Getting Here and Around

Coming from the north, follow the Goldson Highway through several roundabouts (traffic circles) to Freetown Road and Barracks Road to reach the center. Alternatively, you can swing west on Princess Margaret Drive to Barracks Road, along the seafront. This is the more scenic route. From the west, the George Price Highway, via a new roundabout intersection, takes you to the Goldson Highway, from which you approach the city as described above. The city center itself is a confusing warren of narrow streets, many of them one-way, and may be temporarily closed, with detours that are not well-marked or are not marked at all.

If you're staying in either the northern or western sprawling suburbs, a car is handy, as there's limited municipal bus service. There are many taxis, however, with affordable rates. It's not customary to tip taxi drivers, unless they help you with luggage or perform other services. Most drivers are friendly and are happy to point out interesting sites to visitors. A few are licensed tour guides.

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