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There are a lot of misconceptions about Hawaii: it’s assumed that it’s incredibly expensive, that if you’re on a budget that means you can’t afford to stay anywhere near a beach and that activities are out since they’ll cost hundreds of dollars per person. There are, however, ways to experience Hawaii the same way a wealthy person would: beach-front accommodation, surreal activities and amazing food – all…Read More

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this Southern itinerary is all relative. > Why Go: Bourbon Street may be restricted to 21 years and older, but an indulgent uncle (or aunt) seeking to spoil nieces and nephews in New Orleans can find plenty of lively attractions for young people. “The…Read More

Thousands join in the revelry for the anniversary of George Washington’s birth in his hometown of Alexandria. The city celebrates the General’s birthday throughout the month of February with dozens of festivities.  The annual George Washington Birthday Parade is the largest and the oldest in the country. The parade celebrates our Founding Father, as it winds its way along a historic one-mile route along the streets of Old Town. Other…Read More

Presidents’ Day is usually marked by huge retail sales, public ceremonies and celebrations across the country.  But Washington DC and Alexandria VA, the birthplace of Washington still throw the biggest and most unique celebrations of them all!  In fact in and around Washington DC this annual celebration is commemorated with numerous ways to remember the past and how our country was forged through ideals of freedom and…Read More

Seattle is filled with fun and adventure! There are all kinds of great places to visit and activities to keep you entertained during your stay here. It’s a low-key city that is known for having friendly residents, beautiful scenery and really great coffee. Here are some of the most popular things to see and do in Seattle. Pike Place Market This is the place to come if you like to eat! It’s a historic farmer’s market that has…Read More

It’s the time of the year when visions of sugar soft sands top travelers’ wish lists. Florida, with its 825 miles of beaches, lures sunbathers, surfers, action lovers and solitude seekers to its shores. To find the best Florida strands, USA TODAY hosted an east coast-west coast smackdown. “Dr. Beach,” aka Stephen Leatherman, professor and director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University…Read More

The SeaVenture Beach Hotel, on the sand in Pismo Beach, is offering rooms for two, with fireplaces and private balcony hot tubs, plus a bottle of wine or Champagne, for $139 a night Sundays through Thursdays through Feb. 11. Those 50 and older get the same room for $129 a night; they’ll also get half off a second entree at the hotel’s restaurant when one entree is purchased. (The half-off deal works for the second dessert, too.) Add…Read More

Renting a car can be a slightly different process depending on where you’re located. Many states and countries have age restrictions for renting. For example, some states require drivers to be over the age of 25. Other states will allow drivers under 25 to rent cars but will charge an additional fee for them. Because drivers under 25 have been shown to get into more auto accidents than other age groups, car rental agencies want to offset…Read More

Using public transportation or walking can be a great way to sightsee when you’re on vacation, but in certain locations that just won’t cut it. Depending on where you’re going, you might need to rent a car in order to explore. So what is the best way to do so? Car rental agencies are a quick and easy way to line up a car for a day or an extended period of time. However, rentals can sometimes get pricey, especially if you need…Read More

How hard could it be to select the right rental car? Simply pick the one with the lowest daily rate and make your reservation, right? This is a big mistake that many first time car renters make! Vehicle type actually tends to be more important than vehicle price. Here are a few reasons why… Size: If you’re traveling with children or additional passengers, it probably does not make sense to select the cheapest vehicle. An economy…Read More

Hurry! You’ve still got a few more months of winter ahead of you to hit the slopes. But, chances are you don’t live right next door to Loon Mountain or Sunday River, and driving in the winter months can be dangerous. If you have a car that is too small to transport a pair of skis, or doesn’t have four wheel drive, Car Rental 8 recommends renting an SUV with 4wd for your trip. Whether it’s a day trip or a weekend…Read More

Have you made a personal road map for the year ahead? If so, you aren’t alone. New Year’s Day is quickly approaching and nearly everyone is busy making a list of good intentions: eat healthier, run more, work harder, work less, manage stress…. The list goes on and on. If any or all of these initiatives below are on your list of New Year’s resolutions, Car Rental 8 can help! Spend more time with family and…Read More

Our company has been featured in Yahoo Finance and Reuters among many other nationwide press outlets this month. So, what’s the big news?! Drumroll, please … We’ve introduced the Car Rental 8 GR8 Club! This new club was designed to offer registered members exclusive low rates, priority service, and additional car rental options. “The new GR8 Club at its core is simply another platform for our customers to save. But…Read More

For anyone living outside of the Sunshine State, winter often means frigid air, ice, and SNOW! While snow adds the perfect cosmetic touch to any cold winter day, it also comes with an underlying list of hazards – especially for drivers! On behalf of Car Rental 8, here are some important winter driving tips to remember: Wait until plows or sand trucks have done their jobs before venturing out onto the roads. Always allow…Read More

Hey there Bucs Fans and Beach Goers! Are you in need of an SUV to haul all of your buddies around this weekend? Good news – you’ve landed on the right page! Tampa-Based Car Rental 8 has direct access to affordable SUV rentals including Intermediates, Standards, Luxuries, Larges and Premiums. Not sure what you need? The most important detail you’ll need to iron out prior to selecting a vehicle is the number of passengers…Read More

Visiting Tampa, Florida? Whether it’s for work or for play, you’re probably wondering how to get around all week! Here’s the good news: Tampa is a relatively “low key” city in comparison to Florida’s other major cities such as Fort Lauderdale or Miami. Our traffic isn’t nearly as bad and the sidewalks are only flooded with pedestrians on a few popular occasions each year. Here’s the bad news:…Read More

Everybody knows that airfare prices increase around the holidays. The demand for flights can be found all over the world. Whether you need to fly across the country to spend this holiday season with your in-laws, or you’re a college student looking to make it home for winter break, you’re probably not in the mood to spend $500+ on roundtrip airfare in addition to having to gift shop for everyone. Car Rental 8 would like to remind…Read More

Looking for a cost-effective way to get around Tampa? Much to visitors’ surprise, Tampa does not have a subway system like many other major cities in the United States. It does however have HART (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority) which provides convenient bus services, In-Town Trolleys, money-saving vanpools, park-and-ride services and more. Alternatives to public transportation include taxis, which are a great option if…Read More

Are you a tourist visiting sunny Tampa, Florida and in need of transportation? Perhaps you’re a local with a broken down car this week and in need of a way to work. Whatever the case may be, you’re probably looking for ways to save, right? Tampa offers countless car rental companies including but not limited to: Hertz, Budget, Avis, National, Alamo, Thrifty, Enterprise, and Dollar Rent A Car. So, which one has the best…Read More

Here at Car Rental 8, we believe that being a good corporate citizen is the right thing to do, for our customers, our employees, and our businesses. It makes our company a desirable place to work, reinforces our brand, and strengthens our bonds with customers, neighbors and business associates. Did you know that Car Rental 8 is a Tampa-based company and is a proud supporter and sponsor of Lutz Little League? Lutz Little League…Read More

If there’s one thing we love about summer it’s the warm weather…. and sunshine … and music festivals! Okay, three things we love about summer! Are you attending any of this summer’s hottest music events? July 18-21:  Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, New York 4 Days of music, art, and evolution. The GrassRoots Festival has been called a Music Lovers’ Paradise! July 19-21:…Read More

Welcome to Denver! New in town? Or just visiting? Here are some must see’s and must do’s while you’re in the mile-high city! In the summer, when the sun is beating down on Denver, many of us (or at least the thrill seekers) like to visit Downtown’s Elitch Gardens for roller coasters and fun! For a more family oriented day, try Lakeside Amusement Park or get wet and wild at Water World: Denver’s 64-acre water…Read More

Vegas bound? We’re jealous! After your bags are packed, your flight is booked, and your hotel reservations are made, next thing’s next: transportation. How will you be getting around? Average Cost of Taxis On average, getting from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to any of the city’s most popular hotels including the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Aria, Monte Carlo and Bellagio, will cost you anywhere between $18.00 and…Read More

You may have heard that San Francisco is a great city for walkers – and it’s true. With a city that’s less than 50 square miles, and full of many condensed tourist attractions, those that love to walk certainly do. But, let’s face it; you can’t walk everywhere – especially if you’re in town for business or traveling with children. Cabs and tour buses will save you from the hassle of parking, but can…Read More

Visiting Florida What’s the best part about summers in Florida? For starters, hotel prices in the state’s hottest cities (Orlando, Tampa, Miami, West Palm Beach, Naples and Fort Myers) drop to all-time lows, making family vacations, group trips, and even romantic getaways much more attainable.  In addition to cheaper hotel prices, the cost of traveling drops as well. People tend to have more free time in the summer, which…Read More