Known as the Sunshine State, Florida is an attractive destination for summer travel. With many amazing natural parks and beaches, it offers plenty of opportunities for you and your family to have a restful or adventure-filled vacation. 

At A & D Rental Services, we decided to come up with several travel tips to help you stay safe during your summer travels as well as make the most of your quality time together. We look forward to meeting you in Cape Coral and the surrounding areas!

A Couple of Tips and Tricks

Take Care of Your Health

Health is of the utmost importance when it comes to summer travel. Flu, digestive issues, congestion, and sore throats are renowned for their ability to ruin holidays. 

Staying healthy during summer travel begins with ensuring proper hygiene and bringing along some essential nutrients. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all no doubt gotten into the habit of sanitizing our hands regularly. Even now that the pandemic seems to have subsided significantly, it is still important to wash hands regularly, especially before meals, to make sure viruses don’t infiltrate the immune system. 

Vitamins are a natural line of defense against colds. Vitamin C, for example, is known to stimulate the activity of white blood cells, thus giving a boost to the immune system and empowering it to fight off harmful intruders. Not only should you remember to pack your backpack with vitamins, but you should also check local reviews for cafes and restaurants that offer meals that are both delicious and nutritious. Avoiding strong alcohol can also do wonders during the summer.

Mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and flies can spread dangerous diseases, including Lyme disease. Please remember to use insect repellent to stay safe.

Let the Sun Be Your Friend, Not Your Enemy

It’s quite common for the daily temperature to range between 73°F and 95°F during July and August. If you are planning your travel during these months, there are a few things you should remember.

Packing sunscreen is important to help you avoid sunburns. Even if you aren’t planning to hit the beach, you still need to apply it to the parts of your body not covered by clothes. While you might only be meandering around the beautiful city of Cape Coral, there is still a high risk of getting burned.

Always remember to bring plenty of water wherever you go. High temperatures drain our bodies of moisture as we produce sweat to cool off, which means we constantly need to replenish our reservoirs by chugging water. 

Do Not Overexert!

If you are planning to enjoy Florida by biking, swimming, or hiking, you should remember to give yourself plenty of rest, as overexertion, especially during heat waves, may be dangerous.

As much as you may want to unleash the energy built-up in your muscles during those extended hours of sitting at your desk (if you have an in-office job), sometimes taking it slowly pays off too. Meditating and being in the present can be particularly healing for your mental health.

A woman leans out of the window of the car while driving ahead along the seashore.

Experience the Best Car Rental Service

If you are planning on touring Florida by driving around, you can save money by renting a car rather than traveling by taxi.

Why Choose A & D Rental Services?

At A & D Rental Services, we are proud to offer top-notch and reliable car rental services in Cape Coral and the surrounding areas, including Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, and Sarasota. If you need a reliable vehicle for your adventures, we have you covered.

Don’t Forget an Emergency Kit for the Car

As the wise proverb warns us, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you have rented a car with us, we would highly recommend that you toss some emergency items in there. You never know if you may need them.

A first aid kit is an absolute necessity, with alcohol wipes and bandages being the bare minimum. It’s also a great idea to bring a power bank for your cell phone. Don’t forget to pack extra water and a flashlight.

At A & D Rental Services, customer service is our top priority, so please contact Turo support or us directly to report any problems. 

Top Sights to Explore

We are excited that you’ve chosen to explore Cape Coral. There are many destinations you should visit. If you enjoy nature and kayaking, Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is worth your time. Recognized as the second-largest preserved green space in Cape Coral, Four Mile Cove is located north of Veteran’s Parkway. This brackish water wetland area features a walking trail, visitor center, Veterans’ Memorial Area, and seasonal kayak rentals. If you are into wildlife watching, you will be pleasantly impressed to see eagles, ibis, herons, and raccoons. The Veterans Memorial Area includes several memorials that recognize and honor those who have served the U.S.

Being the jewel of Florida’s Paradise Coast, Naples has lots to offer. With over 700 restaurants that serve the best food in Florida, as well as plenty of golf courts and shopping districts, Naples caters to any taste and preference.

If you are coming to Sarasota, seeing a manatee and exploring a farmers market should be on your bucket list. Sarasota also boasts many magnificent fine art institutions. You can also enjoy boat rides and encounters with exotic animals.

Fort Myers is an ideal destination for dolphin tours. If you’re traveling with kids, check out Sun Splash Family Waterpark for some unforgettable and fun memories. They also offer special deals during the summer months that you don’t want to miss! 

Let A & D Rental Services help you make the most of your summer vacation in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, and Sarasota. Our expansive fleet of vehicles has plenty of options. We also offer luxury airport car rentals if you’re arriving in Florida by plane. Contact us today if you have any questions or concerns!