May 2017 - DriveNow Blog

Californian dreaming on the road to Sonoma County

SO you’ve flown into San Francisco, picked up your California car rental and not sure where to go? We say “not far at all” if you underline the words “Sonoma County” on your itinerary. We’ve tapped into the Sonoma County Tourism latest news to give you the lowdown on what makes it special, so read on.
Sonoma County
Located in Northern California just a 50km drive north of San Francisco, Sonoma County offers a blend of incredible scenery, urban sophistication, agriculture, small-town charm, outdoor adventure, and, of course, the food and wine that make this region famous. Sonoma County […]

Five food experiences worth the drive from Melbourne’s CBD

Food, glorious food. Melbourne is a melting pot hot spot of food experiences, many of which can be found in that easy to navigate CBD grid, but venture a little further afield and there are unforgettable tasty treats off the yellow brick road to enjoy. Grab a Melbourne car rental and try these five:
#1 La Sala restaurant at Olivigna, South Warrandyte
The drive … (from CBD) 45-50 minutes north-east
The rolling hills of Warrandyte is welcome sight for those escaping the urban jungle for a leafy green village with a river running through it. The Tuscan-like atmosphere of beautiful […]

Unforgettable Chicago restaurants while on the road in the US

Chicago’s foodie scene is full of twists and surprises. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the Windy City treats you to another set of incredible Chicago restaurants to choose from.
Pick up a great Chicago Airport car hire deal and then choose from one of these five amazing Chicago restaurants for your next meal.
Alinea
Alinea (pictured) consistently rates at the top of food reviewers’ lists. It’s held the title of Best Restaurant in America a number of times. Many people also know Alinea for its innovative approach to modern cuisine. The venue features three distinct experiences. The Alinea Kitchen Table […]

Winter festivals in Sydney and surrounds you can’t miss

Sydney is popular with the tourists in the summer months. But what many people don’t realise is that it can be a great place to stay even when the weather turns a little chilly.
Winter festivals and events in Sydney are some of the most exciting.
We strongly recommend you hire a car from Sydney Airport and make the most of the fun winter festivals on offer.
Sydney Winter Festival
30th June – 17th July
This is definitely one of the best winter festivals that Sydney offers. Every year St Mary’s Road turns into a hub for winter activities. The […]

Mornington Peninsula in winter and where to stay and play

The beautiful Mornington Peninsula is an incredible destination at any time of year, even during winter. When the mercury drops the beaches become quieter and the towns have more of a country charm.
Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and drive an hour and a half south west of the city. You’ll discover a stretch of magnificent coast and countryside that you won’t take for granted.
Here are five places where you can stay or have fun on the Mornington Peninsula.
Peninsula Hot Springs (pictured)
The famous Peninsula Hot Springs will help you slow right down and relax. These naturally […]

New York events: the 6 big ticket events you can’t miss

Most people know of New York as the city of love. People travel from all over the world to begin their adventures in the Big Apple. But it’s also worth nothing New York events are so spectacular that you’ll probably come across a festival no matter what time of year you visit.
Hire a car from JFK Airport and start ticking off these New York events.
(Here’s a tip, plan parking for your New York events in NYC in advance!)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thanksgiving is the most important holiday of the year. In Manhattan, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has […]

Campervan favourites in Byron Bay and surrounds

Byron Bay is world-famous for its stunning surf beaches and outdoor activities. Whether you want to relax by the beach, dine in front of a gorgeous sunset backdrop, or go on a family adventure, Bryon Bay has it all.
Are you travelling with a family and trying to keep your holiday on the cheaper side? The best way to do it is to hire a campervan from Brisbane Airport and drive two hours south to get there.
Here are five great places to stay if you’re looking for campervan accommodation in Byron.
BIG4 Byron Holiday Park
Imagine parking your campervan right […]

Athens: 5 things to do in Greece’s capital and surrounds

Athens has one of the longest histories in the world. Over the centuries, different conquerors have taken control of Greece’s capital, with each leaving their own impression on the city.
Today it’s one of Europe’s prime tourist destinations, which reels in 4.5 million tourists every year. The best way to explore this vibrant place starts with finding a hire car from Athens Airport. Once you have that, get set for an ultimate adventure and check out these attractions!
The jewel of Athens: the Acropolis
Marvel at what’s considered to be Greece’s crowning glory. The “high city” dominates the Athens skyline […]

 
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