Seattle is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. People visit from all over the world to see the famous fish markets, Space Needle, and other attractions. That means that the roads are packed with lots of tourists who are unfamiliar with the traffic and street patterns. You’ll be safer and find your destination faster if you plan to hire a taxi to get you around town during your stay.
Convenience of Having a Car Waiting
If you’re flying into Seattle, you can book a taxi to pick you up at the airport. Several companies offer online booking in advance. Book your taxi while you are making all of your other reservations so that the car will be ready and waiting for you as soon as you step out of the airport. You’ll save time and skip the hassle of trying to catch a cab in the crowded taxi lane. Booking the cab ahead of time can be a good way to save money on your taxi ride because many of the airport taxi services offer special packages that include great discounts for travelers.
Driver Knows the Best Routes
Another good reason to take advantage of a taxi is that you probably don’t have any idea where things are located in the city. Hiring a cab will keep you from having to try to navigate unfamiliar roads on your own. Your driver will know where your destination is and should be able to get you there using the fastest route possible. The taxi driver will also be aware of any special festivals or other events that might be between you and your destination. A little local knowledge can go a long way toward keeping a vacation fun and easy.
See the Sights Rather than the Traffic
If you are driving yourself around you will probably be focused more on the car in front of you than on the scenery. Hiring a cab means someone else can worry about the traffic, while you sit back and watch Seattle through your window. Let the driver watch for pedestrians and make sure you are always heading in the right direction. You won’t have to worry about reading unfamiliar street signs or finding a place to park. You’ll enjoy your vacation more and see more of the city if you let a Federal Way Taxi take care of the driving.
Avoid the Headache of Dealing with Damage to Your Car
Any time you drive your own car there is a chance that something could go wrong. A passing truck could kick a rock up into your windshield and cause a crack. You might be involved in an accident. Your car might develop a mechanical problem that needs to be fixed before you can continue your vacation. It can be tough to find a good repair shop that you can trust when you are in an unfamiliar city. You might have to pay more than you should for the repairs, and you’ll be stuck while you wait for the car to be fixed. Hiring a taxi allows you to travel from place to place without worrying about car trouble.
Ultimately, the best advice I can give you is to just relax and enjoy the ride. The best (maybe only) good thing about car trips with my dad was that his lack of planning meant extra time for random sightseeing and sidetracking. It wasn’t unusual for us to have more fun on the way to our destination then when we actually got there.