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Is a car always necessary

boyblue

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We have never taken a vacation without renting a car for the whole time. I was just wondering are there times when a car just isn't necessary?
 

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The immediate exception that comes to mind would be if you were on vacation in a major city. Then a car could be more hindrance than help.
You wouldn't need one on a cruise either :)
 

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We just came back from Key West, Florida, and we didn't rent a car. The Galleon was nice enough to pick us up and take us back to the airport. We did the trolley tour to see the sites, took a cab to the fishing dock, and walked all the other places we went.

We never rent cars in Mexico - we have been to Cabo San Lucas twice, Mazatlan, once, Acapulco once, PV several times, and Cancun once.

We were within driving distance to San Luis Inn at Avila Beach and Worldmark at Bass Lake.

We did rent cars in Hawaii - Maui and Kauai - and in San Diego and Anaheim.


 

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I agree with Muriel. Several trips where we did not rent a car; DC, San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago, NYC, Philadelphia, Mexico, most places in Europe. We had one in Boston and it was a nightmare within the city; definitley use the T if you can.
 

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Places where we have not rented a car in the past - Las Vegas and San Francisco. I think it is fun not to have to worry about a car or driving for a week, and also somewhat of an adventure.

That said, we have rented a car for many other trips.
 

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No car rental for us in San Francisco or Cable Beach, Nassau. Public transportaion, walking and in Nassau, a scooter!
 

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Places we have gone and not rented cars (and done just fine):

NYC
Chicago
Montreal and Quebec City
Zurich

And I'm taking my younger daughter to Disneyland in March without renting a car.
 
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Yes, there are times when a car's not necessary. It depends on where you're going, and what you want to do. We always rent one in Hawaii.

We had no car in Cozumel or Puerto Vallarta (but will be renting one for our upcoming trip to Riviera Maya), most of Europe, Tahiti, Paradise Island, Las Vegas, etc.
 

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We have not rented cars in:

Honolulu (great bus system)
Las Vegas (walk or cab)
San Francisco (take public transit - parking is a nightmare)
Cancun (bus or cab)


Always rent cars in:
Maui
Kona
Aruba
Southern California
Phoenix
Florida
 
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