Car rental alternatives in Oakland, CA

Keep it real
in Oakland

Fueled by a legacy of activism and social justice, Oakland is not only an incredibly fun city full of art, music, and food from all over the world, but a community that revels in its history, hometown heroes, and unwavering spirit. From the tilted cabin that’s the city’s oldest bar to the gold, glittering walls of the Fox Theater, there are many ways the Town will charm you.

Pick up your Oakland airport car rental so you can get from the game to Fenton’s ice cream parlor, then into the hills to commune with the redwoods, like it’s no big deal.

Oakland favorites

You could spend your entire visit to Oakland sampling the fine foods and beverages, but there more than a few places to work up an appetite between bites.

Lake Merritt

This jewel in the middle of town is a classic meeting spot for everyone, from runners and boaters to slackliners and children on their way to Fairyland. Bring a picnic and watch out for the geese.

Watch the Athletics

The Oakland A’s are soon to be the last major professional sports team in Oakland, with the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas and the Warriors moving across the Bay next season. See the A’s at the Coliseum for authentic Oakland sports.

Oakland Museum of California

From Friday night dancing with food trucks to exhibits on sneakers and local queer history, this lively museum is always gathering people. Pop on to the roof for an exceptional garden and terrace.

Top hosts in Oakland, CA

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Kent L. All-Star Host
2,295 trips Joined Aug 2013
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Recent reviews

This car is as advertised, an incredible choice for a light packer. Kent’s pick up and drop off could not have been more convenient. Thanks for such a great experience!
Andrew - October 13, 2019
Ken is a professional, bottom line. Everything went as good or even perhaps better than expected. The car was recently serviced and ran like a dream. Napa, Marin and SF have never been as exciting as it can be unless you’ve experienced it whilst behind the wheel of Ken’s Carrera S. Hands down the best vehicle to explore Northern California. Book a trip through Ken and see for yourself.
Jeremy - July 26, 2019
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Tony S. All-Star Host
1,839 trips Joined Feb 2014
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Recent reviews

Rented the yellow 718 Boxster for a 10yr anniversary trip to Sonoma with my wife, and it was the absolute perfect car! It’s a little flashy with the yellow paint and black wheels but very clean, drove perfectly and was the fun/sporty/top down ride we needed! PDK transmission is as enjoyable as an automatic can get, and this car holds cargo surprising well with both trunk and frunk. Fun fact, a 12-bottle wine shipper will fit in the frunk with room to spare! Tony made dropoff and pickup seamlessly easy and had great communication.
Eric - September 25, 2019
My husband said that this car was the highlight of our trip to Napa. I’m not a car person, but Tony was wonderful and very accommodating. We had an issue with a tire and he made sure our vacation was not interrupted at all and got it taken care of promptly. This was my first time using Turo and it was definitely worth every penny.
Sarah - April 24, 2019
Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

The beauty of the Bay Area is the ease with which you can hit the coast, the mountains, and everything in between. Book an Oakland car rental on Turo to bask in the outdoors.

The Russian River

Summer is notoriously hard to come by in the bay, but a trip to Guerneville, or any river town, in your Oakland car rental will give you hot temps and chill water, perfect for a lazy tube.

Santa Cruz

Throw your best hoodie in your Oakland car rental and head south to this quintessential Norcal surf town, where you can hike Wilder Ranch or catch a wave at its world-famous breaks.


Up the road from both Sonoma and Napa, guide your Oakland car rental through the vineyards to this spa haven, where you can soak in a mud bath after your wine tastings.

Average ratings in Oakland (4.8 stars)

Nissan Sentra 2007
Solomon is great to rent from! The car was wonderful and spotless. Easy on the gas cost and zippy. He will continue to be my local "go-to" car rental resource!
Teddy F. - September 16, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2007
First time using Turo, what a cool and convenient way to rent a car! Solomon communicated very well, was helpful, and flexible, i’d recommend this service to anyone traveling!
Lindsay M. - September 11, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015
First time to use Turo. It was so easy and convenient. Michael is awesome and made it so easy. Will be using Turo again next time I need to rent a car
Charles G. - October 8, 2019
Ford Fiesta 2015
Solomon was amazing to rent a car from. Great experience.
Alix W. - May 11, 2019
Nissan Altima 2012
The car rental was easy and flexible. I would definitely recommend it to others.
Tanvi V. - November 23, 2018
Tesla Model 3 2018
I had a GREAT experience renting Michael's Model 3. Michael's flexibility and punctuality was very much appreciated considering I landed in Oakland International Airport pretty late in the evening, We kept in touch before and after the rental to make sure the car pick up and return went smooth. I most definitely recommend booking a rental with Michael!
Pedro G. - September 24, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2016
Yang was wonderful to work with. I’d definitely rent a car with him again.
Pascal E. - August 19, 2018
Toyota Prius 2018
Excellent renters who go above and beyond to make your trip easy and affordable. Very flexible in assisting if needed. Will rent from them every time I fly into Oakland.
William K. - September 18, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2017
This was the first time using Turo and everything turned out great. Juwan was flexible with timing and terrific. The car was clean. Much better and more convenient than renting a car in Oakland. I would highly recommend.
SUSAN L. - September 23, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Carl’s a good dude who takes great pride in his cars- like me. Loved renting his gorgeous Tesla for a few days. The best!
Martin H. - October 9, 2019
Nissan Altima 2018
Greg’s car was in perfect condition. His communication was very flexible and would recommend his service for anyone who is interested in a car rental.
Justin B. - October 8, 2018
BMW 5 Series 2011
Great clean car and rental process was easy. Would rent again.
Aaron F. - June 17, 2019
Honda Civic 2009
Great experience! I rented Chasma's car for a weekend trip and really enjoyed it. Great gas mileage, clean and smooth ride. Would recommend if you're near the San Fran area and in need of a car rental.
Kelsey S. - August 27, 2018
Toyota Prius c 2016
The car and process were just what I wanted and expected. Dan was very responsive and helpful. The car suited my needs very well. I preferred this over a traditional car rental experience.
Annette W. - April 25, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2018
Kenneth is very flexible and reliable. The cars available are at a fair price and in a very good standing. I would rent a car from Kenneth anytime.
Michelle W. - April 29, 2018
Honda Civic 2017
I recommend anyone who needs to rent a car at the last minute are anytime to look for Dangelo. The car was ready to go clean. Very nice person. I will defiantly went again from him if the car is available
Imani J. - July 21, 2019
Audi A4 2014
This was my second TURO rental. Sanjay provided excellent service and the car was very nice. It was an enjoyable drive. My only nitpick is the TURO GO thing. It’ll take some getting used to. Had some glitches. Worked out in the end.
Patrick Y. - September 15, 2019
Tesla Model S 2012
Everything about the rental process was perfect and professional. I was able to return at >50% at no extra charge and that was a huge time saver. I chose Quan's 2012 Tesla because the most affordable EV that I could get from OAK airport without paying a huge drop off fee. I will say that I wasn't so impressed with the car. The front of the driver's seat is falling off and the car is a bit creaky. It made me miss my Chevy BOLT at home.
Danielle S. - September 11, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Carl is a pleasant to deal with from check-in to check-out. The car is in mint condition, and well taken care of. Everything is ready from the get go. It is my best driving experience yet. Carl’s informative, attentive, and his transparency on the reimbursement made it clear that he will be our first host on our mind on our next trip to Oakland.
Thanathorn P. - September 5, 2019
Lexus RC 200t 2016
I would highly recommend a rental from George! Car was clean, fantastic to drive all while being economical and sporty at the same time!! It was sure a head turner at our reunion with its bright white paint and handsomely red interior.
Bryan S. - September 15, 2019
Porsche 718 Boxster 2017
Rented the yellow 718 Boxster for a 10yr anniversary trip to Sonoma with my wife, and it was the absolute perfect car! It’s a little flashy with the yellow paint and black wheels but very clean, drove perfectly and was the fun/sporty/top down ride we needed! PDK transmission is as enjoyable as an automatic can get, and this car holds cargo surprising well with both trunk and frunk. Fun fact, a 12-bottle wine shipper will fit in the frunk with room to spare! Tony made dropoff and pickup seamlessly easy and had great communication.
Eric C. - September 25, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2008
This is a great find for an affordable luxury car. I enjoyed the roof and the engine purrs like a kitten. Thank you again and I will definitely use your vehicle if I am in Oakland and in need of one.
Kat S. - February 2, 2019
Honda Fit 2016
First time using Turo and it couldn’t have been any better! Having a car to use while we were on trip was pretty cool. Derrick was super communicative with us and was able to extend our trip as needed. Payment was pretty well!
Jackie B. - September 16, 2019
FIAT 500 2012
I had a blast driving Melanie’s Fiat! Easy pickup and return, great communication, and an adorable car. Would rent again!
Melissa J. - September 18, 2019
Honda Civic Sedan 2019
Great communication, easy experience, and lovely vehicle! I would recommend Francis as a rental provider without hesitation.
John H. - September 21, 2019
Toyota Camry 2019
Another great trip with Seydou. Love the new car!
Simon H. - September 22, 2019
Toyota C-HR 2019
The car Itself was great and just as expected. However please do be aware that this owner will ask you to begin the trip from their home which is 15 mins away. They will pick you up from the airport for free and take you to their home area to begin the trip. In our case it was the right direction of our travel so it wasn’t a huge deal. They also run multiple cars so it is also possible that another pick up/drop off may impact your delivery schedule by a few minutes. This feedback is strictly for the awareness of other renters. On the positive side. I needed to make a change to my drop off time and they accommodated my change without any issues.
Jason F. - August 18, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Janet made everything easy and her car is epic! Perfect for my trip for work and pleasure 🙌🏻
Marcus D. - September 23, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
As a host I know how hard it is to take care of guests and make sure guests have a great experience with the car. This was our very first time using Turo as a guest and Dave gave us an excellent car/ customer service. He replied to all of our questions/concerns and he tried to do his best to make us feeling safe during our trip, and he also willing to help us when we need. Dave took really good care of his car, the car worked perfectly without any problems. I will definitely rent from him again if I go back to Bay Area. If you rent one of his cars you wont be regret. Thank you so much for making our trip awesome, we really appreciate that.
Ken D. - August 22, 2019
Chevrolet Volt 2014
Mike is quite probably the best ‘host’ i’ve interacted with on peer to peer sites (AirBnb, Turo, etc). The car drove great, was comfortable and the features were really nice to have (bluetooth, hybrid, amazing economy!!!, etc). There was a hiccup with the trip at the end, and Mike was a true gentleman in resolving it so that we both finished the rental very happy. Would 110% rent this car again if I’m back in the bay area.
Philip C. - August 26, 2019
Thomas A
Tesla Model 3 2019
Ramsey was a fantastic host. This was my first experience with Turo and it was great. I love Tesla’s and Ramsey’s was perfect for my trip. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a a great time driving a great car owned by a great guy.
Thomas A F. - September 14, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Michael was very accommodating with our times requested. He was flexible and responded quickly. The car was absolutely amazing and made our trip extra special. The car was clean like brand new and so easy to get around with. We look forward to being future Tesla owners!! Thank you Michael for the experience!!
Jennifer C. - September 25, 2019
Krysta Anne
Honda Fit 2016
Made the trip really easy. Would rent from him again 🤗
Krysta Anne B. - September 29, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Car was amazing - Michael was very flexibke and helpful. Would gladly rent from him again.
Diego A. - October 8, 2019
Subaru Impreza 2012
Great car! Good condition, small amt of miles. Handles really well, pretty fast and responsive. Meghan was very nice, easy to pick up and drop off from and even gave me some suggestions. Would definitely rent again!
Kirill C. - September 29, 2019
Honda Accord 2012
The car was clean and great on gas. Ansaria and her partner were great hosts. Highly recommend. We will be renting again. Thank you!
Veronica G. - October 9, 2019
smart fortwo 2013
This car was perfect for my needs, great on gas, spunky, large enough to grocery shop or transport items in, very clean, easy to park. Would definitely rent again.
V W. - October 1, 2019
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016
A great car and great experience. Made our trip to Napa perfect.
Brian H. - October 8, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
Great Turo experience! Sed is a great host! The car was comfortable, spacious, and fun to drive. I look forward to renting a car from Sed again.
Ashim S. - October 3, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2008
This was by far the easiest way to rent a car without the hassle of the lines, the run around etc. Rohit is very easy going and for this being my first rental through Turo, I will definitely use the service again. I flew into the Oakland airport, he was there on time and handed me the keys. He even offered to help me find cars that were available monthly. I had questions while renting the car and he was available by text and email which I really thought was great. It's always nice to be able to reach the person you are renting the car from instead of a business office that may be closed until the next day. I took a chance on Turo and I'm glad I did because now I will use them for future car rentals. Rohit is professional and very nice; I would recommend to go through him for anyone wanting to try Turo.
Crystol G. - May 25, 2018
Lexus ES 350 2009
Thuy was so great to rent a car from, pick up and drop off was quick and super easy! Super sweet and great communication! I highly recommended booking with her!
Mackenzie Y. - October 9, 2018
BMW 5 Series 2011
Ahmad was and is very professional, communication was great for me, being that this was my first time using Turo I’ve couldn’t have got a better experience and such a great impression, truly convenient and better than a car rental price for sure! I’d recommend Ahmad for sure to all! Much appreciations and gratitude for this experience as well!
SERIEZ L. - September 24, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2013
This was my first time using TURO. Edward made pick up and return easy as we arrived into Oakland Airport for our Girl’s Trip to Napa. His brother dropped off the car for us outside Southwest baggage claim then the return was easy parking in the lot outside Southwest. The car was very clean! Edward felt bad that he couldn’t fix the superficial damage done by a bike that hit the front of his car while it was parked overnight the day before our rental begun. He tried to get a body shop to fix it in time, but the car ran perfectly. I just wished he would have informed me of this fact the day before our trip. I wasn’t informed of his superficial car damage until about midnight not receiving his message until the morning of our trip after I confirmed our rental about 24 hours before pick up. On the last day of our trip the Max A/C made a loud sound. When I informed Edward he appreciated it and told me it was probably debris. Edward thanked me for leaving his car very clean. Overall Edward receives 5-stars for making pick up and return so easy, plus $55 per day was affordable compared to other rates at a regular car rental place for an economy car. It was nice traveling in style with a BMW in the wine country that was affordable and clean along with pick up and return being so convenient right outside Southwest baggage claim. The only thing I wish his car had was a backup camera. Edward was a very nice person to communicate with especially for this being my first time renting through TURO.
Linda R. - August 18, 2018
Tesla Model S 2017
Arun was an awesome host. The car is amazing. First experience on Turo and loved it.
Etienne K. - September 15, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Good relaxed host . Worth dealing with , very helpful .
Byron D. - September 13, 2019
FIAT 500 2012
Car is gas efficient. Pickup & return is convenient. Definitely recommended.
Congmiao L. - September 18, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Juwan was super helpful during the pick up and very flexible throughout my trip. He is an amazing host. 10/10 recommend!
Chayanne R. - September 18, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2010
Easy pickup and return, the car was ready on time. Good solution if you need a car for a weekend.
Sevan A. - September 17, 2019
FIAT 500 2012
Really fun car to drive, and super bonus cool points for the Snoopy theme. Highly recommended.
Mauricio S. - September 10, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Great communication. Would rent again.
Jordan P. - September 18, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2015
Sheila and her husband were very good about communicating with me and the car was delivered with a full tank and super clean. Their spark is fuel efficient (I only had to gas up once and spent less than $30), fast, and the size was convenient when it came to parking in the city. They also have a fast-track which allows you to go through the various tolls without having to stop and pay with cash. Having unlimited miles was a HUGE plus considering I was a little bit of everywhere from Berkeley to San Francisco to Concord. Overall I would HIGHLY recommend their Chevrolet Spark for all your California adventures.
Corina M. - September 19, 2019
Honda Civic Sedan 2019
Francis is a really friendly person. The car is clean,brand new car and convenient. Happy with my choice:)
Faranak A. - September 23, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
She goes above and beyond to make sure you enjoy the use of the car! Great host!
Thomas G. - September 21, 2019
FIAT 500 2012
This car is great on gas and I love the snoopy design!!
Megan H. - September 20, 2019
BMW Z4 2009
Janet’s Z4 was in great shape and an excellent driving experience in SF! Thank you for renting such an awesome vehicle and appreciate your flexibility in the return!
Cristian G. - September 15, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2017
Awesome car. Easy pickup/drop off!!
Doug B. - September 15, 2019
Honda Civic Sedan 2019
Francis is amazing! This was my first time using Turo so I was unfamiliar with how the process worked but Francis answered all of my questions, gave me a ton of advice & just went above and beyond to make sure I had great time and everything was smooth during my visit. Now, the car it’s self represents the owner, AMAZING! The car is brand new, very clean, comfortable and easy to drive! I will definitely be booking with Francis in the future!
Dacia S. - September 16, 2019
Porsche 718 Cayman 2018
Great experience. Great car. Thanks much!!!
Jimmy J. - September 16, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
This was my first time using Turo and I had an incredible experience with Janet and her husband. I would rent from them again in a heartbeat.
Raquel Q. - September 24, 2019
Toyota Camry 2011
For my first host with Turo it won’t be my last great service. I had a nice smooth ride with no complications, the car was easy to find. A good host and a clean car is all I’m looking for.
Jamani T. - September 24, 2019
Tesla Model S 2012
Loved driving this zero-carbon car and the ease of the pick up and return. Thank you, Quan!
Kathryn R. - September 14, 2019
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2008
Renting this car was by far the best part of my trip. Thank you Dan!
Erin M. - August 18, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2018
First time using Turo and it was perfect! Car was waiting for us in Oakland airport parking, Ramsey was great at communicating and the car was awesome. Will definitely be renting from Ramsey!
Daniel M. - August 20, 2019
Porsche Boxster 2014
The Boxster is my dream car - and this one is FANTASTIC. The car is in perfect condition and meticulously cleaned. I had a blast twisting around the Oakland Hills with the top down. Janet was an awesome host - I had to keep changing the timing of my trip and she was so great to work with. I highly recommend Janet and her Boxster!
Chris A. - August 2, 2019
FIAT 500 2012
I was so happy to pick my husband up from the airport in this epic car. I felt so cool. Pickup and drop-off was a breeze and Melanie quickly approved my request for extra time (I had forgotten to fill up the gas tank earlier). Five stars!
Katie D. - September 11, 2019
smart fortwo 2013
Rady is super easy to organize with and the car was cute and clean
Gabrielle E. - September 14, 2019
Mazda 6 2012
Loved the car and instant communication with Luis.
Manas M. - September 15, 2019
Honda Fit 2016
Great reliable car at a very affordable price , Derrick was a good host and communication was on point .
Marvin B. - September 25, 2019
Tesla Model S 2015
Felix is very flexible and friend. His Model S make my trip complete. Thanks
Maung A. - September 26, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
Great car✌🏻😎🎉amazing on gas and the pick up and drop off was so easy and painless. We am definitely getting this car again next time I’m in the Bay Area!
Hilda A. - September 18, 2019
Ford Mustang 2016
Great car, epic host! Can’t go wrong here. Book it, if you can.
Daniel W. - September 25, 2019
Toyota Prius 2014
Ali was a great host and easy to communicate with. This was my first time using Turo and I must say that this was the easiest Pick up/Drop off imaginable. Very reliable vehicle and will rent again!
TyReik W. - October 1, 2019
Chevrolet Bolt EV 2019
We loved trying out driving a fully electric car! Danny was a good and fast communicator.
Jaime M. - September 30, 2019
smart fortwo 2013
This car is awesome. I had never driven one, but the compact size and easy driving is perfect when you're traveling to the Bay for a couple days. I visited Berkeley and zipped through SF streets like it was no problem. Would definitely book again!
Devan S. - September 27, 2019
FIAT 500 2012
Highly recommend booking with Frankie, he is very professional and his car is very clean. Easy pick up and drop off. Thank you Frankie once again.
Timothy A. - September 29, 2019
Audi S5 2013
I needed a last minute vehicle for a 24 hour trip and Charles was very accommodating, specially for a newcomer like myself. I would recommend booking with him and this fun vehicle
Suriel L. - September 30, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Thanks Janet for making an awesome trip possible! She was super accommodating and helped us out with some last minute changes. Pick up and delivery were a breeze! Will definitely be using Turo/Janet’s vehicles again, top notch!
Paul K. - September 21, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2010
I had a great time visiting my sister and the car drove awesome with the ability to play our own music as we drove to our concert 😁
Clarice D. - September 29, 2019
Mazda 3 2014
Tanya was flexible with meeting us at the airport. Her car drove really nice and a very good gas saver. It is a great looking car and the fastrak definitely kept us out of traffic crossing the bay bridge.
Eduardo S. - October 9, 2019
Porsche Boxster 2015
Car was awesome and Edwin couldn’t have been easier to work with!
Ben T. - October 6, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Michael will go above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied with your trip. Overall a great experience!
Jesus P. - October 1, 2019
FIAT 500 2012
Great car! Perfect for the city. Frankie met me at the airport and made the pick up/drop off very quick and easeful.
Shiina C. - October 7, 2019
Audi A7 2012
Jonathan created an EXCELLENT customer experience! We will be calling him again for our next visit. His car was pristine! He was punctual (EVEN EARLY) with curbside pickup/drop off at the airport - doesn't get easier than that. BRAVO!
Matt M. - October 7, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Love renting from Janet and Dan! Communication is phenomenal.
Kadence R. - October 6, 2019
Lexus GS 350 2009
Fantastic car and rental experience. Robert and his Lexus are both excellent. The car is extremely well powered and handles extremely nicely. Sun roof is a wonderful finishing touch. Got an average mileage between highways and mountains of about 26mpg—pretty good for such a luxurious ride.
Lucas K. - July 11, 2019
Toyota Prius 2013
Perfect! Is a really good car and Carroll is super kind... Pick up and return the car was so easy! For sure if I need to rent again a car I'll think in Carroll's car.
Natalia R. - April 25, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2013
Ashwin and his wife Teja are very nice people. Flexible and easy to work with. The BMW 3 series was luxurious and lots of fun to drive! Highly recommend renting from them if you’re in the Bay Area and need to rent a car
David A. - February 12, 2019
Honda Civic 2007
Nicholas was super nice and accommodating, made my first time using Turo a breeze. His car ran great and a real help for our roadtrip. I have no regrets and would rent his car again! Thank you so much!
Alondra L. - July 15, 2019
Porsche 911 2013
Ken is a professional, bottom line. Everything went as good or even perhaps better than expected. The car was recently serviced and ran like a dream. Napa, Marin and SF have never been as exciting as it can be unless you’ve experienced it whilst behind the wheel of Ken’s Carrera S. Hands down the best vehicle to explore Northern California. Book a trip through Ken and see for yourself.
Jeremy I. - July 26, 2019
Subaru Impreza 2019
Andrew was great! Very communicative, made sure I had everything I needed for my trip. He took care to make sure the car was clean and everything was working. The Impreza is a great car to get on the highway with. The thing is sleek and comfortable and has plenty of space. Will definitely rent again for future weekend trips.
Ryan E. - July 28, 2019

Best Oakland driving roads

Grizzly Peak

For incredible views of the entire Bay Area, sweep your Oakland car rental up Highway 13 North to Snake Road and wind your way around the hills on Grizzly Peak and Wildcat Road.

Silverado Trail

Running alongside Highway 29, the main artery through the Napa Valley, slip your Oakland car rental onto this side road for the quieter, more scenic tour through the vines.

Highway 1 North from Point Reyes

Direct your Oakland car rental up the coast toward Mendocino for tight mountainous turns and spectacular ocean views along sheer cliffs, where cows blissfully graze.