If you want to see everything Palo Alto has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Avis. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own ride allows you to go to the sites you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your upcoming getaway to California more enjoyable with an Avis rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
Palo Alto is a perfect town when you wish to get away from hustle and bustle of a big city. Many guests come to enjoy Palo Alto's growing art scene and plenty of interest for history buffs. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to take in as much of Palo Alto as you can during your vacation. And if you need to see what else is around Palo Alto, then jump behind the wheel of your Avis rental car and see what else is out there.
CarRentals.com works with some of the top rental car companies in the business. The first rent-a-car business located in an airport, Avis has over 70 years of providing vehicles to visitors from all over. With an assorted fleet of vehicles and over five-thousand locations globally, Avis is sure to give you a great experience from pick-up to drop-off.
What you need to know before you go
How do I get a Palo Alto Avis rental car at a great price?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rates, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. But getting well ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Make sure to not add an additional driver and check the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car rental in Palo Alto?
You will need to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Palo Alto?
Avis's minimum age to rent a car in Palo Alto is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Avis's policy to determine what the total cost is for you.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Palo Alto?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Palo Alto. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and great for short commutes. Commute times in Palo Alto are around 28 minutes, so you may find a mid-size vehicle or SUV more comfortable. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then go for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a little luxury on their Palo Alto trip can choose the premium category for a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Does the United States require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in the United States. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Avis require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Avis requires a deposit when you reserve your rental. Avis will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the make and model of the vehicle.
Do I have to return my Avis rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring your car back to Avis. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Palo Alto's small-town atmosphere certainly is charming, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Palo Alto.
Can I get a one-way rental from Avis?
Avis offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to return your rental at a different location. Be aware there may be an additional charge when you opt for one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Palo Alto, having access to your own ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to see more of California, you can drive when you like, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or spend time waiting for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your Avis Palo Alto car rental and visit all the must-see sights. Reserve with CarRentals.com and speed along the highway in Palo Alto, California.