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Initial post: Apr 5, 2010 7:21:26 AM PDT
ae in vir says:
I'll be spending a week in San Diego in May for a professional conference. I'll have a little free time to sight see and was wondering whether it's better to rely on public transportation/shuttles or if it's better to rent a car.

Any help or tips would be wonderful!

Posted on Apr 5, 2010 2:15:29 PM PDT
KrisBeough says:
Depending on what you want to see, the trolley system is a good way to go....

Posted on Apr 5, 2010 2:53:49 PM PDT
Marcus Diggs says:
I lived in SD for three years. You can't get around without a car. You're going to want to see Coronado, La Jolla, Balboa, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Hillcrest, and the Gaslamp, or some combination of those. Without a car, you'll be stuck around your hotel, which is probably in the Gaslamp, the weakest place San Diego has to offer.

If you want cheap rentals in San Diego, check out Fox Car rental. The cars aren't stellar, but they are cheap and reliable.

Posted on Apr 6, 2010 1:41:16 PM PDT
San Diego isn't known for its public transportation. If you want to get out you'll need a car.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2010 4:19:48 PM PDT
B. Will says:
Definitely rent a car. Downtown is relatively compact but the city is spread out and most popular destinations, particularly beaches, are only accessible by bus.

Posted on Apr 6, 2010 4:21:56 PM PDT
ae in vir says:
Thank you for the input, all. I'll definitely rent a car.

Posted on Apr 8, 2010 1:09:58 PM PDT
BAS says:
One caution - do NOT take your car over the border. Take a train or go with friends.

Posted on Apr 8, 2010 7:23:12 PM PDT
Go to mission bay, and do visit the zoo, but don't visit the big safari place that's nearby unless you have the money to drop on renting a segway.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2010 7:23:16 PM PDT
My son lives in SD. I don't see a very intricate public transportation system there. As long as you don't mind southern California drivers (they're fast!), I would rent a car. Taxi's are also readily available and very considerate.
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