There are many things to consider when traveling to a new city or country. You need to consider where you’ll be staying, where you’ll be eating, what you’ll be doing, and also… how you’ll be getting from point A to point B. You may find yourself wondering if you should be traveling by car throughout your stay. Here’s how to know if you should rent a car or not.
The Proximity Effect
The first thing you need to find out is how close everything is to each other. If all the hotspots are right next to each other, and the place you’re staying is close to these spots as well, then a car may be the last thing you need. However, if you’re planning on visiting landmarks that are miles away from one another, you might need a vehicle.
The Public Transportation
However, the distance between the attractions you want to see and your hotel won’t matter too much if the public transportation system is efficient. We aren’t kidding when we say that some cities have truly incredible subway systems, such as New York City, London, Barcelona, or Vienna. In these, you can get pretty much anywhere easily and for cheap. But if you’re in a place where the public transportation isn’t up to par, a rented car may be the optimal solution.