Vacations are meant to be a time of rest and relaxation. When you have to worry about getting to where you need to go, without getting lost in the process, it adds a little bit of stress that could have otherwise been avoided. To make the most out of every minute of your vacation, ditch the expensive rental car and try out one of these alternative methods of transportation. Here are some options that will most likely be available at your destination, which will enhance your trip experience and allow you to rest assured that you’ll get to where you need to be.
Trains are an awesome way to travel because they are often times the most efficient when you are making longer trips to and from different towns or cities. Some trains you can even stay on overnight for the longer commutes from place to place. By doing this it ends up being cheaper than renting a car and then having to stay at a hotel. They tend to have great views and the smoothness of the tracks make for a leisurely ride.
If you are more familiar with the area, renting a bike for the afternoon is a great way to enjoy the scenery and hopefully, the nice weather. You can find cool bike paths that can take you to some sites you may have otherwise missed and also avoid some of the traffic around. Bike rentals for the day are inexpensive too because no fuel is involved. Another major pro is that you can eat whatever you want because you’ll be burning off the calories faster than you can take them in!
Getting a ticket for a tour bus is great for those who are interested in the local history. Most of the time you can get on and off as much as you want so you aren’t stuck on the bus all day if there are some other things you had planned to do. The tour guides always have great personalities and are full of fun facts. They also can point you in the right direction for other cites to see or things to do in the area.
Get where you need to go fast. The subway is awesome for speedy local transportation. The subway doesn’t close so it’s available no matter what time of day it is. You can buy a metro card that will last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks and share it with up to four people.
Nothing beats an old fashioned yellow taxi. They usually have great recommendations for restaurants and give you the scoop on the local hot spots and must see places. The great thing about taxi drivers is that they work for a large corporation so you know that you will be safe. You don’t have to worry about appointing one of your friends to be the designated driver so there’s no need to limit yourself while you’re out on the town!