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International Drive Orlando

Hotels, Restaurants, Shopping - What You Need to Know

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Visiting International Drive in Orlando? Find out about Hotels on International Drive along with Restaurants, Shopping, the Orlando Convention Center and much more.

1. Orlando Convention Center

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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.  More on the Orange County Convention Center.

2. Hotels on International Drive

International Drive has 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.

3. Restaurants on International Drive

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.

4. Family Entertainment on I-Drive

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... just plain fun. No need to drive or pay for parking, the I-Ride Trolley will drop you off near these locations. Top Places to take kids.

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 one price - discounts available. Shows that 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. Orlando Dinner Shows.

5. Where to Golf When Staying on International Drive

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.

6. Nightlife on International Drive

The fun on International Drive doesn't end when the sun goes down. Adults, whether looking for dancing, entertainment or just good conversation, can find plenty of bars and clubs to while away an evening;

  • IceBar A unique experience on I-Drive, venture into the ICEBAR for chilly 27 degree temperatures.
  • Pointe Orlando B.B. King's Blues Club, Taverna Opa and Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar to name a few.

7. Shopping on International Drive

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What is a vacation without shopping? International Drive is well known as a shopping mecca. In addition to the large 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.

8. Getting Around on International Drive

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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.  More on transportation along I-Drive.

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