Taking the Family to Miami? Why you Should Rent a Car
If you’re heading to Miami with the family, you may have considered relying on shuttles and taxis for your trip. After all, hiring a car can sometimes seem like a lot of hassle, and many rental companies have a bad reputation for charging far too much money.
While this may be true, there are many reasons why you should i, particularly if you’re travelling with your whole family. If you’ve ever travelled with young children, you’ll know that things don’t always go to plan, so while you may assume that it will simply be an easy case of packing the kids into an Uber or shuttle, this can easily add up as kids throw tantrums, need to rest and have naps at different times each day.
Here are just a few reasons why you should consider renting a car if you’re taking your family to Miami:
While you may assume that hiring a car will cost a lot of money, the truth is that it’s often more when you need to pay for shuttles to and from the airport, taxis to different attractions, and tour buses if you decide you want to go to the Everglades, Key West, or up to the theme parks in Orlando. Once you look at how much you spend on getting around the city and elsewhere in Florida, you’ll find that it actually works out to be much for cost-effective to hire a car.
Along with needing to pay for taxis, shuttles and even Uber, you’ll find that it’s also inconvenient to always be travelling on someone else’s schedule. When you’ve hired a car, you can easily go grab some groceries or grab dinner, change your mind at the last minute, take a few different trips to accommodate the kid’s naps, and go home earlier or later than anticipated.
If you’ve ever dealt with surge pricing just when you want to book an Uber, or tried to get a cab during rush hour traffic, you’ll know that piling the kids into your own car is the ideal and more convenient choice.
We never have quite as much time on vacation as we think we all. When we look at all the things we want to do and see, and then combine this with tired and cranky kids, unexpected occurrences, and things simply taking longer when tiny humans are involved, it’s easy to see why we can initially be optimistic about fitting everything in and then upset when we realise that it’s simply not going to happen.
When you’ve hired a car, you’ll be in complete control of your time. You won’t be waiting for a car to arrive, dropping other passengers off at their hotel or picking them up on the way to and from the airport, or waiting for a taxi to pick you up in peak traffic.