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Cadillac XTS 2017 — Car rental alternative in Palo Alto, CA
Cadillac XTS 2017

4.67

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Bright skies in Silicon Valley

San Jose and Silicon Valley may be known for its tech companies, but it’s also an urban retreat complete with wineries, restaurants, and attractions where the minutes are sure to fly. The famous Winchester Mystery House draws crowds from all over the United States, and the neighboring coastline is a surfing hotspot.

So go for a spin around one of the biggest Californian cities, or take a coastal day trip to discover why many call the Bay Area paradise.

San Jose favorites

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Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House was the lifelong project of eccentric widow Sarah Winchester, who spent 38 years renovating the mansion without a master building plan. Said to be haunted, this sprawling historical landmark is now a top museum for visitors from around the world.

California’s Great America

If you’re in the mood for a great time, you can’t go wrong with a visit to California’s Great America. With shopping, shows, and rides galore, this amusement park is reasonably-priced fun for the whole family.

The Tech Interactive

A visit to Silicon Valley wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Tech Interactive, San Jose’s Museum of Innovation. Explore hands-on activities, see exhibits, and experience the IMAX theatre. A place to inspire the next generation, a visit here might just spark the next big idea.

Top hosts in San Jose, CA

Junjian L.

Junjian L.

All-Star Host

6438 tripsJoined Feb 2017
Junjian was very professional and organized with pick up and drop off. I had the car during odd hours and junjian was responsive and helpful with every transition point. The car was nice, with leather seat covers and a comfortable interior. The car was clean and modern, with easy to use Bluetooth sound system. Very gas efficient which is great with the gas prices! definitely recommend and better than traditional car rentals.
Victoria J.- April 4, 2022
Perfect trip, the car was easy to drive and very clean ! We rent the car from 8am to 10pm and Junjian was always available for our questions and to help us. I strongly recommend !
PAUL E.- May 17, 2022

Junjian L.’s vehicles

Volkswagen Jetta 2014 — Car rental alternative in Burlingame, CA
Volkswagen Jetta 2014

4.82

(178 trips)

All-Star Host

$59/day
Sadie R.

Sadie R.

All-Star Host

240 tripsJoined May 2021
Can’t begin to tell you how wonderful it was to rent a car from this couple. They were responsive, kind and reliable. Car was delivered and picked up exactly as promised. I got a flat soon after I rented the car (my fault) and they came to my rescue despite it being late on a Saturday night. I have never received this kind of service from the big corporate rental car companies. I heartily endorse them!
Deborah I.- May 12, 2022
The car was zippy and fun. Sadie and Brad were great to work with. We got good fuel millage and enjoyed the car. The tire noise can be a little loud depending on the road, just a feature of this type of car. Not an issue unless unless you find yourself on a bumpy road. Overall we enjoyed our trip and our little Fiat was a great travel buddy.
Matthew P.- May 14, 2022

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Hit the road

With summery vibes all year round in San Jose, there’s never a bad time to skip town and explore northern California’s wine country, mountain peaks, and beach towns. Whether it’s a day spent surfing in Half Moon Bay, a ride at Santa Cruz’s classic boardwalk amusement park, or a wine tour in beautiful Napa, you’re sure to find your personal nirvana.

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Santa Cruz

Only 42 minutes away, Santa Cruz boasts stunning boardwalk views, local shops and eateries, and natural rock formations. A mecca for surfers, it’s also home to the Coney Island of the West, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where you can ride a wooden roller coaster and a vintage carousel.

Napa

About an hour and 30 minutes north, you’ll find California’s wine country. In Napa, you’re free to book wine tours to your heart’s content, wander the charming, colorful downtown, and wine and dine in high style.

Half Moon Bay

Another surfing destination is Half Moon Bay. But while it’s popular for the huge waves around Pillar Point, it’s also a laid-back vacation spot sure to be a hit with boaters, beach-combers, and hikers. Cliffside ambles and whale and seal viewing are among the treasures Half Moon Bay has to offer.

Recent reviews

Baldemar F.
Land Rover Discovery Sport 2017

Great communication! Great car! Definitely will try and rent again when I’m back in San Jose

Baldemar F.
- April 25, 2022
Traci P.
Lexus RX 350 2017

Excellent host! Great car! A lot of street parking to leave your personal vehicle.

Traci P.
- September 1, 2021
Melanie S.
Nissan Rogue 2019

Excellent experience all around. Communication was excellent and the vehicle was clean and in excellent working order. I will never use a commercial car rental agency again.

Melanie S.
- April 10, 2022
James C.
Infiniti QX60 2017

Had a great rental experience in San Jose with Widodo! He was prompt and very personable. Vehicle was absolutely immaculately clean and very well maintained. Would definitely recommend Widodo for his Infiniti rental. We will certainly use him again on our future trips to San Jose!

James C.
- March 22, 2022
Jarrett L.
Lexus RX 350 2010

Sandeep made pickup and drop off at the airport easy. Much easier than having to shuttle to a standard car rental place etc.

Jarrett L.
- June 16, 2021
Virakkeo Y.
Honda CR-V 2015

Horacio was very accommodating because I need to make changes due to rush hour traffic on Friday. He is very friendly and quite helpful. I would rent from him again.

Virakkeo Y.
- October 12, 2021
Malia V.
Ford Escape 2015

Car was exactly what we needed for a short trip to San Jose - clean and prepped with a full tank plus a great price.

Malia V.
- November 9, 2021
Tanisha R.
Chevrolet Blazer 2020

Pickup and drop off were super convenient, host was friendly and responsive. Car was flawless and great to drive! Will rent again next time I am in San Jose.

Tanisha R.
- March 26, 2022
Roxanne K.
Tesla Model X 2018

The car was in great condition and the rental process smooth.

Roxanne K.
- June 9, 2021
Corey C.
Porsche Cayenne 2021

An awesome car! Made my experience in San Jose so fun. Jon communicated well!

Corey C.
- November 3, 2021
Michael G.
Ford Escape 2019

Infinitely easier and faster than using a rental agency, Ryan is able to check you in and unlock the car 100% remotely. He was incredibly responsive and the car was in perfect condition, spacious, and comfortable.

Michael G.
- May 27, 2021
Sandeep S.
Audi Q7 2014

Great service. I would love to rent car again in future when I travel to San Jose, CA

Sandeep S.
- July 6, 2021
Jillian M.
Honda CR-V 2012

Perfect car to get around San Jose. Easy pick up and drop off. Would recommend!

Jillian M.
- September 18, 2021
Paul W.
Tesla Model Y 2021

This Tesla was really fun to drive and experience. It was clean, and quick and our baby enjoyed it! Our whole trip, was made easier by good communication and help throughout. Next time we are in San Jose we will rent from Stephone again.

Paul W.
- February 24, 2022
Justin A.
Audi Q8 2022

Colton was great to work with and very courteous and professional. His vehicle is FIRST CLASS and brand new. I will absolutely rent his vehicle again whenever I’m in San Jose and it’s available. Rating 10/10

Justin A.
- April 1, 2022
Damien A.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2020

Hemlata is and was a gracious host. No issues with delivery and pick-up of vehicle. Communication was seamless. Even when I had to extend, my rental, Hemlata, was so easy to work with. I will definitely rent from her again when I'm in San Jose.

Damien A.
- March 16, 2022
Sonal S.
Acura MDX 2014

Excellent! Ricardo is super nice. Very responsive. Car was in great condition and gas was topped up. Would definitely recommend and will probably use again when I’m in the San Jose area.

Sonal S.
- March 1, 2022
Nitin S.
Honda Pilot 2019

My first time on Turo..I am sold!! Rented a huge full size SUV and headed to Yosemite from San Jose..Lots of space..I took two bikes, including an ebike inside the suv with a cooler and 3 suitcases..Lots of room for everything! Suv in great shape and convenient pickup and drop off (owner even picked up the car from my driveway!) Will definitely rent again and tells my friends about this rental..

Nitin S.
- June 5, 2021
Richard M.
Toyota RAV4 2020

Easy pick up very clean car in great working order. I recommend using Tushan any time you need a car in San Jose.

Richard M.
- November 22, 2021
Ryan O.
Audi Q7 2014

First Turo experience was great. Alex and Q7 were as advertised. I would definitely use again in San Jose.

Ryan O.
- August 9, 2021
Robert S.
Jeep Cherokee 2017

Atudndi is a great host! He made the rental process very easy and smooth. The vehicles are very reliable, would use his services anytime.

Robert S.
- November 30, 2021
Jason T.
Volkswagen Atlas 2018

Great ride and smooth pick up and drop off. Was looking for a car to accompany 7 people driving to San Fran and back from San Jose. Friends remarked how nice and spacious the car was.

Jason T.
- April 3, 2022
William B.
Audi Q5 2016

Great car, fun trip. Picked up 10 min walk from San Jose airport. Sebastian was there on time and very helpful throughout the process

William B.
- August 27, 2021
Rita Mar S.
Nissan Pathfinder 2016

Our experience was top notch! Scott provided excellent service in accommodating to our needs, keeping up with Covid standards, providing water and hand sanitizer for us. His car is clean, like brand new car clean (don’t let the age fool you). It is well maintained and drives like a dream! The gas mileage was great too. We loved the convenience of being so close to the San Jose Airport for pickup and drop off. All in all it was the best experience renting a vehicle I have ever had, even over any established chain rental company. Plus, the price doesn’t compare, it’s a great deal! Scott went above and beyond to make sure we were set for our trip and we are grateful all went smoothly. Will definitely rent from him again next time we are in the Bay.

Rita Mar S.
- October 11, 2021
Marc M.
Subaru Outback 2015

Smooth/easy pick up and drop off process. Overall car was in great condition. Enjoyed renting out the car during my trip to San Jose. The owner was very responsive and polite.

Marc M.
- September 6, 2021
Suresh K.
Ford Escape 2019

First time user of Turo app and we were super impressed with the high quality of this car (compared to the usual rental companies). The car drives amazingly well, fully loaded and my son kept thanking me for getting a car with Wifi! Thanks Ryan!

Suresh K.
- November 30, 2020
Brian D.
Tesla Model Y 2021

What an amazing car. Clean, readily available, booked last minute and couldn’t be happier. Try out the Model Y if you’re ever in San Jose. You won’t regret it!

Brian D.
- November 26, 2021
Spencer K.
Nissan Kicks 2021

Kyan’s car was very clean and he was on time! He made it very convenient and dropped the car at the airport! With very easy and convenient drop off! Would very recommend this crossover for anyone who wants to adventure in San Jose area

Spencer K.
- February 23, 2022
Wendy C.
Lexus RX 350 2010

Sandeep was awesome to work with. Terrific communication especially when our flight was delayed and our pick up time changed!

Wendy C.
- June 10, 2021
Stephen C.
Lexus GX 460 2016

Overall, an easy rental experience. SUV was big, comfortable, affordable, and had no problems.

Stephen C.
- January 3, 2022
Vrinda K.
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2016

Super awesome experience and great vehicle. Would certainly recommend anyone to take a spin in this vehicle the next time you need a ride in San Jose!

Vrinda K.
- November 2, 2021
Cindy V.
Chevrolet Trailblazer 2021

best rental ever to be honest , even asked if we could shorten our trip bc we had a spare day & Ricardo was more then okay with it and easy drop off!

Cindy V.
- April 30, 2022
Scott S.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2018

What a great ride! Don Juan was awesome! The Jeep was professionally sanitized and cleaned better than any rental car agency ever, and I have rented a lot. Don Juan was very personable and friendly. His Grand Cherokee was meticulously maintained and had all the bells and whistles. She drove like a dream and did great in the snow and the mountains of Tahoe. My family felt like royalty driving this beautiful machine which felt like a new vehicle. I cannot say enough good things about this SUV and Don Juan. I will definitely be renting this baby again next time we go to the mountains.

Scott S.
- April 16, 2022
Jessie J.
Acura MDX 2013

Awesome and reliable vehicle! Easy pick up and drop off. Mark was very accommodating and flexible with pick up time. Would recommend!

Jessie J.
- September 6, 2021
Adrienne C.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Rishabh, made out turo rental process extremely easy. He was pleasant to work with and was very Flexable and accommodating with our unexpected flight changes. Will definitely rent from him again!

Adrienne C.
- September 15, 2021
Elizabeth Y.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2020

Brian and his jeep were both excellent!!! Pick up and drop off were extremely smooth, and Brian was very communicative thoughout the entire rental process. We would certainly use them again!

Elizabeth Y.
- May 3, 2021
Mazda CX-5 2021

The car was clean as expected when arrived to drop off location. Plenty of space for passenger and luggage space. Would recommended to anyone need a car in the San Jose area.

Anthony N.
- August 21, 2021
Kristian K.
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 2015

Vehicle is in excellent shape! Fairly peppy for traffic and looks great getting there. Teens in back said a touch tight on space… but I would rent again anytime. $20 Uber from San Jose. Owner was fairly responsive to communication.

Kristian K.
- August 24, 2021
William F.
Toyota RAV4 2013

Such an easy and great experience. We got curbside pickup for our arrival and departure. Super quick and simple! Michael’s vehicle was perfect for our trip. We wouldn’t hesitate to use his vehicle again when we fly into San Jose.

William F.
- November 14, 2021
Elizabeth H.
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2017

Jon was flexible and communicative. He responded to all of our inquiries within minutes with a friendly demeanor. The car itself has a smooth ride and many luxurious features. Renting Jon’s Range Rover definitely enhanced the quality of our trip to San Jose and we plan to rebook with him again!

Elizabeth H.
- August 30, 2021
Walter H.
Volkswagen Atlas 2019

Tingting was great, we flew into San Jose airport she delivered the car promptly and it was perfectly sized to fit our daughters luggage. (7 large bags for her return to Stanford University) Our drop off was seamless. Tingting was hospitable and professional and made the burden of car rental painless. Thank you

Walter H.
- September 22, 2021
Girish S.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2022

Rajanak’s car was a pleasure to drive. We rented the car for few days as we had planned for a family trip to Yosemite. I enjoyed driving the car and would rent the car again in future.

Girish S.
- May 17, 2022
Irene P.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Vinh is the best host, he’ll always reply in minutes for any questions you may need! Never can go wrong with a Tesla on a vacation trip.

Irene P.
- May 2, 2022
Brandon W.
Tesla Model Y 2021

David was awesome!!! He took the time to show us all of the different features a Tesla has that really helped our overall driving experience, from auto pilot to car security, he covered it all. David’s Model Y was in pristine condition and extremely fun to drive. Plus, you can’t beat the complimentary charging and FastTrak for tolls. David is one of the best hosts on Turo. I would definitely recommend and we will definitely seek to use his car again on our next trip.

Brandon W.
- May 9, 2022
Karen L.
Mazda CX-5 2021

We could not be happier with our first Turo experience! Lenell made everything so smooth and easy! He was always very quick to respond and was also very accommodating and flexible. We literally walked out of the airport baggage claim, walked a hundred yards, and there was Lenell waiting for us to hand over the keys. It was far easier and more enjoyable than the hassle of shuttling to a typical rental car place. The car was so clean and comfortable! Our expectations were so far exceeded to the point that my husband said on our way to dropping off the car: "would it be out of line to give Lenell a hug when we see him?" Seriously amazing and actually a highlight of our trip (with an infant and toddler, mind you!)! Highly recommend!

Karen L.
- May 10, 2022
Anton W.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2016

Paula is the most pleasant and helpful host I have had so far. If you are San Jose I recommend her… gum hand sanitizer bleach wipes and a very clean and good running truck.

Anton W.
- June 29, 2021
Andrew Y.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Rishbah Was an amazing Turo host. He was very informative and all the features of the car made it seem like I was driving it for years. He was very friendly and very Flexible with the knees that we needed for our trip. I will definitely use him again when coming to San Jose.

Andrew Y.
- November 27, 2021
Thomas L.
Jeep Compass 2016

Easy pickup, great service, would pick up again!

Thomas L.
- June 30, 2021
Luis S.
Toyota RAV4 2020

Tushan was responsive and punctual. The vehicle was clean with no mechanical or cosmetic issues, and drove flawlessly. I would definitely recommend Tushan's Rav4 to anyone traveling to the San Jose Area. I will be booking Tushan's RAV4 for future business trips as well.

Luis S.
- September 18, 2021
Chad W.
Audi Q7 2014

Alexander was great he provided all the details that were needed Including photos. Picking up the car was easy. Also his car is a great drive especially in the San Jose San Francisco area. I highly recommend.

Chad W.
- October 25, 2021
Richard S.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2020

This SUV was the best I mean the best rental I have ever had from Turo! And I have rented numerous times before this is hands down the cleanest, most friendliest owners hands down. The vehicle drives so smooth no issues amazing gas mileage for a full size suv and roomy as ever! I highly recommend anyone to rent this SUV!!!!

Richard S.
- October 12, 2021
Rakesh V.
BMW X3 2017

Pranav is great host and very very quick any asks This is my first turo rental and he made it very easy first rental for me.. Thanks for all the help

Rakesh V.
- May 17, 2022
Randi B.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2018

Excellent experience renting a car from Jerry. Great communication, clean and roomy VW Tiguan. We fit 5 people most of the trip and 6 one night.

Randi B.
- May 18, 2022
Senthilkumar S.
BMW X3 2017

Really convenient pick up location, you can walk there in less than 10 mins. Appreciated the cars safety features like the lane departure warning and in built navigation (still check with your phone since it is an older map and not all restaurants are still open 😉 ). Pranav responded quickly to my questions, since it was my first time using turo. Overall great rental experience.

Senthilkumar S.
- May 5, 2022
Tom V.
Tesla Model X 2016

Excellent all around rental experience. Great communication and on time delivery as committed. Would definitely rent from Trevor again. Thank you!

Tom V.
- May 6, 2022
Skip G.
Toyota RAV4 2015

Daniel is an Awesome Host. Very communicative and very quick responses to my messages. On time, super polite and professional. I Highly recommend and encourage anyone looking to rent a clean dependable vehicle to look no further. Thank you Daniel. I will definitely choose you for my next trip. 10 STARS

Skip G.
- April 22, 2022

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Best San Jose driving roads

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Skyline Boulevard

Take the scenic route through the beautiful heart of California’s Bay Area. On the curvy Skyline Boulevard, you’ll see lush forests, dramatic mountains, and crystal clear views of the San Mateo Peninsula. Make a pit stop at Alice’s Restaurant for a quick, delicious bite to eat.

Sierra Road

With steep curves and beautiful wildflowers, Sierra Road is a short yet pleasant ride. But the real magic happens at the top. Plan to get there around sunset and you’ll be rewarded with the most jaw-dropping view of San Jose in the area. Stay a little longer for the sparkling city lights.

Junipero Serra Freeway

The 55-mile interstate 280 stretches from San Jose to San Francisco, with plenty of spots to pull off for scenic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and the San Francisco Bay to the east. It’s also a great gateway to the amazing city by the bay.

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