We are ready to make a final decision about our trip this summer... A few questions about the city... Would it be crazy to rent a car to drive in the city.?.. Is there public transportation from the airport to downtown? What would be the best area to stay , if you do not have a car? We would only stay about 2 nights in the city, then would rent a car to explore outside the city.. I have heard Carmel is wonderful.. Need other ideas about the high points of your area, not to miss.. We are a couple in our 50's, Very active.. We love to explore during the day, then in the evening , be able to go to dinner, walk around and maybe stop in for some wine and not have to drive, so would need the hotel walking distance.. We enjoy artsy neighborhoods, history and of course natural beauty along the way.. Thanks for any advice given.