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BMW 2-Series 2021 — Car rental alternative in Laurel, MD
BMW 2-Series 2021

5.0

(24 trips)

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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

Dwayne P.

Dwayne P.

All-Star Host

97 tripsJoined Jun 2018
Excellent host and car! Highly recommended!
Monice W.- May 10, 2022
For only my fourth time, this turo went well!!
Domonique T.- May 15, 2022

Dwayne P.’s vehicles

Honda Accord 2013 — Car rental alternative in Cockeysville, MD
Honda Accord 2013

4.96

(27 trips)

All-Star Host

Jonathan B.

Jonathan B.

All-Star Host

252 tripsJoined Jul 2021
Car is fantastic to drive and Jonathan was easy to communicate with. Would use again.
David P.- May 19, 2022
Exceptional Service!!! Certainly, will be using the services again!!!!
Montrez B.- May 15, 2022

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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

Joseph H.
Chevrolet Equinox 2012

Car runs great. Very simple rental process.

Joseph H.
- April 15, 2021
Doug B.
Honda HR-V 2021

This car drives extremely smooth, has some consistent kick for highway driving and is really easy to navigate. Perfect size for a short trip with a few friends. I was surprised at how good on gas the car was. Laura was very responsive to some questions I had about the rental process. Will be renting again soon

Doug B.
- May 15, 2022
Kelley M.
Jeep Renegade 2020

Super clean car and slick rental process. Made things very simple for us! Thanks, Matt!

Kelley M.
- December 25, 2021
Belete B.
BMW X1 2018

Jasmine made the entire rental process a breath by being available at all times. Her BMW drives great and I’ll definitely be booking with her again!

Belete B.
- February 22, 2022
Lia R.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2016

Jadon-Maurice was very responsive and made the rental process very easy. The car was great as well; clean and well-maintained.

Lia R.
- April 30, 2021
Brian B.
Volvo XC90 2022

Dwayne took great care of us. I inadvertently book med the rental at the wrong location and he was very accommodating in consideration of that. The vehicle was as described and did not disappoint. It was exactly what we needed to get us around Washington DC to visit sites and family.

Brian B.
- April 22, 2022
Health and Wealth W.
Jeep Wrangler 2014

George was super responsive, his instructions were clear, the vehicle was super clean and it really came in the clutch when a rental company fumbled my reservation.

Health and Wealth W.
- May 17, 2022
Jasmine A.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L 2021

This Jeep was everything you can ask for in rental. Space, beauty, good on gas for a SUV. I absolutely loved it and can not wait to rent again! The host was very accommodating with a minor modification on Turo's end of the deal but the host worked it out and that is what matter when renting.

Jasmine A.
- April 19, 2022
Kellee S.
Volvo XC40 2019

Charlie is the Best host! He saved the day for me, I had a previous host who almost recked my trip at the last minute canceling on me… But CHARLIE came through for me with a Fantastic vehicle with much more space which I needed. My vacation trip was Amazing! I needed the car for more days and the response time from Charlie was quick, I was able to enjoy this Beautiful vehicle for my Birthday Celebration. Communication was very Good, I am so pleased I had a lot of fun! I will be BACK Charlie B. !!!! Thanks again Your the BEST! 5stars ~Kellee~

Kellee S.
- April 26, 2022
Wesley L.
Jeep Wrangler 2011

Kenneth’s Jeep allowed for me to have an amazing trip. Any time I had a question, he was responsive and thorough in his reply - and completely accommodating of anything I needed. Would highly recommend this vehicle to someone looking to book a rental.

Wesley L.
- April 18, 2022
Janessa Lade B.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2022

He was so communicative. The car was amazing and clean. Great on gas…I will definitely be renting again.. this is so far the best rental I have rented. LOVE IT!!! 10 stars from me

Janessa Lade B.
- May 16, 2022
Juanika L.
Chevrolet Traverse 2016

The trip was amazing!! The car was clean, spacious and drove nicely! We didn’t have any problems at all. It was exactly what my family needed for the weekend. The owner was pleasant to rent with. I would highly recommend and definitely book with Wayne in the future!

Juanika L.
- May 8, 2022
Dan J.
Toyota RAV4 2017

Julia was a great host and the car was in excellent condition. We had a wonderful vacation in and around the DC area and the car rental and Julia's assistance made it so much easier. I highly recommend and would definitely rent from her again if we come back.

Dan J.
- May 7, 2022
Trevon B.
Mercedes-benz GLC-Class 2019

Emily was amazing and had great communication the whole trip. She was super nice, and accommodating. The car rides so smooth and was super clean. Hand sanitizer and wipes even came with the car. Will definitely be renting again! So much better than the major rental car companies. Highly recommend.

Trevon B.
- February 6, 2022
Roger M.
Toyota Highlander 2014

This is a great car and Jean Claude is a fabulous host. Good communication and super convenient drop off/pickup service! Highly recommend.

Roger M.
- June 7, 2021
Keith W.
BMW X3 2017

Great Experience!!! Kostia made the drop off and pick up Super Easy!! Very prompt and professional!!! Good bye rental car companies.. Hello Turo!!! With host like Kostia, Turo is the only place for car rentals!!!

Keith W.
- June 7, 2021
Markus R.
BMW X4 2019

This was one of my best experiences with using Turo. I needed to get a vehicle last minute and came across Robert’s. Robert immediately reached out to let me know that he didn’t think he’d get a renter so he was having the car detailed. I appreciated this because it let me know that he cared about my experience. Robert made sure to stay in contact up until my start time. I had an event to attend that day and Robert was kind enough to not only drop the car off to me free of charge, but also paid for the first hour of parking. Talk about someone going above and beyond for a client. Once I got to the car it was in pristine condition inside and outside. There was even a bottle of water in the vehicle for me. I would highly recommend renting from Robert.

Markus R.
- May 18, 2022
Tiffany R.
Mercedes-benz Glb-Class 2021

It was a pleasure and simple process renting from Gladys! This is my second trip with her.

Tiffany R.
- May 9, 2022
Cheritta C.
Toyota RAV4 2020

My family and I always book with Brandon and he always goes above and beyond with reliance and fantastic vehicles. Brandon is the best host ever. We appreciate his professionalism as a turo host.

Cheritta C.
- May 3, 2022
Gyatso T.
Chevrolet Suburban 2021

The best car out there in DC to rent. Donald also dropped me off to my residence after I dropped the car to him. Absolutely recommend everyone to rent from this host.

Gyatso T.
- April 26, 2022
Walter M.
BMW X1 2014

This was a great rental. It arrived on time and was a nice car to drive for the day. Thank u for the drop off and pick up. Big time saver!

Walter M.
- November 1, 2021
Phylecia S.
Maserati Levante 2017

I rented this vehicle for my daughters prom send off and it was perfect!!!! The car was very clean, drove great and overall great! I would definitely rent from Octavia again. She is very responsive and helpful if you have any questions during your time with the vehicle.

Phylecia S.
- May 1, 2022
Ronne C.
Hyundai Tucson 2018

This was the perfect car for me on my trip to Shenandoah! Jaylen was so accommodating to my last minute change in drop off time too! I definitely recommend Jaylen!

Ronne C.
- April 26, 2022
Patrick C.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2021

My trip was really good these last couple days since I arrived on Friday. Von made it really easy for me to pick up the vehicle and was available at any time throughout the day. I would definitely recommend this vehicle, if anyone who is looking for something spacious and very cool to drive, while visiting DC, you will not regret it. Thanks Von Appreciated.

Patrick C.
- April 25, 2022
Tameka H.
Nissan Rogue Sport 2018

Renting with Maxim was great. He was communicative and very nice. The vehicle was very clean and ran very well. I look forward to renting from him again. Thank you Maxim.

Tameka H.
- April 21, 2022
Chad S.
Jeep Compass 2015

Car was very clean and communication with the owners was good. Great location if you are staying north of the White House. We were across the street at Homewood Suites and walked across the street to meet the super friendly owner. Will rent from them again next time we stay in this part of town.

Chad S.
- April 22, 2022
Cierra J.
BMW X4 2021

Love The car so much , And B.A Holdings are very reliable and flexible on times will be renting again 😊

Cierra J.
- April 20, 2022
NAIMAH W.
Tesla Model X 2017

Great experience and the best host I’ve rented from thus far. My family really enjoyed the Tesla and we plan to try the mustang suv in the near future

NAIMAH W.
- March 21, 2022
Erin M.
Hyundai Tucson 2019

Fantastic experience overall - easy check in and return, great communication, and the car is a dream. Would definitely rent again!

Erin M.
- May 14, 2022
Kavone M.
Mercedes-benz Glb-Class 2021

Exceptional service paired with a beautiful, comfortable, and amazing vehicle! My only regret was not renting for longer!

Kavone M.
- April 25, 2022
Om B.
Genesis GV70 2022

Andre is an AMAZING host! He is super communicative, flexible and genuinely wants to make sure you have a great time. Which is easy to do because his car is super cool! You could rent this over a BMW or Merc and have more fun with it.

Om B.
- May 5, 2022
Eric G.
BMW X4 2019

Car arrived on time, spotless, and in great driving conduction. Would rent from Robert again no question.

Eric G.
- May 12, 2022
Coby M.
BMW X3 2017

Very nice car, clean and great ride. Easy pick up and drop off, would definitely rent from Kostia again.

Coby M.
- May 10, 2022
ProLife B.
Jeep Renegade 2021

Superb. Even arranged to rent for an extra week with two minutes of effort. I doubt that the President's limousine is as clean as Jacquline's car. Just an all around excellent experience.

ProLife B.
- May 11, 2022
Christina P.
Acura MDX 2017

This is a wonderful car to drive. Stephen delivered car on time and was very helpful. I would rent from him again.

Christina P.
- April 25, 2022
Carla M.
BMW X4 2019

Robert is an excellent and commutative host. The car is fabulous, great on gas and affordable! I can’t speak highly enough about Robert, his car and the overall experience! I look forward from renting from him again.

Carla M.
- April 27, 2022
Laurel M.
Toyota Highlander 2020

Great communication, easy pick up. Car was comfortable and clean for a road trip out of town

Laurel M.
- April 25, 2022
Anthony M.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Samerial was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely responsive, very professional and extremely knowledgeable about her vehicle. She was willing to answer any questions I had in a timely manner. Any person renting one of her vehicles will be thoroughly impressed by her customer service and her beautiful Tesla…which performed flawlessly!!! If you decide to go with Samerial, you’re in good hands!!!

Anthony M.
- May 1, 2022
Lauren R.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Amazing experience! The car is immaculately clean and nice. So fun to drive! Dylan made pick up and drop off a breeze, excellent communication and really helpful. Would rent this Tesla again on a heartbeat!

Lauren R.
- May 1, 2022
Lafreda K.
GMC Acadia 2018

No issues. Convenient pick up and return. Great communication and quick replies from Nevin . Oh, and the car was nice too; lots of cool features. Will definitely rent again!

Lafreda K.
- May 10, 2022
Sean B.
Jeep Patriot 2011

Great guy very patient and he explained it all. I see why he is a top renter

Sean B.
- April 22, 2022
Emily H.
Jeep Compass 2019

This is a great driving car and very comfortable! Jodi-Ann is great and I would rent from her again!

Emily H.
- April 26, 2022
Louis K.
Volvo XC90 2022

I’ve booked a couple times with Jeff and each time it’s the best experience on Turo!!!

Louis K.
- April 25, 2022
Tori V.
Nissan Rogue Sport 2018

We rented this to ride down to Richmond for a wedding - the car was clean, the directions were simple, and there was a decent amount of room for luggage for us. We all would recommend Maxim and this car!

Tori V.
- April 25, 2022
Steven Y.
Hyundai Tucson 2022

We really enjoyed renting Lorena’s Tucson for the day! The vehicle drove great and we had no issues. Lorena was very accommodating and easy to communicate with. Thank you!

Steven Y.
- May 1, 2022
Barrington G.
Toyota RAV4 2020

Had an amazing trip car was clean, reliable and fuel efficient I would definitely book again.

Barrington G.
- April 22, 2022
Erin L.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2022

Easy and fast communication. Car is brand new and great! Would rent again!

Erin L.
- May 11, 2022
Jessica W.
Jeep Compass 2019

Renting with Jodi-Ann was such a seamless process! The car was in great condition and she was very quick to respond to any messages I sent. I will definitely be renting with her again in the future!

Jessica W.
- May 18, 2022
Kennedie T.
Jeep Compass 2019

Jodi-Ann was a FANTASTIC host. Super attentive and just incredibly sweet! The car rode beautiful and does great on gas as well!

Kennedie T.
- May 1, 2022
Vincent P.
GMC Terrain 2019

The car was great. Too clean :). DMV was responsive even when the app was down. Not too hard to get to via public transportation.

Vincent P.
- April 24, 2022
Terrence C.
Toyota Highlander 2020

Pick up and drop off was seamless. I rented the vehicle for a family trip out of town. The vehicle ran great. I would recommend and would utilize Pedro’s services again!

Terrence C.
- April 18, 2022
Adam M.
Ford Bronco 2021

The Bronco was fantastic and Matt’s a great Turo hosts.

Adam M.
- April 18, 2022
Anton G.
Ford Bronco 2021

Bashar and Dimitriy were amazing! Great car, perfect condition. Amazing customer service!

Anton G.
- April 19, 2022
Dorian T.
Chevrolet Captiva Sport 2012

Steve is a wonderful host! He gave prompt and detailed responses throughout my time booked with him. His car was clean, easy to maneuver, and it drove smooth. Steve was courteous, pleasant, and down to earth throughout my time speaking with him. I highly recommend Steve, and will book with him again in the future.

Dorian T.
- April 23, 2022
Nnamdi O.
Ford Explorer 2021

Car was clean..Jordan is a great communicator and the transaction was easy.

Nnamdi O.
- April 24, 2022
Katrina L.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2021

I had a phenomenal experience! Great vehicle and very accommodating host. Would definitely recommend!

Katrina L.
- April 29, 2022
Ryan R.
Toyota RAV4 2017

Easy pick-up and drop off. Julia is very friendly and the car drove very smoothly!

Ryan R.
- May 4, 2022
Angelica B.
Nissan Pathfinder 2015

Great communicative host and comfortable car! Thank you!

Angelica B.
- April 25, 2022

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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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