As states continue to reopen, more people are considering road trips to national parks, landmarks, beaches and other family-favorite destinations. From sightseeing on vacation to visiting far-away family, non-essential travel is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
Is it even possible? Yes, it definitely is! And with some help from Enterprise, you can safely plan for a road trip – even during the COVID-19 outbreak. Find important information like how to choose the best mode of transportation, what to pack for your trip and other important things to consider when planning a road trip during Coronavirus.
There are several types of trips to take, including solo road trips, family road trips, road trips with your significant other and road trips with friends. Once you’ve narrowed down who your best travel buddy is, it’s important to think about time spent on the road. Are you planning on a weekend getaway, or do lingering COVID-19 concerns have you thinking more of a day trip close to home?
Whether it’s a romantic weekend getaway with your significant other, or you’re taking a solo road trip to get out of the house for a day, deciding who to travel with and how long you’ll be gone are the first steps in the road trip planning process.
Most of the U.S. population was placed under a stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order during the beginning of the ongoing pandemic; however, some states are beginning to reopen as leaders across the country work to continuously evaluate cases. Find out the latest on where states stand in their plans to reopen so you can choose the best fit for your next on-the-road adventure.
There’s no denying that travel has changed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, but what mode of transportation is best for you or your family? When it comes to air travel and public transportation, you’re faced with more variables and less control over your situation. To maintain social distancing and ensure cleanliness on your trip a rental car may be your best option. And at Enterprise, now more than ever, we’re making it easier for you and your family to rent the perfect vehicle for your trip with confidence.
See an independent, first-hand account of renting a car during COVID-19 on TravelPulse.com.
Clean vehicles have always been important to us, but at this moment in time, we know vehicle cleanliness is even more critical. That’s why we’ve modified our cleaning procedures using recommendations from leading health authorities. On top of vacuuming and general wipe-down cleaning of each vehicle, we’re sanitizing 20-plus key areas with disinfectant between every rental.
In addition, we’ve implemented vehicle delivery and curbside rental options to help promote social distancing by getting you quickly on your way while avoiding foot traffic in our locations. We also have measures in place to immediately isolate and quarantine any vehicle if needed. We're also urging travelers to please stay home if you are ill, displaying symptoms of COVID-19, been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are currently under quarantine.
We're also proud to announce Advance Check In. At 200+ participating locations in the US – with more coming soon – you can now check in up to 48 hours in advance of your rental to experience a low-contact rental process. It takes only a few minutes and is easy to complete.
Ensuring your safety and the safety of others in your group is our top priority during this difficult time. Learn more about how we’re protecting customers and employees from COVID-19 and how to reserve a rental car for your upcoming road trip.
Before you hit the road, you'll want to make sure you've packed all the necessary essentials for your upcoming road trip.
Find other important things to consider when renting a car from Enterprise for your upcoming road trip.
Choosing attractions to visit is one of the best parts of planning a road trip. Maybe you’ll have a beach day filled with surf and sun. Or maybe you’ll spend your day hiking a scenic trail in one of the country’s most popular national parks (National Park Service COVID-19 update). No matter where you go, it’s important to plan your route so you can maintain the best cleaning and disinfecting practices during your travels.
For example, if you’re going to the beach, there may not be any bathrooms or sanitation stations available, so it’s important to keep standard cleaning supplies available to clean and disinfect your belongings. Or if you’re planning on being outdoors all day, you won’t have access to running water and soap, so planning bathroom breaks at a gas station on the way to your destination (or home) can help you implement best practice measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Not sure where to go? Find inspiration for your next road trip from Enterprise!