Best things to do on International Drive in Orlando

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When staying in Orlando there is an endless list of sites to see, things to do and places to eat. International Drive, also known as I-Drive, has it all along its 11.1 mile strip and is the most popular tourist area in Orlando. Check out our best places you should visit on I-Drive on your trip to Orlando!

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World-Famous Theme Parks

International Drive attractions are made for everyone of all ages. The majority of Orlando’s theme parks are located on the famous I-Drive. These include Universal Studios, Universal’s  Island of Adventures,  Universals Volcano bay,  Sea World and Sea World’s  Aquatica Water Park.

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If rides aren’t for you then the weather is always right for some crazy golf in Orlando.  Places on International Drive that are best for this include Gator Golf and Volcano Island, entertainment for the whole family!  A new attraction on International Drive is the I–Drive 360, The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye.  The observation wheel gives a stunning view of Orlando and there’s plenty to do when you’re not on it including dining and entertainment.


A trip to Orlando isn’t quite complete without any shopping and what better place to shop than Orlando International Premium Outlets. With stores such as Adidas, Calvin Klein, GAP and Nike all at a discounted price and all under one roof, you won’t be able to resist. Other shopping destinations on I-Drive include convenient stores, supermarkets and plenty of gift and souvenir shops.

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There is definitely not a shortage of restaurants located along International Drive. There are over 50 restaurants to choose from gourmet to family dining depending on what your needs.  Johnny Rockets, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Outback Steakhouse are perfect picks if you are after classic American cuisine. Or if you fancy a meal from the rest of the world, Olive Garden, Texas de Brazil Churrascaria and CoCo Thai will be sure to fulfill your needs.

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Night Life

With many bars across the strip of I-Drive, the nightlife is certainty not quiet. Entertainment from the Blue Man Group offers lots of laughs and live music. It’s one to visit and can be found in Universal CityWalk.  If you are after something a little more relaxed where you can hang out and watch the all the sports with a drink, Cheers Sports Bar is the place to go.  For something a bit more action packed, Main Event Entertainment has lots to offer from high rope adventure courses and Virtual Reality Play to state-of-the-art bowling. You can also grab a bite to eat and a drink whilst you play.

This is just a handful of what you can get up to on the famous International drive whether staying on I-Drive or in nearby Kissimmee. Don’t miss out on our current International Drive holiday offers and let us know what you get up to on I-Drive over on Twitter! @HolidayGenie

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