If visiting just for a day, is it ok to use my car to get around the grounds (from ruins to restaurant)? Or will I still need to rent a golf cart? Thanks!
It is small enough to walk the grounds. Cars aren't allowed everywhere.
Unless you have a real issue walking, I would say that you don't need a cart. The walk from where you park is a short distance to the entrance of the ruins and it is all level, no hills at all. Basically you will take a stroll through the neighborhood via a sidewalk or in the greenspace up to the entrance to the ruins. The walk to the ruins is along a dirt road, again easy.
As Father Sarducci would say, it all depends. If you are in halfway decent health, you do not need a golf cart. However, if you are collecting social security checks and have a hard time walking then by all means get a golf cart....
You will WANT to walk! it's not far at all, and you'll enjoy slowly taking in all the scenery. have fun!
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