International Drive in Orlando

International Drive near the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

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Visiting International Drive in Orlando? Find out what you need to know about hotels on International Drive along with restaurants, shopping, the Orlando Convention Center and much more.

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Orlando Convention Center

The arches of the main entrance of the Orlando Convention Center beneath a clear blue sky and flanked by palm trees at International Drive area

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Address
International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Phone
+1 407-685-9800

The Orange County Convention Center, with its three large concourses, is a magnet that draws both visitors and Florida residents to the International Drive area. Now the second largest convention facility in the country, the Convention Center is the site of not only some of the nation's largest trade shows but also home to popular public events such as the Home and Garden Show.

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Restaurants on International Drive

A sign on International Drive lists several restaurants available for dining in

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Whether looking for a​ special occasion dinner, a place to entertain convention clients, or an inexpensive meal for the family, the dining options on International Drive are seemingly endless. Savor a gourmet meal served by a tuxedoed waiter or chow down on a burger served by a car-hop, or anything in between. The choice is yours

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Family Entertainment on I-Drive

The WonderWorks Museum, an upside-down building on international drive with broken columns and its entrance in the ceiling

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Staying on International Drive and need a break from the theme parks? Or something to do on a rainy day? There are plenty of kid-friendly options on I-Drive. Some are educational and some are just plain fun. No need to drive or pay for parking, the I-Ride Trolley will drop you off near these locations.

Looking for an entertaining evening away from the theme parks? Orlando is home to a variety of family-friendly venues offering dinner and a show for discounted prices. Local dinner shows invite you to play detective, cheer jousting knights, visit a speakeasy, be a guest at an Italian wedding, or act as a magician's assistant. The whole family is certain to have a memorable time.

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Nightlife on International Drive

The Illuminated and colorful big wheel at night in the International Drive area

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Address
8967 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Phone
+1 407-426-7555

The fun on International Drive doesn't end when the sun goes down. Adults looking for dancing, entertainment, gentlemen's clubs, or just good conversation, can find plenty of ways to while away an evening. Bars and clubs include IceBar—a unique experience on I-Drive featuring chilly 27-degree temperatures—B.B. King's Blues Club, Taverna Opa, and Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar.

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Shopping on International Drive

A strip of retail shopping on International Drive

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Address
4951 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Phone
+1 407-352-9600

What is a vacation without shopping? International Drive is well known for its shopping mecca, Pointe Orlando. In addition to the large, premium outlet malls, which feature bargains from high-end producers, there are many small shops along I-Drive where interesting and unusual items can be purchased.

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Hotels on International Drive

A man rides a rickshaw pedal taxi bicycle around International Drive with the Hyatt Hotel rising out of the background

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International Drive has a wide selection of family-friendly easy on the budget hotels. In addition to being centrally located to Universal Studios, Disney World, Sea World, and the Convention Center, I-Drive has a wealth of hotel options. Cheap Hotels on International Drive.

If vacation, to you, means attentive service, premium quality bedding and linens, and fine-dining, there are several hotels on International Drive that will fill the bill. While you relax by the pool, these hotels provide concierge services that will answer your questions and make arrangements to meet your dining and entertainment needs. Luxury Hotels on International Drive.

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Where to Golf When Staying on International Drive

The JW Marriott Orlando hotel near the Convention Center features an 18-hole golf course

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When staying on International Drive, it's easy to get out, enjoy the Florida sunshine, and play a round of golf. Many excellent golf courses are located within a short distance of I-Drive and the Convention Center.

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Getting Around on International Drive

The green I-Ride Trolley a convenient, inexpensive, fun way to get to attractions, hotels, shopping, and dining, rolls by the Wonderworks Museum

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Staying in the International Drive area? Renting a car is not always a necessity. Many destinations near the Convention Center (shops, dining) are within easy walking distance. The I-Ride Trolley and the Lynx bus provide easy and inexpensive transportation up and down I-Drive, and cabs are available for door to door transit.

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