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Let loose in Oakland

A colorful city brimming with music, art, and activism, Oakland’s scenic perch on the San Francisco Bay belies its energy. Whether you’re hitting up the nightlife in bustling Jack London Square, grabbing tasty dumplings in Chinatown, or soaking in the local culture, chances are Oakland will charm you.

When you’re done exploring vintage boutiques and dining in historic bars, head out to experience Northern California’s redwood forests, wine country, and the stunning Golden Gate Bridge.

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The Town’s one-of-a-kind waterfront scene is both trendy and historic.

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Lake Merritt

This former tidal lagoon in the heart of downtown has become one of Oakland downtown’s major attractions. Along a three-mile shoreline, you can enjoy beautiful gardens, watch light displays, or simply take in picturesque views of the city. Lake Merritt is also home to the nation’s oldest designated wildlife refuge.

Oakland Museum of California

Stroll through centuries of Californian art, history, and natural science at the Oakland Museum. Highlights include the Dorothea Lange archive and an exhibit on the state’s seven unique ecosystems.

Jack London Square

Once the heart of Oakland’s seaport operations, Jack London Square is now a dining, shopping, and entertainment destination that draws crowds all year long. Named for author Jack London, who grew up on the Oakland waterfront, it’s a happening place with an authentic Oakland vibe.

Top hosts in Oakland, CA

Khoung N.

Khoung N.

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1852 tripsJoined
easy pick up and drop off, owner is flexible and responsive, Car is clean and good handling, the phone charger to use and holder for navi very thoughtful, the most important is I really enjoy to drive this car, it’s a good experience and trip with this car rental, appreciate!
Jennes C.-
Car as promised with ease.
Jennifer C.-

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Brian L.

Brian L.

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5310 tripsJoined
I’d definitely recommend rent a car with them.
Caio S.-
The Best Host I have delt with Since I first started renting will always try to rent from his he has the better cars and they all run great all the time
Maria G.-

Rent cars in Oakland, CA

Hit the road

The Bay Area is full of excitement and beauty in every mile. Napa and Sonoma, and even Livermore Valley, are wine country central, featuring gorgeous vineyards, fancy wine tours, and fine dining. Oakland’s neighboring city of Berkeley is home to the University of California and the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement. A few hours’ drive up to the mountains will bring you to iconic natural sites like Yosemite and Lake Tahoe.

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Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

Just a few miles from downtown Oakland lies the East Bay’s largest remaining natural stand of coastal redwoods. Peaceful and awe-inspiring, it’s the perfect local attraction for a hike, a picnic, or wildlife viewing.

San Francisco

Just across the Bay Bridge, San Francisco is a foodie’s paradise that's also known for its charming neighborhoods and wealth of amazing attractions. A few stops to hit: Golden Gate Park, Baker Beach, China Beach, and round off your day trip with a visit to Alcatraz Island to tour the notorious prison.

Half Moon Bay

With stunning beaches and great local seafood, Half Moon Bay offers an oceanside getaway from the bustling metropolises of the Bay Area. Stroll along the sand and visit the historic Pigeon Point Lighthouse, and if you’re lucky, the fog won’t spoil an epic sunset.

Recent reviews

Elsie J.
BMW 3 Series 2017

Last minute car rental.

Elsie J.
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Steve G.
Honda Accord 2022

Very nice car, in perfect condition.

Steve G.
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J.P. P.
Toyota Prius Prime 2022

Al’s car is great!

J.P. P.
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Alex W.
BMW 3 Series 2018

Great car to zip around town in for a day.

Alex W.
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Dmitri J.
Tesla Model 3 2021

This was our second time renting with Sal and we love the overall experience of renting with him it’s hard to go back to traditional car rental companies after.

Dmitri J.
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Olivier G.
Volkswagen Jetta 2021

Always a pleasure to rent a car from Al Kaita Rental, I mean great communication, great cars at a competitive price.

Olivier G.
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Samantha W.
Toyota Camry 2024

Rental process was easy, the car was incredibly clean very clean, highly communicative and friendly - would rent again!

Samantha W.
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Brian S.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Very easy, drama free rental.

Brian S.
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Jeff A.
Toyota Corolla Hybrid 2024

Great car, great hosts.

Jeff A.
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Shannon C.
Mazda Mazda2 2014

Always the best experience.

Shannon C.
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Derek S.
BMW 5 Series 2012

Stylish car at a good price.

Derek S.
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Best Oakland driving roads

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San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge

The Bay Bridge spans from Oakland to San Francisco may not always be the most relaxing drive, especially during rush hour traffic, but it’s a breathtaking way to enter either city with views of the bay and city skylines. Halfway across, stop at Treasure Island: an artificial island built for the 1939 World’s Fair.

Grizzly Peak

Find the perfect vehicle, fuel up, and head up Centennial Drive to Grizzly Peak Blvd for a scenic road that snakes through the hills of the East Bay on its way to marvelous Grizzly Peak. Be sure to stop at the vista points for incredible views of the bay.

Wildcat Canyon Rd

Head into the Berkeley Hills for panoramic views of Oakland and San Francisco, then follow Wildcat Canyon Rd through Tilden Park for more scenic spots. For the full experience, keep going until you reach Inspiration Point, where you’ll be able to snap a picture worth 1,000 words.

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