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Do you need a car in St. John's?

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Hi, I'm going to St. John's for 3 days in a few weeks. I'm not planning on renting a car, I was going to get by on taxi, public transportation, mostly walking, and perhaps a day tour. Am I missing out on too much by not renting a car? This will be my first time to Newfoundland and obviously a very short trip.

Also, I have not yet secured a hotel/B&B - if anyone has any recommendations, please share. I'm looking to spend under $200usd, preferably around 150. I've been looking at tripadvisor and they all look so great, I just haven't been able to pinpoint one yet. If I don't rent a car especially, a great central location would be ideal.

thanks for any help!!

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