Why Do People Rent Cars?

Rent Cars

In the United States alone, there are nearly two million rental cars available at over 19,000 locations. Renting a car isn’t just for tourists. There are a host of reasons why people rent cars, ranging from necessity to convenience.

Rent Cars

More room

Sometimes your car just isn’t big enough to accommodate all the people that need to be transported. This might happen when relatives visit from out of town, or if you want to go on a vacation with friends but don’t want to take two vehicles. Conversely, someone’s vehicle may be too large. If people own a large, gas-guzzling SUV or minivan and want to go on a long trip with only one or two other people, it may be more economical and environmentally friendly to rent a smaller, fuel-efficient vehicle.

Rent Cars


Someone might rent a car for business purposes. He or she may have important clients to transport and wants to make a good impression with a nicer car than their own. Businessmen may rent a luxury car when going to a convention or business meeting to project a sense of success and prosperity. Sometimes, a job may require travel, and rather than put wear and tear on a personal vehicle, a rental car is used.


Often travelers rent cars when they take a flight. They simply need a way to get around while they are out of town. Rental car agencies are located at every major airport to make it easy for travelers to rent and return rental cars.

Rent Cars

Car Repairs

People may need to rent a car when their personal vehicle is in the shop for repairs or has been in an accident and isn’t available.

Social Occasions

Sometimes people will rent cars for social occasions such as special dates or parties. Some people like to impress their dates with a hot new sports car or enjoy driving a fancy luxury car to a dance or party.

About Whale Watching

About Whale Watching

The majesty of a whale in the water can’t be conveyed on video or by watching a movie. Seeing one in person is an awe-inspiring and amazing sight. Whale watching tours provide safe and legal means to enjoy these impressive aquatic mammals, but you needn’t even get on a boat to fully enjoy.

About Whale Watching

Migration Patterns

Whales travel well-known paths between their winter breeding grounds and summer feeding grounds.


Whale watching tours provide a means to enter the waters near migration areas to observe whales, and often newborn calves. These tours operate under strict guidelines to avoid crowding the whales.

About Whale Watching


While in Maui, a good pair of binoculars is all you need to observe humpback whales right from your lanai or beach chair during migration season, in early fall. The channels are close enough that the whales are easily visible from land.


International laws vary, but if you’re kayaking or surfing and find yourself amid a pod of whales, back off. Most laws specify at least a 300 foot distance between you and any whales. Be especially wary if there’s a newborn in the midst. Stay calm and slowly paddle away.



If you’re heading out on a boat, layer up. Breezes on board can be stiff in many areas, so make sure that you have adequate coverage to keep yourself warm.

Salton Sea, California Restaurants

Steakhouse at the

Located in Southern California outside of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, is the Salton Sea both boasting the largest state park and lake in the state. The water has become saltier than that of the Pacific Ocean over time. The thousands of brine shrimp feed fish and thousands of resident and migratory birds who call the lake home. The lake has been a popular recreation spot for decades with visitors enjoying water sports, fishing, hiking and camping. You can always find a great spot to eat in any one of the surrounding areas while seeing the local sights.

Travertine Grill


One of the few restaurants located next to the sea, Travertine is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. Serving up American fare with some Mexican choices can make it difficult to choose between the fajitas or the Barbette ribs. You can sit at the bar and watch a game on the TV or dine in the dining area and check out the view to scope out your next spot on the lake.

Travertine Grill
1209 Van Buren Ave.
Salton City, CA 92275
(760) 394-0040



Subway is a familiar favorite chain restaurant for many and home of the famous foot-long sandwich. Whether you create your own healthy sandwich or choose one of the many prefixed menu options like the Big Philly Cheese-steak, you will be satisfied with a convenient and tasty meal to take on the road.

3095 State Highway 86
Thermal, CA 92274‎
(760) 395-1390‎

Steakhouse at the Inn

Steakhouse at the

Just south of the lake the Inn offers a great place to stay or grab a bite to eat. You will find a fine dining experience with a casual atmosphere here as you can dine inside or out in the courtyard overlooking the pool. Being a steakhouse many choice cuts of beef like rib-eye and New York are on the menu as well as other favorites such as fried shrimp and fish tacos. Each meal comes with rolls, salad, a vegetable and potatoes so be sure to bring your appetite.

Calipatria Inn and Suites-Steakhouse at the Inn
700 N. Sorensen Ave.
Calipatria, CA 92233
(760) 348-7348

Assaggio Ristorante Italiano

Assaggio Ristorante

About 20 miles west of the Salton Sea, you can find traditional Italian cuisine at Assaggio in Borrego Springs. The menu here provides a variety of choices from antipasti and soup to numerous chicken, veal and seafood. The house specials include Osso Bucco and the Fish of the Day with three cooking options to ensure each customer is happy with her dish. This restaurant is not open on Mondays.

Assaggio Ristorante Italiano
1816 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(760) 767-3388