Car hire in Orlando
Hiring a car in Orlando
Situated in the state of Florida, Orlando father's a variety of the best theme parks in the world. Most well known for being the home to Disney World and Universal Studios, 2015 saw Orlando set a new record for US tourism as it became the first destination to surpass 60 million visitors in one year.
But Orlando can offer so much more than its theme parks alone. The city boasts world class spas, sophisticated shopping districts, premier golfing and much more. It is a great holiday destination for all ages, with activities catering to families, couples and groups.
You can turn your trip to Orlando into any kind of holiday you want it to be, action packed with crazy rollercoaster rides, relaxed by the pool, or a city break, soaking up the history, art and culture that the metropolis provides.
What you need to know
To explore Orlando in full, a car is highly recommended. Themes parks are located far apart, and if you intend to be out exploring everyday, taxi fares will soon mount up.
Orlando couldn’t be better designed for drivers - highways are in excellent condition, with clear directions, taking you to exactly where you need to be. It’s worth being aware that freeways are big and sometimes crowded, and overtaking can happen in any lane.
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Where to pick up your car
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On arrival at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) you’ll find car hire desks on level one, at both terminals - A and B. You’ll find many signs telling you where you need to go, with plenty of airport stewards happy to direct you.
The majority of roads in Orlando are toll roads, so you’ll need change for your journey, you’ll be able to locate many cash machines throughout the main terminal and in the departure lounge, should you need them.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Once you’ve collected your keys and your car is all packed up, where you choose to go is completely up to you - Orlando is your oyster. Over five million travellers have explored new places thanks to Holiday Autos, with the freedom of a hire car nowhere is out of bounds.
After travelling long-haul, you may be feeling a tad peckish, so why not head straight to International Drive, which will take you to every kind of restaurant you could ever imagine? American, Thai, Chinese, Indian, to name only a few, International Drive can provide you with whichever cuisine tickles your tastebuds.
If you fancy some retail therapy, then head to Orlando’s International Premium Outlets, where you will find designer labels at discounted prices. Alternatively, if you want to soak up some culture, why not catch a performance by the Orlando Ballet or a Broadways show at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Art, in downtown Orlando?
If you’re visiting Orlando in the summer months then a day trip to a water park is always guaranteed to be fun. And the city is in no shortage when it comes to waterparks - Wet ‘n’ Wild, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon and Aquatica - the choice is yours.
Whether you’re an art fanatic or not, the public art and sculptures in downtown Orlando are a sight to be seen, offering the perfect picture opportunity. SEE Art Orlando is a collection of eight contemporary sculptures inspired by elements of the city, varying in size and medium.
Car hire in Florida means that you have the chance to discover other parts of Florida as and when you wish. An hour and a half journey by car via the I-4 W and FL-618 Toll/Selmon Expressway and you will arrive at Tampa. Home to Busch Gardens - a theme park with some of the biggest rollercoasters in Florida - Tampa has many tourist attractions including the Museum of Science and Industry, Lowry Park Zoo and Adventure Island.
If you’d prefer to relax on one of Florida’s beautiful white sand beaches then head to Clearwater, a two hour drive away from Orlando and home to the Marine Aquarium where injured dolphins and sea turtles are rehabilitated. If you fancy somewhere a little livelier, then why not spend a couple of days in Miami? Miami is most famous for its beautiful beaches, shops and vibrant nightlife and is located just over three hours south of Orlando.
Top attractions to visit in Orlando
Take in some of the best sights in Orlando with the flexibility and independence your hire car offers you.
A trip to Orlando wouldn’t be complete without visiting Walt Disney World. Tourists can often find ticket deals which include all four main parks - the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios Epcot. Both children and adults can experience the magic that the park’s provide where film characters spring to life in a trip of a lifetime.
Universal Studios is more than just a theme park, as it gives visitors an insight into the world of their favourite movies. One of the park's most popular attractions is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where tourists can explore Hogsmeade and take a step inside Diagon Alley and Gringotts Bank. The theme park also features many nice restaurants including the world-famous Hard Rock Cafe.
For something slightly different, take a ride on the wild side through the Everglades on an airboat. Here you will be able to spot alligators (from the safety of the boat of course), cruise along the coast and explore the South Beach. The are many tour airboats which you can opt for, but it is recommended that you book in advance.