As the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh has many historic sites to visit, and a host of free museums downtown that can keep you mesmerized for days. The city is also home to 11 universities and colleges, as well as a rich sports legacy that attracts fans from around the country.
In addition to great Carolina-style barbecue at The Pit, there’s also a growing scene of fun, elegant eateries and coffee shops popping up around town. Get in the driver’s seat of your Raleigh airport car rental alternative to start your adventure.
No matter what tickles your fancy, there is probably a museum in Raleigh just for you. But hop in your Raleigh car rental alternative to start with these thrillers.
When you want to be wowed by whole skeletons of dinosaurs and believable, life-size dioramas of past geologic eras, this free museum is the place to learn and explore.
Get outside and enjoy that Southern sun at this 66-acre public park, where you can get active on the tennis court, spread out a picnic, or catch a show at the amphitheater.
Do you know how chocolate is made? See how Videri roasts cocoa beans and transforms them into delicious confections. Don’t forget to snack on the finished product.
Skip the rental car counter
North Carolina is dotted with charming small towns and bustling cities, plus has a magnificent coastline for cruising, so book your Raleigh car rental alternative on Turo to zip between them.
Just a half hour away in your Raleigh car rental, Durham is Raleigh’s tranquil sister city that’s packed with great art, cuisine, and Civil War history — including reenactments.
This seaside town just two hours south in your Raleigh car rental alternative delivers you the soft, sandy beaches of Cape Fear or Wrightsville, plus a dose of culture to keep you entertained at night.
Even if you’re not won over by beautiful vineyards and tasty, specialized grapes, take your Raleigh car rental alternative on the three-hour drive to this scenic valley for a show or breathtaking bike ride.
Steve is better than any corporate car rental companies I’ve dealt with. Always great service and good cars!!!
This was my fist Tesla experience. I felt a little intimidated at first because it is so different from the cars I am used to, but it soon became familiar and made my trip a breeze. I really wanted a full-self driving model, but it really isn’t necessary. Long stretches of highway (the ones that make you begin to nod off) were a breeze. Got to our destination safely and with my nerves in tact. I would definitely recommend. Dustin was a great host. Easy to contact with questions (I couldn’t figure out how to start the thing) lol.
Great car and very practical. The car was a pleasure to drive and Dustin was very easy to communicate with from start to finish of my Turo rental. Thanks!
I’ve rented cars for many of years! This rental was the BEST car rental that I have ever experience! Carlos was so ver kind and a very pleasant person. He made sure my rental experience was the best by far! Great person to do business with.
Do you not hesitate to rent a car from this fantastic couple. Transaction could not of been easier and the car was in excellent shape
Great Car and Great on Gas! No problems whatsoever! I thoroughly enjoyed my trip!!!
Great host, very responsive and helpful. Definitely going to be my go to in Raleigh
The car drove well, and Jacob and I were able to arrange a more convenient pickup location for us both!!! I’d definitely rent again.
Dustin was the greatest person to work with! He was very communicative, informative, and more than willing to answer whatever questions I asked. This is my third Tesla experience via Turo and Dustin has definitely been the best host (not to mention the rate he charges is more than competitive, he not only has a low additional mileage fee but he also offers an unlimited mileage for a fixed rate for long road trips. I would recommend Dustin’s model 3 for anybody trying to experience a Tesla not only how fast/easy the contactless pick up, but also because Dustin was more than happy to communicate at any time. Thank you again man!
She was a great host! The car was clean and she was on time. I would definitely rent from her again!
Bryce was a great Host and he was helpful through my whole trip! The ride was great i definitely enjoyed my trip. Will rent again and highly recommend
Devin provided the best experience with the Scat Pack Charger! This was only my second time driving one and it was an even better experience through Devin. Thanks again!
Great car loved the ride everything was clean. I definitely appreciate John and his patience he was a major help.
Jimin is a prompt and pleasant host. great mazda. a joy to drive, hope to rent again.
Incredible! Best host yet. Thank you so much for your vehicle and begging so flexible. Can’t wait to book again.
Great to deal with, very quick and responsive. Easy process to pick up and return the vehicle.
If I could give 100 stars I would! This family helped me with transportation when I needed it most. They treated me like family while mine was far away. They made sure I was safe and were an absolute pleasure to communicate with. I was more than happy to help them in return by renting this reliable car for several full months! It gets good gas mileage, is comfortable and well taken care of. They will make sure your trip is comfortable and safe. I highly recommend this car and this owner. Again, I cannot speak highly enough about my rental experience.
Amazing communication with the host. The car was in perfect condition and John is a lovely person always ready to help. Thank you for that great experience.
I really enjoyed Thomas’ car and his communication was great! Look forward to using it again if need be!
When I come back in town , I will only rent from this host . Best turo experience , very clean and nice car , sanitary items in the car . Thank you so much I appreciate it , respond back in second..
Great vehicle, very easy and prompt communication with the owner. Would 100% recommend.
The car and Azaria were both fantastic! By far the best car I’ve rented from Turo
Kirk was very helpful and accommodating. The Tesla was fantastic and fun to drive!
Absolutely the best Turo host to date! So great with communication and pick up and drop off. Car was perfect for our needs for a wedding and sightseeing in the Raleigh and the triad area! Great gas mileage and plenty of room in the trunk. Next time I return this will definitely be a host I rent from again!
Tiffany was a great host. She took the time to give us a quick demo of her Tesla and was very prompt with communication throughout! Would definitely recommend renting from her. The car runs out of battery sooner than you expect, so plan accordingly keeping in mind the supercharging stations en route. Supercharging is free and takes around 30 mins.
Cesar was a God send. My SUV that I took into the dealership ended up having more issues caused by the technicians at the dealership and I ended up needing a rental without much family in the area. Ceaser was so nice he met me at my job for the drop off and understood when I was 10mins late dropping the car back off due to me getting lost on the way with navigation. I will definitely rent from him again. He has the best customer service ever. Rent from him,trust me you will not be disappointed.🙂🙂🙂
Chris was awesome, he was very nice from start to finish and his car was spotless and a ton of fun! Would definitely rent again!
Clean and plenty of power, surprisingly good sound system as it’s the Wolfsburg edition. Overall amazing value on this rental!
Dustin’s Cube was my favorite TURO rental to date. Well-maintained car, very clean, and amazing on gas. Dustin was a great Host that gave precise instructions, excellent customer service, and friendliness. If ever in Raleigh again, I would rent in a heartbeat.
Every time I rent the vehicle, Corey is kind and professional and always has the car clean and with gasoline when I pick it up.
Bryce was very responsive and helpful during the rental. Would rent from him again.
Dustin was super helpful. I had a question about the car during the trip and he called me right away. Great car and great experience.
Bryce was an INCREDIBLE host. I enjoyed the Fiat 500 so much! Bryce was readily available to answer any and all of my questions and concerns. I appreciate his services. Thanks Bryce. If anyone needs a rental, rent from this guy. He's awesome!
The car was great. Matthew made pick up and drop off easy. The car gets excellent mileage and is very comfortable. I would rent from Matthew again!
Easy and painless rental experience. I will be renting from him again. I definitely recommend him
Awesome! Jim was very informative and gave me all the info I need, he met me at drop off and pick up. I would rent from him again. The car is compact, but everything I needed was handy.
Bryce is a friendly, responsive & accommodating host. His car was clean, comfortable & reliable. This was my 1st time renting from Bryce, however it will not be my last. I highly recommend!
The Tesla Model 3 was a super-fun car to drive. Tiffany was a fantastic host, took the time to explain how everything worked and was quick to respond to any questions we had. The car was clean inside and out when we picked it up and we could not have asked for a better experience. Would definitely rent this car again from Tiffany in the future. Thanks!
Renting with Dustin was an amazing experience! The clarity was very nice and clean and a great car to drive. Pick up and drop off was a breeze and honestly could not be any easier. I needed to extend my trip a few times and Dustin made it super easy to do. He is great with communicating and always answered any questions I had very quickly. Dustin was very nice and professional and I honestly can’t see renting with anyone else in the future. I would recommend to anyone needing to rent a car, to rent with Dustin, you’d so be happy you did!
Very Easy To Deal With And Worked With Me Keeping The Car A Extra Day And Returning Early. Will Definitely Renter Again. New Car Felt Like A Rental From The Local Favorites Without The Extra From Them.
As usual Mimi is the best to rent from. Communication has been awesome and she has been wonderful! Her cars are clean and she is a wonderful host. Would rent from her for all my needs.
Dustin was a great host and everything for the reservation went great. thank you for being a great example of a good renter in the community.
Car was great and so was Damon communication was the best even when i needed to extend the trip on a short notice , thanks again definitely will be renting with him again
I would 10 out of 10 recommend him was very flexible with my schedule flight was delayed a few times very understanding and on top of that the car was amazing saved me 140 dollars way better than enterprise almo and any other rental place
If your looking for an economical car, don’t look further. This bad boy has made me want to buy one! Thanks to Dustin great customer service my trip was amazing without a doubt! I will definitely rent from Dustin again!
Great guy, professional, and flexible. Had an issue come up with my account and he worked with me to make my trip as easy as possible.
Dustin's Honda is great! We enjoyed it for our road trip, it was just what we needed!
Colleen was awesome in showing us the ins and outs of riding our first Tesla! Nice and clean car!
I highly recommend booking with Jacob. He has excellent communication in a timely manner, the car was always very clean and pickup/dropoff was incredibly simple. This Honda Fit was great on gas and so much fun to drive.
Bryce is definitely an All-Star Host! He is very communicative and provides excellent customer service. I’ll certainly be renting from him again.
If your looking for a simple vehicle while visiting the Raleigh area, this is it! The car was clean, and did exactly what you need a Toyota Camry to do... get you (and your luggage) from point A to Point B. The location of the car is also super close to the airport, which helped make our experience even more convenient!! Mtume was great through the whole process, (this was my first experience renting through TURO) he was totally flexible, and accommodating. The car was clean, and the remote access option made pick-up and drop off a breeze. I would absolutely recommend renting Mtume's car!
The car was super clean at pickup and Colleen walked me through all the cool features and how to operate the car. The car itself was super fun to drive and is making me thinking about buying one in the future! Would definitely recommend driving a Tesla and renting through Colleen, will be booking this car in the future if I’m ever in need of a rental again!
Caleb is very nice and very efficient pick up and return.. I enjoyed my time with Phantom! What a great car to drive!
Perfect host, very responsive and accommodating, excellent communicsyion. Car had good mileage and was very solid. Perfect for my purposes
Chris was great to talk to. Very prompt in his response. The car was amazing and fun to drive.
This was such a awesome car. Very fun to drive to say the least. Danny has been very helpful on any situation that came up during our rental. I definitely will be calling him again.
Dusty was great and the car was perfect. If I ever need a car I Raleigh again, I’ll definitely reach out to him.
Tiffany was fantastic. She was super responsive and always helpful with her suggestions on how to maximize both efficiency in driving and how to charge faster. It was my first time driving a Tesla and it was a great way of assessing the viability of an electric car for me.
This was my first time using Turo and I wasn't sure what to expect but Dustin made it one of the best experiences I've had using a rental service. He answered every question I had and helped me understand the app better. He takes good care of his vehicles. The vehicle I rented was super clean and it was a nice smooth ride all the way to and from the mountains! Loved how much room it had and the visibility when looking out the windows! Dustin is an awesome guy to work with so if you ever need a ride I highly recommend renting from him! He's definitely got my business if I need to rent a vehicle again!
John is an amazing host very respectful and friendly, car was very clean and very sporty, would advise anyone to rent with John if your in Raleigh Nc
This is the easiest Turo rental we’ve had, really flexible and laid back. Car was fantastic, one of the best-driving Vettes I’ve driven.
Also known as Deal’s Gap, this 11-mile section of US Route 129 is popular among drivers and bikers for its racetrack-like set of 318 curves with little to no elevation.
Take the deliciously windy NC-66 up to the Hanging Rock State Park to let your Raleigh car rental alternative revel in the steep mountain ascent and hairpin turns.
This highway is the most famous road North Carolina for great reason. Rev up your Raleigh car rental alternative to get blown away by the mountain ridges any time of year, but particularly in the fall.