Car Hire Orlando

By: Fiona Hiliard

Orlando, a city where dreams come true for children and adults of all ages is an excellent place to hire a car. The sheer scale of its theme parks and attractions means you're feet will soon be begging you for a rest. Independent of public transport, you're free to discover a whole new side to the sunshine state. From the out of this world experience of the Kennedy Space Centre to the many lively festivals, you'll find there's a lot more to Orlando than fairytale castles and plastic mouse ears. Exploring sandy beaches and soaking up the wonderful sunshine at your leisure, you'll always find something to hold your interest and fire your imagination in Orlando. The following is a best guide to how best to spend your time in this fantastic city.

Orlando Airport Mini Guide:

Orlando International Airport is conveniently situated 10km to the southeast of the central business district of Orlando.

The airport consists of one main terminal and four airside terminals, each of which is an important base for international airlines including Air Canada, United Airlines, Aer Lingus and Southwest Airlines.

Things To See/Do in Orlando:

Orlando-synonymous with the child-friendly 'Magic Kingdom', exciting roller coasters and crazy theme park thrills and spills is one of the world's favourite family vacation destinations. It's easy to see why. Not only is the city home to some of the world' s greatest theme parks and visitor attractions including Disney World, Epcot, MGM Studios and Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, Islands of adventure and Sea World, it also enjoys a un-drenched climate all year round. Whatever your mood or interest, you'll always find something to fire your imagination in Orlando. The best thing about hiring a car in Orlando is that you can flit from one fantasy land to another, wherever and whenever you want. It's also important to remember that as a year-round destination, sweeping beaches and secluded bays are never more than short car hire drive away.

Eating Out in Orlando:

As a destination, Orlando offers something for every budget and taste, whether you're after spicy Mexican, super-sized fast food or elegant fine dining. Visitors should beware that restaurants based within the theme park can be overpriced, so it's worth shopping around to get the best value in eating out. Renting a car in Orlando allows you to do just that.

Day/Trips/Events in Orlando:

Car hire in Orlando lets you to take a short break away from Mickey and Minnie for a little while at least. It's worth drawing up a plan of nearby destinations you'd like to visit to avoid squabbles. One place you should definitely include on your list is the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral. Located 74km drive southeast of Orlando, a visit to the Kennedy Space Centre is a must for anyone interested in the world of space shuttles and astronauts. Meanwhile, a short 20-minute drive west will take you to Fantasy of Flight, a fascinating exhibition centre, which hosts thrilling 'flypasts' as well as fabulous aircraft displays.

There's a lot going on in Orlando outside of the usual attractions. Whatever time of year you visit, you'll always find something exciting going on. Events to look out for in Orlando include April's Rajuncajun Crawfish Festival, May's Orlando Fringe Festival and September's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

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