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Arrive at your destination in comfort and luxury – in a classy executive car. Here are some examples:

Compact Car
Ford Focus or similar

Ford Focus or similar

  • passengers 5 passengers
  • doors 2 Door Car
  • ac car air conditioning
  • automatic car automatic
Convertible
Ford Mustang Convertible or similar

Ford Mustang Convertible or similar

  • passengers 4 passengers
  • doors 2 Door Car
  • ac car air conditioning
  • automatic car automatic
Economy Car
Chevrolet Spark or similar

Chevrolet Spark or similar

  • passengers 4 passengers
  • doors 4 Door Car
  • ac car air conditioning
  • automatic car automatic
Luxury Car
Audi A5, BMW 4-series, Mercedes Benz C-Class or similar

Audi A5, BMW 4-series, Mercedes Benz C-Class or similar

  • passengers 4 passengers
  • doors 2 or 4 Door Car
  • ac car air conditioning
  • automatic car automatic
Mid-Size Car
Mazda 3 4door or similar

Mazda 3 4door or similar

  • passengers 5 passengers
  • doors 4 Door Car
  • ac car air conditioning
  • automatic car automatic
Mini Van
Chrysler Pacifica or similar

Chrysler Pacifica or similar

  • passengers 7 passengers
  • doors 2 or 4 Door Car
  • ac car air conditioning
  • automatic car automatic
Premium Car
BMW 2 Series or similar

BMW 2 Series or similar

  • passengers 5 passengers
  • doors 4 Door Car
  • ac car air conditioning
  • automatic car automatic
Standard Car
Toyota Corolla or similar

Toyota Corolla or similar

  • passengers 5 passengers
  • doors 4 Door Car
  • ac car air conditioning
  • automatic car automatic

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Renting a car in San Francisco is a great way to explore the city and its surrounding areas. With AmericanHotels.co, you can easily find the perfect vehicle for your needs. We work with the biggest brands in car hire to offer you a wide range of options, from compact cars to spacious SUVs.

If you're planning a weekend getaway, a compact car might be the perfect choice for you. It's easy to maneuver through the city's narrow streets and find parking in tight spaces. Plus, it's fuel-efficient, so you'll save money on gas.

If you're traveling with a group or planning a family road trip, a spacious SUV might be a better option. It offers plenty of room for passengers and luggage, and it's perfect for exploring the city's nearby attractions, such as Muir Woods or Napa Valley.

The Best Scenic Routes to Take When Driving Around San Francisco

San Francisco is renowned for its stunning scenery, and there's no better way to take it all in than by hitting the road. Here are some of the best scenic routes to explore when driving around San Francisco:

  • The Pacific Coast Highway: This iconic route runs along the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles and offers breathtaking views of the ocean. Along the way, you'll pass through charming towns like Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz.

  • The Golden Gate Bridge: No trip to San Francisco is complete without driving across this iconic bridge. The views of the city skyline and bay are simply spectacular.

  • Mount Tamalpais Scenic Drive: Located just north of San Francisco, this drive takes you up Mount Tamalpais for panoramic views of the Bay Area. On a clear day, you can see all the way to downtown San Francisco.

  • 49-Mile Scenic Drive: This self-guided tour takes you through some of San Francisco's most famous neighborhoods, including Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown , and Haight-Ashbury. Along the way, you'll enjoy stunning views of the city's skyline and bay.

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Tips for Parking in San Francisco and Avoiding Parking Tickets

Parking in San Francisco can be challenging, especially if you're not familiar with the city's parking rules. Here are some tips to help you find a parking spot and avoid getting a ticket:

  • Read the signs: Make sure to read all posted signs carefully before parking your car. Some streets have restricted parking hours, while others require a residential permit.

  • Use a parking app: There are several parking apps available that can help you find available spots and even reserve them in advance. Some popular options include SpotHero and ParkWhiz.

  • Avoid street cleaning days: Many streets in San Francisco have scheduled street cleaning days where cars must be moved to avoid getting towed or ticketed. Make sure to check the schedule for the area you plan to park in.

  • Pay attention to meters: If you're parking at a metered spot, make sure to pay attention to the time limit and feed the meter accordingly. You don't want to come back to find a ticket on your windshield.

  • Consider public transportation: If you're staying in the city, consider using public transportation instead of renting a car. San Francisco has an extensive network of buses, trains, and cable cars that can take you almost anywhere you need to go.

 

Top Tourist Attractions to Visit in San Francisco by Car

San Francisco is home to some of the most iconic tourist attractions in the world. Here are some of the top places to visit while exploring San Francisco by car:

  • Golden Gate Park : This 1,017-acre park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States and offers a variety of activities for visitors, including gardens, lakes, museums, and more.

  • Alcatraz Island: Located just a short ferry ride from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz Island is home to the infamous Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. Visitors can take guided tours of the prison and learn about its history.

  • Fisherman's Wharf: This bustling waterfront area is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to San Francisco. It's home to numerous restaurants, souvenir shops, and attractions like Pier 39 and the Aquarium Of The Bay .

  • Lombard Street: Known as the "crookedest street in the world," Lombard Street features eight hairpin turns on a steep Hillside . Visitors can drive down this famous street or walk along its sidewalks for great photo opportunities.

  • Union Square : Located in downtown San Francisco, Union Square is a popular shopping district that features high-end stores like Chanel and Gucci. It's also home to art galleries, theaters, and several historic landmarks.

No matter what your needs are, AmericanHotels.co can help you find the perfect car rental in San Francisco. Our easy-to-use platform allows you to compare prices and options from multiple providers, so you can choose the one that best fits your budget and preferences.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your car rental with AmericanHotels.co today and start exploring San Francisco and its surroundings in style and Comfort !

Popular car rental companies in San Francisco

We have prepared a shortlist of top rental companies in San Francisco.

Enterprise Rent a Car Enterprise Rent a Car Available in 11 locations

Hertz Car Rental Hertz Car Rental Available in 11 locations

Budget Rent a Car Budget Rent a Car Available in 7 locations

Avis Rent a Car Avis Rent a Car Available in 6 locations

National Car Rental National Car Rental Available in 6 locations

Alamo Rent a Car Alamo Rent a Car Available in 5 locations

Sixt Car Rentals Sixt Car Rentals Available in 4 locations

Dollar Rent a Car Dollar Rent a Car Available in 3 locations

Thrifty Car Rental Thrifty Car Rental Available in 2 locations

Fox Rent a Car Fox Rent a Car Available in 1 locations


San Francisco Car rental information

  • Pick-up location San Francisco
  • Car types Economy, SUV, Standard, Convertible, Luxury
  • Rental locations 56
  • Airport locations 10
  • Popular agencies Enterprise Rent a Car, Hertz Car Rental, Budget Rent a Car, Avis Rent a Car, National Car Rental