My mother and I are taking a trip to Oahu this February. I did a hotel/car/flight special through Expedia and I believe for the week it was a couple hundred more for a car rental. It also costs $27 per day to park at the hotel.
The reason I thought it would be good to have it for the whole week is because I know I'll be going to North Shore and exploring the island. I also thought I would need to drive to that well known beach to snorkel at on the south side as well as the Polynesian Center. Also I will need it the entire last day I'm here since I'll be checking out that day and have a lot of time to kill, as well as from the airport to the hotel on the first day.
Lastly, my mom has some physical set backs due to a surgery she had last year and I just want everything to be easy on her as far as transportation goes.
Is it truly that much of a savings to only have the car for a few days and walk/bus/cab the rest or is it worth having for the whole week? A lot of people have recommended only renting it on specific days and not overnight, but it just seems like a hassle to rent a car for only a day, randomly. How bad is parking really?
Thanks for reading - sorry this is a long question!