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.
GREAT CAR GREAT PERSON!!!!!! Easy to work with great communication🔥 fun nice fast car. Car was nice and clean, Bailey is a top host, I would recommend him to anyone and He would definitely be a first choice to rent from again!!!!
Had a great time in Celeste’s awesome yellow corvette. it was the “pick me up” I needed! Took off the t-top on a beautiful day and didn’t want to give it back! This car is pristine, looks and sounds great. I’ll be back when I need another “Fun Car fix”!
Andre was on time for the pick up/return & made both super convenient. The Tesla Model 3 was not just a rental but an experience!! Smooth on the road & a head turner for sure. Finding a charger was super easy. We’ll be calling Andre again for sure!!!
Steve was a great host! Very chill & simple meetup & dropoff car was clean & the trip was very comfortable! I would recommend Steve to my friends he’s awesome
David has a great system going here. The car was nice and clean upon arrival. The whole pick up and drop off procedure is very convenient and simple. The automatic instructions along the way made everything very easy. I would definitely recommend renting from David.
Excellent car with a very flexible and responsible owner. Would definitely rent from Ashu again!
Pick up & return with Jennifer was so easy. She was also very communicative. The car was clean & definitely highly maintained. I would recommend anyone traveling to Raleigh to rent from Jennifer.
Wonderful car for a great price. Highly recommend funcarsNC!!!
Steve was very communicative, flexible, kind, and understanding. His car is a standard, get the job done type that served me perfectly.
This was one of my best experiences on Turo. From the flexibility of my arrival and departure times to the personal touches of the hosts, not to mention the awesome car, I was blown away. I will absolutely be renting this vehicle next time I’m in Raleigh, because these hosts made my trip so special. Thank you for an amazing weekend!
Wonderful rental! They were so easy to work with and we very much enjoyed spending time in their Tesla!
Definitely a cool guy! Very easy to get along with. I would recommend!
Great car and super fun to drive. One note for locals, it won’t apply to many, but there is no overnight parking available, so have someone drop you off and pick you up for the car. Everything was super smooth and great car host!
Great experience! Dustin went above and beyond to make this rental a breeze. Car was perfectly clean worked as expected. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
What a fantastic experience we had. The vehicle was spotless, ready to go and such a FUN ride! Great communication from Chevy. I would HIGHLY recommend this vehicle and owner. Over the top perfect. Thanks so much for the great experience and ease of renting for the weekend!
Will was great and so was his car! Great on gas and stylish, our family definitely had a great time, and will rent again! It was such a hassle to try and got through a car rental company, who gave me the run around and wrong info, this was seamless and easy! Thanks Will and Turo!
It was a cool experience. Micha did everything possible to make this trip great. Perfect communication and response time. Availability during the whole trip to help and answer any question. Clean, ready to go car. Flexibility of pick-up/drop off location. Very friendly and pleasant owner. What else would you want for a perfect rent? Oh, and did I mention? sooo cool car :) Six stars out of five!! Thank you, Micha!
Bailey was an exceptional host! He was very considerate and made the entire process effortless. The car was very clean and was an awesome drive. Even included a little goodie bag with waters! Would highly recommend to anyone!
I will definitely be renting again. Very pleasant to work with and communication was wonderful made my trip go very smooth with no stress
Great experience with this electric car! It’s efficient and also roomy and comfy! Jennifer was great helping me with my first electric car experience! Highly recommend!
You can believe all the raving reviews here for Thomas & Deb, and count this one as one more. They are absolutely pro and very very easy to work with. This is how rentals should done on Turo. The experience could not have been better and Deb could not have been friendly. I feel like I made a new friend, even more than rented a fantastic & fun car. And it WAS a fan-tastic rental experience with an elite car. The quality of the driving experience was only surpassed by Thomas & Deb's elite level of customer service. A++
Sumit was a great host. He insured the car was delivered and picked up on time and made the transition as smooth as could be. We will be going through him again in the future for sure.
Awesome vehicle and communicative owner. Would definitely recommend!
Great car, fun top down driving. Process was simple for everyone. Definitely would use David's vehicles again.
Micha was an amazing host; so courteous, going above and beyond to explain operation of this superb Model 3 Tesla. The car is in mint condition and provided the ultimate driving experience. You can not ask for better service from a genuinely kind and professional host. Thanks so much for an experience beyond expectations.
My experience with Jim was my first successful experience with Turo and it was ideal. Jim is a communicative, understanding, and all-around excellent host. Renting from Jim was easy and straightforward and I would highly recommend him for other Turo users.
Absolute pleasure to do business with look forward to renting again.
Awesome host! Was available when needed and the whole experience was simple!
Matt is an outstanding guy. Communicated with me before, during and after the trip but was understanding enough to allow me to enjoy the ride as well. On my return trip I ran into some bad traffic and was going to be an hour or so late. I texted Matt and he was understanding and very flexible with adjusting the return time. The car is probably one of the coolest cars I’ve ever driven. Lots of looks and strangers walking up to me asking me about the car.
It was very easy to pick up and drop off the vehicle. The car was fuel efficient and a comfortable ride. The only issue was the one wiper blades rubber was coming off so it needs to be replaced but other then that great experience and car!
First time Turo user. Fun car, pretty easy process. Communication with David was perfect, just the right amount. Thank you David!
I was very happy with the service. I had to extend the rental 4 times, and it was immediately granted every time.
Sahra and Abdul are so kind and a joyful welcome at the airport. The car is also fun to drive and easy to handle
Steve is friendly, responsive, and highly accommodating. His car was clean, functional, and competitively priced. I wouldn't hesitate to rent from him again.
Jim was very informative of the car and explained everything in a timely manner
Jimin was hugely helpful when another host cancelled my reservation the day of the trip. It was a great car and Jimin was perfect to work with.
This was my first time using Turo and Celeste’s Honda Civic made the experience great. I will definitely use her vehicles again
Overall, my experience with Jonathan was more than great! He was awesome in responding to my questions and very understanding when we had a mishap at the end of our trip. I would definitely book with him again! The car drove good & was really good on gas. When you are in the area and need a good car to just get around on, please book with Jonathan !
Awesome Trip. Went to see my daughter and grand kids in northern Virginia. Car was just like new. operated flawless. Jennifer was super east to deal with. I got 53.6 mpg. Will definitely rent from her again.
Great experience, nice car, overall very convenient. Thanks very much!
David provides clear communication and is prompt to respond. Would rent from him again.
Brent was very easy to work with! Car was better than expected, very clean and full of gas ready right when I needed it. Thanks for the great service!
Justin was great! He even helped us find a couple of charging stations!
Matthew was fantastic! Guided me through the process, arrived on time and always answered me quickly! And MAN what a cool car!!!
Bailey is the man! He accommodated an incredibly last minute trip for me and even left some road trip goodies in the car too. 5 out of 5 stars, will use again.
Was easy to communicate with. Car was in good condition and enjoyed the use of it.
Really nice guy! So helpful and flexible. I traveled by train and train was late both ways and Dustin was very helpful.
I was running a lil behind and he made feel like I could take my time. You're the greatest Ashu.
I enjoyed every sec with this car. Thank you again. I will definitely be back soon. Bailey was great an super fast at communicating.
From someone who drives muscle cars every day for work, this car was a blast! It was very well kept and Celeste was incredibly helpful and informative throughout the course of the trip. If you’re looking for a fun night out or are just tired of a boring commute, don’t think twice to rent this Miata!
Jimin was great. Miata was in tip top shape with no unwelcome surprises. Would recommend to family, friends & all.
This trip was amazing thanks to Dustin and letting us use his car. Everything went smoothly and communication was clear.
Smooth ride, great host,and best rate in my opinion. I would rent cesars BMW if needed in the future
This car was perfect an great on gas, Thank you again Ashu.
Great host, easy pick up and return. Would rent again and recommend
This was an awesome first time experience! Jonathan work well with me, certainly over and beyond. The smaller vehicle I selected was actually much better than expected... Thank you, Jonathan!
Patrick was available when I had questions and wanted to extend my trip. The Fiat was a car fun to drive as it accelerates well, has good brakes, and is overall easy to handle. Overall, I had a great experience, and I would book this car again!
Johnathan was super helpful and accommodating! The car was clean and perfect for getting around in town. The gas mileage was AMAZING making an already affordable rental that much better.
Pierre was AWESOME! Very professional, easy pick up and return process. Car was very clean. I will be renting from him again.
Celeste is amazing with communication, her cars are always clean and run so smooth!! I have now rented 3 different cars and never been let down
Great communication, flexible with time. And that exhaust note on the Camaro is amazing
Great, clear car in perfect condition! Super fun for a beach trip. Would rent again!
Great experience ! Defiantly would book john’s car again !
Thanks Ashu for making our travel plans so convenient. We appreciate it!
Great Experience - Joe ans his son are very nice people and the car was impeccable and really fun to drive.
Jimin is a truly nice guy who isn't demanding or overly particular at all. Car was amazing. Rented it just to use in a Homecoming Parade. Car turned every head in the stadium. A+
The rental process with Neeraj is friendly and efficient ! I will definitely be renting again.
This was more fun than a day at the fair, and much less costly! It is the next best thing to actually owning an impractical cool car.
Matt was amazing an the car itself was everything anyone could ask for. The ride was smooth, gas was great, pick up an return was so simple. Thanks again for everything. I will definitely be back again.
A very nice car and Will was a great guy! I would highly recommend!
Johnathon was an amazing host from beginning to end! Communication was always quick and he was easily accessible. The vehicle was exactly as described and I could not have been more pleased! I will be back in NC and I won't hesitate to book one of Johnathons vehicles again!! A1 service!
Great car. Good on gas. I would definitely rent from them again!
My experience with the Tesla S85 was terrific. The ride was comfortable, the handling superb, and the autopilot... 😁 Jennifer was a wonderful host. She took her time to explain all of the ins and outs of the vehicle and responded promptly whenever I had a question.
Thank you for letting us extend! And for the quick response and easy pick up! We’ll definitely be using this app again!
Celeste is amazing to work with. Super nice. Helpful. Friendly. Thank you Celeste for making this Turo rental of the amazing Tesla fantastic. The Tesla is an amazing car and very nice. I highly recommend any Turo rental Celeste ever offers.
fiest time using this app and it was amazing. David was there to help every step of the way.
Jason was great. This was a last minute trip and Jason made it so hectic free. Car was amazing and drives like a dream
Jason Was an excellent hostal and I will be doing business with him in the mear future!! Book with Jason!!!!
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.