Florida is a state with so much to do and see, that there really is something for everyone, regardless of your age.
However, it can be a tough state to travel around, as the public transport system can be tricky to navigate and doesn’t have the freedom that you’ll find in places like Europe for example.
Here are some reasons why you should rent a car if you’re travelling to Florida:
You’ll enjoy greater flexibility
Most people visiting Florida will want to spend a few days visiting the theme parks in Orlando before heading down to Miami and southbeach, maybe taking a trip to the Everglades or Keywest or visiting Fort Lauderdale. Others may just like having the ability to jump in the car and go for a road trip.
Hiring a car means that you can do what you want, when you want. If it’s raining in Orlando you can change your plans and head down to the beach and do the theme parks at the end of the trip. If you are staying in Orlando, unless you’re staying at one of the theme park hotels you’ll find that even if your hotel has a shuttle between the parks it’s unlikely to be running at the most convenient times- making it harder if you’re traveling with small children.
Choosing to rent a car will mean that you can go and do whatever you want, split the kids up, take some of them home early, leave the hotel and parks whenever it’s convenient for you, and easily travel around Florida.
You’ll save a ton of time
There’s nothing worse than spending lots of time twiddling your thumbs and waiting around when you want to be enjoying yourself, especially when you’re on vacation. This is especially true if you’re traveling with small children, since they have less patience and get tired quickly.
By renting a car, you can drive yourself from the airport to your hotel and back, saving time waiting for a shuttle to fill with people. You can easily travel around the beaches and can also be more spontaneous.
You’ll save a surprising amount of money
Hiring a car means that you won’t need to stay at the theme park hotels for the shuttle- something that can be more pricey than staying at a hotel a little further away. You also won’t need to pay for a taxi when you want to get to and from different places or buses or flights to get around Florida.
While many people assume that hiring a car will be more expensive than occasionally taking a taxi, they often forget that convenience usually trumps money when we’re on vacation, meaning you may end up spending more on taxis than you would think.
If you’re planning a trip to Florida, hiring a car will give you more time to see the sights, save you money, and take a lot of stress out of travel. Look for more information by contacting a rental agency online and learn about the plans and cheap rates that can be contracted with them.