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Rent cars in San Francisco, CA

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FIAT 500 2012 — Car rental alternative in Pacifica, CA
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FIAT 500 2012

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Leave your heart in San Francisco

San Francisco offers all the shiny fun of a sleek tech hub, but what makes it beloved is the legendary history, wide variety of neighborhood architecture, and the abundance of natural beauty.

When you’ve had your fill of fast-paced urban exploits and rewarding hill climbs, book a San Francisco car rental alternative for adventures along the extraordinary Pacific coastline or into the majestic mountains and redwoods of the Sierra Nevada.

San Francisco favorites

Prepare to be won over by San Francisco’s vibrant culture, delightful scenery, and the stories that make every neighborhood and landmark special.

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Golden Gate Bridge

The iconic gateway to the west is striking and offers expansive views of the entire bay. Drive across the bridge in your San Francisco car rental alternative or take it on foot to stop and gawk where you like.

Alcatraz Island

Hop on a ferry to Alcatraz Island to visit the site of the famous former prison and impressive gardens. Take the audio tour to learn about the celebrity inmates, and be sure to make your reservation in advance.

Golden Gate Park

San Francisco’s biggest park is packed with popular attractions and historical sites like the California Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Garden, the de Young Museum, the Golden Gate Park Aquarium, and plenty of gardens to explore.

Top hosts in San Francisco, CA

Derek T.

Derek T.

All-Star Host
4644 tripsJoined
This was my first time renting on Turo due to enterprise and other rental companies were so expensive and I’m glad it was from Derek.
Cristian M.-
Derek was a great communicator and the rental process was easy.
Dina S.-

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Khoung N.

Khoung N.

All-Star Host
1860 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.-

Rent cars in San Francisco, CA

Hit the road

You could spend days exploring The City’s tourist attractions like Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, and Lombard Street, but the city is perfectly located to escape town and enjoy the dramatic natural wonders of northern California. There are copious convenient day trip and road trip locations just outside the bay.

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Point Reyes & Tomales Bay

Head an hour and a half north along the coast through Marin County to hike around the preserve, watch the waves crash, and explore the historic lighthouse, and maybe see some elk!

Wine Country

Why choose between Napa Valley, Sonoma, or Russian River Valley? You can book a car on Turo and make a pit stop at every vineyard, gallery, and artisan grocery that catches your eye.

Yosemite National Park

The grandeur of the giant granite cliffs, dramatic high country, and gushing waterfalls of Yosemite Valley is unmatched. Book a San Francisco car rental alternative on Turo for an unforgettable road trip into the Sierras.

Recent reviews

Diego Ignacio D.
Kia Forte 2023

He provided us with very clear instructions and the car was very clean!

Diego Ignacio D.
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Andrew O.
Kia Forte 2023

Street parking was easy.

Andrew O.
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James G.
Tesla Model 3 2019

Derek’s Model S was in excellent condition and he made the rental process convenient and smooth.

James G.
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Lora D.
BMW 4 Series 2014

San Francisco!

Lora D.
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Kenan U.
Porsche Boxster 2009

Super helpful and knowledgeable host, really went above and beyond in communication and driving me to and from the rental car center.

Kenan U.
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Janet T.
Porsche Panamera 2016

This car is impressive.

Janet T.
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Vicki V.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2020

This was my first time using this type of car rental process.

Vicki V.
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Yih Ning P.
Maserati Ghibli 2015

I recently had the pleasure of renting Chris' beautiful Maserati Ghibli on my trip to San Francisco.

Yih Ning P.
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Holli N.
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2018

I really enjoyed the car and it was perfect for my trip to San Francisco!

Holli N.
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Kimberly S.
Volkswagen Jetta 2012

Car clean and reliable.

Kimberly S.
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Hung-Jui C.
MINI Countryman 2012

Excellent experience of first renting and driving in San Francisco

Hung-Jui C.
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Ryan H.
Tesla Model 3 2019

Great car for exploring the greater San Francisco area!

Ryan H.
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Jackson L.
Kia Forte 2019

Great vehicle for the San Francisco area, fuel efficient and comfortable!

Jackson L.
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Mark Anthony G.
Volkswagen Jetta 2014

Gary was very responsive & the car was perfect for my trip to San Francisco.

Mark Anthony G.
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Jodi M.
Nissan Versa Note 2014

Brandon’s car was perfect to drive and park in San Francisco!

Jodi M.
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Best San Francisco driving roads

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Skyline Boulevard

For a scenic trip between towering trees and sparkling ocean views, take your San Francisco car rental alternative south along the ridge towards the Santa Cruz Mountains, and stop at the famous Alice’s Restaurant for a bite.

Panoramic Highway

Snaking north of the city up over Muir Woods and then down to Stinson Beach, this short, but deliciously sweet, drive winds through Marin with unforgettable views, and thrilling switchbacks.

Highway 1 to Big Sur

All of the PCH is breathtaking, serving up sleepy beach towns that are perfect for a quick bite, antique shopping, and hypnotizing ocean views, but the twisty stretch to Big Sur is a true driver’s delight.

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