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Oakland, California: A City By the Bay

Oakland is a vibrant, diverse community with great views of the San Francisco Bay and golden foothills along with many cultural attractions and restaurants. Having a car rental lets you travel at your own pace through town, taking in everything at your own convenience. Traffic mostly flows along I-880 and I-580, which are both situated in between the water of the San Francisco Bay and the foothills.

Enrich Yourself With the Arts

A visit to the Oakland Museum of California can give you a better idea of the history of the area. The museum has fine art in addition to exhibits on natural history and science. It's located in Chinatown near Lake Merritt, only a few miles away from most city landmarks.

Just over a mile northwest of the museum is the Paramount Theater. This historic theater is home to the Oakland Ballet and regularly hosts musicians and other performers.

Head Outdoors

You can make your way to the Oakland Zoo to see animals up close. The zoo is about 15 minutes south of downtown with your car rental, right off 580. It has over 600 animals, many of which have always called California their home.

Continuing a few more miles into the foothills gives you access to hiking trails and nature preserves. There are trails and campgrounds in Redwood Regional Park and Anthony Chabot Regional Park.

Experience the City

For dinner or lunch, you can drive over to Jack London Square. Here, you'll find restaurants featuring all different kinds of cuisine, clubs, bars and shops.

Another neighborhood to explore is Uptown. There are eateries and stores up and down Telegraph Avenue and Broadway.

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Car Rental Requirements in the United States

  • Minimum Age

    For most car rental companies around the world, the minimum age requirement is 25. Drivers aged between 21 and 24 might be subject to additional local fees and may not be allowed to book vehicles under the Premium, Specialty, SUV, Minivan, Van, Convertible, Utility and Luxury Vehicle categories. Additional drivers must be at least 25 years old.

  • Driver’s License

    Each driver must present a full, valid and original national driver's license held for minimum of 2 years. If your license is not in a language used in your destination country, an International Driver's Permit to accompany your national driver's license is highly recommended.

  • ID or Passport

    Each driver must present a valid and original photo ID or passport.

  • International Credit Card

    The renter must present a personal credit card, valid in the country of pick-up with enough funds to put a hold for a security deposit. Third-party credit cards will not be accepted. The car rental company is solely responsible for approving the provided credit card. Online prepayment does not exempt the renter from providing a valid international credit card during vehicle pick-up. The rental company will place a hold in the amount of the security deposit and, when applicable, any additional local fees not covered in the prepaid voucher on the card provided at the rental location.

  • Prepaid Booking Voucher

    You must present a printout of the Booking Confirmation Voucher at the rental location. This document officially confirms all agreed upon services, payment conditions, rates, discounts, as well as vehicle availability within the group selected.

  • Important Information

    Car rental companies reserve the right to refuse service to underage or unlicensed drivers, those with poor credit history or individuals otherwise considered liabilities by the rental company.

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