7 JUNE 2016
When you dream of Comic-Con, you probably see yourself in the front section of Ballroom 20 panels or parading around in cosplay finery or blowing three paychecks at once in the Exhibit Hall. Riding around on a shuttle bus? Not the most glamorous part of San Diego Comic-Con. Especially when your bus is stuck in traffic and your every urge is telling you to leap off and run to the convention center.
They're immensely useful, though - and not just for the long slog to your room at the Town and Country. Shuttles help save your aching feet by transporting you to distant restaurants, parties at other hotels, and other destinations. (And if you're doing SDCC in any kind of vigorous way, your feet will ache. People have assumed I'm a sloth who can't walk one block based on my emphasis on footwear, blisters, plantar fasciitis, etc. but I hike regularly and have incredible energy - and even my feet get the blues at Comic-Con. I'll post about this as we closer because you really, really want to protect your feet and stamina.)
The shuttles are wheelchair-friendly, go all over and run day and night - literally. That's 24 hour service to 57 locations. Which is another reason they're so awesome; you can party down wherever you find yourself and skip the whole Uber/staggering around lost/trusting the wrong person thing and crawl to the nearest shuttle stop. Safe return accomplished.
So in review, shuttles are your friend; they'll help you save money, stay safe and protect your feet. Even if you're staying right next to the Con, you may want to give the schedule and map a look. You might solve a transportation problem you didn't know you had.