Car rental Houston, TX

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As one of the most diverse cities in the country, Houston has a lot to offer on many fronts, including fantastic food from every corner of the world, enthralling museums, and beautiful outdoor spaces where you can do everything — enjoy a movie or settle into an al fresco reading room.

Make your way through one of the most exciting cities in Texas in your Houston airport car rental, and also bask in the scenery of the nearby Gulf of Mexico and Texas Hill Country.

Houston favorites

Houston is chock full of well designed green spaces and truly mind-blowing eats, so take your Houston car rental out to sample these gems.

Buffalo Bayou Park

This 160-acre park is an impressive respite from the bustling city, and is a beautiful place to rent boats or bikes. You can also tour and see shows in the strange, awesome underground cistern.

Chow down on crawfish

Crawfish is no joke in this Gulf-side town. You can’t go wrong with the classic table-top spread with corn cobs, but don’t miss the spicy Viet-Cajun style unique to Houston.

Space Center Houston

At the Space Center, you can not only see a large collection of moon rocks and spaceship exhibits, you can also tour NASA facilities where astronauts train.

Top hosts in Houston, TX

Tauhha Z./>
4.9
Tauhha Z. All-Star Host
231 trips Joined Sep 2015
Typically responds within 1 minute

Recent reviews

The car was amazing & the host is really responsive and easy to communicate with! Let me know about how bad the traffic can be in Houston which is something you have to plan for. I will be renting from him again.
Darius - January 21, 2020
Great host! Made everything very easy and seamless. Great car! Can’t wait to rent again when i come back to Houston
Daniel - February 3, 2020
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5.0
Vlad B. All-Star Host
2,432 trips Joined Feb 2017
Typically responds in 1 minute

Recent reviews

Needed a car without getting fleeced by the big name car rental companies and Vlad came through with the Optima. Excellent ride and definitely appreciate it.
Asa - April 8, 2019
Vlad was able to make my first Turo experience a pleasant. He communicated very well from beginning to the end. The car was in great shape and cleaner compared to the regular car rental empires! Kudos Vlad!
Clever - December 20, 2019
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Hit the road

Book your Houston car rental on Turo and get out of town to hit the hills, the beach, and other awesome Texas cities.

Galveston

Only an hour out of the city in your Houston car rental, Galveston is the hot beach spot where locals revel in long seaside days with great BBQ, and even horseback riding.

Austin

Known for its rocking live music scene, it’s worth the three-hour drive in your Houston car rental to get your dose of Austin weird, and some killer swimming holes.

Brazos Bend State Park

In less than an hour in your Houston car rental, you can be hiking or biking in nature at this state park. It’s also home to an observatory where you can stargaze on clear nights.

Average ratings in Houston (4.8 stars)

Janice
smart fortwo 2012
Business trip. George went the extra mile! Forget other car rental companies! I’m staying with George!
Janice M. - August 25, 2019
Hasmukh
Toyota Camry 2014
Laurie is such an amazing person. I personally never met her, but the whole transaction was such a smooth process. It was totally satisfactory. If I ever visit Houston again, I would definitely use Laurie for my car rental needs. It would be my pleasure to recommend Laurie to my friends and Families for their car rental in Houston.
Hasmukh P. - June 5, 2019
Asa
Kia Optima 2018
Needed a car without getting fleeced by the big name car rental companies and Vlad came through with the Optima. Excellent ride and definitely appreciate it.
Asa M. - April 8, 2019
Opeoluwa
Nissan Sentra 2011
Ziya was very helpful. He made my car rental experience in Houston great.
Opeoluwa A. - December 23, 2019
Kwabena
Maserati Ghibli 2018
Kiran is the best person to rent a car from, he is flexible very understanding and reasonable. My first car rental on turo and he made it a great experience
Kwabena A. - September 2, 2019
Manuel
Volkswagen New Beetle 2007
Best Car Rental on Turo. Period.
Manuel G. - February 9, 2019
Andres
Nissan Versa 2015
he is a great option to rent a car.
Andres A. - December 4, 2019
Nichole
MINI Cooper 2009
Customer service and the car was great! I have no complaints and would recommend anyone looking to rent a car to use Jerry.
Nichole R. - February 1, 2020
Alonzo
Audi A3 2015
If you are looking to rent a vehicle while in Houston. I would highly recommend Sovanrithy’s Audi. Sovanrithy, was a great host. Communication between Sovanrithy and myself was clear, and prompt. The Audi was perfect. Great on gas mileage, a luxury style, with speed. Thanks Sovanrity.
Alonzo G. - February 4, 2020
Chris
Toyota Corolla 2019
Vivek made our car rental seamless. Highly recommended for a hassle-free trip.
Chris S. - November 5, 2019
Daniel
Honda Accord 2018
More convenient than conventional car rental. Thanks Ali!
Daniel C. - October 25, 2018
Nathan
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Honestly at first I was skeptical about renting a car from any service other than the big car rental companies. Mr. Papa erased that skepticism. It is a great experience working with him, and I will continue to use his services from here on out. Highly recommend his vehicles. There are many choices. This VW golf was absolutely perfect
Nathan E. - October 2, 2018
Edgar
BMW 3 Series 2014
Getting this car was a unique experience. For the first time I got a car that I truly liked, one that is going to be very successful in the car rental business. Most importantly I got this car for a fee that’s half the price for a typical car rental.
Edgar S. - December 31, 2019
Derrick
Honda Accord 2018
The Honda Accord sport was great! Great on gas, sporty look and spacious. TGTM car rental was punctual, easy to contact and the vehicle was clean. Highly recommend TGTM car rental to anyone for their variety of affordable vehicles!
Derrick M. - September 8, 2019
Noah
Ford Fusion 2015
Fun car. Good rental experience
Noah R. - August 28, 2019
Sheryl
Hyundai Accent 2017
Tarif is polite, understanding and accommodating. His rental cars are operate smoothly and you almost don't want to give it back lol He made rental process both quick and seamless, and had no problem with the extended trip. His polite professionalism really helped me out alot. I will be renting from again when need be.
Sheryl S. - December 24, 2018
Meagan
Nissan Cube 2009
Lorenzo made me never want to rent at a Enterprise Car rental or any other rental place again. He is very pleasant and I needed to extend last minute and he accepted my extension within 2 minutes. His pickup location is in the heart of the city, which is a HUGE plus. This was my first Turo rental so he set the standards high. When I let him know I was having problems with app before check in he helped me get to the pick up location. He was great. In week I may be renting from him again, unless of course you have read this review and have booked by then😁... Thanks Lorenzo!!!!! You were great!
Meagan C. - September 20, 2018
Kam Kwan
Ford Mustang 2014
I had so much fun with Dixie. Danger is a very nice host, and I had a good communication with him. He responded to the message immediately. Pick up and return was very straightforward and easy to do. If I need to rent a car next time, I’ll definitely rent Danger’s car again!
Kam Kwan Y. - January 17, 2020
Kenneth
Tesla Model 3 2018
I was inconvenienced trying to get another car through Turo, but the initial host never showed up. But WOW was there in a time need, very professional very nice vehicle and great communication. I would definitely rent a car from WOW again
Kenneth D. - January 20, 2020
Manuel
Hyundai Sonata 2008
Best car rental experience you can ask for. I rent with them every time I’m in town.
Manuel G. - February 9, 2019
Sharon
Ford Focus 2017
Tarif made the car rental so easy. He was pleasant to work with too.
Sharon K. - September 29, 2018
Autumn
MINI Cooper Countryman 2016
Mateen made my first experience with Turo a positive one, by providing detailed instructions on pickup/drop off, and by being patient with me as I juggled air travel and car rental.
Autumn W. - November 30, 2019
Clever
Hyundai Elantra 2019
Vlad was able to make my first Turo experience a pleasant. He communicated very well from beginning to the end. The car was in great shape and cleaner compared to the regular car rental empires! Kudos Vlad!
Clever B. - December 20, 2019
Thomas
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2014
Good job I would rent a car again from y’all
Thomas C. - June 27, 2019
Serena
Nissan Sentra 2011
My trip was awesome! Because I’m younger it was hard to find a car rental place that would rent to me. Ziya dropped the car off and picked it back up I drove the car for 5 days and only filled the tank once! I will absolutely drive Ziya’s car again in the future.
Serena B. - December 26, 2019
Nikita
Nissan Versa 2014
It was a big pleasure to rent a car with Ziya. He delivered the car in advance before the trip started in order to check everything. During my long rental period he was servicing car if needed (I got a flat tire) so he replaced it at the time when i needed.
Nikita Y. - December 5, 2019
Micah
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2018
The one and only for Houston luxury rentals. I’ll be helping him in anyway I can to get the word out about his fleet. He had his E 300 ready same day and communicated the entire Time. His area is safe and clean and I can leave my company cars in his area. He’s my only rental specialist any time I’m in Houston. If you need a business class or sports car same day, clean gassed and ready, get Salman.
Micah R. - September 10, 2018
Van
BMW 6 Series 2017
My name is Vancleve Bonner, I had to come to Houston Texas to pick up my son Oliver Bonner and needed a affordable car. Dioni Verango reaches out to me and said consider certified Luxury Autos. We have luxury autos for a good price. I then went to the Instagram page and seen a selection of cars. Dioni recommended the 640I BMW. I said ok and decided to try it. Bruce Bray then reaches out to me as a rep, answered every question I had and brought the car to me on time, clean with great energy, and customer service. I recommend Certified Luxury Autos as the number one rental company in Houston Texas and Houston surrounding counties.
Van B. - March 24, 2019
Martha
Nissan Altima 2020
Rental process was all a breeze! Amanda was fabulous and very helpful. Car was beautiful and clean! Definitely going to rent next time I’m in Houston
Martha W. - January 27, 2020
Richard Jason
MINI Cooper Countryman 2016
Andrew did an amazing job accommodating my needs for a great car during my quick business trip to Houston. I plan to rent from Andrew on any future trips; I highly recommend Andrew if you need a vehicle while visiting Houston.
Richard Jason K. - January 31, 2020
Benjamin
Honda Fit 2009
Car was awesome. Diego made it all easy. Car was perfect for our trip. I will look for his cars again when in Houston next time.
Benjamin M. - February 10, 2020
Timothy
Toyota Camry 2011
Recommend Y’s Toyota Camry to anyone looking for an easy convenient and reliable car rental. Responds promptly and is flexible.
Timothy M. - October 31, 2018
Loreta
Ford Mustang 2014
The smoothest car rental I’ve ever done and I’ve rented a lot of cars in my life. And Robert Danger makes sure he responds as prompt as possible.
Loreta J. - June 1, 2019
Remi
Nissan Cube 2009
Cannot imagine a simpler way to rent a car. Great car at a great price.
Remi P. - September 27, 2018
Jerald
Ford Fusion 2012
Absolutely the easiest way to rent a car these days of hassle.
Jerald S. - January 23, 2019
SeiQuann
BMW 5 Series 2013
Great company would recommend them to anybody that wants to rent a car in that area.
SeiQuann K. - June 30, 2019
Suk
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Ziya went above and beyond in providing the best in picking up the car and dropping off. I look forward to seeking Ziya again for car rentals on my future Houston trips!
Suk Y. - January 1, 2020
Evan
Mercedes-benz C-Class 2019
This car is stunningly beautiful and a head turner. I rented this AMG C63S (brand new) from Giuseppe for a business meeting and to visit family in the Houston area. Giuseppe had great communication and was very helpful with anything I needed. The car was a blast to rent and if I am in Houston again, I know what car I'm renting. I rent cars for work often (5-6 cars a month) and this was by far the best experience I have had with a rental. Thanks Giuseppe!
Evan O. - December 6, 2019
Sean
BMW 5 Series 2012
I had a very very good experience with Go CurbSyde INC. Their team was friendly, very communicative, professional and punctual. The pick-up and drop-off processes were easy and straightforward. Most importantly, the vehicle I had the privilege of sharing was absolutely gorgeous, immaculately clean and beautifully maintained. The car appeared to have been washed, waxed, and thoroughly detailed very recently. It was truly in mint condition. The best part was driving it. Simply put it was a joy to cruise Houston's many multi-lane highways in this fine, fast and powerful vehicle. Thanks for the wonderful experience!
Sean V. - January 16, 2020
Casey
Toyota Prius 2012
Paul’s a Life Saver! Excellent ride and excellent service! I had two hosts cancel my bookings on the day of the trip (because of broken headlamp and then a flat tire). The second car I’d booked cancelled 15 mns before my plane boarded. Luckily I found Paul and his Prius quickly and was able to book. I called him immediately and explained my situation and that I’d need to meet him at midnight since I had a late flight into Houston. He could not have been more understanding and chill. I met him, we went over the car and I was on my way in minutes! I cannot stress enough how much he saved me on this one. His Prius is top notch, super clean and comfortable with all the amenities you could need. BOOK WITH HIM, YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY! Thanks again, Paul, you are my first choice from now on!!!
Casey H. - January 17, 2020
Rahul
Jaguar XJ 2012
This is my second time using Turo and I will never rent from a traditional agency again. The Jaguar was fantastic fun to drive and kept me looking great in Houston, and the hosts made it so easy and convenient, from pickup and dropoff, to the car wash membership, to the bottle of water and gum waiting for me upon arrival! Can't wait to visit Houston again and hopefully enjoy this Jaguar XJL again!
Rahul S. - January 19, 2020
Emil
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Kristian was nothing short of amazing. I even called him at 3:30am to pick up the vehicle earlier . The return was suppose to be for 4:45am and he went out of his way to come earlier for my convenience because I was leaving Houston to go back home to Canada. I would recommend you do business with Kristian %100. I had no regrets in renting his car for the weekend. The Mercedes fulfilled my dream car. Thank you again for such an amazing weekend. I truly appreciate doing business with Kristian.
Emil S. - January 14, 2020
Darius
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017
The car was amazing & the host is really responsive and easy to communicate with! Let me know about how bad the traffic can be in Houston which is something you have to plan for. I will be renting from him again.
Darius W. - January 21, 2020
Siera
Audi A5 2014
Rose was a pleasure, clean, great on gas, & smooth riding. Also, my flight kept getting delayed & Mr Danger was very accommodating for my trip extension requests. Will be renting again for next Houston trip!
Siera D. - January 27, 2020
Patrick
Nissan Altima 2020
I was hesitant to rent through Turo but Tom Peacocks were amazing. Clean car, amazing communication, super friendly staff. Will be renting from them next time I'm in Houston
Patrick H. - January 27, 2020
Aliraza
Audi A3 2015
An awesome person to deal with! Every time I need a car in Houston... he is my man!
Aliraza K. - January 20, 2020
Leslie
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2015
Live half time in Houston and don't have a car here right now, so this was perfect. Beautiful car! And great service! Thanks so much. Will rent it again for sure!
Leslie G. - January 24, 2020
Lorenzo
Porsche Boxster 2009
This was my first time actually using the Turo app and Carlos was an excellent host renter. I will definitely rent from him again when I return to Houston.
Lorenzo C. - January 27, 2020
Evgenia
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Cute and comfortable car, Diego was super fast and clear with communications. Will definitely rent again with him if ever in Houston :)
Evgenia B. - February 7, 2020
Levi
Dodge Challenger 2012
Justin was a great host and his car was quite impressive. I would rent his challenger again in a heartbeat. He was a breeze to deal with and was responsive throughout the rental.
Levi W. - February 5, 2020
Daniel
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017
Great host! Made everything very easy and seamless. Great car! Can’t wait to rent again when i come back to Houston
Daniel D. - February 3, 2020
Nicole
Honda Civic 2011
Very comfortable for long trips. I would definitely rent this car again its a fantastic deal! It was very clean and full if gas when I picked it up. Thank you very much!
Nicole B. - February 10, 2020
Jonathan
Audi RS 5 2013
Had a great time with the car, Namit’s communication was thorough before and during the car rental experience. I definitely recommend booking a trip with any of his rides.
Jonathan G. - September 2, 2018
Richard
Chevrolet Camaro 2010
Big thanks to Bryan. Turo allowed me to be able to afford to have a proper Texas road trip in an American muscle car. The rental companies have a poor range and inferior booking tools as well as being more expensive. It was a breeze with Bryan and Turo and I am looking forward to having the chance again. New Zealand still needs more cars to catch up with the U S.
Richard M. - October 30, 2018
Melissa
FIAT 500 2012
Super guy to rent a car from. Went above an beyond to make this a pleasant first Turo experience.
Melissa B. - April 19, 2019
Mark
Toyota Camry 2014
Amin was easy to contact, worked with me to get the vehicle. I don't think this booking could have been easier. As a Navy Vet, I've rented a lot of vehicles through the years. By far the best car rental experience.
Mark S. - October 20, 2019
Lisa
Audi R8 2015
What a great car to rent for a great time. Papa was so easy to communicate with and it made this luxury car experience even better! My boyfriend was in absolute heaven driving this car! We will definitely rent from Papa again the next time we are in Houston!
Lisa L. - November 29, 2018
Chelsea
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018
Amazing customer service, I will definitely recommend them to anyone who is in need of a nice vehicle for business related trips to Houston!!!
Chelsea C. - January 17, 2020
Josephine
Porsche Panamera 2012
Carlos was a great host and had a awesome ride . Looking forward to book with him next time I am in Houston
Josephine I. - January 14, 2020
Christopher
Honda Civic 2011
Favorite person to rent cars from !! Always dope 👌🏾
Christopher V. - January 21, 2020
Nathan
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2013
Flights messed with my travel plans and Carlos was more than helpful with the arisen conflicts, next time I’m in Houston I know who I’m going to. 👍👍👍
Nathan T. - January 18, 2020
Kerry
Toyota Corolla 2008
Everything was terrific! I mean for a car out dated by this much (no disrespect) it’s in phenomenal condition. The car drove perfectly fine all around Houston and outskirts. The space is perfect for normal size luggage and heat and AC was playing it’s part spot on. Chibuzor, thank you! You were very sweet and kind during check in and checkout. Thank you again, needed this!!
Kerry C. - January 22, 2020
Hany
smart fortwo 2015
Nice car , very economical in Fuel . For sure , will book it again next time to HOUSTON . Thanks peter
Hany S. - January 24, 2020
Joseph
Honda Civic 2013
Adrian was an awesome host. He was extremely flexible and friendly. When I got in, the car was clean and smelled nice. Also, he left two water bottles for us. I definitely would get in touch with him again when back in Houston. Thanks Adrian!
Joseph V. - January 27, 2020
Katie
Buick Verano 2013
I really appreciate the ease of renting with Tree when arriving at the airport with 2 kids! It’s so easy to walk straight out of the terminal and find the car. He is very responsive and the cars are always clean.
Katie S. - February 3, 2020
Jacob
smart fortwo 2013
Had a great experience renting from George. Very easy to communicate with, the car was just perfect for my little weekend trip to Austin. Will definitely be renting from George again. Thanks George for a great experience!
Jacob J. - February 3, 2020
Michelle
Nissan Versa 2017
Second time customer. Another great experience!! Clean car and great customer service!! I hope to rent again on my next business trip!
Michelle R. - January 26, 2020
H.
Ford Focus 2014
The car was great! Tree had amazing service and I will definitely do business with Tree again when I return to Houston. 5 stars!!
H. I. - January 26, 2020
Ashley
Volkswagen Jetta 2007
The best host! I always tell everyone about Ayman on Turo! Never have had any issues with him or any of his cars!
Ashley B. - January 26, 2020
David
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017
All his cars are nice and he is flexible. I will make it my priority to rent from him first before I go to anyone.
David T. - January 25, 2020
Wilbert
Honda Accord Sedan 2019
This was an amazing rental experience. My wife loves the car so much that now she wants one. Overall great experience
Wilbert A. - January 15, 2020
Adam
Audi A4 2011
Yessir made the trip incredibly easy. He was flexible when I needed to adjust the pick up time and had great communication and short response times when needed. The car was in good co dirían, very clean and was great for the weekend. I’d rent from him again if the need arose.
Adam H. - January 27, 2020
Venkata
Nissan Versa 2015
Ziya is a great host. He is extremely helpful and maintaining excellent condition of vehicles. I would recommend him to anyone looking for rental car in Turo !!
Venkata B. - January 26, 2020
Martin
Chevrolet Camaro 2018
Mohammed was very accompanying with my last minute rental. Provided excellent communication and service. His Camaro was just the prefect car for a great date night. Made the whole process easy and straightforward.
Martin P. - February 1, 2020
Dominique
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2012
Hands down.. if ur in the Houston Texas area holla at my boi Papa,best service ever!! I definitely will be bck!!💯
Dominique C. - January 19, 2020
Andrey
Honda Accord 2013
Been renting Gerardo’s Honda couple of times now, will rent another one. I am pleased with the way he treats his customers and his cars.
Andrey Y. - January 29, 2020
Kevin
Audi A3 2016
Zoheb was an absolutely fantastic host. The Audi A3 S-Line was in great driving condition and spotless. It was a joy to drive the car around Houston and a pleasure to have Zoheb as a great host.
Kevin W. - February 11, 2020
Brandon
BMW 6 Series 2013
Jeremy was a great dude! Great communication and very flexible. His vehicle was amazing, he keeps it in great condition and it drives like a dream. All around great experience and I will definitely be renting from Jeremy next time I’m in Houston. Highly recommend for anyone visiting Houston.
Brandon W. - February 12, 2020
Olanrewaju
Nissan Altima 2015
A+ as usual. The car was clean and ran so smoothly. Walid is very communicative and responds very quickly. I didn’t need to extend this time, but still he gave me the option. This is my 3rd and NOT LAST time renting one of his cars. You can’t go wrong. Thanks Walid!
Olanrewaju O. - February 3, 2020
Ashley
Buick Verano 2013
Rented a car once before with Tree and it’s always so easy to communicate with him. His cars are always ready on time and clean. Prices are fair and you can’t beat unlimited mileage. Thank you Tree!
Ashley W. - February 8, 2020
Kyle
Toyota Prius 2011
Aliaksei was great, he was very flexible and had great communication throughout the whole trip. Came to Houston for work for 4 days and spent $10.47 on gas... 10/10 would recommend
Kyle L. - February 8, 2020
Kyle
Ford Mustang 2017
I drove Carlos' Mustang for 2 days in Houston. Pickup and drop off was super convenient and the car was a blast to drive. Thanks again!
Kyle T. - February 7, 2020
Shadave
Chevrolet Cruze 2011
Greatest experience ever and the car was clean. They went above and beyond my expectations. Will only use them for future rentals.
Shadave L. - February 10, 2020
Alonzo
Ford Mustang 2016
By far the best experience on Turo. I wish I could give Lee’Andrew 10 stars. Every time I am in Houston I am going to Lee’Andrew
Alonzo G. - February 10, 2020
Toby
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017
The car is just like new and well taken care off. I would recommend anyone to rent this car while on a business trip.
Toby P. - February 10, 2020
Damon
BMW 3 Series 2011
I absolutely loved my Car Rental Expierience with Mr.Danger. The Car Was Beautiful inside and out and well maintained! Very Convienent with a Ez Toll Pass And Mister Car wash membership!
Damon H. - November 5, 2018
Adrian
Ford Mustang 2014
Robert really stands out when it comes to the car rental business. Very organize and systematic with is rental process. Very responsive too. I have to give Robert A+.
Adrian V. - January 7, 2019
Alex
Chevrolet Cruze 2012
Everything was smooth! Maria was an amazing first turo experience. Car was spotless and the curbside pickup was 100x faster than any car rental service that I've ever used. A+ all around!
Alex P. - December 11, 2018
Briann
Nissan Versa 2016
Absolutely AMAZING if I ever needed to extend the time of car rental Maria made it super easy to do so, I'll definitely be booking with her again THANK YOU MARIA!
Briann B. - June 9, 2019
Cheryl
Chevrolet Cruze 2014
Tree was very easy to communicate with & very responsive. I appreciated the convenience of picking up the car from the airport - it was much easier than from a traditional car rental company.
Cheryl K. - August 12, 2019

Best Houston driving roads

Farm-to-Market 149

Head north to Montgomery to catch FM 149, which shoots your Houston car rental through the Sam Houston Forest for decent twisties until you’re dropped into the swooping curves of FM 3090.

Highway 59 to Victoria

For views of the truly Texan wide-open range, head west in your Houston car rental and take in the scenic rolling prairies that lead into the historic downtown Victoria.

Highway 288

Head south in your Houston car rental to take this scenic road all the way to the coast, or stop off at Brazos Bend State Park for a does of wildlife and glassy lakes.