Car Hire in Florida
Florida Car Hire
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Plan your trip to FloridaFlorida is synonymous with fun, sea and sun. With the world-class theme parks of Orlando, beautiful scenery and fine dining it’s little wonder it tops travellers holiday hit-lists year after year. Collect your Avis hire car from a choice of state-wide rental stations and explore.
Orlando is Florida’s main draw with Walt Disney World its most famous attraction. Split into Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and MGM Studios there are rides, white-knuckle rollercoasters and shows for all ages.
Movie-inspired Universal Orlando resort is another favourite. It’s split into three sections: Universal Studios Florida; Universal’s Islands of Adventure; and the most recent, Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park. Highlights include The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride at Islands of Adventure which takes visitors on an amazing 3-D thrill ride.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Orlando is another Orlando highlight with pools, waterslides and attractions such as ‘swirling body coaster’ The Storm, which is sure to get the pulse racing.
Theme parks aside, Florida has lots to offer. Miami, on Florida’s south-eastern tip, has great beaches, colourful art deco buildings and a thriving nightlife as well as a zoo, botanical gardens and several galleries.
Hollywood Beach is a must see. The famous boardwalk stretches for over 2.5 miles with numerous bars, cafes and restaurants. The more active can rent bikes and cruise along the coast enjoying spectacular Atlantic views.
Beyond the cities there is another side of Florida to explore with the Gulf Coast providing the chance to experience a more relaxing pace of life and spot some wildlife.
Road trips around FloridaThe U.S. is a vibrant land of contrasts with glamorous cities, long stretches of golden sands and towering forests providing the setting for both relaxation and adventure. Explore these nearby destinations from the comfort of your Avis hire car.
Orlando Wetlands Park
From Orlando International Airport it’s just a 40-minute drive, via FL-50 E and E Colonial Drive, to Orlando Wetlands Park. With 20 miles of roads and woodland trails the park is easily accessible and offers numerous walking, jogging and cycling opportunities. The open waters of the lake attract a number of fascinating birds including bald eagles, red shouldered hawks and limpkins. You may even see the odd raccoon or white-tailed deer.
Drive for around an hour and a half, via I-4 W, to reach Tampa. With its own adventure park, the 335-acre, African themed Busch Gardens, and a host of cultural attractions, there’s a lot to do. For dining and nightlife head to the Ybor City area; this historic neighbourhood has strong Spanish and Cuban roots which has created a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Other attractions include The Florida Aquarium and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.
Just under a two-hour drive from Orlando International Airport, via I-4 W, is St Petersburg, home of the world-renowned Salvador Dali museum as well as some award-winning beaches. The Downtown area is packed with shops, restaurants and bars while those in search of variety can head to Locale Market, a 20,000 square foot market place offering a huge assortment of artisanal foods and fresh produce.