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Get behind the wheel in Orlando and discover there’s so much more to this city than theme parks O-TOWN

For a destination so strongly associated with one type of visitor attraction, Orlando sure has a lot to offer besides resorts and rollercoasters. Away from its theme parks, the city – known as O-Town by the locals – boasts a thriving arts scene, beautiful natural spaces and high-octane sporting entertainment. If you book a fly-drive with British Airways and Avis, you can catch more than a glimpse of unsung Orlando at your own pace and in your own time. It’s time to find out where your wheels could take you.

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE Downtown Orlando, Wekiwa Springs State Park, native Floridian alligator, cruising in a convertible

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