Having a car is a good choice in San Diego, as many of the area’s attractions are spread out around the city.  If you are flying into town, it’s easy to rent a car at the airport.  Over ten national car rental agencies, including Alamo, Enterprise and Hertz, do business at the San Diego International Airport, so you’ll have plenty of options to find a vehicle that suits your needs.

Taxis are readily available at the airport’s Transportation Plazas, staffed by coordinators who will direct you to available cabs.  Most major hotels and some of the larger shopping centers in the area have taxi stands near the entrance, so you shouldn’t have to arrange for them on your own or flag them down on the street.  But if you do, Orange Cab is one of the main taxi operators in the area.  They can be contacted at 619-291-3333 to arrange for transportation 24 hours a day.  Yellow Cab can be contacted at 619-234-6161.