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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Portola Valley?
If your trip to Portola Valley is all booked but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.The wider area is known for some excellent kite surfing and rock climbing. So why not jump in your car, get some fresh air and reconnect with nature?
Where are the best beaches near Portola Valley?
Fill up the tank, buckle up and get ready to feel the fresh sea air on your face. Portola Valley offers some lovely stretches of coastline, such as:

  • San Gregorio State Beach (10 miles away).
  • Pomponio State Beach (11 miles away).
  • Cowell Ranch State Beach (11 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Portola Valley?
Heading off to Portola Valley for work? After a tiring day of networking and socializing, you might find your stomach shouting out for food. Thankfully, these convention and business centers offer easy access to some great cafés and restaurants:

  • Allied Arts Guild (5 miles away).
  • San Mateo County Event Center (12 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Portola Valley?
The open road is calling your name, and Portola Valley is a superb base to kick-start your journey. Situated 6 miles from downtown, the first thing you ought to pick up is the key to one of our impressive rental cars. A full-size SUV will get you around Palo Alto in absolute comfort — or you might want to steer off the beaten track and discover hidden gems with a robust four-wheel drive. For effortless city driving, we’d suggest choosing a compact or economy car. They might not be as spacious, but they’ll be amazing at gliding into those narrow car spaces.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Portola Valley?
You’ll be happy to hear that there’s a huge range of both economy and luxury rentals in Portola Valley. What you go for depends on how much you’re willing to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about mod cons and comfort. If you feel like splashing out, why not book an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps a stylish mid-sized vehicle? Otherwise, if you just need a set of wheels to whiz around town in as economically as possible, go for an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your wallet).
What side of the road do they drive on in Portola Valley?
You’ll have to keep to the right while driving in Portola Valley. On top of that, exercise a bit of extra caution if it’s your first time on the road here. Once you’re familiar with local driving habits, you can relax and start enjoying the scenery!
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in San Mateo County?
In most cases, your chosen car rental company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact details to local law enforcement agencies so they can send a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Portola Valley?
It’s prohibited to use your cell phone while driving around Portola Valley, and you could also be fined for just handling your phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. However, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your attention remains on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Portola Valley?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when operating a vehicle in Portola Valley is 0.08%. If you’re in the mood for a big night out, leave your car behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Portola Valley?
Yes, drivers are allowed to turn on a red light in Portola Valley. However, before you do you have to completely stop the car. Proceed only when the lane you are turning into is clear.
Are seat belts compulsory in San Mateo County?
Although there are some exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in San Mateo County.

Car Rental Information

City pick-up location Portola Valley
Lowest price $10
Popular car types: SUV, Full size, Economy & Standard