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Car rental San Francisco

Located on the West Coast of the United States, San Francisco is the financial, cultural and transportation center of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is the most densely settled city in the state of California, and the second-most densely populated large city in the United States after New York City.

Explore the rich culture of San francisco with car hire

Driving in San Francisco can be challenging as in most major international cities, but car rental in San Francisco is still much favored among tourists, especially when touring in its outlying neighborhoods. There are various destinations suitable for a causal day trip with car rental from San Francisco, such as Headsburg, a charming Wine Country town located 70 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, ideal for shopping and wine tasting in a relaxed atmosphere. Or head to Monterey, one of the most beautiful coastal cities of California, take a scenic drive in rental car and enjoy the beautiful views along the coastlines. Those big on surfing shouldn't miss Santa Cruz, a funky town located on the coast north of Monterey Bay. Furthermore, with car rental in San Francisco you can drive to Palo Alto, known for some of the richest neighborhoods in California and enjoy the marvelous sceneries of the coastline and magnificent mansions along the way.

Be aware of the parking limits

If you rent a car in San Francisco to travel around, the following parking tips may shed light on parking your rental car. The city is famous for its hills, so make sure you curb the wheels when parking. Turn the wheels to the right when facing downhill, and to the left when facing uphill. There are various colored curbs for parking indication. Green means limited time parking, only 10 minutes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Do not park your rental car in San Francisco in yellow zones as they are exclusively for vehicles with commercial plates, nor blue zones reserved for disabled parking. When parking downtown, be aware that metered parking spaces limit parking to 30 minutes to 1 hour. Overstaying the limit will result in a fine.

Climate

San Francisco features a cool-summer Mediterranean climate, with moist mild winters and dry summers. Under the strong influence of the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean, it has a mild year-round climate with little seasonal temperature variation. The daytime average temperature is around 21°C in August and 14°C in January.

Sightseeing

To name a few of the countless grandeurs of the city: the Golden Gate Bridge, spanning the Golden Gate, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World; Asian Art Museum, displaying artifacts from over 6,000 years of history across Asia; Golden Gate Park, the most famous park in the city, known as an urban oasis with windmills, museums and a massive variety of plants; Haight Ashbury, one famous district in the city, it was once the center of the Hippie movement in the 60s and 70s. Why not rent a car and see some of these interesting sights to see.

Events & festivals

San Francisco takes pride in its varieties of events and festivals: San Francisco International Film Festival, where art house films, documentaries and short films are shown throughout the city; Union Street Art Festival, attracting many local artists with their arts and crafts, accompanied by live jazz and classical music performances; LovEvolution, the largest public electronic music festival in the nation, attracting worldwide big name DJ's.

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Tips and experiences for San Francisco

Our customers rated San Francisco with an average of 9.4 based on 10 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

16-06-2016
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Go to Yosemitte
29-06-2015
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get layered as if there're four seasons in a day!
29-05-2015
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june to august would be best time to go was chilly in may in the bay area
16-05-2015
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Enjoy the sites .....eat dinner at Pier 54
07-05-2015
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Stay in the neighborhood you want to explore the most! Do not arrive at rush hour :)
25-04-2015
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Sight seeing Big bus city tour
10-04-2015
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Rent a car from holidaycars.com!
08-04-2015
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Look for a central hotel, so you don´t need a car. If you need one, to go to Napa Valley for exemple, book previously.
25-03-2015
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that's a different business
08-11-2014
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San Francisco is a great city