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Old 06-24-2010, 08:14 PM
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Planning on being in the Tampa bay area for 5 days or so to scout for my move down there (apt hunt, etc).

I am still 24, so i would get killed on fees from renting a car. Would prefer not to drive from NJ on down.

If I were to fly, would i be able to get around without a car? Would be going with a friend and would want to hit up the casino, beaches, downtown saint pete, ybor, etc for fun.

What would you do in my situation?
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:33 PM
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Since those destinations can be pretty out there distance-wise, renting a car would probably be your best bet. You can get around the urban parts of Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties relatively easily without a car, but crossing the bay is the big problem, since they're two different bus agencies.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:32 PM
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We drove up and down from NY, I would definitely drive down especially since you're planning to drive around this area....you'd be doomed if you expect any public transportation here.....trust me. It is way to hot outside to be out sitting waiting for a bus. Most bus stations are not covered...you'd be sitting in the sun, whomever installed them forgot we have mostly sunny days here and lots of rain.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:46 PM
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Public Transportation in Tampa Bay Region = Thumb Out on side of road.
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