International Drive is an 18 kilometre stretch of road that serves as a popular tourist district in Orlando, packed full of various family-friendly attractions. An area the entire family can enjoy, it is lined with dining, shopping and entertainment hotspots. Whether you’re looking for a day of laid-back recreation or a wild night out on the town, International Drive doesn’t disappoint.
Things to do
International Drive brings you to the heart of resort area attractions, including Fun Spot America and Magical Midway. Test your racing skills on the fast tracks or enjoy the exhilaration of the 76-metre high SkyCoaster.
International Drive is a short distance from entertainment meccas including Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld, and is jam-packed with smaller family-oriented attractions. Need a break from the heat? Take a dive into Discovery Cove and go swimming with the dolphins.
If you’re searching for retail therapy, you’ll find plenty along International Drive including four massive malls that offer everything from upscale boutiques to affordable bargains. When you’re ready to relax for the evening, head over to Cafe TuTu Tango for tapas and then dance the night away at Mango’s Tropical Cafe, one of Orlando’s hottest nightclubs.
When your senses start dulling, brighten your day with a live show at the Orlando Improv Comedy Club. After laughing yourself silly, don’t miss out on some of the area’s more unique exhibits, such as Ripley's Believe it or Not! and Madame Tussauds.
Public transportation around the region is served primarily by bus, while a car is recommended to reach Downtown Orlando and Orlando International Airport. The I-Ride trolley system is the most efficient way of getting around the tourist strip, although parts of it can be explored on foot depending on the intensity of Florida’s heat.