I will be travelling solo to Raleigh NC and was wondering if I could get around efficiently using only public transportation or will I have to rent a car. I would like to move around the city neighborhoods and not just focus on the downtown area.
don't need a car - some public transportation is completely free downtown (Google the R Line) or the Raleigh Rickshaws work off tips alone typically. Check out this too: http://www.raleighnc.gov/services/content/PWksTransit/Articles/AutomatedBusTracking.html about 5 years ago
You definitely will need to rent a car. Public transport in the smaller cities is non existent. Raleigh is not a metropolis. For the capital of North Carolina this city is disappointing. It is much like a lot of towns connected. There is no skyline and little to do. Visit Charlotte if you want a big city experience with much to do. almost 5 years ago