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Exotic car rentals
Stop foot traffic for a day or two with an exotic car rental. Places like Midway Car Rental and Beverly Hills Rent-a-Car can let you burn rubber in a Ferrari F430 or Bentley GT for a few thousand a day, (or a Mini Cooper or PT Cruiser for smaller budgets). Both will deliver your choice ride to the door, provide professional tutorials on proper driving and care, and offer suggestions on known routes to explore. Bookings go as fast as the cars this time of year, so early reservations are advised.
Beverly Hills Rent-a-Car, 9732 Little Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, (310) 274-6969, www.bhrentacar.com
Midway Car Rental, 1800 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, (310) 445-4355, www.midwaycarrental.com