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San Diego Car Rentals & Travel Guide

“Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul,” celebrated author Thomas Mann once assured us. And while that may be so, sometimes you need to add some real sunshine to your life—the sort that warms not only your skin, but also your heart and perhaps your very soul. That’s the sort of sunshine you’ll find in San Diego, California. It isn’t only sun that makes this place so amazing; there are also the gentle ocean breezes kissing your skin and the friendly smiles of the locals and tourists alike. The laughter that fills the air is indeed like a sunbeam of all the souls who gather here, and when you add in the laid-back atmosphere, you certainly get a special place. When you rent a car in San Diego, you can truly be carefree. Whether you’re planning a coastal road trip or just want to zip from the zoo to the beach in no time, look into Travelocity’s rental car deals in San Diego to cruise around in style.

Cruising Around San Diego

When you observe a map of Southern California, you may notice something: lots of freeways. Yes, the automobile rules in SoCal, and rental cars in San Diego make it possible for you to embrace this wind-in-your-hair lifestyle. While San Diego International Airport sits a mere 3 miles from downtown and getting to your hotel is possible by public transit or taxi, we’d recommend making a reservation for pickup at the airport. The counter is located near baggage claim; you’ll then most likely board a shuttle to your agency of choice. You can also arrange a rental for pickup at other locations throughout the city. From a luxury sedan to family van, there's an array of often cheap rental cars in San Diego. Once you're behind the wheel, it’s easy to explore the whole region.

Where to Stay in San Diego

San Diego rental cars aren’t the only thing you need in order to have a getaway you’ll remember forever. You need a place where you can rest your head and dream of palm trees and sunshine, but where? If vibrant nightlife, world-class dining, and plenty of entertainment options sound like your cup of tea—or margarita—consider a San Diego hotel in the downtown area, like Wyndham San Diego Bayside or Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. But if it’s that endless sunshine you seek, with the sand between your toes and the salty air on your face, hotels near the beach are the only way to go. Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is located on Mission Beach, while The Dana On Mission Bay is right up the street from SeaWorld.

Whatever you need for your trip to sunny San Diego, Travelocity can help. Our San Diego car rentals will be a ray of sunshine in your life; our easy-to-use website and excellent options will have you feeling that chill San Diego vibe before you even arrive. Trust Travelocity as your partner in planning—and don’t forget your sunglasses. You’ll be basking on the beach before you know it.

Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on San Diego car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in San Diego, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.