Gainesville: More Than Just a University Town
Whether you're visiting the University of Florida or exploring the arts and culture available in Gainesville, car rental is a great option when you travel through this city. Since Gainesville spans more than 64 square miles, having your own transportation makes it easy to explore and avoid the traffic.
It's easy to navigate here by car even if you're unfamiliar with the area because the streets are laid out in a grid. The city center is Main Street and University Avenue in downtown Gainesville, and it's surrounded by four quadrants. Avenues, places, roads, and lanes run east and west while drives, streets, and terraces run north to south. Most streets are also numbered.
The Gainesville Airport is located just a 12-minute drive from the University of Florida in normal traffic, approximately 5 miles away. If you're staying on campus, you'll have fast car access to many of the city's attractions. In fact, right on campus you'll find the Florida Museum of Natural History. This attraction is one of the jewels of the area, featuring a butterfly garden and exhibits that detail the state's cultural traditions and distinctive habitats.
Enjoy the Outdoors
Sweetwater Wetlands Park is about 2.5 miles south of the university and can be accessed by car in just five minutes. You'll see wildlife ranging from alligators and turtles to horses and cranes as you stroll the boardwalk nature trails. Keep your eyes open to catch a glimpse of colorful birds and enjoy the region's diverse plant life.
If you're up for a slightly longer drive, head just 18 minutes north of Sweetwater in your car rental to the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation. This preserve is home to 28 animal species and more than 75 individual animals, including big cats.
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For most car rental companies around the world, the minimum age requirement is 25. Drivers aged between 21 and 24 might be subject to additional local fees and may not be allowed to book vehicles under the Premium, Specialty, SUV, Minivan, Van, Convertible, Utility and Luxury Vehicle categories. Additional drivers must be at least 25 years old.
Each driver must present a full, valid and original national driver's license held for minimum of 2 years. If your license is not in a language used in your destination country, an International Driver's Permit to accompany your national driver's license is highly recommended.
Each driver must present a valid and original photo ID or passport.
The renter must present a personal credit card, valid in the country of pick-up with enough funds to put a hold for a security deposit. Third-party credit cards will not be accepted. The car rental company is solely responsible for approving the provided credit card. Online prepayment does not exempt the renter from providing a valid international credit card during vehicle pick-up. The rental company will place a hold in the amount of the security deposit and, when applicable, any additional local fees not covered in the prepaid voucher on the card provided at the rental location.
You must present a printout of the Booking Confirmation Voucher at the rental location. This document officially confirms all agreed upon services, payment conditions, rates, discounts, as well as vehicle availability within the group selected.
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