rbgrocio wrote:If you decide to go to Miami and you are staying in Coral Gables, then you have a lot of hangout places around. Even if you dedicate most of your time to law school, every now and then you will want to go to places and get to know South Florida, specially if you are not from here. You need a car to do those things. I wouldn't recommend you taking the metrorail late at night. Parking is a mess everywhere in Miami!!! MAke sure you always have some quarters for the metered parking
I can attest to all of this, as well. My boyfriend lives in Miami and had trouble shiping his car there so he was car-less for a few weeks right after he moved. He was in a hotel literally 3 walking minutes away from his office and not having a car was still a problem (groceries, looking for a place, furniture, the works.) Now he lives on South Beach and had problems getting to and from work when he was car-less for another week a few months ago. It's just not fun.
Also, yes there are some cool things to do that are in walking distance, but there are even better things to do when you can drive further. Most of the fun, somewhat touristy things we've done were definitely too far to walk to, but not very far when driving. So, though unfortunate because parking is so atrocious and people are generally horrible drivers down there, I would DEFINITELY recommend having a car.