When on vacation, it’s a great idea to skip the rental car in favor of sightseeing like a local. Often, car travel limits what we experience. Alternate modes of vacation travel may give you a chance to have more freedom than you would in a car.
Walk or Bike
Pack sturdy walking shoes and ditch the car in favor of exploring an exciting new city on foot. This is a great way to burn off some vacation calories or to really explore a new place. The Desoto is right on Hollywood Beach’s famous boardwalk, which has a variety of shops and restaurants.
Many hotels rent bicycles for an easy, relaxing way to get around. (The Desoto will happily provide free bicycles to encourage your daily adventures.) Learning routes ahead of time is also a good way to reduce any potential travel anxiety.
Bus or Train
Learn about the public transportation system. Several online sites can help you with this If you’re concerned about getting lost in a strange city, do your research and invest in some good street maps, some of which can be found online, so you can figure out routes in advance before leaving the hotel in the morning. The Tri-Rail is an option to explore, as is the Florida Metro Guide, which lists several bus, train, and even ferry schedules.