Are you ready for music festival season? We know we are! In Southern California, we have access to some of the best music festivals in the world. From Coachella to Stagecoach and so many others, Southern California is the go-to vacation spot in spring. If you and your friends plan on going to one of the California music festivals this year, be sure you are fully prepared. This includes everything from having the picture-perfect outfits and luggage to the best form of transportation that has the most comfort for your trip and suited to carry everything you need.
First things first. We’re sure that you’ve already planned where you are staying for your festival weekend, whether that be in a hotel or suite in Palm Springs or camping on the Empire Polo Club fields in Indio. Regardless of where you are planning your stay, you will need a vehicle to get there. One of our personal favorites that is best for those of you that are staying in a hotel, is the Mustang Convertible. With four-seats that fit four people comfortably, this sports car also has a sophisticated interior and body that will have you traveling in style. Get right into vacay mode with the top down and wind in your hair. Plus, you’ll definitely turn heads as you roll into your hotel parking lot.
Maybe you are wanting a vehicle that is more convenient for large groups of people such as a minivan, Ford Explorer or even a Cadillac Escalade. All of these vehicles are perfect for packing all of your must-haves for your long festival weekend and are especially great for camping. With all of your sleeping bags, coolers, tents, and other festival goodies, these large and reliable vehicles are the perfect fit for you.
From minivans to Mustang convertibles, Midway Car Rental has every vehicle to meet your Southern California music festival needs. Whether you want to arrive in style or want the optimal vehicle with the most amount of space and comfort, we have the perfect ride for you. We are even including a special promotion this year for festival goers only! Use the code MUSICFEST10 online or over the phone to get 10% off the car rental of your choosing. Rent Midway today to have the festival experience of your dreams!
The Q5 is Audi’s best-selling model. With top of the line features and exciting performance abilities, this premium compact crossover is one that you can count on. The Audi Q5 is quick, comfortable, rigged with the latest technology, and great for more than just driving around LA. The Quattro all-wheel drive feature make it great for virtually any California adventure you’ll embark on. Equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, 2.0-liter inline-4 with 252 horsepower, and an easy to use infotainment system, it’s hard not to see the value in the Q5. If you’re into making wise choices, rent an Audi Q5 today from Midway Car Rental. You will wonder why you ever rented anything else.
Classic, versatile, high performance. These are just a few ways to describe the Land Rover Range Rover HSE, aka “The Full Size Range Rover.” The plush interior and smooth ride make for a luxurious, enjoyable drive. The speed and agility will exceed your expectations, and its elegance make it the perfect fashion accessory. It’s no wonder the Range Rover HSE is an LA favorite! No matter where you go in LA, you will see a new Range Rover on the city streets. Popular in the Hollywood crowds, you may even see a celebrity in the driver’s seat. Land Rover does offer the Range Rover in several other smaller SUV sizes. This modern yet timeless Range Rover “Full-Size” HSE is the preferred SUV for all different types of drivers. The HSE is more upscale, perfect for families, and for those who are more concerned with the ride, the all-wheel drive, 8-speed, 380 horsepower, supercharged 3.0 liter, V6 HSE does not disappoint. Whether your interest is comfort, performance or glamour, the Range Rover HSE is an experience, and Midway Car Rental has one just for you!
In LA it’s no secret that our culture has a love for luxury vehicles, especially when it comes to Mercedes-Benz. From a gas station in Santa Monica to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, it’s easy to spot a Mercedes Benz G-Class. Not only is this luxury vehicle extremely appealing to the eye, but also great for all of your basic day-to-day needs. This year, Mercedes Benz spiced things up with the introduction of an all-new G550. Thinking completely out of the box, this new G-Wagon is the ultimate luxury SUV, fully equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, leather interior with seat massage functions and more interior space than ever before. This is the first time in 40 years that Mercedes-Benz has redesigned this classic vehicle. The new model is 2.1 inches longer and 4.8 inches wider, while being 375 pounds lighter with the same classic look. Built with a mix of ultra-high-strength steel and aluminum, it’s an unbeatable off-road vehicle with the classic luxury look and feel. When it comes to driving dynamics, the G550 has five driving modes, including the all-new G-Mode where the vehicle automatically adapts the damping of the chassis, the steering, and the acceleration, providing perfect maneuvering.
Take this for a ride and experience a legend redesigned.
Wearing green and going to the local Irish Pub isn’t the only way to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. Why crawl when you can skip the pub and drive somewhere fun? We have some great ideas for you to have an epic LA St. Patrick’s Day with your friends and family. From festive parades to plant-based restaurants and unique entertainment experiences, this might just be your most exciting St. Patrick’s Day yet – and you won’t get there by crawling.
For those of you that enjoy being festive, go ahead, throw on some green and drive down to The Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade, taking place one day before the actual holiday. This one-day event is full of St. Paddy’s Day themed bands, cars, pets, and bagpipers marching their way down the beautiful beach city streets. You’re bound to feel the Irish Spirit! Don’t forget to save some energy to go to Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles for The St. Patrick’s Day Fest where you can enjoy live music, Irish dancers, and cultural food.
Thinking of doing something a bit more casual? Check out the St. Patrick’s Day Comedy show hosted in the house where Comedy Central filmed the show Workaholics. You are guaranteed to have an experience that you will want to share with others. This event is also held the day before and you can continue your casual celebration on St. Patrick’s Day at one of our favorite Vegan restaurants in Los Angeles. Crossroads on Melrose is perfect for a green St. Patrick’s Day meal that friends with any dietary preference would enjoy. After you have eaten organic, you may be inspired to buy organic and create your own plant-based dishes by driving to the Historic Downtown Farmers Market for fresh, affordable, local groceries and entertainment.
Regardless of where you decide to go or if you choose to be the designated driver, Midway Car Rental can get you there and help you continue to celebrate the holiday. Go green for St. Paddy’s Day by renting one of our hybrid or electric vehicles, and you can also keep some green in your pockets by taking advantage of one of our promotions! Our Toyota Prius, Lexus RX450h, and Tesla Model X are all environmentally friendly, fun, stylish, and affordable. Contact us to learn more.
Our Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 Spyder is the perfect balance between elegance, intensity and agility, designed to give you a driving experience like never before. With rear-wheel drive, equipped with a 5.2L 580HP V10 engine and a 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission, this baby is finished in a gorgeous Charcoal Metallic Grey called “Grigio Lynx.” The stunning interior is appointed with the finest black alcantara leather seating with red Q-Citura stitching throughout, and on the exterior custom black wheels with red brake calipers finish off this Italian Supercar.
Rear view camera
Dual-zone climate control
Self-dimming rearview mirror
Power adjust / heated seats
Sport seats with Huracán embroidered and red stitching
Dynamic Power Steering
Sport Exhaust w/ chrome finishers
19 Kari wheels in a black gloss finish
Front lift system
Power folding black soft top
If you want to turn heads, rent this exotic car to take you where you need to go.
Need to plan the perfect date to impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Of course, the first step is picking a restaurant that you both will love. Luckily, Los Angeles is a foodies dream town. You can find a restaurant with every type of cuisine for even the craziest craving. Whether it be Indian food at Spice Affair in Beverly Hills or sushi at Nobu on La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles and the Beverly Hills area has exactly what you need to make this Valentine’s Day the best one yet.
Once you choose the perfect dinner spot, it’s time to add the pièce de résistance that will truly impress your date and make this Valentine’s Day stand out. Spice things up with a luxury or exotic car rental vehicle for the night or even the weekend. There are so many vehicles to choose from. Try to find one that will create that wow factor when you pair it with your special occasion.
One of our favorite vehicles for the perfect date night is the Land Rover, Range Rover model line. Whether it’s the futuristic Velar, the Sport, or the Full-Size Autobiography edition, kick off the evening by arriving to the Avra Estiatorio on Beverly Boulevard in one of these lavish SUV’s. The Avra puts an elegant spin on a seafood market place that is guaranteed to WOW your valentine. After dinner, head to Rodeo Drive for nice walk. Shopping isn’t the only thing to do on Rodeo. See attractions like sculptures, architecture, and fashion industry monuments that are only illuminated by the store front lights in the evenings. End this picture-perfect date night with dessert at Ladurée. This upscale bakery has tasty treats and a romantic ambiance that would make any couple get lost in the pleasure of the moment.
Maybe you prefer a day time romance. We have the perfect idea for you! Let the top down on the classic, yet incredibly thrilling Mercedes Benz AMG GT Roadster and take a ride to the Greystone Mansion Park. The gardens on this property are a utopia that will make you forget that you are in still in the city. Hold hands and take a romantic stroll while the sun sets. Follow this up with candle lit Mediterranean dining at The Belvedere in the Peninsula Beverly Hills. This combination is bound to create a lasting memory.
Our last Valentine’s day date idea is for those of you who want an exceptionally posh, and romantic experience. The Bentley Continental GTC is the perfect luxury vehicle for this special occasion. Pared with fine Italian dining at IL Cielo in Beverly Hills where you can enjoy each other’s company by a warm fireplace or on the patio under the stars. If you want your valentine to feel spoiled this date night will do just that.
From a head turning exotic to a classy SUV, at Midway, we like to pair the perfect evening with the perfect ride to show your dearest love how much you truly care. Rent your special occasion vehicle only at Midway Car Rental – with 10 locations throughout LA and an amazing fleet of vehicles, we will find the perfect ride for your Valentine. So lock down your date and your rental ride because February 14th will be here before you know it!
The Ferrari Portofino replaces the outgoing California T, their best-selling front-engine, folding hardtop-convertible. This isn’t just a renaming and makeover of the “entry level” Ferrari, it’s a complete redesign and presentation of what makes Ferrari so desirable. Named after the village on the Italian Riviera, the Portofino is the perfect car to cruise up the coast, top down, bags packed, and ready to go. With trunk space, seating for two, plus two small rear seats, it’s a “practical” touring car. Ferrari uses their latest version of the 3.9-liter, twin-turbo V8 which produces 591-horsepower and goes zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds.
Passengers will also enjoy the smooth shifting 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Of course, there are steering wheel mounted shift paddles for more spirited driving. The exterior is finished in a Bordeaux red called Rosso Mugello and Ferrari’s Cuoio tan-colored interior. We handpicked other options such as adaptive headlights, sport exhaust, racing steering wheel, magnetic-ride suspension, yellow calipers, 20-inch wheels and so much more. With some serious engineering, more aggressive styling, and the sports car handling you’d expect from a Ferrari, this proves to be Midway’s next supercar.
Take a grand tour in this exotic sports car, perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a special night out or if you’re a sports car enthusiast looking to take this new Ferrari for a ride. It’s the perfect mix of a daily driver and thrilling performance.
The time for a white Christmas may be passed, but it’s not too late to make a trip to our very own winter wonderland here in SoCal. If your New Year’s resolution involves adventure, there’s no better place to enjoy a quick vacation than among the snow-capped slopes of California’s mountains. Whether you’re a skier, snowboarder or queen/king of the cabin, there’s still plenty of time to get out and see some snow before it’s gone for good this year. And the best part? There are at least five picture-perfect winter destinations all within driving distance of downtown LA. Depending on weather and road conditions here are some estimate driving times to these picturesque destinations.
- Mountain High Ski Resort (1.5 to 2 hours)
- Big Bear Lake (2 to 2.5 hours)
- Lake Arrowhead (1.5 to 2 hours)
- Mammoth Lakes (5 to 5.5 hours)
- Mount San Jacinto State Park (via the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway) (2 to 2.5 hours)
- San Gabriel Mountains (1.5 hours)
If you’re planning a road-trip this season, let us help you get there safely and in style. Midway Car Rental offers a wide variety of SUVs with four-wheel drive to make sure you’re set for trip up the mountains. Our top picks are the Ford Explorer, Jeep Cherokee, Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban, and we’re happy to walk you through all the options we have to keep you cozy along the way. Most SUV’s offer different drive modes, heated seats, folding seats for cargo, and some have passenger entertainment systems. If you’re worried about having enough room for eight people, all their gear, essential road-trip snacks and the city’s best cup of joe (our vote is Alfred on Melrose), trust us when we say our Chevrolet Suburban is the perfect rental for you. Remember to check weather conditions to be sure you won’t experience any delays on your snowy way to making memories to last a lifetime.
No matter where your winter journey takes you, take a Midway Car Rental along for the ride for peace of mind from your reservation to some R&R to your rental return.
We are proud to offer our clients something a little different with our Ford F-150 Raptor. The Raptor is a special model made for the streets and some off-road fun. It’s what happens when Ford takes its best-selling F-150 pick-up truck, widens and strengthens for off-road use, and packs it with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 making 450 horsepower. This truck means business. It looks and acts much differently than you would expect, with an aggressive and purposeful appearance, updated with new and improved features like a tailgate design with a step, 17-inch forged Aluminum wheels, a twin panel moonroof, carbon fiber interior trim, SYNC 3 connectivity, and an 8-inch touchscreen. Plus, enjoy heated 10-way power adjustable front seats, heated rear seats, leather trimmed interior and so much more. In the world of pickups, the Raptor takes things up a few notches. It can be compared to a performance sports car, capable of going zero to sixty in under six seconds. So, if you want to do some serious business and leave people in the dust, this Raptor rental is the only way to go.
Winter is here! We are very fortunate in Southern California to have amazing weather throughout most of the year. While we don’t necessarily need to prepare for much snow here, we can certainly travel to it or choose a scenic drive up the coast. From a weekend getaway to full vacations, there are so many destinations near us offering the perfect opportunity for a winter road trip that is just a drive away. We’ve created a list of the best destinations for a California winter cruise to remember – and they’re all just a few hours away.
Many of our winter days in California mimic a cool spring anywhere else, so it’s usually nice enough to cruise around in a convertible. What could be better than having the top down, wind in your hair, sun on your face, leaving thoughts of a frigid winter in the rearview. You won’t miss a second of the scenery in the open air, because it’s as much about the journey as it is the destination. All you have to do now is pick out your favorite car. Exotic Italian convertible or a Luxury SUV? Long-range hybrid or American Muscle? Create your own winter adventure.
Approximate distance from LA
Laguna Beach – 1.5 Hours
Big Bear Mountain – 2 Hours
Santa Barbara – 2.5 Hours
San Diego – 2.5 Hours
Joshua Tree – 3 Hours
Palm Springs – 3 Hours
San Francisco – 6 Hours
Monterey via Big Sur – 7 Hours
San Francisco, Coastal Route via Big Sur – 9 Hours (and worth it)
Our 2019 Ferrari 488 Spider with a retractable folding hard-top is a custom supercar like no other. This brand new, completely custom build includes many unique enhancements of our own. It starts off with Ferrari’s high-output turbo V8, a first for this rear-engine chassis, matted to a 7-speed dual-clutch auto-transmission for the smoothest shifting on the road. Where our enhancements come in design details, with a unique “bi-color” look with a satin black retractable roof, side air intakes and matching satin black Ferrari wheels.
The customization continues with the interior’s black leather appointments, hand woven red stitching, red seatbelts and a carbon-fiber racing steering wheel with LED lights. The end result is a one of a kind, adrenaline induced, red/black bi-colored, Ferrari Spider that’s a definite head turner. From the power to the handling, this exotic supercar has been designed with you in mind. It was made for taking a drive.
Like many, you have probably asked yourself, is car rental coverage a scam? The answer is no. You may have also asked yourself, is it mandatory for me to purchase coverage from my car rental company? Again, the answer is no.
California law requires that you have a way to pay for damages or injuries you may have caused in a car accident. There are minimum coverage requirements, but the minimums will only cover damages to 3rd party property. You have the option to purchase additional coverage for your property, and that is typically available through the same provider. However, the law does not mandate where coverage should be purchased.
At Midway Car Rental, we respect when a renter chooses to apply personal auto coverage to their rental, but we still offer our coverage options because we know the benefits of purchasing rental car coverage. Many renters do not know that most insurance companies have fine print that will exclude some coverages while you are driving a rental vehicle.
Example #1, most insurance companies will not cover additional fees like loss of use, or admin fees. You would also be responsible for the deductible amount on your policy. Example #2, some insurance companies will only cover the primary policyholder but might not cover other drivers, even if they are listed under your policy. Example #3, credit card rental coverage may have similar exclusions. Coverage typically only kicks in if you use the credit card that offers the product to pay for the rental. At times, credit card coverage will not include the minimum state liability requirements. Credit card coverage usually limits the type of vehicle that will qualify for coverage and limits the time frame in which you are able to file a claim after the date of loss. Example #4, the date range for coverage you purchased on an online travel site may not be open to changes. If you return the vehicle early, you might not receive a refund for the extra days. If you need to extend your rental, you may not be able to extend your coverage policy with that company. Filing a claim with a third party travel insurance company may also turn out to be quite the hassle.
Every insurance policy is different, including the policies offered by different rental car companies. No rental car company can tell you what your personal insurance, your third-party insurance, or what other rental car companies will cover. At Midway Car Rental, we will simply suggest that you contact your provider to be 100% clear on the risk you are taking when you decline our car rental coverage. We are always happy to answer ANY questions you may have.
At this point, you’re probably wondering why Midway Car Rental is telling you this. Well, it’s because we care. For those of you that are not familiar with Midway Car Rental, we are the largest independently owned car rental company in Los Angeles, founded in 1972, with customer service as our core value. We understand the importance of being honest with our renters, so we want to fill you in on the issues that matter to you most.
What are the benefits of purchasing car rental coverage with Midway? Midway offers products that cover it all, such as towing, admin fees/loss of use, additional drivers, and no deductible. If you return your vehicle early, we will not charge you for coverage past the date/time of your return. If you need to extend your rental, we are able to extend the coverage as well. Multiple products are available and may be sold separately so that you can accept/decline coverage according to your needs. Products may also be packaged for a discount. Don’t forget that you avoid the hassle of becoming the middleman after filing a claim with your personal insurance provider, your credit card company, or the travel insurance company you purchased coverage from online.
If you purchase coverage through Midway Car Rental and you are involved in an accident, simply file your claim directly with us, and we will take care of anything that falls under the coverage product(s) you have accepted. Don’t take our word for it. Check out our online reviews!
Avoid long waits per ride. You never know if a rideshare driver will be in your area or cancel your trip after accepting your request, which causes your wait time to start all over again.
The convenience of being able to leave items in the vehicle while visiting multiple destinations is no longer an option. Your change of clothes, extra shoes or coat, shopping bags, or child seats will have to be carried around or left at your local residence for you to go back and pick up in between rideshares.
Rideshares are not guaranteed to be a cheaper option. The rates are based on real-time demand and can raise at any time in between rides. A round trip during a rate surge could have covered the cost of a full day’s rental.
Choose the car you want. Don’t limit yourself to 5 passengers, 7 passengers, luxury or non-luxury. Choose from luxury or non-luxury convertibles, performance vehicles, family vehicles and more!
Going to a concert, or sporting event? Rideshare drivers may not be able to get as close to the entrance as you think. Almost every stadium, arena or concert hall has pick up restrictions for rideshare which can result in quite the hike to the nearest pick up area.