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Charmed in Charlotte

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It seems prescient that the city of Charlotte was originally established after a local gold discovery, and is now a prominent US banking city. Which is to say that Charlotte is full of treasures. The culinary scene has been making a name for itself with new takes on Southern cuisine, and the wealth of museums offer plenty to stimulate the mind.

The temperate climate also makes Charlotte an ideal place to bike, hike, raft, and race cars — and you don’t even have to leave town. For the easiest, breeziest entry into the Queen City, pick up your Charlotte airport car rental alternative and start moseying.

Charlotte favorites

Charlotte might not come off as a place for adrenaline junkies, but it’s full of opportunities for hair-raising thrills.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

You don’t have to be a diehard racing fan to enjoy hopping into the racing simulator or attempting the Pit Crew challenge. You can also see artifacts from big moments in racing history.

US National Whitewater Center

This facility on the Catawba River was created as a training facility for Olympic whitewater slalom race training, and is now also open to the public for wild rides, or just chilling on the 1,300 acres of forested land.

The Visulite Theater

Be forewarned you must become a member by paying a $1 fee, but this beautiful theater has all the intimate, coziness of a small venue with quality sound, so you can be up close to your favorite big name acts.

Top hosts in Charlotte, NC

James C.
4.9
James C.

All-Star Host

1163 tripsJoined June 2012
Typically responds in 2 minutes

Recent reviews

Great car! Haven't driven a manual in a long time, felt great! Nice car, nice features, and James was great. No issues.
Nicholas S.- June 5, 2019
I’ve rented from this same guy a couple of times and everything went amazing.
Reeva W.- June 19, 2019
Sean C.
4.8
Sean C.

All-Star Host

1859 tripsJoined February 2015
Typically responds within 1 minute

Recent reviews

Lifesaver! Able to rent the car within 1 hour. Fast and clear communication, good car. No complaints.
Tarik L.- December 10, 2018
This was a great seamless rental! I was able to pick up and return the car quickly and had no issues with any part of my rental!!! Will definitely use Sean again next time I'm in NC.
Lisa C.- June 10, 2019
Hit the road

Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

While you could book a Charlotte car rental alternative on Turo to skip town to visit a delightful neighboring city, the natural beauty just outside of the city would be a shame to miss.

Crowders Mountain

Take your Charlotte car rental alternative less than an hour out of town for incredible hiking and rock climbing that will give you stunning views of nearby peaks and the Charlotte skyline in the distance.

Lake Lure

Best known as the setting of Dirty Dancing, Lake Lure in the Blue Ridge Mountains will give you the time of your life, or just a tranquil lake getaway, the choice is yours.

Boone

Head two hours north in your Charlotte car rental alternative to Boone, to make your way into the Appalachians. Work up the courage for the ziplines and Mile High Bridge, or go for the most rewarding hiking in the state.

Average ratings in Charlotte
(4.9 stars)
Nicole S.
Chevrolet Camaro 2019

You know, I cannot rave about this host enough. I will say, aside from any other reviews, that NOW, while we are facing this pandemic, if the need did arise for a rental, I would not DARE trust any other vehicle, than one from James. I am absolutely confident that he will adhere to the safety of his renters and follow proper sanitation protocols. Thank you James for ALWAYS going above and beyond for your renters! You are the absolute BEST!!!!

Nicole S.
- March 23, 2020
Peter W.
FIAT 500 2013

Manuel was extremely nice and flexible, making pickup and drop-off easy and convenient. His Fiat 500 Abarth was the perfect car to drive around the city. Its compact size made it a breeze to park and the 5 speed manual made it fun with the very rare Charlotte traffic. When I'm back in NC I'll definitely be looking forward to renting Manuel's car again.

Peter W.
- December 3, 2018
Matthew M.
BMW 6 Series 2010

Terrific experience, car was awesome and Tracey was great to work with!

Matthew M.
- December 3, 2018
Jordan J.
MINI Cooper 2010

Just as cool as this car is, and every bit as enjoyable as the trip was, Jim was an excellent host!

Jordan J.
- December 3, 2018
Mofina C.
Nissan Altima 2016

The ride and car was great! Will definitely consider renting with them again. The only thing I would change is maybe some point of contact with an actual person - at least a drop off.

Mofina C.
- December 4, 2018
Sarah H.
Honda Accord 2016

First time using Turo. Antonio made it it a great experience. The car was great, very clean, ran great, and look so good. Oh it was was great on gas. Antonio had great customer service.

Sarah H.
- December 5, 2018
Jason E.
BMW 3 Series 2011

Had a wonderful experience with Jim. The car was beyond what expected and at a fair rate. So many people have way overpriced their cars on here. This one is just right. Jim was also super accommodating with pick/drop off and extending my rental. I will for sure be renting from him again.

Jason E.
- December 4, 2018
Darius R.
Honda Accord 2012

Very sound and clean vehicle. Interior was very clean, air fresheners in the vehicle kept it fresh. Definitely would use again.

Darius R.
- March 8, 2019
Ryan D.
Nissan Altima 2013

Shawn was awesome! Easy to communicate with and the car was super clean. Pick up and drop off we’re very easy.

Ryan D.
- March 7, 2019
Emily K.
Toyota Corolla 2014

I had a great trip in this Toyota! Tony was very courteous! he gave me a full tank of gas. This car is great on gas mileage I didn’t have to stop for gas until the return date. Tony is reliable and responds to messages in a timely matter ! I’d definitely recommend renting from him ! Thanks again tony ! Till next time !

Emily K.
- March 3, 2019
Raymond W.
Nissan Altima 2014

Very easy to rent from chris. The car was nice and clean. Full tank of gas, and overall a good car. Communication was excellent and very flexible. We would definitely rent from again in the future.

Raymond W.
- March 4, 2019
Dave N.
Mazda 6 2016

Fantastic car and so friendly and helpful!

Dave N.
- March 9, 2019
Tracey J.
Toyota Corolla 2014

Tony is great. Very understanding and easy to talk to. He understands that life comes up, so hes very flexible All around great guy

Tracey J.
- December 24, 2018
Jerry R.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2014

Everything went smoothly and he was very kind

Jerry R.
- March 5, 2019
Everina B.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2013

Great experience with Tony & Smooth ride, literally.

Everina B.
- March 2, 2019
Victoria B.
Ford Fiesta 2016

Sean has been an awesome host for a first time Turo user. Everything was easy to understand with his provided directions. Car was clean and surprisingly quite zippy! I couldn't believe the gas mileage. Definitely a 5 star provider.

Victoria B.
- March 3, 2019
Shannon H.
Ford Focus 2014

First time user and it was amazingly easy!! Will use it again! Sean was great to work with!

Shannon H.
- April 21, 2019
Christiaan Ja’Relle D.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2013

Tony is a great host as always with a wonderful selection of cars. Highly recommend booking with

Christiaan Ja’Relle D.
- April 21, 2019
Natalie C.
Hyundai Accent 2009

Jonathan responded quickly and provided all the necessary information for car retrieval. Convenient and timely. Great first experience with Turo.

Natalie C.
- April 24, 2019
Jon K.
Mazda 6 2016

Zach was great! Timely and professional. It was our first time using Turo, but it won’t be our last!! Much better than the traditional rental experience.

Jon K.
- April 21, 2019
Julia A.
BMW 3 Series 2011

This whole process was seamless and more comvenient than conventional rental car. This is my first time and it exceeded my expectations of ease reliability and a very big cool factor! You can't get that anywhere else! My host was kind and gracious too! I am very grateful I found Turo!

Julia A.
- April 21, 2019
Bryan X.
Chevrolet Camaro 2019

Best Host, Hands down. Vehicle is well prepped and cleaned even before corona virus started. Always great host to use for work and last minute travels.

Bryan X.
- March 25, 2020
Christine P.
Hyundai Accent 2009

Jonathan made this trip quite convenient. Was excellent at communicating at what was expected. Will be returning if another rental is in need. Even left me a pack of gum in there for me!

Christine P.
- May 28, 2019
John and Carrie K.
MINI Cooper 2010

Such a fun car. James was very helpful and flexible for easy pickup and return. Highly recommend this car!

John and Carrie K.
- May 27, 2019
Adam W.
Nissan GT-R 2014

The Nissan GT-R lives up to the hype. Unbelievable experience driving this car over the weekend. Mike was very easy to work with - recommend.

Adam W.
- May 28, 2019
Curtis H.
Dodge Challenger 2019

Sheldon was super chill and helpful! I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat! Will definitely be doing business with him again!

Curtis H.
- June 2, 2019
Luis V.
BMW M4 2015

It was a very fast and easy experience

Luis V.
- June 2, 2019
Christiaan Ja’Relle D.
Infiniti G35 2005

Mike is an awesome host as always, communication is excellent and the pickup and return is the most convenient asset to renting from him. Have rented from him multiple times

Christiaan Ja’Relle D.
- May 30, 2019
Douglas S.
Nissan Sentra 2008

Shawn was a stellar communicator and made the trip super easy with airport pickup/drop off. Grade—A+

Douglas S.
- May 29, 2019
Matthew J.
Vanderhall Venice 2017

What an amazing experience! An absolute must if you are in Charlotte. It is definitely a vehicle that people have never seen and are in love with! I’ll be renting again in a few weeks and back into the driver seat of this Vanderhall!

Matthew J.
- June 5, 2019
Steven A.
Hyundai Accent 2009

Superb host. Very easy to rent from. Will definitely be renting from Jon again

Steven A.
- June 6, 2019
Nicholas S.
Mazda 6 2016

Great car! Haven't driven a manual in a long time, felt great! Nice car, nice features, and James was great. No issues.

Nicholas S.
- June 5, 2019
Borys M.
Ford Fusion 2019

Great car , spacious and beautiful Super clean Brand new Sheldon very accommodating and punctual . I will definitely rent again from him

Borys M.
- June 6, 2019
Michael C.
Ford Focus 2017

Great communication and great car

Michael C.
- June 6, 2019
Ashley L.
Chevrolet Cruze Limited 2016

Robbie was an amazing host - very responsive and the car was clean. Perfect for a last-minute reservation!

Ashley L.
- June 7, 2019
Desmond T S.
Tesla Model S 2015

Luke was just as awesome as the car! Great customer service. We will definitely rent again.

Desmond T S.
- June 7, 2019
Corey S.
Nissan Sentra 2018

This was my first time using Turo and Jacques made it a smooth one. Will be using again.

Corey S.
- June 9, 2019
Travis C.
Ford Fusion 2016

I absolutely love this car!! My second time renting and their will definitely be a 3rd. Very nice lady, very accommodating!!! 100 gold stars!!!!

Travis C.
- June 10, 2019
Lisa C.
Hyundai Elantra GT 2013

This was a great seamless rental! I was able to pick up and return the car quickly and had no issues with any part of my rental!!! Will definitely use Sean again next time I'm in NC.

Lisa C.
- June 10, 2019
Antione W.
Nissan GT-R 2014

The host was amazing. Easy pick up and drop off. Car is great. Will be using these guys again very soon

Antione W.
- June 2, 2019
Yuliya G.
Polaris Slingshot 2019

Very fun, fast and a head-turner. Looks like a hot wheels car, intrigues kids and adults. Easy transaction, quick response time, recommended!

Yuliya G.
- June 3, 2019
Igor G.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2014

It was fun, and a seamless experience!

Igor G.
- June 3, 2019
Taj P.
Dodge Challenger 2019

Awesome car for a steal of a price. Owner worked with me when my flight landed early no problem. Friendly guy. Worst part of the trip was having to say goodbye to that beauty.

Taj P.
- June 8, 2019
Scott H.
Tesla Model S 2015

The car is simply amazing and Luke is an excellent teacher to help tackle the learning curve for those new to driving a Tesla. The combination led to my first Turo outing being a success.

Scott H.
- June 9, 2019
Eric M.
Kia Forte 2013

Extremely convenient and flawless rental! Sean has everything covered and is prompt with communication. Will surely book again!

Eric M.
- March 12, 2019
Mary S.
Ford Fiesta 2016

I just can't place in words how well my experience went while renting from Sean. SIMPLY FABULOUS!! The whole process was easy..the location was lovely..and I can't be more happier took have rented from Sean..

Mary S.
- March 14, 2019
Anthony T.
Jaguar XJ 2014

Very comfortable ride, good on gas and overall classy luxury car. Fun to drive.

Anthony T.
- March 16, 2019
Rashaun G.
Honda Civic 2014

First time using Turo. Clara made the process smooth and walked me through everything! Great communicator. Car was very clean and a great ride. Would highly recommend!

Rashaun G.
- March 15, 2019
Brandon H.
BMW 3 Series 2011

First time using Turo and could not have asked for a better experience. James made everything feel seamless and there were no surprises after the trip ended. Will def use again!

Brandon H.
- March 27, 2019
Aeris F.
Nissan Altima 2013

Thanks for the ride! It always helps to have business trips start and end with great communication and easy transactions. Shawn’s car was clean, and the pickup and drop-off processes were super easy. Pretty sure he’ll be my go-to in the area when his car available.

Aeris F.
- March 28, 2019
LAURENY S.
Hyundai Elantra GT 2013

Great sean its an awesome host, very quick to respond, convenient and flexible, I would definitely book one of his cars anytime 5 stars

LAURENY S.
- March 31, 2019
Tamara B.
Nissan Altima 2013

Shawn was very easy to communicate with. The pick up and drop off was a very easy process. The car was amazing and everything was as described. I look forward to renting from him in the future.

Tamara B.
- March 31, 2019
Martha A.
Scion tC 2006

Sean was quick to communicate and made the entire rental process very smooth! We will be back!

Martha A.
- April 1, 2019
Charly P.
Polaris Slingshot 2017

Incredibly fun vehicle! Host was great. I hope to drive this again soon

Charly P.
- March 31, 2019
Piyush J.
Ford Mustang 2013

Pickup an drop-off was smooth. Car was clean. We really enjoyed our trip with this Mustang

Piyush J.
- March 18, 2019
Devan A.
BMW 5 Series 2010

Ms. Lidia was the perfect host. Her communication was instant and she was perfect with the pick up and return! I’d recommend renting from her.

Devan A.
- March 17, 2019
Matas N.
FIAT 500 2013

Manuel's 500 Abarth was super clean and well maintained. We enjoyed zipping around Charlotte area in it! It has certain fun factor with its great sounding exhaust that adds enjoyment to driving it around town. Thank you for letting us rent it!

Matas N.
- March 24, 2019
Guillermo A.
MINI Cooper 2010

Was a great experience with James and the Car was really cool, communication and attention excellent! thanks!

Guillermo A.
- March 25, 2019
Steven B.
Tesla Model 3 2018

The car and host couldn’t have been any better. The Model 3 was clean, fully charged, and really fun the drive. Corey was punctual, helpful, and super flexible on delivery and pickup. I’d rent this car again from him anytime!

Steven B.
- May 29, 2019
Rashad R.
Tesla Model 3 2019

Justin was great! Awesome car, head turner and so much fun to drive!

Rashad R.
- May 29, 2019
John W.
Tesla Model 3 2017

Parker did a GREAT AWESOME job of renting his car. Clean, charged, smelled new, great communications before and upon return. Enterprise rents Tesla’s in other cities for significantLt more. It is nice that Parker charges a fair market value price for experiencing this wonderful awesome incredible machine!!!

John W.
- May 31, 2019
Yessica C.
Nissan Altima 2013

Shawn’s Altima was nice and clean and great on gas of course lol... he worked with me when I changed my bookings last minute. The pick up and drop off we’re both hassle free. Shawn was great and I will absolutely use him again.

Yessica C.
- May 31, 2019
Bryan X.
Dodge Challenger 2019

My first Turo, I needed it to get to an important wedding rehearsal and no other hosts would take my requests but, Sheldon responded quickly and was very helpful through the process.

Bryan X.
- May 31, 2019
Steven D.
BMW 3 Series 2014

First non-delivery Turo experience. Car was pristine and Vito was very professional. Couldn’t ask for any more.

Steven D.
- June 24, 2019
Laurie B.
Chevrolet Malibu 2018

Great car and great person! Kevin was great, even with our early morning arrival and departure! Worked well with our last minute rental. Clean car. Thank you!

Laurie B.
- June 24, 2019
Debra C.
Ford Mustang 2014

James was great with the whole process and made my 1st rental experience easy as 123. He was also very professional and friendly. Thanks James!!🙂

Debra C.
- June 24, 2019
Samantha T.
Ford Fiesta 2012

Gerald was awesome definitely will book him again ! 😁

Samantha T.
- June 25, 2019
Thien L.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015

Working and communication with Colleen was great and her car drove very nicely. Just an FYI that wasn’t mentioned in the description, the car was parked in the Hourly Rate parking lot which is across the street from baggage claim and you will have to pay for parking upon exiting

Thien L.
- June 24, 2019
Diana S.
Nissan Altima 2014

Brenda is so sweet and so easy to communicate with. Her car is great - super clean and easy to drive. Pick up and drop off was super easy. My overall experience was definitely five stars. I'll definitely work with Brenda again in the future! :)

Diana S.
- June 29, 2019
Santino R.
Ford Mustang 2013

Ross was polite, accommodating, and extremely excellent host. We LOVED the mustang! It was my personal favorite part of our trip. I would definitely recommend this host and car! Thanks, Ross!

Santino R.
- June 29, 2019
Kieherran H.
Dodge Challenger 2019

Man Sheldon is that dude everyone needs to rent from him he will make sure you have a good car and make sure he accommodates you for everything Sheldon I want to say thank you man and I really appreciate it I will be renting again

Kieherran H.
- June 30, 2019
Luis G.
Scion tC 2006

It was a great pleasure to rent this car. The delivery process and communication was very easy. My messages were responded very quickly and though my flight was delayed, there was no issue with changing the pick up time. Would recommend and certainly rent again.

Luis G.
- June 30, 2019
Terence Randolph C.
Chevrolet Malibu 2018

Kevis was an awesome host! With great communication and simplicity of pickup and return we will DEFINITELY be renting from him again.

Terence Randolph C.
- July 1, 2019
Christen J.
Ford Fusion 2016

Mindy was a pleasure to work with and the car was a dream to drive!! Thanks!!

Christen J.
- July 1, 2019
Marcia J.
Toyota Camry 2015

Darryl was great! Great service and great ride. We will definitely be back.

Marcia J.
- June 14, 2019
Steven G.
Audi TT RS 2012

Ben was Excellent and the Car was a Rocketship!

Steven G.
- June 15, 2019
Joseph J.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2018

The car was newer, clean, and as promised. Michael was straightforward with information, getting pictures, and handling all the Rental requirements... also very responsive. Highly recommend CLT Performance and their rentals.

Joseph J.
- June 14, 2019
Roketa W.
Chevrolet Malibu 2018

I’ve wondered about Turo for a while and finally decided to give it a try. Kevin was a pleasure to work with, extremely timely with responses, and beyond punctual with drop off and pick up. I would definitely choose him again and have already recommended him to family and friends.

Roketa W.
- June 15, 2019
Heather T.
FIAT 500 2012

I loved driving this car. It is the sport model with a lot vrumm and power. Super fun little sports car.

Heather T.
- June 15, 2019
Jenny Y.
Porsche 718 Boxster 2017

Luke was an exceptional host, and I’d recommend working with him to anyone. As for the car itself-almost speechless!! It was a surprise ride to dinner and birthday fun for my wife...and we tried to drive it like it was made to be driven! Will connect with Luke and his ride again!

Jenny Y.
- June 22, 2019
Bryant H.
Audi TT RS 2012

The car is great, the trip had no issues and Ben was very friendly. I would recommend this car to anybody.

Bryant H.
- June 23, 2019
Jon W.
Tesla Model 3 2019

Justin's a great guy with a great car! Super flexible and knowledgable. Car is brand new and beautiful. Highly recommended!

Jon W.
- June 17, 2019
Steven D.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2018

Perfect service! Fun car! I would assuredly recommend this to absolutely anyone who is a “driver”. You WILL be surprised. I drive a C5R and have an eco boost Mustang...THIS little thing put a smile on my face. Kudos

Steven D.
- June 19, 2019
Antonio H.
Ford Focus 2017

Great guy awesome communication

Antonio H.
- June 22, 2019
Santi K.
Ford Fiesta 2012

I am vary happy with the service. I would return to this owner.

Santi K.
- June 16, 2019
Dabe P.
Ford Mustang 2009

I had a Turo user cancel my booking last minute so I booked Malek’s vehicle last minute and he rearranged his schedule and accompanied me. He was friendly and his car was clean and reliable - I’d rent from him again!

Dabe P.
- June 17, 2019
Carlos S.
Dodge Challenger 2019

Nice clean car Very good Experience will use Sheldon again Thank you

Carlos S.
- June 17, 2019
Daniel M.
BMW 5 Series 2018

Clean car, Abdulhakim was very easy to work with and made the process very easy

Daniel M.
- June 13, 2019
LaKendra M.
Ford Fiesta 2012

Gerald made it so easy to pick up and rental and also to extend. I needed the car longer than originally planned and I was able to utilize it hassle free. They were very nice and easy going from pick up, extensions, to drop off. I would recommend to othera and also use again should the need arise. Thanks again for making my trip a good one!

LaKendra M.
- June 13, 2019
Kiel P.
Tesla Model S 2016

Great experience. First time renting. Will do again.

Kiel P.
- June 19, 2019

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Best Charlotte driving roads

Bairds Creek Road

Shoot down NC-105 from Boone to Valle Crucis in your Charlotte car rental alternative for challengingly tight hairpin turns paired with instantaneous elevation shifts that will keep you guessing.

Great Smoky Mountain Expressway

For a mix of unforgettable views with exciting driving, ascend into the Smokys near Cherokee to pick up US-74 and wiggle your way through the peaceful streams and dramatic topography to Balsam.

Mountain Waters Scenic Byway

Because mountain driving is the ultimate, take this journey in your Charlotte car rental alternative to the Nahantala Forest, where US-64 ribbons for over 60 miles through two river gorges and many waterfalls.