booked our cars always in Australia and also accommodation in some major places to make sure we secured the places we wanted.

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6. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 8y

Tampa's a nice place (and it's nearby Clearwater Beach), but I suggest you also get around and visit other parts of the country besides Florida (which tends to be quite hot and muggy during the summer months). For summertime visits, the east coast from Washington, D.C. north, the west coast from San Francisco north, and the areas in the Rocky Mountains and Appalachian mountains (as well as Chicago) are all great places to visit. (and San Diego, which has great weather year round).

Enjoy

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Calcruzer

Tampa's a nice place (and it's nearby Clearwater Beach)

Calcruzer's Tampa comment is in reference to a post that was right above his, but it was spam and it has been deleted. (The Tampa post was purely promotional.) I just didn't want anyone looking for a Tampa comment, not finding one and then becoming a bit confused.

Isadora (Moderator)