San Francisco offers all the shiny fun of a sleek, tech-hub, but what makes it beloved are its legendary pieces of history and the abundance of natural beauty.
When you’ve had your fill of fast-paced urban exploits and rewarding hill-climbs, book a San Francisco car rental alternative for adventures along the extraordinary coastline or into the majestic mountains and redwoods.
Prepare to be won over by San Francisco’s vibrant culture, delightful scenery, and the stories that make every neighborhood and landmark special.
The iconic gateway to the west is striking and offers expansive views of the entire bay. Drive across the bridge in your San Francisco car rental alternative, or take it on foot to stop and gawk where you like.
Hop on a ferry to Alcatraz Island to visit the site of the former prison and impressive gardens. Take the audio tour for a greatest hits of celebrity inmates, and get a close look at life in a cell.
While San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is packed with attractions, both kids and adults are regularly wowed by the flora and fauna at the Academy’s rainforest and aquarium, plus the very real earthquake simulator.
Skip the rental car counter
You could spend days exploring San Francisco, but the city is perfectly located to skip town in a car rental alternative from Turo, and enjoy the dramatic natural wonders of northern California.
Head an hour and a half north along the coast in your San Francisco car rental alternative to hike around the preserve, watch the waves crash, and explore the historic lighthouse.
Whether you choose the Napa, Sonoma, or Russian River Valley, book your San Francisco car rental alternative on Turo so you can make a pit stop at every vineyard, gallery, and artisan grocery that catches your eye.
The grandeur of Yosemite’s giant granite cliffs, lush valley, and gushing waterfalls is unmatched. Book a San Francisco car rental alternative on Turo for a comfortable four hour drive into the mountains.
Car was in great condition. Vinh was very responsive. Smooth transaction all around. Would rent from them again.
The entire experience was a joy! It was a great ride and Ben was an excellant host!
Sergey is a Great host, really makes Turo an effortless experience. On top his cars are both great sporty rides that are a blast to take for a spin! Thumbs up!
Exactly as advertised, the vehicle was ready on time and reliable to get us to our destination. I would definitely recommend Sal’s Mercedes.
Easy pick up and return. Great clean car and easy on the gas
So glad I rented this car and Serhan was very easy to work with. Things went exactly as planned.
its cool cause they remind you if you still need an extension of time and the return time. Plus its convenient on their return procedure .
Nikola’s car was clean and comfortable. I appreciate it being available last minute. Thank you again!
We had a great time driving Lori’s SLK down the coast. It’s the perfect car for a weekend getaway in style. Lori was easy to get in touch with and very responsive. We’d definitely rent from Lori again!
The car is in great condition and has a lot of space, which was great for all of the stuff we brought for a weekend camping trip to Marin. Nayeli was very friendly and helpful and the pickup and return were very easy. We really enjoyed the car.
Highly recommend renting from Wenhao. Efficient communication, pickup, and return. Thanks Wenhao!
Shubhang was there when I had any questions and his Tesla made the our vacation more enjoyable than we could have imagined. Would rent from him again next time we’re in town.
Jeremy is a solid host. Very responsive and easy to communicate with. Car was great and met my expectations. I highly recommend this vehicle for performance and comfort.
Jeff’s Miata was perfect for our trip. Super detailed instructions made pickup and drop off easy. Great vehicle in great shape. Highly recommended.
Very nice communication and easy going ! Thanks a lot for this opportunity Tony ;-)
Tony is very easy to work with and the car worked great, would absolutely rent from him again.
JC was easy to work with - very communicative - and the check in / check out process at the Turo valet lot in San Ramon was super easy and efficient. Great car and service - I'd definitely rent from JC again!
Leo ist ein fantastischer Vermieter, das Auto war toll, sauber und es war eine hervorragende Erfahrung damit durch Kalifornien zu reisen. Die Kommunikation war jederzeit sehr schnell kompetent und freundlich und Leo hat uns auch in Fragen die nicht direkt das Auto betrafen weitergeholfen. Perfekter Vermieter - sehr zu empfehlen.. Leo is a fantastic renter, the car was great, clean and it was a great experience to travel through California. The communication was always very fast, competent and friendly and Leo also helped us with questions not directly related to the car. Perfect renter - very recommendable.
Too bad Saab went out of business - they packed a lot of cool quirks & features into their cars... even as GM took over. Faiz’s 9-3 is a great ride: fast, stellar fuel economy, and comfortable - definitely a solid ride for a road trip or local errands. 5 stars.
Sergey was easy to work with, flexible on timing and knowledgeable about his car. I was heading to the valley on business and the water in the back saved me from the heat. Provided Bluetooth adaptor helped me make all my meetings in heavy traffic with tunes to keep it real.
Tony has a great system! I spent half a week with the Golf R and now I feel like I need one in my life, I miss it already. I'm looking forward to trying out one of the other vehicles in the Oxford Collections fleet.
Thank you, AJ! Loved driving your car. This was my first Turo experience and it certainly will not be the last. The ease of use of the app and the entire process was great and seamless.
Overall great experience! If you are looking for something that’s great on gas, this is the perfect car!
What a car! I had always been a little skeptical of the Boxster but this thing is a blast. Took it up to Hopland, CA and loved every minute of the drive. Tony and his team are incredibly reliable, flexible, and always deliver. Thank you for another great experience.
Stan was really easy to work with and was conveniently located near the airport. He was super flexible and really friendly and I could tell he wanted to provide the best service for each client.
Jason’s model 3 was perfect for a business trip to Napa. Very easy process and great communication. I would definitely rent with Jason again.
Jennifer was fantastic, would happily borrow her car again!
Chio's car was phenomenal! We loved zipping around in it for the week through the city and also Yosemite! Such a nice car and Chio is really easy to work with! Also nice to have a small car for tight spaces and parallel parking!
Car was great, very well kept, drives beautifully. Only thing I didn’t realize is that the battery dies sooooo quick, wouldn’t recommend for round trip drives longer than 50 miles.
Jeff’s Miata was so much fun and way better to drive around in that a typical rental. The car was pristine and it handled wonderfully. The pick up and drop off was easy peasy. Would rent again for sure from Jeff.
Host and car were both perfect, could not have asked for a better experience!
Steven was great to work with! Pickup and drop off was easy and we had no issues during our trip.
Monk was a pleasure to deal with. I had a few delays and he handled them with no stress. Car was super fun to drive :)
Great car, very clean, and gas efficient. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
It was awesome to get to rent this cool Tesla Model S for a long-weekend road trip with my wife. The car has about 220 miles of range on a full charge and there are many Tesla Superchargers in the area to stop at and get topped up for free. Considering the car's age and miles (2013 w 240k miles), it's in good condition and still drives very well.
Alexei was very easy to deal with and so accommodating. Car was great, highlight of our trip in fact (driving down the coast and to Berkeley, Oakland, Muir). Perfect weather for top down driving - sunburns to prove it! Highly recommended!
Very knowledgeable host and great communication, she knows San Francisco and will be a great help to you on your travels there!
Solomon was an awesome host. This rental revolved around a Yosemite road trip, and he gave us valuable information and tips for both Yosemite and the car. As far as the car goes, it was able to handle the roads in Yosemite, just had to make sure to use turnouts. If you're going to use it for the city then this car is ideal.
Janet & Dan made the whole first-time-Turo experience very easy! From Dan delivering the car to the airport to dropping at the Turo return lot, it was effortless. The car itself was perfect for driving through wine country with the top down! We would highly recommend contacting Janet & Dan for your next bay area visit!
Stephen’s car was easy to drive and exactly what I needed for my trip. Stephen was easy to communicate with. Would definitely rent from him again!
Amazing car!! Central/easy to get to location to pick-up and dropoff. Jay was very helpful and had great communication.
The experience was seamless and the car was even better than expected. Would definitely rent again!
We had a great time in this mini! The gas mileage is great. We drive from San Francisco up to Napa, hit many wineries over the course of 4 days and only had to fill up the yank to return the car. This was my first time using Turo and I can’t wait to use this service again.
Perfect first time Turo experience. Communication with Tony was fast and clear, pick-up/drop-off easy. I ❤️ the Red M3. Great handling and acceleration make it super fun to drive!
Great experience with Nikola! The car was as pictured and the pickup/drop off process was easy and straightforward. Exactly what we needed!
Jeremy was more than accommodating and the car was a blast to drive! 5-star and would 100% recommend!
The car was the perfect way to tour Napa valley! Thanks Eddie for a great ride!
Nick was very helpful and included a printed vehicle guide during our Porsche 911 rental. The vehicle was in a decent condition considering it’s age. It lived up to my expectations and turned many heads. The car is a bit older and a bit squeaky but it’s performance and flare are still solid. The convertible roof paired with the unbelievable weather, performance of the vehicle, and additional mileage Nick provides make it well worth the price.
Great first experience with Turo. Nick was very helpful and text me back right away with every question and concern I had since I was a first time Turo customer. Would highly recommend him.
My sister and I rented this little beauty for a girls trip to Carmel, pick up and drop off were SUPER easy, Tony was incredible!
What a great experience! Osama was easy to communicate with. The exchange was seamless and the car was fantastic! Would highly recommend Osama and his vehicles.
Junior was an excellent host. Car was delivered promptly, polished, with small amenities like charger cords. Epic car to take up the coast!
Daniel’s Model 3 Performance was a blast to drive for 2 weeks! I drove it around the Bay Area and took it to Lake Tahoe & Yosemite. My regular long range Model 3 now feels slow. 😂
I would rent from Fenil again in a heartbeat! I sure will next month! Thx again!
Joseph was a great host! The communication throughout the whole process was top notch. Plus, the car was in perfect condition, and was a blast to drive. Would recommend!
Allen was easy to deal with and a great host. Perfect car for a weekend away
My first time using Turo. Very user friendly. Everything was smooth and car was great. Fun cruizing the California coast in this BMW convertable sports car!
It was very easy to communicate with Charles and he was great throughout the time I had his car. The car is well kept and I recommend it
Great and prompt communication and service. A fun and special ride that we shared for a weekend in SF!
We had a great time using Momoko’s car. It was convenient, clean and she was helpful to answer any questions!
Iliana was great. Super responsive, her car was very clean, and she was very nice. I would rent from her again!
Nayeli was a pleasure to work with and we had a great trip on the car. Absolutely great.
Ethan was an amazing host. His car is new, well kept and great fun to drive
Awesome trip, the car was wonderful. Easy to drive and a couple of small issues resolved quickly with the very communicative Zoeb. Will rent again on my next CA adventure!
This was my first time using turo and Chris was super helpful. He shared great pointers and was very quick to respond to questions. His car was lovely
The Boxster was an amazing car for the weekend. Highly recommend Charlie and his vehicles!
Hoang made the entire rental experience a breeze. He was easy to communicate with and had the car ready for pick up when I landed. The M4 did not disappoint. It’s a fantastic machine and is in pristine condition. I’ll rent it again my next trip to the Bay.
Loved the car, communication & pick up / drop off were seamless, I’d rent it again in a heartbeat! Thanks Andy!
The car was in immaculate condition and all of the instructions were very clear and to the point. The car was also very affordable and worth the cost. I will absolutely be renting from Junjian again!
Very communicative, saved me a ton of time and was just a real sweetheart! Vehicle was immaculate.
Josie was communicative about pickup and delivery. Great car, convenient and accommodating host. Would recommend!
excellent experience! The car was great for our needs and the interaction with Michael was easy and seamless. Michael was both extremely communicative and flexible. I will definitely rent from him again.
Great host great car! Would definitely rent again with Michael.
Had a great time in JC’s 3 series. It is exactly as described and at a price point that can’t be beat. Highly recommended!
Kodz made pickup and drop off a total breeze and was quick at responding to any questions I had. I would definitely use one of his cars again!
Terrific experience with Mario and his Miata. Clear, responsive communicator and flexible in terms of reservation logistics. The car itself is a delight and mechanically sound, and so much fun to motor in! The power retracting hardtop provides the best of both top-down joyriding and security/protection.
For a scenic trip between towering trees and sparkling sea views, take your San Francisco car rental alternative south along the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and stop at the famous Alice’s for a bite.
Snaking north of the city up over Muir Woods and then down to Stinson Beach, this short, but deliciously sweet, drive winds through Marin with unforgettable views, and thrilling switchbacks.
All of Highway 1 is breathtaking, serving up sleepy beach towns perfect for a quick bite, antique shopping, and hypnotizing ocean views, but the twisty stretch to Big Sur is a true driver’s delight.