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Looking for travel destinations with great public transport

Old Nov 27th, 2004, 06:36 AM
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Looking for travel destinations with great public transport

Sometimes I get so involved in planning my trips that I get easily burnt out and bored. As some of you may remember, I am (was) planning my trip to Toronto/Boston (May 16-31) ... I think I need to seriously give it a rest for a bit (maybe in March I will be ready to pick it up again)

So now I would like to think of some possible destinations for the future. I can't drive, so I need places that are easy to get around on public transit.

Any suggestions?
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Old Nov 27th, 2004, 06:49 AM
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I assume you are looking at North America & Canada? If so New York, Philly, Washington, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, Montreal and New Orleans are the cities I have visited without a car and all had great public transport.
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Old Nov 27th, 2004, 06:53 AM
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Places in the US I've managed without a car without any problems: NYC, San Francisco, Washington DC and Key West spring to mind. I expect Chicago would be okay too although I haven't spent enough time there to know.

I've always had a car in Las Vegas but you could probably manage without one easy enough there.

You could also add Vancouver and Montreal to the list in Canada. I also agree your choices of Boston and Toronto are both pretty easy too without your own transport.

Lots of cities in Europe have good public transportation too if you're open to Europe ideas as well.
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Old Nov 27th, 2004, 07:08 AM
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I'd say Vegas. Been a few times and never rented a car. We used the cabs, walked or used the monorail. They also have a bus system.
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Old Nov 27th, 2004, 07:09 AM
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I have been to the UK and Belgium several times (I miss it so much!) But I doubt I will ever be able to go back (because of the cost involved and health issues)

I have been to Vancouver and look forward to returning (probably in 2006)
Also, I will be travelling to NYC sometime very soon with a friend (who is a native)... my usual travel m.o. is to go solo, but I am sure I will still have a great time.

San Fransico sounds nice! These are very good suggestions so far! THANKS!!
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Old Nov 27th, 2004, 07:56 AM
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Add South Beach, Charleston, and Savannah.
 
Old Nov 27th, 2004, 08:06 AM
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Central Mexico; especially the Colonial cities - $15.MXP for cabs in town and maybe $70. - $200. MXP between the cities on first class bus.
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Old Nov 27th, 2004, 08:23 AM
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Definitely San Francisco, Las Vegas (you can walk or monorail), Chicago, and NYC.
 
Old Nov 27th, 2004, 08:26 AM
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Portland OR has great public transportation and is a beautiful city.
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Old Nov 27th, 2004, 09:02 AM
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New York City
San Francisco
Toronto
Montreal
Chicago
Boston
Washington, DC
Philadelphia

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Old Nov 27th, 2004, 04:12 PM
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I concur about most I've read so far. Here's a few more that are quite visitable without a car in North America.

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Quebec City, Quebec
Ottawa, Ontario
Baltimore, Maryland
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

Can visit Old Town Alexandria, Virginia whilst in the Washington DC area easily without a car as well. In San Antonio, Texas, stick to the Riverwalk/Alamo and you could have a grand ol' time without a car I'd say.

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Old Nov 28th, 2004, 09:05 AM
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Thanks Everyone!!!

These are GREAT suggestions! - I love to travel so much, but for someone who likes to go alone and who doesn't drive... finding places can be a little difficult.

I think I now have enough ideas to keep me occupied for awhile!

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My all time favorite destination also fills the bill for having great public transportation - Honolulu. I also travel alone and don't like renting cars if I can avoid it and Honolulu is a great place to go. I usually take a Roberts shuttle from the airport to my favorite little hotel - the Hawaiiana, nestled in Waikiki & nearly hidden by the high-rises - and then from the hotel I either walk or catch The Bus and go virtually anywhere I want to. Not to mention all the great people I meet while riding The Bus. There are also many, many tour companies and other shuttles available to go to other attractions on the island. A rental car in Waikiki is more of a liability due to scarce parking and expensive rates. Good luck making your travel plans.
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I also second Honolulu - the bus is pretty good and easy to walk around

-NYC, has the best public trans I have seen in the US
-Chicago (great place to visit - I live here!!!)
-Philly
-DC
-Boston
-San Fransico
-Portland
-Seattle
-South Beach Miami is walkable, so is key west (but how do you get there?)
-New Orleans
- Cancun, Mexico
- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- San Juan, puerto Rico
- Acapalco, Mexico
- Mexico City, Mexico
- All the places in canada mentioned before

Orlando is possible , but the busses are horriblbly slow - even just on Disney property - I walked more than used them. the monorail is good, but does not go to all the hotels, so you bus to the monorail - it takes forever !!
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