Rent A Car and Drive From Los Angeles to San Diego

Are you looking to go to San Diego? In these uncertain times, many of us are rethinking the way we travel and the added safety precautions that must be considered along the way. A rental car from a neighborhood Enterprise location in Los Angeles can alleviate many of these concerns, so you can get to San Diego safely.  
Drive time: approx. 2 hours (Driving Directions)

Distance: approx. 120 miles


Great Activities for Social Distancing:


Crystal Cove State Park
Mission San Juan Capistrano
San Clemente Pier
La Jolla
50 miles from Los Angeles
The park features 3.2 miles of natural beach, perfect for strolling while social distancing. You’ll also find 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness with dozens of trails and an offshore underwater area. When the tide is low, kids will enjoy exploring four tide pools.
55 miles from Los Angeles
The buildings are part of a former Spanish mission. The 10-acre complex is famous for the annual return of Cliff Swallows, which migrate in early March. Four bells ring at 9 a.m. daily to honor the legacy of Saint Junipero Serra who founded the mission in 1776.
62 miles from Los Angeles
The 1,296-foot pier was first built in 1928 but has since been reconstructed after storms. Walk out to the end for fresh air and great views of the Pacific Ocean. Nearby, the San Clemente Beach Trail skirts the beautiful shoreline for 2.6 miles.
113 miles from Los Angeles
Several beach towns near San Diego offer laid-back surfer vibes, including Oceanside, Carlsbad and Encinitas. La Jolla is known for its rugged coastline and upscale shops and restaurants. From the sidewalk at La Jolla Cove, kids can watch sea lions sunbathing.

Rent with Confidence from Enterprise

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Benefits of renting a car vs. using a personal vehicle

  • Reduce wear-and-tear and/or mileage on your own vehicle

  • Enjoy a late model year vehicle to ensure the most optimal comfort, convenience and the latest technology

  • Minivans and large SUVs available for larger groups
  • Extra cargo space to haul camping equipment or hiking gear
  • Add-ons such as car seats, GPS/navigation system or ski racks are available (reserve while booking online) 


Why Driving May Be the Best Way to Get There

  • Travel at your own pace and on your own schedule

  • Ensure social distancing and limit interactions along the way

  • More complete control of surroundings while traveling 

  • Pay a total price for the vehicle vs. buying a plane/train/bus ticket for every passenger 

  • Flexible travel with free cancellation

Driving Resources

COVID-19 Car Rental FAQs

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Planning a Road Trip During COVID-19

Are you thinking about taking a road trip during COVID-19? Check out our tips and resources to consider before you leave.

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