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Davenport is a small town near the centre of Florida. It’s a handy driving distance from some of Florida’s main attractions, including the Walt Disney World Resort, Legoland Florida, Sea World & Aquatica, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens. It’s also a great location for visiting nearby destinations by hire car, such as Lakeland,Kissimmee,Orlando and Winter Haven.
If you’re arriving via Orlando International Airport then it’s a 37-mile drive by rental car to Davenport. En route you could visit the unique town of Celebration, a residential community created by the Walt Disney Company to emulate an ideal American small town.
There are various hire car providers to suit your budget and preferences, including Dollar, Thrifty and Alamo. Many offer extras like free cancellation, unlimited mileage and zero excess collision cover.
Davenport is an ideal destination for visiting Florida’s major theme parks and tourist attractions. The legendary Walt Disney World Resort is a 10-mile drive away. Highlights of this phenomenal entertainment complex include Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom, Spaceship Earth at the Epcot Centre, the Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and The Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom.
Universal Studios is a 24-mile car ride from Davenport by rental car. The park invites visitors to ‘ride the movies’ and enjoy interactive experiences based around Hollywood films. Highlights include Men in Black: Alien Attack, Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride, and Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time.
Situated on Florida’s West Coast, Tampa is a 64-mile drive by hire car from Davenport. This coastal city is buzzing with restaurants, entertainment and nightlife. The white beaches of Tampa Bay are sunny 361 days of the year and the natural harbour is a striking sight when lit up at night. Tampa also has many tourist attractions to enjoy. Busch Gardens is a popular amusement park filled with thrill rides, African wildlife and entertainment. The Florida Aquarium features many ocean species including sharks, dolphins and penguins. The Museum of Science & Industry is great for the whole family and includes a butterfly garden and IMAX theatre.
With its turquoise ocean, white beaches and lush green spaces, Florida is idyllic to explore by hire car. The US is right-hand drive and remember to keep an eye on your mirror, as drivers don’t always indicate a direction change. Every state has different driving laws, so make sure you familiarise yourself with the Florida ones before your visit.
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