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Washington Car HireFounded in 1790, Washington, DC (District of Columbia) is the capital of the US and home to the US government. The area is therefore rich in historical, political and cultural significance. Perfect for those with car rentals, the capital is a melting pot of monuments, museums and memorials for tourists to visit. The District's current area consists only of territory ceded by the state of Maryland. Washington is therefore surrounded by the states of Maryland to the southeast, northeast, and northwest and Virginia to the southwest. The District has three major natural flowing streams: the Potomac River and its tributaries the Anacostia River and Rock Creek.

The District has a resident population of 599,657; because of commuters from the surrounding suburbs, its population rises to over one million during the workweek. The two major airports in Washington are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located in Chantilly, VA 26 miles from downtown Washington, DC. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located in Arlington, VA just across the Potomac River from the Nation's Capital.

Washington is located in the humid subtropical climate. Exhibiting four distinct seasons, its climate is typical of Mid-Atlantic U.S. areas removed from bodies of water. Spring and fall are warm, with low humidity, while winter is cool, and summers are hot and humid. Regardless of season however, Washington is a perfect place to sight see at any time of year, particularly in a self drive holiday.

There is no better place to start a self drive sight seeing than the centre of the city in a large open park area, The National Mall. Here you can find everything that symbolises America- white buildings, big flags, Abe Lincoln and a reflecting pool. Located in the centre of the Mall are the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Pier. You will also find the Lincoln Memorial, the National World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The National Archives houses thousands of documents important to American history including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Located directly south of the mall, the Tidal Basin features rows of Japanese cherry blossom trees that were presented as gifts from the nation of Japan. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and the District of Columbia War Memorial are located around the Tidal Basin.

Try our simple-to-use booking engine to compare car hire deals in Washington. Type in your pickup and drop off locations & other information required and we'll immediately provide you with some quotations. Whether you're after an economy Washington car hire, or a luxury Washington rental vehicle, we have the perfect deal for you. Our low cost car rentals are provided by well-known suppliers such as Avis, Hertz and Europcar, but we can often provide better car hire rates!

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Hi Michael, my recent car hire was great. Thrifty has a great range of cars and I got the mustang convertible I wanted to hire. The online booking was easy and straight forward to book the car. The voucher process was also good and the car hirer also processed the voucher easily and there were no hidden extras other than the fuel charge for the full tank and return empty policy. Overall a great hire experience and would use you guys again.