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It is possible to visit many popular destinations in the United States and Canada without driving. Sustainable options are available, options that create less pollution, use less scarce fuel resources and allow for less stressful and more relaxing journeys.

Public transportation is available in many areas and is continually being introduced in new areas and expanded in existing locations. Destinations not served directly are often within a few miles of public transportation services making bicycling and walking convenient options for these last few miles. Whether used by themselves or in combination with public transportation, bicycling and walking are great exercise and provide the opportunity to experience an area more intimately.

Tourist destinations are especially vulnerable to problems associated with automobile travel such as traffic jams and limited parking. Since many of these destinations are seasonally oriented, it is not economical to provide extensive infrastructure that will only be utilized for a few months of the year. During “high season”, heavy traffic is common, the roads become difficult to navigate and parking is hard to find. Traveling without a car helps mitigate these problems.

This page outlines just a few of the many destinations that can be easily visited without a car. Additional listings will be added as they are discovered, new services introduced and time permits. Also included is Car Free Journeys, a collection of articles by Steve Atlas detailing weekend getaways possible without a car.

Acadia National Park

Awed by its beauty and diversity, people have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park, home to the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery. NPS

Getting There

Bar Harbor Shuttle - Bus shuttle from Bangor and Bangor Airport to Bar Harbor several times a day. Intercity connection available in Bangor via Greyhound or Concord Coach Lines buses from Boston. Concord Coach Lines also serves Boston's Logan Airport. Nationwide rail and bus connections at Boston South Station.

Downeast TransportationBus from Bangor and Ellsworth. Connect in Ellsworth to West's Coastal Connection to Calais and Bangor.

Getting Around

Island Explorer - Local buses serve most of Mt. Desert Island including Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and the Bar Harbor Airport Map

Balboa Park - San Diego - Car Free Journeys

Balboa Park, just minutes from downtown San Diego, is the nation’s largest urban park. It’s easy to spend several days here. The park houses 15 museums, ranging from art to science and from air and space to natural history or anthropology. If you love the outdoors, allow time to explore the wide variety of gardens. The San Diego Zoo is world famous.

Families and walkers can sample the trails and playgrounds on the western side of the park.

For help taking public transportation to Balboa Park from San Diego International Airport, the Santa Fe Train Station (San Diego’ Amtrak and commuter rail station) or the Greyhound Bus Station (120 W Broadway), visit and click on Trip Planner.

To reach the Museums, take MTS bus 7 to Park Boulevard and Village Place. Several stops along Park Boulevard are near one or more of the museums or the San Diego Zoo.

The Presidents Way stop will drop you off near the Hall of Champions, Automobile Museum, and the Air & Space Museum.

--Read the full Article – Car Free Journeys Balboa Park - By Steve Atlas--

Big Sur

Few places in the world can top the stunning beauty of the Big Sur Coast. Located about 120 miles south of San Francisco, Big Sur begins slightly south of Carmel and stretches for 60 plus miles along US Rt 1, a narrow stretch of spectacular scenery squeezed between the Santa Lucia mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Several state parks popular with campers and hikers are situated in the Big Sur area and are well worth a visit. Coastal views, mountain panoramas and hiking trails abound throughout the area. Most visitors to Big Sur drive, but the area can be visited without a car. Public Transportation is limited but with advance planning, it is possible to leave the car at home.

Getting There

Monterey-Salinas Transit – Local bus from Monterey and Carmel - 3 trips daily during the summer, 2 trips Saturday and Saturday during the rest of the year. Numerous stops are made along the coast as far south as Nepenthe. MST connections are available in Monterey to San Jose and Salinas where nationwide connections are available.

Getting Around

Monterey-Salinas Transit – Local service is limited to above Route 22 between Monterey and Nepenthe.


Boulder is compact, a great choice for biking or walking enthusiasts, and has the world-renowned University of Colorado. Also, unlike many other communities, Boulder’s downtown includes many locally owned businesses (rather than the chains that are so common elsewhere).

The easiest way for out-of-town visitors to reach Boulder is by plane. From Denver International Airport (DIA), RTD’s (Regional Transit District) hourly Sky Ride service to Boulder costs $13 each way. The Boulder Transit Center is in downtown Boulder, and is served by most RTD (Regional Transit District) buses serving Boulder. Downtown Boulder is also the most convenient area to stay, during your visit.

The Regional Transit District (RTD) operates local buses in Boulder, as well as regional and express buses. One day passes (for unlimited local bus rides in Boulder—and elsewhere in the Denver region) costs $6. You can buy a pass (probably 2 passes: use one each day) at the RTD sales desk on Level 5 of the Denver Airport from 7a.m.-6p.m. weekdays, and 8a.m.-4p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Regional Transit District (RTD) operates local buses in Boulder, as well as regional and express buses. One day passes (for unlimited local bus rides in Boulder—and elsewhere in the Denver region) costs $6.

--Read the full Article – Car Free Journeys Boulder - By Steve Atlas--

Cape Cod

An arm shaped peninsula off the southeast coast of Massachusetts, Cape Cod is a relaxing contrast to the hectic atmosphere of the big cities of the Northeast. A popular summer resort offering beautiful beaches, quaint towns and villages and rolling dunes. Home of the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Cape is also a jumping off point for the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Getting There

Smart Guide - Online guide to car free travel on Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket Island and Cape Cod.

Peter Pan Bus Lines - Intercity bus from New York City, Providence, and Boston to numerous points on Cape Cod. Connections nationwide.

Plymouth & Brockton St. Ry. - Commuter bus from Boston to Sagamore, Barnstable, Hyannis and Provincetown. Connections in Boston to points nationwide.

Bay State Cruise Co. - Seasonal Ferry from Boston to Provincetown.

Boston Harbor Cruises - Seasonal Ferry from Boston to Provincetown.

Megabus - Seasonal bus from Providence to Hyannis

Getting Around

CCRTA Local bus and dial-a-ride service throughout Cape Cod.

GATRA Onset Wareham Link - Local bus in Bourne, Buzzards Bay and Wareham.

Cleveland - Car Free Journeys

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Cleveland, Ohio: a transit-friendly area that can be easily reached inexpensively either by bus ( or air (Southwest Airlines). Once you arrive, there is so much to do that your only problem is choosing how you will best enjoy your time here. Visitors who don’t drive cars should know that Cleveland is a city that focuses on accessibility.

Public Square, the home of the historic Terminal Tower/Tower City Center, is Cleveland’s city center where nearly all RTA rail and bus lines meet. RTA offers three types of transportation – the heavy-rail Red Line to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport; the light-rail system of Blue, Green and Waterfront lines from downtown to the eastern suburbs; plus 700 buses and trolleys on hundreds of routes. Once you reach Public Square, you can get nearly anywhere in the Cleveland area on one or more RTA routes.

--Read the full Article – Car Free Journeys Cleveland - By Steve Atlas--

Corpus Christi - Car Free Journeys

Corpus Christi, Texas: A Gulf City With a Lot to Enjoy.

Would you enjoy a vacation that includes a downtown with lots to do, trolleys, a Harbor Ferry, and an opportunity to enjoy both popular beaches near downtown, and the unspoiled Gulf beach? Then, Corpus Christi, Texas may be the perfect vacation spot for you.

Corpus Christi International Airport is served by three airlines: American, Continental, and Southwest. From the airport, several hotels provide free airport shuttles. Check with the hotel when making reservations. The Greyhound bus terminal is located at 702 North Chaparral Street in downtown Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA)'s Route 67 provides three daily trips from the Airport to Corpus Christi City Hall, every day except Sunday. Buses leave the airport at 6:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. Directly across the street from City Hall is CCRTA’s Staples Street Station: the hub of all RTA bus routes.

--Read the full Article – Car Free Journeys Corpus Christi - By Steve Atlas--



Downtown Denver is very walkable, and there is frequent bus service to most destinations. Denver blends mountain views with big city attractions. A one-day transit pass, good for both local buses and light rail, costs just $6.75 and can be ordered by phone (303/299-6464) or online. (Unfortunately, passes are only mailed out twice each month: around the 10th and 22nd of each month.) Weekend visitors arriving by air can purchase this pass at Level 5 on the west side of the Main Terminal.

Because Amtrak is operating out of a temporary terminal, with limited public transportation, and the once-per-day train is frequently late, we recommend arriving by bus or plane. From Denver International Airport (DIA), RTD’s (Regional Transit District) hourly Sky Ride service to downtown Denver costs $11 each way. The Greyhound Bus Terminal, at 19th and Arapahoe, in the downtown district, is served by several RTD buses, and is just a three-block walk from the Free 16th Street Mall Shuttle.

As you plan your weekend getaway to Denver, take time to read this article (written by a Denver writer, and recommended by Visit Denver: the official travel and visitor bureau for Denver):

--Read the full Article – Car Free Journeys Denver - By Steve Atlas--

Duluth - Car Free Journeys

Weekend getaways don't need to be limited to major cities and metropolitan areas. Frequently, smaller cities and vacation spots can be enjoyed without driving. For example, this month's weekend getaway is Duluth, Minnesota, located on Lake Superior-largest of the Great Lakes.

The most affordable way to reach Duluth is to fly into Minneapolis Airport (served by several low cost airlines), and then take a bus to Duluth. From Minneapolis Airport to Duluth, Jefferson Bus Line offers daily "Rocket Rider" with a one way ticket of $26. Go to for more information.  Skyline Shuttle also provides daily service between the Minneapolis Airport and Duluth - with stops at downtown hotels (

If convenience is more important than price, you can fly directly into Duluth International Airport. Allegiant Air has two non-stop weekly flights to Duluth from Las Vegas and Orlando. Delta Airlines offers daily non-stop flights to Duluth from Minneapolis and Detroit and United Express offers daily non-stop flights to Duluth from Chicago O'Hare.

--Read the full Article – Car Free Journeys Duluth - By Steve Atlas--

Florida Keys

An area of natural beauty, rich history and a laid back atmosphere, the Florida Keys are a chain of islands stretching from the southern tip of the Florida mainland for about 100 miles to Key West, the closest place in the United States to Cuba. Scenic ocean views, unique natural sites, seaside resorts bordering the ocean and picturesque towns and villages are only a sample of what you will find during a Florida Keys vacation. At one time, the entire length of the keys was served by the “Overseas Railway” until it was destroyed by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. Since a highway connecting the islands was already under construction, the railway was never rebuilt.

Getting There

Greyhound- Twice daily bus service from downtown Miami and Miami Airport to Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West.

Keys Shuttle - Airport shuttle from Fort Lauderdale and Miami airports to Key Largo, Tavernier, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West.

Key West Express - Ferry from Fort Myers Beach and Marco Island to Key West

Yankee Freedom - Ferry from Key West to the Dry Tortugas National Park.

Getting Around

Key West Transit - Serves Key West and Stock Islands with 4 circular shuttles and, via The Lower Keys Shuttle, from Key West to Marathon along Route 1.

Dade/Monroe Express - Local bus service 7 days a week from Marathon to Florida City on the mainland where connections are available to Miami and other surrounding communities.

Monroe County Transit - Dial-a-ride service throughout the Keys. Emphasis is on ADA qualified individuals, but is available to the general public on a space available basis.

Glacier National Park


Experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you. NPS

Getting There

Amtrak - Amtrak's “Empire Builder” operating between Chicago and Seattle serves Glacier National Park with two stops, E. Glacier near the Glacier Park Lodge and W. Glacier about three miles from Apgar Village. The Belton Station Shuttle provides a connection from the W. Glacier station to Apgar Village Inn and Lake McDonald Lodge in the park

Getting Around

Glacier Park Shuttle - Seasonal (early July to early September) two-way service along Going-to-the-Sun Road between the Apgar Transit Center and St. Mary Visitor Center. Buses run every 15 or 30 minutes dependent on location and time of day between approximately 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m NPS

East Side Shuttle - Operates from the Glacier Park Lodge, near E. Glacier Station along the east side of the park continuing to the Prince of Wales Hotel in Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park. Connections to Glacier Park Shuttle available at St. Mary's Visitor Center.

Grand Canyon National Park

Have you ever experienced a sight that took your breath away? Can you close your eyes and recall a place in vivid detail though you are no longer there? The Grand Canyon is such a place. Take time to explore and experience this magnificent environment. This enduring landscape will create precious memories that remain in your heart forever. Watch the colors and shapes of the peaks and valleys change as the sun passes across the sky, or you change the angle of your view.

Getting There

Amtrak Thruway BusThruway bus from Flagstaff. Connections in Flagstaff to points nationwide.

Arizona ShuttleShuttle from Flagstaff and Williams AZ to Grand Canyon. Connections in Flagstaff to points nationwide.

Transcanyon ShuttleSeasonal shuttle between the South Rim and North Rim of the Grand Canyon with intermediate stop in Marble Canyon.

Bundu BusBackpacker bus from Las Vegas, Phoenix and Lake Powell/Page to Grand Canyon. Connections in Las Vegas and Phoenix to points nationwide.

National Park ServicePublic transportation in the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Railway - Daily train from Williams AZ. Amtrak connections available in Williams Jct. to points nationwide. Free shuttle available from Williams Jct. to Williams.

Getting Around

Grand Canyon ShuttleFree shuttle bus to points along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Transcanyon Shuttle - Seasonal shuttle between the South Rim and North Rim of the Grand Canyon with intermediate stop in Marble Canyon.

National Park Service – Public transportation in the Grand Canyon

Isle of Palms – Car Free Journeys

The Isle of Palms is an island near the Mount Pleasant section of Charleston, South Carolina. It's easy to spend a few days here, soaking in the sun and swimming in the warm ocean. This family-oriented beach is very expansive with great sand, a chance to watch the dolphins, pick up sea shells, walk along the beach, and-if you get up early enough-watch the sun rise over the nearby fishing pier.

Local bus service in the Charleston area (including Isle of Palms) is provided by the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA). For route and schedule information, visit:, call (843) 724-7420 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, or e-mail

A taxi from Charleston International Airport to Isle of Palms can cost $55-$60 each way.

But you can save money on the return trip. East Cooper Taxi (843) 554-8066) charges approximately $40-$45 from Isle of Palms to the airport, but it is not authorized to pick up passengers at the airport.

Public transportation, although less expensive, can take two hours or more each way. CARTA’s Route 11 (cost: $1.50) serves the airport, seven days a week. A one-day pass costs $5, and a three day pass costs $11.

--Read the full Article – Car Free Journeys Isle of Palms - By Steve Atlas--

Ithaca - Car Free Journeys

As autumn approaches, the changing leaves, mountains and lakes exert their special spell. At this time of year, you want a mountain or natural lake escape that is scenic, walkable, and (preferably) away from a big city.

New York State is a magical world, especially during fall. A great choice for a weekend getaway is Ithaca: home of Cornell University, Ithaca College, and much more. Lovers of the outdoors will enjoy Lake Cayuga (one of the Finger Lakes), scenic gorges, Ithaca Falls, and much more. For details about Ithaca attractions and accommodations, go to, or call the Ithaca Visitors’ Center at (607) 272-1313 or toll-free (800) 28 Ithaca.

--Read the full Article – Car Free Journeys Ithaca - By Steve Atlas--

Martha's Vineyard Island

Martha's Vineyard, a 10 by 20 mile triangular island 7 miles off the coast of Cape Cod is a popular summer resort with picturesque villages, historic buildings, beautiful beaches, lighthouses, wildlife reserves, country roads and more.

Getting There

The Smart Guide Online guide to car free travel on Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket Island and Cape Cod.

The Steamship Authority - Year round ferry toVineyard Haven and seasonally to Oak Bluffs from Woods Hole MA.

HyLine Cruises – Seasonally to Oak Bluffs from Hyannis MA and Nantucket Island.

Seastreak New Bedford - To Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs during the summer and early fall from New Bedford MA. Operates only to Vineyard Haven during the spring and late fall.

Seastreak New York - To Oak Bluffs during the Summer, Fridays only from New York City and Highlands NJ. Returns on Sunday

Island Queen - Seasonally to Oak Bluffs from Falmouth MA

Patriot Party Boats – Seasonally to Oak Bluffs from Falmouth MA

Falmouth-Edgartown Ferry - Seasonally to Edgartown from Falmouth MA

Air Service is available at Martha's Vineyard Airport

Getting Around

Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) - Year round local buses to all 6 of the island towns, stopping at or near all the important points of interest.

Nantucket Island

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Located 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Nantucket is rich in history and natural beauty. First settled in 1659, it soon became a major whaling port lasting until the late 19th-century. With the decline of the whaling industry, the island became a major tourism destination and remains so to this day. Its cobblestoned Main Street, beautiful beaches and plentiful conservation land combine to make Nantucket a popular vacation destination.

Getting There

Freedom Cruise Line Seasonal ferry from Harwich MA

Hy Line Cruises – High speed and traditional ferry from Hyannis MA. Seasonal ferry from Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard Island.

Smart Guide - Online guide to car free travel on Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket Island and Cape Cod.

Steamship Authority – Seasonal ferry from Hyannis MA.

Getting Around

The Wave Seasonal local bus service to major points around the island.

Napa Valley

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Less than 60 miles from San Francisco, the Napa Valley, along with it's neighboring Sonoma Valley, is one of the premier wine growing regions in North America. Only about 35 miles in length, the Napa Valley boasts hundreds of wineries, many offering tastings to the public. The many farms in the area provide fresh produce that is utilized by restaurants throughout the valley. At the northern end of the valley, several spas in Calistoga take advantage of the natural hot springs in the area.

Getting There

VINEMorning and afternoon commuter service from points throughout Napa Valley to Vallejo and El Cerrito. Connection in Vallejo to Baylink ferry and bus service to San Francisco. Connection in El Cerrito to BART rapid transit service to East Bay Cities and San Francisco.

Getting Around

Napa Valley CarfreeDetailed information on visiting the Napa Valley without a car.

VINELocal bus serving the entire length of the valley from Calistoga in the north to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal. Local bus shuttles in American Canyon, Calistoga, St. Helena, Yountville and Napa. Connection in Vallejo to Baylink ferry and bus service to San Francisco.

New Orleans

New Orleans is well known for its annual Mardi Gras celebration, and for being the birthplace of jazz. But the city is more than Mardi Gras and jazz. It’s also grand Greek revival mansions of the Garden District, river cruises on the Mississippi River, parks, festivals, a college community (Tulane and Loyola), and of course the famed French Quarter with its music, restaurants, and bars. Unfortunately, a weekend here is never long enough.

Three Amtrak trains serve New Orleans: The Crescent (daily from Washington D.C. and Atlanta), the City of New Orleans (daily from Chicago), and the Sunset Limited (three times each week from Los Angeles and San Antonio). Greyhound buses also stop at the Union Passenger Terminal on Loyola Ave., next to I-10.

From the Union Passenger Terminal, RTA bus 28 will take you downtown. Take any bus going toward South Rampart and (North) Canal. (Buses don’t operate on Sundays after 6 p.m. on this route.)

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (, or call (504) 248-3900 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Central Time, weekdays) operates local buses and streetcars. Be sure to have exact change. The one-way fare is $1.25 + 25 cents for a transfer. Senior citizens age 65 (with a driver’s license or other state-issued picture ID) pay 40 cents each trip, with no charge for transfers.

--Read the full Article – Car Free Journeys New Orleans - By Steve Atlas--

Oregon Coast – Car Free Journeys

Clatsop County on Oregon’s Pacific Coast, just a two-hour bus ride from Portland, is a welcome change from a big city. Walking and biking are popular. Many areas are easy to reach by public transportation. Visitors love the small town atmosphere and how easy it is to walk to most places you need to go.

The towns of Cannon Beach and Seaside, on the Pacific Ocean, are small enough that visitors can walk to the beach, the center of town, and other attractions. Breathtaking views, and something special for every member of the family, make these attractive vacation choices for anyone visiting without a car.

Oregon Coachway Thruway buses, operated for Amtrak, leave the Portland Amtrak station everyday at 9:30 a.m. and 6:20 p.m., arriving in Cannon Beach at 11 a.m. and 7:50 p.m., and Seaside at 11:20 a.m. and 8:10 p.m. The return trip leaves Seaside at 8:40 a.m and 7:30 p.m. Cannon Beach at 8:50 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. and arrives at the Portland Amtrak station at 10:30 a.m and 9:30 p.m. The one-way bus fare is $18.

For reservation, visit, or call toll-free (800) USA-RAIL. When making reservations, the station codes are: Portland-PDX, Cannon Beach-CBO. and Seaside-SSO,

(You can also call Coachway direct, toll-free at (800) 442-4106, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday-Friday)

--Read the full Article – Car Free Journeys OregonCoast - By Steve Atlas--

Phoenix – Car Free Journeys

When we think of a weekend vacation without a car, Phoenix does not usually come to mind. But that is changing, thanks largely to new light rail and subway systems. Since Phoenix’s light rail system opened on December 27, 2008, a non-driving weekend in Phoenix can be fun and easy to accomplish. In this month’s column, Scott Dunn, from the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, (assisted by customer service reps from Valley Metro in Phoenix) shares some tips for anyone who wants to visit Phoenix for the weekend without driving.

Metropolitan Phoenix is about the size of Delaware and encompasses more than 20 cities and towns. Sometimes, the most rewarding trip to Phoenix is one that keeps it simple. Limiting your visit to locales accessible by light rail certainly simplifies things. You might miss out on the dining and nightlife of Scottsdale or the sports and entertainment of Glendale, but you’ll still get a great sense of the city’s Southwestern character—and possibly have a more satisfying visit than if you try to drive all over the place and see all Metropolitan Phoenix’ attractions. From Sky Harbor Internation Airport, take the Valley Metro’s free Phoenix Airport Shuttle to the 44th and Washington St. light rail station. Returning, take the light rail to 44th and Jefferson St. station and take the free Airport Shuttle back to the Airport.

--Read the full Article – Car Free Journeys Phoenix - By Steve Atlas--

San Diego – Car Free Journeys

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San Diego, California is an exceptional city in many ways. This popular city offers a special reason for beach lovers without cars to come here: an in-town beach that is a short ferry boat ride from downtown. Stay downtown, and you can enjoy not only Coronado Beach, but also many of San Diego's other beaches as well as many other attractions.

All of the airport’s terminals are served by The Flyer, Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Bus Route 992. Route 992 operates between the airport and downtown San Diego. Route 992 connects with Trolley, COASTER, and Amtrak stations. You can get a $5 Day Pass when you board the bus (children 5 and younger are free).

The Amtrak station is at the Santa Fe Depot, 1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101, near the intersection of Kettner and West Broadway in downtown San Diego. Many other bus routes (such as Route 7 to Balboa Park, Route 30 to La Joia, and Route 901 to Coronado) are just a few blocks away.

--Read the full Article – Car Free Journeys San Diego - By Steve Atlas--

Santa Fe

Founded in the early 1600s, Santa Fe is the oldest capitol city in the United States and at 7000 feet, it is also the highest. Today Santa Fe is known as an arts and culinary center. Art galleries, shops and markets are scattered around the city as are restaurants famous for Southwestern cuisine. The scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside and the numerous historic sites nearby make Santa Fe a wonderful vacation destination.

Getting There

Amtrak Thruway Bus Thruway bus from Lamy NM. Connections in Lamy to points nationwide.

New Mexico Park & RideCommuter service to Los Alamos, Espanola and Las Vegas NM and intermediate points. Limited service to Albuquerque.

New Mexico Rail Runner Commuter rail from Belen, Albuquerque, Albuquerque Airport and intermediate points. Bus shuttle between Albuquerque Airport station and airport terminals.

Sandia Shuttle Express - Airport shuttle from Albuquerque airport.

Shuttle Jack - Airport shuttle from Albuquerque airport

Getting Around

RTD North Central Regional Transit DistrictLocal buses throughout north central New Mexico.

Santa Fe Trails – Local buses in Santa Fe

Sedona Arizona

The colorful buttes, pinnacles, mesas and canyons surrounding Sedona are famous the world around for their red rock vistas. The remains of ancient wetlands, these crimson cliffs have been carved by the forces of the desert into one of nature's most magnificent masterpieces. US Forest Service In addition to its spectacular natural beauty, Sedona is know for its thriving arts colony with numerous shops and galleries located throughout the town. Sedona is also popular with those interested in metaphysical phenomenon.

Getting There

Sedona Phoenix Shuttle – Shuttle from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to Sedona. Nine departures daily with additional stops at nearby towns of Cottonwood, Oak Creek Village and Camp Verde. Reservation required. Sedona stop is in West Sedona, with connection via Verde Lynx to Uptown Sedona. Flight connections in Phoenix to points worldwide.

Arizona Shuttle - Twice daily shuttle from Flagstaff Amtrak station to Sedona. Operates March to October. Connections in Flagstaff to points nationwide.

Amtrak Thruway Bus - Thruway bus from Flagstaff. Operates March to October. Connections in Flagstaff to points nationwide.

Getting Around

Verde Lynx - Local bus between Cottonwood and Sedona serving W. Sedona, Uptown Sedona and the Poco Diablo Resort.

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