On last week’s trip to Phoenix/Scottsdale, when we realized it was only $10 day to rent a car and–Hello!–$25 a day for the convertible, we didn’t have to think twice. Driving with the top down from the airport to the hotel turned into an adventure instead of a queasy ride in the back of a taxi. We also got quite a few stares from our fellow drivers, but that may have been because it was 60 degrees and obvious that we were tourists desperate for sunshine. Regardless, it was so fun–we may just be car rental converts!
As one half of JSG lives in NYC, never drives and is happy to cab it everywhere and the other half lives in the suburbs and spends a quarter of her day behind the wheel, we always debate over the benefits of renting a car. It’s not rocket science, but it’s worth it if you’re in a city that’s spread out like L.A. and not in a city like Vegas where taxis and limos run like water (or is that bubbly in Sin City?) and you’re going to be buzzed 90 percent of the time anyways.