International Drive at the heart of Orlando can be described in three words: fun, exciting and thrilling!
Many of those who visit Orlando stay on International Drive and it’s easy to see why! There are dozens of amazing hotels located along the strip with prices to suit all budgets. I-Drive is also home to endless amounts of restaurants, shops and attractions meaning that you will have every opportunity to make the most of your holiday while staying in this area of Orlando.
International Drive is home to some of Orlando’s most exciting theme parks including Wet N Wild, SeaWorld and Aquatica. All of these parks are easily accessible by using the I Ride Trolley which runs up and down International Drive and many of the hotels in the area also offer complimentary shuttle transportation. These parks are sure to thrill you and excite you and they make for great days out!
Some of our favorite things to do on International Drive include:
International Drive is home to some of Florida’s best shopping which makes Orlando a firm favourite with Irish shopping fans. Located at either end of International Drive, you will find the Orlando Premium Outlets. These outlets are packed full of designer gear at bargain prices. Expect to see stores from Michael Kors, Gap, Nike and Disney to name but a few. If you are staying along International Drive and you don’t have carhire, the I Ride Trolley is a great way to get to and from the Outlets.
Along International Drive you will also find dozens of souvenir stores with everything from t-shirts to mugs. These are often great value and give you loads of options to take home memories from your Orlando holidays.
This year, the Orlando Eye on International Drive will open it’s doors and pods and it’s sure to be the areas hottest new attraction! The Orlando Eye observation wheel based in the heart of International Drive will give holiday goers the opportunity to get a birdseye view of Orlando and it’s surroundings.
Orlando is prone to the odd rain shower during the summer months but luckily International Drive is packed full of indoor things to do that the whole family can enjoy on those wetter days. We recommend a visit to Ripley’s Believe it or Not or why not visit Wonderworks. Along International Drive you will also find crazy golf, amusements and so much more!
International Drive is home to thousands of hotel rooms and with hotels to suit every budget, you are sure to find the perfect one for your holiday.
Not only will you find standard hotels along the strip, you will also find condos, apartments and suites which are perfect for those needing a bit more space. Many of the hotels on International Drive offer complimentary shuttle transportation to the surrounding theme parks as well as breakfast.
Some of the hotels we recommend include the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, the Floridays Resort and the Ramada Plaza.
If you are planning a trip to Orlando and you want to stay in the heart of all of the action then make sure to consider the International Drive area for great value, great choice and buckets full of fun!