If you’re traveling to a new city like L.A., then you’re in for a lot of adventures. New venues to explore, new restaurants to try, and new adventures to be had.
But it’s incredibly important to think about how you’re actually going to get to these venues and destinations. Are you going to be using public transport? Renting cabs everywhere you go? Or are you going to want your own vehicle?
If you’re flying into Los Angeles, deciding whether or not you’re going to rent your own vehicle should be one of your primary concerns. In this article, we’re going to explain whether or not you should rent a vehicle in L.A.
What Are Your Travel Goals?
The first thing you have to think of is your traveling goals and your itinerary. What are you hoping to achieve during your trip?
There are a couple of things to take into consideration in this regard.
- How much sightseeing will you be doing? Naturally, if you’re planning to check out more of the city, you’ll be more likely to need a car.
- How long are you staying in the city? If you’ll just be around for a short while, then it’s more likely that you’ll be able to live comfortably without having to rent a car.
- Who are you traveling with? You’ll have to take the considerations of your traveling companions into account before making any decisions.
How Far Are You Traveling?
The other thing to take into consideration is how far you’ll actually be traveling from the hotel. If you’re staying at Century Park Hotel, for example, then there are plenty of fantastic restaurants, shopping malls, and other exciting venues for you to check out within walking distance of the hotel.
However, if you’re traveling in hopes of seeing everything that the city’s got to offer, you’re going to need to consider your travel options. Things like Hollywood Boulevard, Disneyland, and the Griffith Observatory are not far, but they’re not necessarily within walking distance.
There are other options that you can choose if you don’t want to rent a car and aren’t keen on public transit.
- Uber. Uber is a taxi system run by civilians. They offer affordable rates and can get you from point A to point B quickly without charging you as much as a regular taxi. Uber taxis can be contacted via phone, a smartphone app, or online over the computer.
- Lyft. Lyft is another taxi system that functions in a similar manner to Uber. Their prices are similarly competitive.
Ultimately, it’s up to you whether or not to rent a car.
It depends on how comfortable you are using public transit, and whether you’d rather spend money on renting a taxi or just getting your own car.
If you’re thinking about renting a car, all you have to do is talk to the front desk here at Century Park. We’ll be able to send you in the right direction.