Top rated cars in Richmond, VA
Famous for its role in both the American Revolution and the Civil War, Richmond is a historic playground, full of museums and Federal-style mansions. But the city has more to offer than just history, with an eclectic culture and a world-famous culinary tradition.
Founded on the banks of the James River, it’s also a great place to whitewater raft, canoe, and hike. Whether you’re ambling the cobblestone streets or chasing unforgettable road trips, Richmond is sure to steal your heart.
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Maymont is a Victorian estate located in a 100-acre public park. In addition to the historic mansion, where you can tour luxurious rooms and learn about the Gilded Age, you can explore an arboretum, gardens, wildlife, and a collection of carriages.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is one of North America’s largest art museums, and a worthwhile stop for art and history lovers. Encompassing over 5,000 years of art, its collection includes nearly 50,000 pieces of painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and more. Even better, admission is free.
Located in Richmond’s oldest residential building, the Poe museum is a must-see for fans of literature, the macabre, and Edgar Allan Poe. The writer spent many years in Richmond, and in homage, the museum has one of the world’s most extensive Poe collections, complete with his personal belongings, manuscripts, and more.
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If Richmond is full of history and beauty, the surrounding region is even more so. With that in mind, Richmond is the perfect home base for all your Virginia road trips — during any month of the year. With colonial Jamestown and Williamsburg an hour away and the vast Shenandoah National Park nearby, you’re sure to find nearby locations worth seeing in almost any direction.Book the perfect car
About an hour from Richmond is the site of Jamestown, the first English colony settled in North America. Today, you can visit the ruins of the original Jamestown and explore the living history recreation. Once you’ve finished, head to nearby Williamsburg for another living history experience.
In the nearby city of Charlottesville, past and present come together for a vibrant, stimulating atmosphere. From Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the University of Virginia to craft breweries and culinary delights, the city is awash with charm and culture.
Not far from Charlottesville is Shenandoah National Park, one of Virginia’s most beautiful places. Among the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley, you can explore caverns, hike forested trails, and observe wildlife.
Great car & it was a super easy rental process. Samia was great and got me on the road in no time! Thank you!
This was my first time using this service and I would highly recommend Crystal. She was excellent with her customer service level. The car was great and she was flexible with pick up time when my flight changed.
Fun rental! Anthony was so helpful as this was my first time using turo. He was patient, quick to respond, and helpful as I made plans. Will definitely use turo (and Anthony if I’m in Richmond) again!
Amazing car and served our large group well! Anthony was super responsive and made pick up very easy. Pumped to come back to Richmond and rent from him in the future!
Great Jeep to rent in the Richmond area brand new. Free airport drop off is key!
Great car, great price. Kevin's communication was very responsive. I would recommend not picking up/dropping off the car in the evening or by yourself, it's parked in a fairly secluded area.
Justin’s SVU Kía was clean, comfy & in great shape. Obvious that he takes good care of the vehicle. Justin’s communication & attention to detail were excellent. I recommend him highly & without reservation.
Katherine-Ann was great! Very professional, smooth and easy to do business with. And she was very thorough. She even left cash for me in case my flight was delayed because the spotless Honda HRV was waiting for me in hourly parking. The only small thing was that the air conditioning in the vehicle only worked for less than 1/3 of the trip . So obviously, she didn’t know about that until I I returned the car. Luckily it wasn’t hot yet and all was good. I would definitely rent that vehicle or another from her and I highly recommend Katherine-Ann and her .5 star service!
Stressless ride! Had so much fun- car was just what we were looking for! Will book this vehicle again next time we are in Richmond :)
Sylvia was amazing. Best host I’ve worked with. The Jeep was in great condition, maintained, and super clean. Had some itinerary changes come up during the trip and Sylvia was beyond accommodating. Cannot rate highly enough how amazing she is!
My first time renting with Turo! Amy made the experience amazing! Her instructions were detailed and easy to follow, her response time and follow up were extremely professional and helpful. I will definitely book another trip with Amy!!
Smooth sailing - vehicle, etc. as expected. Easy- peasy. We needed to extend the rental by one day and it was not a problem.
Made things super easy for my first Turo rental. Her instructions were clear & she responded quickly to any questions I had. Pick up and drop off were both very easy.
It was our first experience with Turo and it was as close to perfect as you can get! Erin guided us through the process. We loved her and we loved her car which was in mint condition. We will definitely reach out to her next time we go to Richmond/Williamsburg.
Warren is the gold standard. I had to rent a car very last minute but he bent over backwards to get the car to me ASAP, even calling Turo at 11 PM to get my pick up time moved up. He gave very clear instructions, and was attentive and available. Highly recommend!
She’s great ! My trip was amazing thanks to pavi ! Definitely will used her in the future ❤️
Anthony was great, he responds quick and it’s very easy to communicate with. The car was great too and it was well cleaned, would rent again!
Traon was great to deal with. Easy to communicate with and worked with a time frame issue I had. Vehicle was clean and ready.
Very smooth and clean ride. Kia was very helpful and responded to my messages with quick matter. Thank you Kia will book your car when i take another trip.
Jack & his wife were incredibly accommodating, and timely!! We loved it & would rent from them again! Thank you for providing an excellent customer experience!
Anthony was great! Very easy to deal with. Had vehicle in lot waiting when we arrived at airport. It was clean, and nice to drive. Will use again!!!
This was the first time I've rented on Turo and Kevin made everything very easy. Great truck, no issues, smooth pick up and return process. He actually dropped it off and picked it up from the airport for me.
Samia was AMAZING! I needed to extend my trip last minute and she was extremely accommodating!! The car was clean and ran so smooth!
Warren is a great host. Communication was easy and Warren was very flexible in delivery of the car. The car is clean and very nice. What a great experience! Please rent from Warren. You will be happy.
Sophia’s car was wonderful! It drove so well and was perfect for our group of 6. Would definitely rent again!
Anthony was a amazing host. Quick replies, great customer service. Would definitely rent again.
Warren is a great host. The car was clean and safe. Communication is a breeze. Please rent from Warren.
My host, Jennifer was great!! Very prompt and understanding. Pick up and drop off we’re easy. I will definitely contact her again for vehicle use!!
My wife and I travel to Richmond pretty often This time we came down here to handle a family emergency and Justin was super helpful with the rental from pick up to my impromptu extension and drop off. I appreciate the communication more than anything. Will rent again.
Totally enjoyed our first Turo experience. Talia handed us a clean, comfortable vehicle to travel with. We are very grateful.
Great car to drive, very clean and smooth pickup and delivery. Ideal for travelers landing on Richmond airport
Really great host! Smooth pick up and drop off. Car was really great to drive! I would recommend.
1st time using Turo. We had a great experience with Nikija and would definitely recommend working with her!
clean & smooth driving car The check in and check out it's very smooth processes as well Friendly & helpful host
What an exceptional and smooth experience. High quality vehicle, exceptional rate. Came to area in search of our next home and had the convenience of a great car to assist. Warren was a wonderful host and made the trip flawless. Easy as picking up and dropping off my own very clean vehicle. The rental agencies, can't do this. 😊
Great service it was a easy pick up and drop off. Lots of space in this vehicle and I loved how smooth it drove. I’ll definitely be looking to book again in the future.
Anthony was a great host, communication was great dependable ride clean ride, I will be using him again
Clean and easy service, Kia was really helpful and straight to the point, making the process quick and smooth!
Smooth pickup, great Range Rover, smooth drop off. Erin is great…. Everything went perfectly.
Andre was an excellent host! He was there to address all of my questions promptly.
Will def rent from Traon again! Very communicative and accommodating. Really appreciate all that he did for me and my family on this trip.
Taila is an awesome host. She’s very commutative and friendly. The car was in great shape, cleaned and well maintained. We will be renting with Taila next time we visit in Richmond. 10/10 would recommend
Will’s car is really nice and clean. He was upfront and communicated a temporary issue with the car. He left the car running and cooled down for me and it had multiple chargers available for use.
Also known as River Road, this route meanders along vineyards and cideries on its way from Richmond to Scottsville. With lush greenery and river views, it makes for a peaceful cruise. Spend a little while in Scottsville to enjoy its quirky, small town vibe.
If you’re planning to explore Jamestown, Williamsburg, and/or Yorktown, hit up the Colonial Parkway. This 23-mile route connects these sites and more in an immersive drive through 400 years of America’s colonial history.
This perfect ride through Shenandoah Park offers incredible views of the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains, which may be why it’s one of Virginia’s most popular drives. Plenty of pull-off points allow for photo opps and wildlife viewing during a multi-hour drive.