Car Hire At Sanford Airport

By: Fiona Hiliard

Regarded as the alternative gateway to Orlando, Sanford Airport is the perfect place to pick up your Florida rental car. If you're looking for a way to enjoy the theme parks of Orlando, as well as the natural attractions of the beautiful surrounding landscape, you'll find car hire affords you a freedom to do whatever you want at a pace that suits you. The following is a guide to how best to spend your time in Orlando, Sanford or wherever your takes your fancy in Florida.

Sanford Airport Mini Guide:

Sanford International Airport is located in Sanford, Florida, 18 miles from Orlando. The airport offers a range of useful passenger services and facilities including duty-free shopping, foreign exchange for last-minute US dollars, cafés, bars and restaurants.

Things To See/Do in Orlando:

Orlando has long been one of the most popular family holiday destinations in the US and it's easy to see why. The city of Orlando offers world famous theme parks likeWalt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, as well as fascinating cultural attractions such as the enthralling Orlando Museum of Art and the quirky Orlando Odditorum. There are plenty of other attractions worth discovering in Florida, should you decide to venture outside Orlando by hire car.
The John F. Kennedy Space Centre definitely warrants a drive. Situated 46 miles to the southeast of Orlando at Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Centre offers visitors the chance to tour full-size models of the space shuttle Explorer, learn bout NASA's major space missions and even examine artefacts from the moon landing. Special discount rates are available for visitors to Kennedy Space Centre and the nearby Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Orlando plays host to a number of fun festivals and events throughout the calendar year including Rajuncajun Crawfish Festival in April, Orlando Fringe Festival in May and Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, which is held at Disney's Epcot Centre from September to November. While in town, be sure to take some time out to celebrate in style with the locals.

Eating Out/Nightlife/Accommodation in Orlando:

Eating out in Orlando is a treat for every taste and budget. In general, eating out is cheap and portion sizes are generous. Those on a thrifty holiday budget should stick to the myriad low cost fast food chains, which offer special meal deals, while first class restaurants like Ponderosa Steakhouse and Sizzler will impress choosier folk.

Orlando has a vibrant nightlife, with many bars and clubs allowing revellers to party well into the early hours of the morning. Local hot spots include Top of the Palace Lounge, Houstin's in Winter Park, Bahama Breeze on International Drive and Club Firestone in Downtown Orlando.

Orlando offers excellent choice in terms of accommodation. If money is no object, check into one the luxury resort hotels in Disney World or rent out an exclusive private villa. However, if your budget is restricted, you'll be glad to learn that Orlando has a good range of low cost hotels and guesthouses offering cheap and comfortable lodgings.

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