Hollister is best known for the annual biker rally that takes place in July. In fact, the history of the city is built on a combination of biker culture and agriculture. It is a unique town which rests just south of San Francisco, and many visitors love it for the peace and quiet that the city offers, as well as the proximity to major cities, like San Francisco and Berkley.
The best time to travel to Hollister is hard to pin down. Every season has something unique to offer and depending on what you are interested in, the perfect season for you may be winter, spring, summer or fall. The term season should actually be taken with a grain of salt when you are talking about Hollister. The average temps are fairly level throughout the year, ranging from 60`s and 70`s in the winter to 70`s and 80`s in summer.
Hollister has some incredible vineyards and National Parks that always make for a great visit during months of relative cool to moderate temperatures. Our favorite time to visit the Hollister`s outdoor attractions is from September to May, with the shoulder months being ideal. Summer is a lot of fun because one of America`s oldest motorcycle rallies rolls through town in July.
If you are one who loves the outdoors, there is a good chance you will enjoy a trip to Hollister since the city is located in a large valley surrounded by rolling hills, leading to mountains. When you rent a car in Hollister, you will have the opportunity to explore all the surrounding areas with ease. Hollister is also near other smaller cities of note, such as San Jose which is just under an hour`s drive, as well as Salinas, Monterey, and the world-famous surfing destination, Santa Cruz.
One thing to know about Hollister when it comes to getting low car rental rates is that there is no definitive busy season to speak of. That means you will be able to find rentals starting at around $25 per day, year round.
The cheapest company to rent from is Hertz. They offer great deals on cars of all types, and they do a fantastic job at keeping their selection fully stocked.
The best way to get a great deal on your car rental in Hollister is to plan ahead. Being California, where the weather is always fantastic, there are visitors throughout the year and prices are fairly constant. Booking at least three months in advance can get you a discount of around 10% the base rates.
There are two main areas within the city that you can rent a car, which are downtown and Hollister North. Downtown will always be a bit more expensive. The other thing that you should consider is the length of your rental. When you rent for longer periods, the cost per day is reduced dramatically. For example, when you rent a car for one day in either the downtown area or Hollister North, the price per day can go from $63 per day to $45 per day respectively. Renting for one week, you will find that the price for both locations is around $35 per day. Hertz is one of the cheapest rental companies to rent from but Enterprise is also very competitive.
The best way to get a great deal is to watch out for our special offers. Once you have entered you search criteria, you will see revisions to the base price – in red – that bring the cost down anywhere from %5 to %50.