California Car Rental Deals

The scenic landscapes and popular destinations along the West Coast can best be experienced when you rent a car. California has something for everyone, so whether you're exploring the breathtaking coastlines and best-in-class theme parks or prefer off-the-beaten-track experiences and bucket-list landmarks, SIXT has a car for you!


Your Car Rental Deals

SUV Rental Deal - Save up to 45%

For more fun on the road, choose one of our standard or premium SUVs for your next trip! Get great savings along with plenty of style and space with our offer.

Midweek Sale - Save up to 40%

Get more out of the weekend with a midweek rental. Have fun with a sports car rental or get more space by choosing an SUV - this offer applies to all our vehicle categories!

Sixt Rent a Car in California

For your convenience, our branches can be found in top vacation destinations and airports throughout California. Car rentals give you more freedom and flexibility, so once you get in the driver's seat of a premium Sixt vehicle, you are set to enjoy the endless sunshine in some amazing cities, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.

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Our Services

When renting a car in California, we have you covered by offering great customer service and affordable car rental deals. In California, our airport and neighborhood branches offer a wide selection of brands and models, so you can customize your rental vehicle while exploring the state's iconic routes, breathtaking coastlines, famous cities, and popular attractions. With a one-way car rental, you can pick up a Sixt rental car in one city and return it to a different office. We have numerous protection packages and other optional features (such as GPS, child seats or an additional driver) to help you have an optimal car rental experience.

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Travel Tips

From sandy beaches and thrill parks to rugged terrains and ski resorts, the geographic and cultural diversity of the Golden State guarantees something for everyone. To get the most out of your car rental, a road trip in California is an absolute must so you can explore the best of the West Coast on your own schedule and at your own pace. For those seeking scenic landscapes and the unapologetic luxury of the West Coast, here is our some top suggestion for you:

  • Highway 1: The Pacific Coast Highway is one of the best road trips in the world and best enjoyed in a sedan. Your journey begins in the southern city of San Diego, then continues north through beach towns, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and the surrounding wine country, more beaches and attractions in Carmel, Monterey, and Santa Cruz before finally concluding in San Francisco.
  • The Big Sur: The Big Sur is a rugged section of the PCH along the Central Coast and is considered one of the most scenic road trips in California. Whether you want to enjoy the ocean vistas, the redwood forest or simply enjoy the ocean coastline, this is best enjoyed in a convertible to really get the most out of the ocean breeze.


Top California Cities

San Francisco

Whether you're a first-time visitor who just arrived at the airport or are a tenured local, The Bay has a little of everything that can best be discovered when you are in the driver's seat. From the comfort of your Sixt rental car, you are set to explore everything this city has to offer and will certainly leave your heart in San Francisco.

  • Indulge yourself by driving out to visit some of the world's finest wine country resorts in Napa and Sonoma.
  • Drive through the orange arches of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Enjoy a 2-hour road trip to Sacramento.

San Diego

This southernmost stretch of coastline is all about outdoor fun for adventurers and sun seekers alike. To take advantage of your car rental in California, we recommend that you:

  • Experience the magic of SeaWorld San Diego, located in Mission Bay.
  • Explore the world-famous San Diego Zoo or visit the nearby San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
  • Enjoy family-friendly fun at LEGOLAND California Resort.

Los Angeles

Yes, the "City of Angels" is famous for its bright lights, shopping hot spots, incredible museums, and A-list celebrities. However, for those who just arrived to LAX and are looking for authentic experiences in LA, renting a car with Sixt allows you to drive like a local and create your own itinerary, so you can:

  • Visit popular neighborhoods like Beverly Hills and Venice Beach.
  • Take the studio tour at Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • Cruise the legendary Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
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California Car Rentals for Any Business or Leisure Trip

  • Our extended fleet includes quality sports and luxury car rentals from world-class manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Cadillac, and Audi at affordable rates, so you can ride in style regardless of your budget.
  • Make the most of the Golden State when cruising down Rodeo Drive or Sunset Boulevard by renting a convertible, such as the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang.
  • If you're planning a city trip and need more leg-room and gas mileage that won't burn through the gas budget, we also offer compact car rentals from trusted brands like Ford, Toyota, and Volkswagen for those that want to see more without burning through their gas budget.
  • Friends that travel together, stay together. So, for outdoor adventures or family trips that require more luggage and gear, renting a full-size SUV or minivan is your safest bet.

What to Do in California in Winter 2020

You can find all different temperatures and things to do in California in winter. The coastal Mediterranean climate means it never gets really cold unless you head to the mountains. Winter is the best time to visit the deserts of southern California like Death Valley National Park or Joshua Tree. The beaches of Los Angeles and San Diego beckon even in the cooler weather. You can catch some sun, although perhaps not in a swimsuit, and do some surfing. Northern California will only have temps in the 50s or 60s, but you can still visit San Francisco and its variety of museums, or see the redwood forests like Lady Bird Johnson Grove. Head to the Sierra and Southern Cascade mountains including in Yosemite National Park for some great skiing and snowboarding. Basically, no matter what kind of weather you want in the winter, California has it. Just be sure to rent an all-wheel-drive vehicle and ask about winter tire and ski rack availability if you plan to head to the mountains.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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