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 easy to access, just trust the process. C.J. was flexible with mileage, any questions we had, and time. Great experience and made for a great day.
Chris was great! Car was perfect for our trip to mt tam. Wound up having to extend our trip by a few hours - Chris responded quickly and was so understanding!
Couldn’t have been any better; I will rent from Felix again, John picked us up at the airport easily, the Prius ran perfectly.
Tung communicated well and the pick up and drop off was smooth. Thanks Tung!
Did an excellent job of explaining the features of the vehicle. Was very prompt at responding to messages. Extremely easy to return the vehicle. Very enjoyable vehicle to drive!
Davy is really good at helping out - both with the problems you encounter and the ones you haven't yet discovered you had :-)
What a delight this little Miata is! Top down and perfect for SF. Not to mention Tony was a tremendous help and an absolute gentleman. Looking forward to renting another ride from his stellar fleet.
The interaction with Zach was great! The use of the keyless system worked perfectly. The car that I got seemed to not have been cleaned for awhile. I drove a Smart Car. And this car is perfect for the city, but no so much for a long ride. I felt every bump on the road on the highway. Overall great experience with Zach.
Good car for city trips. Lance was responsive and communicative to many issues about the car and tips.
Great car! Good on gas for wine country trip and parking was easy in the city. Could only fit 3 small suitcases in back so be weary if needing large space. Convertible top was plus
Awesome alternative for the price. Transportation was I all cared about and it did work out well :)
Easy to pick up and return. Communication was easy as well. Great clean car! Would definetly rent again! Thanks Corey! :)
Nikola made the directions for picking up and unlocking the car very clear and easy to follow. Extremely communicative and I would surely rent from him again. Car was in great condition!
Probably the best experience I’ve had on Turo. Definitely will rent from Alan again. Highly recommended. Car was great!
Great car and great host. Definitely recommend the A3 to anyone looking for something fun and good on gas.
Love this little rocket, so much fun to drive with the roof down
Awesome experience. Simple and effective for a first timer!
My dear brother passed away in Napa..It was very important for this to rental to be as smooth as possible. And it was.. Thank you Tung!
Malcom was very accommodating, made the entire process seamless
Had a great time with Eddy’s Mini. It was ready to go when I arrived and was in pristine condition. Super fun car to drive, great for scenic drives. 10/10 would recommend to a friend.
Andrew and his Audi were great. Andrew was flexible and able to meet us a bit late/early for our pickup and drop-off. The Audi is awesome, a ton of fun to drive and the exhaust note sounds amazing.
Wonderful experience! Noe is an amazing host, made everything very simple. The car made our trip so much better. Nothing like driving down San Francisco roads with the top down. Views are much nicer with no roof obstructing your view!
Really easy pickup and drop off and Sherwin was always quick to respond to any questions. I would rent again from her in the future!
Very pleasant ride and communication with Veronica. If I ever need again a very cool electric car, I will rent this one. Thank you!
Great and easy pickup and return. Awesome fun car as well.
Edwin’s car was perfect for our trip driving up and down the coast.
Super easy coordination of pick up and drop off. Journey was very responsive to all my questions and very helpful.
Turo was an easy app to use and Preston’s car was super fun to drive and nice to have on our trip! Thanks Preston!
Kent's car was perfect for the day trip to Napa/Sonoma, and the twisty roads to Big Basin. Very fun and cool car. Thanks!
This was the first time I used Turo and it was a great experience. C.J. was helpful and patient, helping me install my baby’s car seat at the airport. He responded promptly to all my communications and was flexible about pickup and drop off times. I wouldn’t hesitate to rent from C.J. again!
Nikola was such a pleasure to work with, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills! Any time I need a car for the day in the future, I know who I’ll be going to! Thank you!!
The pickup and drop off was seamless at the Turo lot! The car was very clean, got great gas mileage, and made for an excellent car to drive around the city. Overall, a great experience.
We absolutely loved Kevin's Mustang! Wish the weather in SF was a bit warmer so we could enjoy the car to the max. The car was super clean, the Turo go was super convenient, and the check in/out process was seamless. Kevin is excellent at communicating - also I really appreciated his being flexible with our schedule. One thing to note: this is a great car for two people. If you have more than three, go with a sedan. I will rent Kevin's car again if I go back to SF.
Nonthawich made pickup and return super easy and convenient, and the car was amazing. Drove to Yosemite for a night, and it was such an incredible drive in a comfortable, clean car.
Ed is an incredible host. So accommodating with the best vehicles. This is my third time renting and will surely not be the last.
Kent's 911 was wonderfully maintained and drove very well. A special car to enjoy for special trips. Would absolutely rent from again- the Turo Valet lot at SFO made it easy!
Professional and smooth transaction Liked Nikola’s Prius. Would love to have more trips in it !
Needed a car to drive down to LA for about 10 days and am so happy I found Jeremy and his awesome BMW 335i! It was such a pleasure to drive it nearly 1000 miles to LA and back and was comfortable and smiling the whole way. Came with bluetooth audio and navigation. Would definitely recommend this car! Thanks Jeremy for being so accommodating!
Anthony and his partner Waseem were great to deal with. Communicated with me shortly after booking and throughout our trip replied quickly to any questions. Waseem met us at the airport and ran us through the features of the car. Car was perfect for our trip. Automated roof was easy to operate.
Lance was very detailed and quick to respond. Highly recommend.
Wenjie was very easy to deal with, & very accommodating. I’d certainly book with him again.
Russell is a great host. His Lexus is a great car with awesome gas mileage. Would definitely rent again!
Chris was incredibly flexible — allowed me to change the pickup and drop off times. He was very responsive, answering all my questions on the tesla (I thought I was fully prepared, but there were a couple questions during the trip). Overall had a great weekend with the car, which lived up to the beauty and the power I’ve heard. Would highly recommend Chris, 5 stars!
Perfect little car for getting around the city or a quick trip out of town. Diego was a great host!
10/10 would rent from again... even drove me to the airport after drop off
Ammar is awesome. Vey communicative and flexible with pick up and drop off. Will definitely be renting from him again. Thanks!
Fantastic car and a great host. Plus Turo in SF is top notch customer service!
Thanks Yan, very quick turn around for the booking in the first place, handy car that helped us explore the area, and nice guy to hand the keys back to.
Allen was very easy going and accommodating. The car itself was very well maintained, handled really well and clean.
Easy to schedule pickup/drop off with. Friendly to communicate with as well.
Nice car, very fun to drive. Ernesto was always available if needed.
My weekend trip was great thanks to Kenneth. The car is spacious and drives smoothly, and the dedicated parking garage made pickup & return as seamless as it gets
We drove from San Fran, to Napa, to Yosemite, to Mountain View and this car is something else. It is beyond amazing! Byron gave us a very generous mileage for the car that we didn’t even get close to going over. Next time I’m in SF I’ll be reaching out to Byron! 11/10!
This was great! My first time using Turo and Mike was awesome. Made it super easy for me and responded right away. Not to mention his car is awesome!
Super great host, car is a cutie! The aux hookup is in the glove box.
Nikola was quick to respond and very flexible. I had a late drop off and he made sure I was prepared before he went to bed. Thanks!
Basil is SUPER fast in his communication. Car was spotless and easy to access.
Excellent rental with Anthony, everything was amazing from initial communication to final handover, the car was cool also.
Perfection from beginning to end! Tsolmon was flexible in timing and location of pickup and return. His BMW really made our trip to wine country. Would recommend enthusiastically!
Nazir was a great host! Very accommodating as we had a last minute cancel from another rental, and Nazir delivered the car very timely. And the car was easy to drive and find parking around.
Brian was absolutely fantastic! Super flexible, extremely quick for responses, and courteous, he was an excellent host. The vehicle was amazing and really set the right tone for our vacation. Get this man a sponsorship because we are now going to buy a Tesla! If we are back in town again, we will definitely see Brian again!
Very clean car. Comfortable and spacious. Love the moon roof. Dan is easy going and accommodating. Will rent again 👍
Isaiah's was excellent to rent from. Great communication, super flexible, pickup and dropoff was a breeze. The car itself was also excellent - super clean, drove well, no issues whatsoever. Definitely would rent again!
Had a great experience renting from Kevin. Would highly recommend.
The car was so clean, easy to find, and great to drive. Oceano was very easy to work work with, too! Overall a great trip!
Hung was so accommodating and friendly. I highly recommend renting from him.
Great car for our weekend trip up the coast. Tony was great, made the pickup/drop off easy and was quick to respond. Will definitely rent from Tony in the future.
This was the perfect car for getting around SF. It was very exciting to be able to park in places that most cars couldn't! Antoine is excellent at communication and made everything super easy. Highly recommend!
Andrew is very thoughtful and thorough. His Tesla is amazing! The self driving mode is great to play with and great for SF traffic. Highly recommended
Quang's car was cute, clean and fun to drive! His communication was timely and he was very flexible with our arrival and departure times. We enjoyed driving down the Pacific Coast highway and scooting around Napa and Sonoma in this fun vehicle. Our first time using Turo and I think we picked the best!
Great guy to work with. Great communication made it easy to get car and return.
We borrowed Tung’s car for a long weekend trip. The car was very clean and convenient for us. There was some initial confusion about finding the key, but everything else was very smooth and Tung was responsive. We would definitely book with him again.
I would recommend Davy and his car to anyone looking for a quality rental experience. If needing to rent again, Davy will be the first on the list.
This was my second Turo rental. Everything was seamless. Davy's car was one of the best cars I've driven so far.
This car was so awesome and Long made everything really easy! I strongly recommend him in his cars! We traveled South down the coast out of San Francisco and then on to Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and wine country! It was amazing!
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.