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Car rental Orlando

Located in the central region of the state of Florida, United States, Orlando is the fifth largest city in Florida, also the state's largest inland city. Being home to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and Sea World Orland, tourism serves as one major force driving the Orlando area economy.

Driving

Orlando is known as the largest car rental market in the world and the capital of car rental companies. Many tourists rent a car in Orlando to get around. It is a large city but it's still quite easy and convenient to get to your destination with car hire. The roads conditions are very good, with all major attractions well signed. All you need to do is try to avoid the traffic jams during rush hours. Interstate 4 is the main highway through Orlando. Take a ride with car rental in Orlando on the highway, along which all the major tourist attractions are located, such as Downtown Orlando, International Drive, Amway Arena, Arabian Nights dinner theater, Walt Disney World Universal Studios, Sea World, Discovery Cove and more. When traveling by car rental in Orlando, you cannot miss International Drive, a strip of road that runs parallel to Interstate4, where many shops, restaurants appealing to tourists can be found.

Parking

Here are some parking tips for people using car rental in Orlando in places dense with tourists: there is a huge enclosed parking garage with elevators, wheelchair rental and on-site kennel at Universal Orlando. Regular parking per day costs about 15 dollars, but parking is for free after 10 p.m. Valet parking is available at 15 dollars under 2hrs and 25 dollars over 2hrs. There are many huge parking lots in Disney World. Parking downtown Disney is for free, including the Marketplace, West Side or Pleasure Island, but be aware there are no shuttles to the theme parks from this location. You can also park your rental car in Orlando for free at water parks, but be prepared for a walk as there is also no parking tram.

Climate

With many characteristics of a tropical climate, Orlando's climate is transitional, featuring two major seasons each year. The hot and rainy season lasts from June until late September with average daytime temperature of 32 °C; the dry, warm season from October to May enjoys a comfortable average daytime temperature of 22 °C.

Sightseeing & activities

A few among the numerous must-see in Orlando are: Arboretum, University of Central Florida, an arboretum and botanical garden containing more than 60 species of plants; Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, displaying the world's most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany; International Trolley and Train Museum, featuring 14 model rainroad trains traveling through an indoor garden; Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, the world's top-ranked theme parks; the Mall at Millenia, Orlando's most upscale mall with the world's leading brands.

Events & Festivals

Orlando has an abundance of annual events to offer you, from arts fairs and music festivals to huge conventions and sports events: Central Florida Fair, featuring carnival rides, games, food, music and exhibits; Baldwin Park Auto Show, an opportunity to get close to your dream cars in a fun open air event; Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival, drawing attending applications from around 1,600 artists worldwide.
Tips and experiences for Orlando

Our customers rated Orlando with an average of 9.4 based on 20 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

31-03-2017
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Orlando is a great place to visit. I took care of business and still had plenty of time to enjoy the fun at all the attractions and yes....all that sunshine.
23-03-2017
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Driving through Orlando takes time allow time in schedule for driving time.
23-03-2017
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Definitely buy a hopper pass to Disney parks. Give yourself a day of rest between park visits.
22-03-2017
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If going to the parks and not staying at the resorts, stay at a hotel closest to the parks where you'll be visiting the most. I4 in Orlando has construction going on and traffic can get bad going either direction, it's the main highway that takes you from Disney to Universal, and unless you love sitting in traffic, you'll want to minimize the amount of time you spend on it.
21-03-2017
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Wear comfortable shoes. You will be walking many, many miles if you are visiting either Walt Disney World or Universal Studios. Using your rental car to travel to the parks can make it less stressful than trying to rush back to catch a shuttle provided by your hotel.
21-03-2017
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Go with toll plate option
16-03-2017
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beware of some toll counter have no human collecting, prepare more coins for fixed amount toll drop box.
11-03-2017
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There's something to do for everyone no matter what your likes our tastes are.
09-03-2017
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Just explore. There is so much to do other than Disney. Lots of good food places too.
08-03-2017
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Make sure you get to retail car return with some time to spare as it may be crowded.
08-03-2017
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Do drive down Rt 1 to all of the east coast beaches, so awesome !
07-03-2017
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ONline shopping is the best.
06-03-2017
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Don't use Easy Pass on Florida pass toll booths.
05-03-2017
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Had a great time at Disney despite the car rental unpleasantness.
04-03-2017
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Be prepared with toll money or purchase a sunpass right away. We loved the Island Of Adventure park. Allow down time between parks for fun and relaxation.
04-03-2017
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Check car rental options as they vary quite a bit.
03-03-2017
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Look beyond the well known websites and you can find just as good deals.
03-03-2017
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except this rent a car mistakes, everything was great
03-03-2017
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We stayed a month and renting a house was by far the best choice
02-03-2017
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Gatorland and Cocoa Beach were great. Visited Magic Kingdom and Universal, but they are getting way too pricey.