Quick Guide to International Drive
International Drive is the entertainment hub of Orlando, where many of the city's attractions (outside of the theme parks) are based. It's filled with restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as fun, family-friendly attractions like escape rooms, crazy golf courses and interactive museums. Orlando may be popular with the little ones on Disney holidays, but there are lots things that appeal to the more mature traveller on this exciting thoroughfare.
International Drive is located around a 25-minute drive north of Kissimee and 15 minutes from Lake Buena Vista, so it's worth hiring a car while on your Orlando holiday. If you're staying close by, you can take the I-ride trolley around the area and save yourself some money and hassle while you hop on and off.
Florida is a year-round holiday destination, and International Drive welcomes visitors throughout the year. Avoid travelling there during school holidays if you want to find a cheap International Drive deal. There is no best time to visit when it comes to the climate, so compare prices for your 2018 or 2019 International Drive holiday and you'll be in for some warm weather whenever you choose to travel.
Fab holidays for:
Theme Park adventures, Florida Sun, Shopping
Orlando International Airport
Did you know?
I Drive is 11.1 miles long
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- Las Vegas Holidays
- Orlando Holidays
- Miami Holidays
- Los Angeles Holidays
- Florida Keys Holidays
- Hawaii Holidays
- Walt Disney World Resort Holidays
- Celebration Holidays
- Chicago Holidays
- Champions Gate Holidays
- Universal Orlando Resort Holidays
- Lake Buena Vista Holidays
- Kissimmee Holidays
- Miami Beach Holidays
- San Francisco Holidays
- Key Largo Holidays
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How to Get There
You can fly to Orlando from a selection of UK airports, and direct from London and Manchester. Once you land, you can use a hire car to get to International Drive. It's around a 20-minute drive from Orlando International Airport, so it's conveniently located. Alternatively, you can see if your International Drive hotel offers a shuttle service, or catch the Lynx bus which operates daily, but takes a lot longer due to stops in between.
Things to See and do
Orlando attractions are vast in their offerings, and since many of these are located along International Drive, many choose to stay close to this area. Choose from wacky themed golf courses like Gator Golf and Hollywood Drive-In Golf, where you can practice your putting skills among unusual surroundings, and other fun activities like go karting and indoor sky diving. There's also the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye which lets you to admire the view from as high as 400 feet. Let's not forget all of the theme parks located nearby offering thrilling rides suitable for all ages.
For groups visiting International Drive, there's an array of nightlife options on offer in addition to all the fun daytime activities open to visitors of all age groups. Blues fans can sip on speciality cocktails like the 3 O'Clock Blues while they listen to an 11-piece band performing classics at B.B. King's Blues Club. And for those who want to let their hair down, Club 39 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel is the place to be seen, pumping out a mixture of commercial hits and bangers from the 80s and 90s.