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Do we need to rent a car during the summer with kids in??

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Do we need to rent a car during the summer with kids in??

A family of 5, 3 kids coming for 6 nights to enjoy the summer in Aspen. Staying at the St Regis......is it necessary to have a car? Asking for a friend.....Thanks for any advice :)

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1. Re: Do we need to rent a car during the summer with kids in??

Yes. Rental cars are needed to get to restaurants, attractions and for sightseeing, especially with 3 kids for 6 days. If the trip was shorter, than maybe using local transport would be ok, but...I'd get a car.

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2. Re: Do we need to rent a car during the summer with kids in??

I agree with Casa Azul about needing a car in order to be able to get to hiking/picnicking/ touring outside of town. A car is not necessary to get to restaurants as pretty much everything is walking distance within the town, though.

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3. Re: Do we need to rent a car during the summer with kids in??

You will want a car for a portion of the time. For sure you do not need it to get around town - tons of restaurants within five minutes walking distance of the St. Regis. But for sure you would go stir crazy without a car to get out and drive around the mountains and hike in the summertime. Wintertime, fine without a car if you're skiing every day.

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4. Re: Do we need to rent a car during the summer with kids in??

I agree with Tumbleweed. A car is not necessary for restaurants as they are only seconds outside the front door of the St. Regis. The gondola is a short walk away, as is the bus to get to the Maroon Bells or Snowmass.

The car would only be helpful if you want to go to various trail heads around the area for hiking and to explore Independence Pass or other outlying areas.

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