Ipswich is often called the gateway to East Anglia and, situated on both the A14 and A12 trunk roads, it is the perfect place to begin exploring in a high quality Sixt hire car. Rental cars can be hired from the convenient Sixt branch, which is a stones throw from junction 54 of the A14. When you hire a car in Ipswich from Sixt, remember that for a swift car hire process you will need your drivers licence and that of anyone else who will be driving. Not all operators are open seven days a week, so it is worth bearing in mind that Sixt does operate all week, although it closes at 10 on a Sunday. If you plan on exploring or visiting with a large party, select a minibus hire in Ipswich for plenty of freedom and comfort.
Once you have your car rental sorted, head into the centre of Ipswich and explore the town. A good idea is to tour around the many blue plaques which designate the homes of famous people who have lived in Ipswich. Most of them are easily accessible from the road, ideal for visitors who have invested in car hire. The town has many evening entertainment spots waiting to be discovered, including DanceEast and The Regent. For a more cultural oriented evening, check out the regular events and activities held at Ipswich Town Hall or the Corn Exchange. If you only want to enjoy Ipswich during the evening, hire a car and use the towns park and ride system, so that you dont have the hassle of finding somewhere to park.
However, for most tourists who have car rental in mind, using Ipswich as a base to explore the region is probably the best way to go. Much of the region is known as Constable Country, after the famous artist. John Constable was born and painted in Dedham Vale, which is about a 10 mile drive from Ipswich, making it the ideal day trip destination if your car hire is only for a day or so. If you hire a car for longer, then a good place to visit is Aldeburgh, about 25 miles away. Aldeburgh is a charming coastal town well known for its cleanliness, quaint buildings and fresh fish. Head further up the coast via the A12 to Lowestoft, the countys second largest town. There you will find the traditional seaside amusements that kids and grown ups, alike, will love.