San Diego, commonly known as “America's Finest City” because of it’s gorgeous stretch of coast and favorable year-round climate, just got introduced to Getaround. With our unparalleled keyless entry solution, Getaround’s instant peer-to-peer carsharing platform is one of the finest shared mobility offerings on the market—making it a perfect match for this sprawling beachside city.
What makes Getaround instant for both renters and owners, and different from any other sharing platform, is the hardware we install in every vehicle: Getaround Connect™. This patented technology means renters can choose from a variety of nearby cars available hourly or daily, and then book, locate, and unlock the car—all through the app on their phone. Owners who put their wheels up for rent to make some extra cash never have to meet renters to drop off or pick up keys.
Pretty easy side hustle for the busy student, surfer, or anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit. And being the fine city that it is, San Diego attracts throngs of travelers year round, so both tourists and car-free locals will be booking trips from Mission Valley, to LA Jolla, to Coronado, and beyond.
If you’re in search of the perfect wheels, Getaround welcomes you to grab whatever you desire: a beach-ready convertible, a truck to move furniture, or a gas-friendly hybrid to do grocery runs or longer road trips.
How carsharing with Getaround works
Start by downloading the Getaround app for iPhone or Android, and make sure you have a valid driver’s license ready for the quick approval process. Then browse the hundreds of cars being shared by people in the San Diego community. Pick the type of car you want or the nearest one, book it, locate it, unlock it through the app, and then hit the road!
With Getaround, there are no rental lines, no paperwork, no membership fees, no RFID cards, and no key exchange with the vehicle owner. Plus, our $1,000,000 insurance policy and 24/7 roadside assistance are automatically included with every booking, so you can rest assured we’ve got you covered.
How carsharing saves the environment
Did you know that every shared car takes 10 cars off the road? This was one of the key findings of an independent study by the University of California Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center.
The impact of carsharing not only mitigates traffic in dense urban areas, it also helps alleviate air pollution—another key finding of the study. In fact, the Center says that 1,000 shared cars can offset up to 50 millions pounds of CO2, one of the main greenhouse gasses responsible for climate change.
Where to go now with Getaround
There are a million San Diego must-do’s, whether you’re a resident or a tourist. Here are a few of our local faves:
The San Diego Zoo, in Balboa Park, is over 100 years old and a Southern California icon. Grab a car, head to the park, and spend a sunny day strolling through the massive home to lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial in La Jolla offers unbeatable 360-degree views of the San Diego coast. You can spend some time paying your respects to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces while you take in the beautiful sights.
While you’re in La Jolla, don’t miss La Jolla cove, one of SoCal’s most photographed beaches and the most beloved waters in SD for swimming and snorkeling. This ecological treasure is also a favorite sunbathing spot to hundreds of seals.
If you’re looking for more adventure, remember L.A. is just a two-and-a-half hour drive north.
Grab a car and enjoy the drive!