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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.

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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.

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For a last minute rental Mauricio went above and beyond to get the vehicle to me.
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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

Zachery O.
Kia Forte 2023

Great service and easy return makes me prefer Xbay over the commercial car rental companies.

Zachery O.
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SUNSHINE B.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015

Easy transaction beautiful car.

SUNSHINE B.
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Taylor S.
Ford C-Max 2014

Femi was very kind, attentive, and responsive throughout the rental process.

Taylor S.
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Traci P.
Honda Accord Sedan 2020

Great car, great host.

Traci P.
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Rachel P.
Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2023

Instructions were very clear and easy to follow on top of having a very responsive host. 10/10 would recommend xBay for anyone needing a car rental in San Jose.

Rachel P.
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Ivette I.
BMW 5 Series 2019

Amazing car, communication, && rental process!

Ivette I.
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Sydnie V.
Toyota Camry 2023

I will definitely book with JJ again if I need to rent a car in San Jose.

Sydnie V.
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Newton C.
Hyundai Elantra 2023

JJ is the finest rental car experience San Jose Airport 1).

Newton C.
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Mark V.
Tesla Model 3 2022

Car drove great was very clean.

Mark V.
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Edgar C.
Nissan Altima 2019

Great car for the gas prices we got now a days

Edgar C.
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Amber S.
Nissan Sentra 2015

This is my second long trip from KT.

Amber S.
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Calvin L.
Toyota Supra 2020

Great car and rental process.

Calvin L.
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Mercedes P.
Toyota Prius 2016

Great car!

Mercedes P.
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Sean M.
Acura TLX 2016

Tony was a terrific person to rent from, great communication and super friendly.

Sean M.
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Ernesto C.
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2023

The car was clean, well-maintained, and exactly as pictured.

Ernesto C.
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Bev H.
Honda Accord Sedan 2019

Very reasonable rental cost.

Bev H.
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Ventura J.
Toyota Prius 2016

Easy and convenient pickup near San Jose Aiport.

Ventura J.
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Matthew H.
Tesla Model 3 2021

Simone was very accommodating for a last minute reservation.

Matthew H.
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Devon C.
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2014

Theresa’s car was clean and on time.

Devon C.
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Niki C.
Hyundai Accent 2013

Easy pickup and a zippy, reliable car for a great few days in San Jose.

Niki C.
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Chris C.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2018

Fun car and a super easy rental process!

Chris C.
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Tam N.
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2017

Nice car and cheap price rent.Thank you

Tam N.
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Maranda P.
Kia Rio 2020

Great host , clean car , did great on gas which is a plus with gas prices right now .

Maranda P.
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Robert L.
Kia Forte 2023

I use his service every time I am in San Jose.

Robert L.
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Robert L.
Kia Forte 2023

Always rent from Brian when possible on my trips to San Jose.

Robert L.
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Tom K.
Tesla Model 3 2023

Great car!

Tom K.
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Monica H.
Toyota Corolla 2021

Car is nice and clean.

Monica H.
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Pratik J.
Hyundai Elantra 2013

Jessica's car is smooth to handle, an economical car (in these days of high gas prices!)

Pratik J.
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Desmond D.
Toyota Camry 2022

Lili's car was very clean and handled great.

Desmond D.
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Casey G.
Volkswagen Jetta 2019

Will use again next time I come to San Jose

Casey G.
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Antoinette C.
Hyundai Sonata 2016

After having our initial Turo reservation canceled due to a car repair issue, we were able to get another reservation right away at the same price.

Antoinette C.
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Katerina Anne T.
Honda Accord 2012

Vusal’s Honda was exactly as described and perfect for my time in San Jose.

Katerina Anne T.
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Tiffarnish L.
Kia Forte 2023

It was really nice, and I would rent again and recommend it to anyone coming into San Jose.

Tiffarnish L.
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Hunter D.
Dodge Challenger 2019

Pickup was also really convenient in downtown San Jose.

Hunter D.
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Ernesto V.
Ford Mustang 2021

Amazing car.

Ernesto V.
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Sabrina D.
Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2023

The Miata was so much fun to drive and made the trip so much better.

Sabrina D.
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Kathleen N.
Toyota Prius 2013

I will always rent from him when in San Jose.

Kathleen N.
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Dave S.
Chevrolet Impala 2010

Awesome car!

Dave S.
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Lindsey C.
Nissan Sentra 2023

Great, very clean car.

Lindsey C.
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Sarith C.
Honda Accord Sedan 2022

Jerry was a great host, car was super clean and smooth to drive.

Sarith C.
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Louis W.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2014

If you’re ever in San Jose and need a nice car you will be pleased going with this one.

Louis W.
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Benjamin B.
Toyota Camry 2019

Car was very clean. 10 mins to San Jose Intl airport!

Benjamin B.
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Jordan G.
BMW i3 2014

Drove up to Bonny Doon and back to San Jose.

Jordan G.
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David E.
Toyota Corolla 2011

When I return to the San Jose area I will definitely rent a car from her again, and highly recommend her.

David E.
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Ram S.
Toyota Prius 2015

Car pickup was easy.

Ram S.
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Ricardo O.
Toyota Corolla 2014

Car worked fine from my trip from San Jose to LA.

Ricardo O.
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Aurora E.
Honda Accord 2012

He was flexible with pick up time and last minute changes with my trip

Aurora E.
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Sumisha K.
Toyota Camry 2018

Very friendly owner Very good service and very nice and clean car.

Sumisha K.
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Haley J.
Toyota Prius c 2013

James was communicative and made the rental process clear and seamless!

Haley J.
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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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