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Rental Car Reservations Heat Up for Summer: The Top Rental Car Destinations for 2023

Beyond Orlando and Boston, drivers choose west coast scenes for summer road trips in Allianz Partners USA’s Top 10 Summer Rental Car Review  


Richmond, Virginia, May 22, 2023 – From drive-ins to race tracks, Americans’ love affair with the automobile doesn’t stop when they take a vacation. A classic summer road trip checks the box for a fun-filled getaway again this year, and travel insurance and assistance provider Allianz Partners’ Top 10 Summer Rental Car Report reveals where they’re headed in 2023.  

For the past three years, Orlando has claimed the top spot as families flock to the “theme park capital of the world” while kids are on summer break. At #8, Boston is the only other east coast destination featured, underscoring the appeal of the wild west and coastal towns for top-down summer adventures. Seattle has steadily climbed up the charts to secure the #2 spot this year with Denver (#3) and Las Vegas (#4) comfortably pacing in the next top positions. Newcomers to the 2023 grid include Anchorage (#5) and San Francisco (#10), unseating Honolulu and San Diego from last year. Other favored city scenes for this year include Los Angeles (#6), Portland (#7) and Kahului (#9).  


“Americans are continuing to opt for rental cars when visiting primary cities across the U.S., allowing them to fully embrace all of their options for a memorable summer adventure beyond the city limits,” said Daniel Durazo, director of external communications at Allianz Partners USA. “When travelers slide into the driver’s seat on vacation, Allianz’s Rental Car Damage Protector buckles in the benefits, coverage and service for a comfortable ride while also saving money at the rental car counter.”  


Allianz Partners offers its Rental Car Damage Protector through leading travel providers and directly to consumers as an alternative to the typically higher-priced collision damage insurance products offered at rental car counters. The product provides primary coverage without a deductible and can be purchased for domestic and most overseas rentals. Rental Car Damage Protector* plans may also include up to $1,000 in Trip Interruption coverage, which can be used to reimburse travelers for the unused portion of their pre-paid expenses or for extra unexpected transportation expenses when insured customers have to cut their trip short due to a reason covered by their policy. The product is also backed by Allianz’s award-winning customer service and 24/7 travel assistance. 



Download the 2023 Top Summer Car Rental Destinations chart HERE

Methodology: The data of U.S. travelers’ 2023 summer car rentals was gathered by analyzing 20,742 reservations made through the online booking process of car rental insurance paths for partners offering Allianz Global Assistance to generate rental car bookings data from U.S. airports during the summer season, defined as May 26 – September 5, 2023.



About Allianz Partners  

In the United States, Allianz Partners USA (AGA Service Company) offers Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans and serves millions of customers each year. In addition to travel protection, the company offers event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts. Allianz Partners USA is part of the Allianz Partners group. Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C insurance and assistance, offering global solutions that span international health and life, travel insurance, mobility and assistance. Customer driven, our innovative experts are redefining insurance services by delivering future-ready, high-tech, high-touch products and solutions that go beyond traditional insurance. Present in over 75 countries, our 19,400 employees speak 70 languages, handle over 58 million cases each year, and are motivated to go the extra mile to offer peace of mind to our customers around the world.


*Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. See plan for full details. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. Rental Car Damage Protector does not provide coverage for vehicles driven in Jamaica; other location-based restrictions may apply, see your plan for details. Rental Car Damage Protector provides benefits that may cover loss, damage or theft to the insured’s rental car, subject to the plan’s terms, conditions and exclusions. It does not provide bodily injury or property damage liability coverage or comply with any financial responsibility laws or laws mandating motor vehicle coverage. Benefits, coverage, exclusions, and limits vary by plan and by state, and sub-limits may apply. Rental Car Damage and Theft Coverage, when purchased as part of an annual plan, is not available to KS, TX, and NY residents. For WA residents, Rental Car Damage and Theft Coverage may not be available in all plans. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your specific plan, carefully review your plan’s Letter of Confirmation/Declarations and Certificate of Insurance/Policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated “A‐” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101‐C series or 101‐P series, depending on state of residence. AGA Service Company d/b/a Allianz Global Assistance is the licensed producer and administrator of Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans in the U.S. and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts. Allianz Global Assistance, Allianz Partners, TravelSmart, and AgentSmart are marks of AGA Service Company or its affiliates. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between Allianz Global Assistance and Jefferson Insurance Company. Plans include insurance and assistance services. Noninsurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by Allianz Global Assistance. All claims subject to policy terms, conditions, and exclusions.