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Lexus IS 250 C 2011 — Car rental alternative in Vienna, VA 22181
Lexus IS 250 C 2011

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USD43/day
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Visit the historic hub of the U.S.

Home to the Capitol, the White House, the Smithsonian museums, and a host of national monuments, Washington, DC is a tourist’s dream come true. Stroll down the National Mall, take in the view from the top of the Washington Monument, and enjoy the city’s world-class restaurants.

In this historic yet ever-evolving city, there’s always something new to discover.

Washington, DC favorites

With monuments, museums, and historic buildings around every corner, you’ll have no trouble filling the time when you visit DC.

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The Washington Monument

Built in the 1800s to honor George Washington, the Washington Monument rises 555 feet above the city, and is an iconic symbol of Washington, DC. Be sure to buy a ticket if you want to ride the elevator to the top.

The Smithsonians

Whether you’re a fan of art, history, culture, space, animals, or science, you’ll find something to love at the Smithsonian Museums and Galleries. Don’t miss the National Museum of African American History and Culture: the country’s largest destination for Black history and culture.

Dupont Circle

While you definitely don’t want to miss DC’s iconic sites, there’s also fun to be had in the residential Dupont Circle neighborhood. Full of great restaurants, charming bookstores, and nightlife destinations, it’s also home to the Phillips Collection: an art gallery in a Georgian mansion.

Top hosts in Washington, DC

Hamed C.

Hamed C.

All-Star Host

320 tripsJoined Sept 2019
Car rides smooth.
Chinyere U.-
The rental and host were great, no complaints.
Jae J.-

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Marcus M.

Marcus M.

All-Star Host

101 tripsJoined Mar 2017
The car was sitting right where the address said it would be found.
Desiree M.-
Marcus was extremely easy to deal with and very responsive.
Sebastian M.-

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Hit the road

Leave the city behind and tap into the DC area’s abundant history. Behind the wheel, you’re free to explore wherever your fancy takes you, whether you’re in the mood for a day trip or a nearby destination. Homes of former presidents like Washington and Jefferson, national cemeteries and battlefields like Arlington and Gettysburg, and historic American cities like family-friendly Williamsburg are all waiting to be discovered.

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Mount Vernon

13 miles south of Washington is Mount Vernon: George Washington’s beloved Virginian home. Located on the Potomac River, the historic plantation and mansion served as home to Washington and his wife Martha.

Arlington National Cemetery

Just across the Potomac from Washington DC is Arlington National Cemetery — where you can see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, the US Marine Corps War Memorial, and the final resting places of American soldiers from the Civil War onward.

Colonial Williamsburg

Visiting Williamsburg, about two hours south of Washington, DC, is like traveling back in time. The whole town has been designated as a historic area, and as you walk the streets you can expect to see historical reenactments, horse-drawn carriages, and period costumes.

Recent reviews

Deanna S.
Nissan Sentra 2018

Perfect rental, seamless process

Deanna S.
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Brandon V.
Volkswagen Jetta 2017

Prompt & she is even helped me with street parking so it was one less thing I had to worry about.

Brandon V.
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Abigail W.
Kia Optima 2016

Very easy rental process!!

Abigail W.
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Adam M.
Toyota Camry 2020

With gas prices sky high this hybrid was well worth it.

Adam M.
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Neila P.
smart fortwo 2016

Amazing convenient car, very spacious inside, very clean, easy to drive, especially during rush hour.

Neila P.
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Kristin B.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015

Very easy rental process.

Kristin B.
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Муса В.
Nissan Versa 2021

this is probably my best car rental experience ever.

Муса В.
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J. G.
smart fortwo 2016

Ideal car for a day trip from Washington

J. G.
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Franco G.
FIAT 500 2015

Great communication and very convenient car to drive around Washington DC.

Franco G.
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Aquashia B.
Honda Civic 2018

Response time was on time as well pick up time

Aquashia B.
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Kaleda S.
Toyota Camry 2014

Great host and the rental process was easy.

Kaleda S.
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Elle M.
Hyundai Accent 2012

This car gets incredible gas mileage!

Elle M.
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Oshane T.
Tesla Model 3 2019

The vehicle was very clean and the rental process was very smooth.

Oshane T.
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Jovan Raynell S.
Toyota Yaris 2017

Matt is great car was perfect price wise.

Jovan Raynell S.
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Reshma C.
Hyundai Accent 2013

Reservation and communication was quick and smooth.

Reshma C.
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Jacque W.
Ford Mustang 2019

Jeff was outstanding throughout the entire rental process.

Jacque W.
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Michelle D.
Mercedes-benz C-Class 2021

Excellent reservation handled with professionalism and punctuality.

Michelle D.
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Michelle U.
Toyota Corolla Hybrid 2022

The car was great, and William was nice and super helpful in coordinating the rental process.

Michelle U.
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Vachon A.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017

SUPER smooth rental process and even smoother ride!

Vachon A.
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Sean M.
Honda Accord 2016

Excellent car!

Sean M.
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Lisa D.
MINI Clubman 2017

Kostia provides a quick response to reservation.

Lisa D.
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Sophia K.
Ford Fiesta 2016

Earle’s rental process is simple and easy.

Sophia K.
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Dante W.
Chevrolet Spark 2013

Excellent on gas and the price rental is super affordable

Dante W.
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Anthony E.
Hyundai Accent 2012

Can’t wait to ride again, and the gas mileage, CRAZY GOOD, even with these terrible gas prices we didn’t even spend over 30$ on gas even after riding ALL ACROSS THE DMV!

Anthony E.
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William S.
Honda Accord 2016

Mauricio's car was clean and nice, and everything worked well.

William S.
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Bill P.
Subaru Impreza 2022

Excellent car, great price, friendly and communicative owner

Bill P.
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Gustav N.
Honda Civic 2016

Good price, super helpful, car ran smooth and was all round great

Gustav N.
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Andrew S.
Hyundai Elantra 2021

Can't ask for more with this type of service.

Andrew S.
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Kibir H.
Alfa Romeo Giulia 2018

Probably one of the best cars I’ve ever drove!!!

Kibir H.
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Sven D.
Volkswagen Passat 2016

Especially with our 6:30am pick up time.

Sven D.
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S.W. J.
Nissan Altima 2022

Everything was smooth sailing with this rental- the process and ride!

S.W. J.
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Jennifer T.
Hyundai Sonata 2013

Very good communication and decent car for a great price and last minute booking.

Jennifer T.
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Ryan F.
Ford Fiesta 2016

No frills, but great price.

Ryan F.
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Quindell B.
Porsche Panamera 2013

He arrived early and even when I initially directed him to the wrong address he was very accommodating.

Quindell B.
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Jerome B.
Honda Accord 2014

Car was great.

Jerome B.
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Dericka A.
Honda Civic 2015

I am rating this trip a 5 stars not only because of the car .

Dericka A.
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Wesley M.
Lincoln MKS 2010

Nice car with tons of features.

Wesley M.
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Lap Nguyen C.
Honda Civic 2016

The car ran perfectly fine We had the car for about 20 days and drove it about 2,200 miles without any issues.

Lap Nguyen C.
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David S.
Ford Mustang 2008

He provided detailed instruction, which made the rental process feel seamless.

David S.
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Quiana C.
Honda Accord 2018

Perfect price.

Quiana C.
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Stephen H.
Nissan Versa 2021

Nice car for a reasonable rental price.

Stephen H.
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Joseph M.
Kia K5 2021

Leslie was an an efficient communicator and the reservation was wonderful.

Joseph M.
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Ben H.
Toyota Camry 2016

Great car and great price for being so close to the city

Ben H.
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Joseph C.
Honda Civic 2016

Lasted a week so I’m satisfied especially for the price.

Joseph C.
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Keilan M.
Chevrolet Spark 2021

Great platform given the low availability of traditional rental cars on short notice.

Keilan M.
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Indo L.
Hyundai Sonata 2011

Taylor is an awesome host and the car is probably the best option for this price.

Indo L.
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Ludwig C.
Nissan Versa 2021

a very clean car, excellent condition.

Ludwig C.
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Georgi L.
Kia K5 2022

This car is amazing - all of the sensors when driving and parking, blind spot monitoring, really comfortable and nice ride.

Georgi L.
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David B.
Honda Civic 2015

Easy checking out the car.

David B.
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Keith R.
BMW 1 Series 2011

Venk was super accommodating with my reservation.

Keith R.
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Donna H.
Nissan Maxima 2019

This was the most smooth transaction that I’ve had with the rental of a car.

Donna H.
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Best Washington, DC driving roads

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George Washington Parkway

When you need a scenic break from the city, head to the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Starting from Arlington, this gorgeous drive takes you past beautiful views of the Potomac River to Great Falls: a picturesque town with lots of hiking and horse trails.

National Mall and Monuments

You won’t get far in a hurry, but if you want to see the DC monuments and government buildings, this drive is a must. Start at the Capitol and drive from Maryland Ave to Independence Ave, then take 17th up to the White House and circle back onto Constitution to end up at the Lincoln Memorial.

Route 211/Lee Highway

Another picturesque drive is Lee Highway, or Route 211, which you’ll reach by taking I-66 to Route 29. Driving past vineyards and pastures, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Along the way, there are plenty of bakeries, wineries, and distilleries to stop at.

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