My husband & I will be traveling to Spain for 2 weeks with our 2 year old daughter and 75 year old mother which poses some challenges.
We are flying into Barcelona and had originally booked a van rental thinking we would have so much (car seat/stroller plus luggage for 4) to transport but now I'm running into problems as none of the apartment rentals (so we can all stay as one unit) come with parking. We were hoping to book with freindlyrentals.com in Gotic or Born so once a car is parked we can walk or metro for the most part...unless a day trip is planned.
We will be in Barcelona for 3 days before we head off and travel the entire north coast and fly out of Santiago so a car is essential but is the car in Barcelona realistic?
Any advice would be great as far as - is a car helpful to have for day trips or is there really no reason to leave the heart of the city? What about car-seats for kids - I can't exactly lug it around and try to get in & out of taxi's, etc.. Do kids ride without a seat of the tour buses? Just wondering what other families have done?
Thanks so much!