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San Diego Car Rental - San Diego Rental Cars

Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park – with Thrifty’s best rate guarantee and incredible array of vehicles (from minivans and SUVs to convertibles and sedans) – you and your family can have the vacation of your dreams!

Whether you choose to cruise the city, bury your toes in the sand or take in the sights in the city’s historic Gaslamp Quarter – with easy access to one of our San Diego rental cars, anything is possible. Plus, with the Blue Chip Express Rental Program®, you can earn one free day’s rental for every 16 days you rent from Thrifty, which means your San Diego car rental will help you save money on a future trip.

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered there, too. Below are a few ideas to get your vacation off to a great beginning:

  • 59-mile Scenic Drive. Get the lay of the land – and some great views – on San Diego’s most beautiful road. Starting at the foot of Broadway, go north to Harbor Dr., then follow the blue and yellow signs marked with a white seagull. For the next 59 miles you’ll see everything from Shelter Island to Cabrillo National Monument and Seaport Village. And because, with our San Diego rental cars, you’re in control of your own destiny, you can stop and explore the areas that pique your interest most.
  • La Jolla. Take a drive down to La Jolla and meander the city’s charming streets, snorkel, kayak or just relax on the soft sand beaches. For those feeling adventurous, you can even explore “Sunny Jim’s” cave – a sea cave perched within a 75-million-year-old sandstone sea cliff. The only way to get to it is through a hand-dug tunnel originating at The Cave Store. So stop by and let them know you’d like to check it out.
  • Gaslamp Quarter. Downtown’s 16.5-block historical neighborhood features great jazz clubs, charming historic buildings, plus pubs, restaurants and shops – and even historic tours that are fun for the whole family.

With these unforgettable destinations on your to-do list, planning your trip is all but complete. So reserve one of our San Diego rental cars and start packing!