San Jose and the mecca of Silicon Valley may be known for its high-tech firms, but it’s also an urban retreat with a unique collection of wineries, restaurants, arts and culture, and diverse landscapes.
Take your San Jose car rental alternative for a spin around the city or a day trip toward the coast for breathtaking vistas and natural beauty.
Swoon over the colorful history, innovative vibes, and the outdoor potential that shines a spotlight on this booming Bay Area city.
A peculiar gem in San Jose, the Winchester Mystery House is full of mysterious hallways and misleading stairways to deter the ghosts Sarah Winchester thought were haunting her.
Head over to the flea market in your San Jose car rental alternative and prepare for a treasure hunt. Meander through the array of stalls with everything from vintage clothes, antique collectibles, and bargain trinkets.
Explore and nerd out with the hands-on installations at the Tech Museum of Innovation. A place to inspire the next generation, a visit here might just spark the next big idea to change the future.
Skip the rental car counter
With summery vibes all year round in San Jose, there’s never a bad time to skip town and explore northern California’s wine country, mountain peaks, or beach towns.
Hop in your San Jose car rental alternative and drive south to Santa Cruz for stunning boardwalk views, local shops and eateries, vintage rides, and natural rock formations.
Cruise an hour and a half north to Napa for everything California’s famous wine country has to offer. Book a few wine tours, wander around downtown, and wine and dine to your heart’s content.
Cozy and quaint, Half Moon Bay is only an hour away from San Jose and a laid-back coastal destination popular for water sports, kayaking, and surfing.
Liliana was AMAZING!! Super responsive and kind! Her cute little Fiat drove very well and Sport mode was fun (when traffic allowed). I’ll definitely hit her up again!!
Don was very flexible and went above and beyond to make this experience as seamless and stress free as possible. This trip surpassed my every expectation and I couldn't recommend him more.
Would have liked to play my Spotify on the trip but everything was great.
Jason was awesome. Brought the care to me. Explained how everything worked in the Tesla. And picked up on my return. 5 stars all the way.
I was very hesitant to use Turo but I’m so happy I did because it was an amazing first time . I didn’t think it would be this easy. Huan made sure to reply fast and we had no problems.
Kyle was a pleasure to rent from. The car is great, clean and well maintained. I’d highly recommend renting this Model 3.
Jeffrey was a great host and his amg 63s is a BEAST... the color combination matched with the power this car provides is ridiculously fun. Do yourself a favor and rent this car... you will not be disappointed 👍🏾 Thanx again
A comfy car and easy driving. Sachin provided clear, detailed, and helpful instructions.
Jeff was great to work with!! Car was out of this world! I would recommend this experience to everyone.
Great car! Pickup and return was very easy and Romnick is very responsive. Would definitely rent again!
Karthik was a great host and his Porsche was great and very fun to drive. The car was in great condition and clean. No problem at all. Communication was great and Karthik was flexible with pick up and drop off, and reimbursed us the Uber fee at the end of the trip after dropping off at his house. Would definitely rent again when I come back in the area.
Yosif was very quick to respond and also accommodated our changes to the reservation.
Awesome guy! Great car, got me to and from where I was headed! Really flexible and communicates right way! Highly recommend Tayfun and his car! You’ll have a blast!
Perfect car for a California road trip! Very well maintained car that doesn’t show its age. Couldn’t have chosen a better person to rent from - Julien was flexible with pick up location and time when my flights were delayed.
Testing out the convertible life with the MX-5, which I am considering to purchase relatively soon. It's very useful to figure out the ride quality/noise/cargo capability in a real life scenario.
Clean great car. Very fun to drive. Ramsey was very easy to communicate with and when I arrived early , he worked with the change. Great experience!
Absolutely amazing car with an incredibly accommodating host. Will definitely be renting it again.
Works well with you and responds fast! Mikhail made the trip very easy for us.
Shun was an amazing host! He has a well maintained and amazing to drive car that was great for our roadtrip down the 1.
The car was great and Pavan was very accommodating!
Great communication, Car was in good condition. Tayfun is very responsive and provided great customer service, I would definitely rent again from him.
Felicia’s car was fun, comfortable, and clean. Pick up/drop off was super convenient. Thank you!
Thanks for the great experience. Couple of questions, I think we owe you toll fee and extra mileage fee. When will you charge me that? Thanks
Quang was an awesome host! We needed a car quickly and he was able to help us out almost immediately.. The car was fun and easy to drive. Smooth pickup and drop off. I would definitely recommend renting Quangs BMW!
This was so easy. Pick up and drop off at the airport was quick and easy. Ahmad was very punctual and laid back. And he was very responsive via messaging through the app. Great rate for airport pick up too.
Perfect experience — Amazing car host — Very easy to keep in touch and was flexible with our rental! Car was great and extremely clean when we got it
Like always, the car was great and everything went smoothly. Jeff was out of town and had his friend Erwin taking care if things. Thank you Erwin for the great communication and flexibility!
Sue is very good with prompt communication, easy to deal with and the car was very nice, clean and runs well. Would rent this vehicle again.
Junior was perfect to work with - he was quick to respond, met me on time and was very easy to work with. Beautiful car, and a blast to drive with the top down. Strongly recommend this car and Junior!
Raunaq was a pleasure to deal with and the car is pristine! Can thank him enough
Excellent mileage! Miriam was very helpful and thoughtful with providing details about the car. Perfect for a weekend trip- everything went smoothly!
Pavan was great, highly recommend. Rented his Model S to try one out for a day and got a real sense of what owning one might be like. Powerful, quiet, luxurious, fun! Like driving the future.
The guy goes above and beyond to give you the best experience ever! I can’t see myself getting cars from anybody else
This was my first time driving a Tesla and Christopher provided very good instructions. It was easy to recharge at a Tesla super recharging station which took about 20 minutes to go from 30 miles range to 180. The 150 miles of driving cost me under $9 in electric. Very nice car, fun to drive and inexpensive to power up vs. the cost of California gasoline.
Amazing value if your on the boarder of purchasing or not. Do it, the host is amazing and the value given at this price point makes it extremely rare. Thank you for an amazing time!
Great car! Spotless interior - David was quick to respond, and a pleasure to deal with! He took extra steps to make rental process smooth. (literally walked to the Airport to help me out when I was about to miss my flight-) highly recommend- thanks, David!!!
Gary's communication was great! Needed a Turo last minute and within minutes of booking he called me right away to make sure everything was straightened out. He had quick replies when I asked to get the car earlier for convenience. Great selection, very friendly. I'll be back in San Jose renting from him again.
Great car to use. Kept clean and Danu is a great host. Very nice and easy to communicate. Definitely recommended this car and Danu to others. I had the car for 2 weeks and never faced any issues. Great trip. 💯
This was my first time using Turo and it was a fantastic first experience. The host was great, answered all my questions quickly and made it super easy.
Tires were a little low on pressure, only one speaker worked and the car wasn’t in the best shape overall on the exterior or interior, however, Miriam was a great car host and her car got me where I needed to go and back for a great price.
Enjoyed the Mini! It was clean and fun to drive. Location was close to the airport. Lichen was flexible and allowed a last minute extension which helped greatly.
Fun car thanks Han! Worked well for my brother's wedding ceremony.
Excellent service, Dac was available immediately for all questions and concerns and was super helpful! Would recommend his services to everyone!
Shayan was professional and accommodated any extra requests I had to make my trip a great experience. I’ll be renting from him again. Highly recommend renting Shayan’s M6!
Yosif was sweet and easy to work with. Plus the car was clean and a smooth ride! I will definitely go through Yosif again!
Uwanah is a GREAT host!! He is understanding and flexible. I recommend him 110% 👍🏻😄!!
Duk was great to rent from. The car was as described, and Duk was very accommodating with the pick up and drop off. Rent without worry!
Rish was awesome to work with. I highly recommend him and will definitely come back the next time I want to rent a Tesla!
My 1st time trying Turo and Thuy made it a wonderful experience! She approved me right away, gave great instructions and was super nice. The car was amazing on gas, clean and served its purpose. I’d deff use it again if I’m in the area.
Harminder was great to work with. I was able to book the trip a day prior and he accepted my request. He was out of town at the time, but was still able to arrange and set up the car for pickup. The car itself was everything that you need from the not so subtle Challenger Hellcat. I highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in driving a little piece of American history in the making.
Quang was very responsive to inquiries, and he was flexible when I needed to change the dates of my business trip. The Scion iQ is super fun and the perfect size for 1-2 people!
Nice ride for cruising around the hills of the Bay Area. Good gas Milage too! Justin is a great dude who communicates well.
Daniel was an excellent host and the car was very fun and as advertised. Daniel was very easy to get ahold of and made the process of picking up and dropping off the car extremely convenient. Look forward to renting from Daniel again!
Had a really great Turo experience renting Kent’s cool 2013 Porsche Boxster S. The car was in great shape and super fun to drive. Kent provided solid communication and made it convenient to revive and drop off the car. I would definitely recommend checking out Kent’s stable of cars if you’re in the SFO or SJC area.
Huan was very helpful and flexible. The car was shiny and spotless when we picked it up. Easy pick up and drop off! He was also very quick with replies.
Miriam was very communicative at all times since was my first time using TURO. Her mustang 5.0 is an amazing driving machine and gets alot of attention. Took a drive to NAPA winery for the weekend and very comfortable ride. Would definitely request to rent this powerful ride again.
David’s Jetta is great and he is nice and flexible. Great ride and highly recommend
Thuc is a great host. The communication made it a breeze to navigate the start of the trip. The car is amazing and it has a sport mode to make the ride incredible. The MPG is incredible, simply incredible. I saved so much on gas I'm contemplating purchasing a Camry myself now. Thuc, thank you so much for the incredible time with your Camry. I will book again whenever I'm near the Silicon Valley again!!! Thanks once again!!!
Smooth process......... can’t say nothing when it comes to Rish!!!
Omid was great. He was very easy to deal with and responded quickly when I needed to add more time. Enjoyable to deal with.
5-star hosts (Gio and his brother, Khanh) and car!. Punctual delivery and return. Very good communication. We took the Maserati to the Monterey car week and it was a blast to drive! Highly recommended. Thanks Gio and Khanh!
Tom’s an amazing host and the car is pure fun! Perfect for the Valley weather
Car was fairly priced & pickup/drop off was simple. Location was a bit far, sitting on the outskirts of San Jose, but it’s a huge city! Car rode nicely. Could have been a bit cleaner inside and out, but overall, it wasn’t too bad for a single day rental.
After half a dozen rides this was my best turo experience so far! Harry is great. Super flexible and kind. Great guy.
Had a great time with Chris's red Tesla. He was casual but efficient with pick-up and showing me how things work. And he was very accommodating when I needed to extend the booking by an hour to finish recharging the car. Would happily rent from him again.
Haaris is a pretty cool guy to work with. Everything went well. Car is really good. Easy transaction and he responds right away.
Car was awesome and just what I wanted. Easy pickup and return.
Jeffrey had excellent communication. He was flexible and allowed me to return the car at a slightly different time than originally agreed. The car itself was amazing.
The whole experience was just perfect. Car was dropped off exactly at the requested time. Got to surprise my wife with a drive down HWY 1 in a convertible Carrera. No better way to do the full drive. Car is everything you would expect it to be. Simply fabulous. Khursheed is incredibly helpful. Just before trip start he verified everything. Dropped the car off on time. Helped me through the walkthrough. Then picked up the car immediately. Start to finish this was soo easy.
Gary was super nice and easy to communicate with! Thank you!
Justin was awesome and easy to communicate with. Would definitely recommend!!
Jeffrey made my first Turo trip extremely easy and I was surprised how clean the car was. Would definitely rent again.
Pack a picnic basket or your hiking gear and take your San Jose car rental alternative along Skyline Boulevard. See towering redwoods to clear ocean views, then make a pitstop at Alice’s restaurant.
Navigate the narrow twists and turns along Sierra Road, and you’ll be rewarded with the most epic views of San Jose. Plan to watch the sunset and stay to witness the sparkly city lights.
The 55-mile interstate 280 stretches from San Jose to San Francisco with tempting spots to veer off for the scenic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west, and the San Francisco Bay to the east.