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checking out the towns

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Avonlea, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. Avonlea

    Avonlea Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 14, 2002
    Since I'm shelving out the airfare to visit AZCOM, I figure I would spend a day or two checking out Glendale and Pheonix. Any suggestions? How about transportation? Can you take a bus easily to Pheonix? I'd rather not rent a car.

    For those of you heading off to Mare Island to visit Touro, there is San Francisco (half an hour drive or ferry), the beach (an hour away), Berkeley (nice bohemian place which is a much see also only half hour away) and two hours from Lake Tahoe where there plenty of hiking, slopes, casinos, and the lakeside. Once your'e in SF, you can get around by BART (above ground subway which also takes you to Berkeley), but the other places I mentioned, you'd really need a car. Hope this helps!
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  3. thirdangel

    thirdangel Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2002
    hi! I would really recommend renting a car if you are going to see AZCOM, since it isn't really that close to Phoenix. I don't think there is much public transportation. I went there last spring and looking back I wish I had rented a car because trying to get a taxi everywhere was not easy. Anyways, have fun!
  4. adamj_ut

    adamj_ut Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Greeley, CO
    I don't know too much about public transportation in the Glendale/Phoenix area, but when I visited AZCOM last year, I rented a car and just wanted to pass along a word of warning that the fees really add up in a quick hurry. I ended up paying around $175 for a compact for two days. By the time you purchase insurance and all that stuff, it's a lot more expensive than they initially quote you. Arizona has a funny law with insurance and rental cars -- if you hit somebody it's your fault, and if they hit you, it's still your fault -- at least, that's what the car rental guy told me.

  5. Hi, Avonlea

    I also rent a car for $59.67 for 2 days (including taxes, insurance...every thing) from Enterprise. This is a special discount rate from manager (I don't care what they call it) probably because it's close to the Sept. 11th :rolleyes:


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