International Drive, Orlando

Travel distance/time from Florida Delight (22.9 miles: 28 minutes) 

It is quite hard to know where to even start describing International Drive, or I-Drive as it is also known as, because it encompasses so many attractions.

Since we bought our villa at Watersong we have always included a visit to International Drive during our holiday and in the past few years we have seen a lot of development there. There is now the very impressive Pointe Orlando which has a wealth of shops, restaurants and entertainment as well as plenty of free parking for up to 1600 cars. I-Drive 360 is Orlando's new $200 million entertainment destination with the 400 foot high observation wheel being its highlight. 

International Drive is one of the main thoroughfares through Orlando, and as such can be very busy. I-Drive offers visitors a vast range of entertainment, dining (this article highlights 15 of the best restaurants on International Drive), shopping and world class attractions including six of the key theme parks of Orlando.  Although International Drive itself is a long road which covers quite a distance I think that if you think of a visit to International Drive for a day or evening out it would generally mean you are heading to Pointe Orlando as your destination in sat nav as a place to park and then have lots of things to walk around and see and enjoy.

There are a whole host of other attractions such as Madame Tussauds, Ripley's Believe it Or Not,  Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf , Dinner Shows, Night Clubs, a multiscreen Cineplex with IMAX. The crazy golf at Pirate's Cove Adventure is always really good fun and we have done it many times with family and friends. The course is quite spectacular especially at night when floodlit. 

In the meantime check out  more things to do on International Drive through this link