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Local Libations on I-Drive

With so many unique dining destinations, it is no surprise that on International Drive there are a variety of local favorite spots that are serving up signature drinks that will have you smiling in no time. Let the good times roll as you indulge in one of these favorite local International Drive libations! Handmade Mojitos Mango’s Tropical Café is known as International Drive’s most exciting dining and entertainment experience, mixing together award-winning dining, shows, and a ...


Forward Thinking Fare on I-Drive

Everyone knows that if you’re looking for endless options of the best cuisine, that International Drive is the perfect place to be. But, many don’t think about the variety of forward thinking fare that you can find on I-Drive . Next time you’re looking for a bite to eat and want to indulge in something a little different, be sure to check out one of these 5 forward thinking dining options! 1. Hash House a Go-Go If you’re look for fun forward-thinking food that is inspired...


Independence Day on I-Drive!

On July 4, 1776 the thirteen colonies proclaimed their independence, eventually leading to the formation of the United States of America! This day each year families and friends come together for a fun celebration, and this year, the July 4 celebration hot spot is International Drive ! Whether you’re looking to gaze at the night sky for a spectacular firework show, hoping to experience something iconic, just want to get out and enjoy some good company paired with delicious food and quenchi...


Steakhouse Style Dining on I-Drive!

We all know that celebrating something special, and a special dinner at a top-notch steak house go hand in hand; but, here on I-Drive there are so many award-winning steakhouses to choose from, that you won’t need to wait for something to celebrate, because your dinner will be the special occasion! Texas de Brazil Churrascaria If you’re craving a succulent steak and a fresh crisp salad, this steakhouse is just what you’re looking for. Also known as a churrascaria, Texas de Braz...


Movin' and Groovin' on I-Drive

Many would say that live music is a must for a night of fun out on the town, and if you’re one of those people; International Drive has a ton of options for you to choose from to make sure that your next night out is one filled with live tunes that will have you rock n’ rolling in no time! Get your ears ready for good tunes, and your feet ready to move. Lafayette’s Music Room Situated in the heart of Pointe Orlando, Lafayette’s Restaurant and Bar is the spot to enjoy grea...


Father's Day on I-Drive

Father’s Day is almost upon us, and come June 17th, we want to make sure that the Father in your life gets everything that they deserve on their day! Here on International Drive you’ll not only find dining options that will WOW your dad, but you’ll also find the most exciting destinations and everything you need to prepare for the big day! Eat Like A King We know every dad out there loves some good grub, and Father’s Day should be no exception! On International Drive we u...


A Rainy Day on I-Drive

Anyone who has visited Orlando, FL during Summer time knows that it’s not all sunshine. Afternoon showers are common, which helps cool things down a bit as the heat of the Florida sun rises. Luckily, if you find yourself stuck with a rainy forecast during your stay on I-Drive, you’ll see that rain won’t stop your fun! Next time your cooped up on a rainy day, here are some ideas of how to turn your rainy-day on I-Drive into a really good time! Escape the Rain Escape ro...


5 Places on I-Drive that will Inspire Your Inner Child

Let’s face it, sometimes adulting can be a bit...tiresome. But, on I-Drive , we understand the importance of breaking the daily routine for some good fun! You don’t have to be on vacation to release some tension and enjoy a night of fun and games. Let loose and release your inner child during your next visit to I-Drive ! Credit: Facebook DBOrlando Eat and play at Dave and Busters and you’ll soon see why this destination made its way onto the list. From happy hour specials, to l...


5 I-Drive Attractions to visit for a new learning experience!

Learning from experiences is invaluable, and here on I-Drive , there are many opportunities to learn without even realizing that you are! From museums and aquariums, to some amusement parks just for the mind; there a few attractions that you must check out during your next visit to I-Drive. Enjoy the pleasure of gaining knowledge on something you never knew while enjoying experiences that you’ll remember for a lifetime! 1. SKELETONS Credit: Facebook SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology houses ov...


A Graduation Celebration

Graduation time is here! The moment when all the hard work and perseverance finally pays off calls for a celebration! There is no better place than I-Drive to celebrate your graduate’s achievements and ring in the next adventure! From elementary to college, I-Drive has everything you need to make your graduate's celebration one they will remember for a lifetime! First, we eat! A graduation just isn’t complete without a special dinner that friends and family can enjoy together! Left C...


Mother's Day on I-Drive

When mom’s happy, everyone’s happy. Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and we all know how much our moms do for us! Treat your Mom to a day on I-Drive that is all about her! From Mother’s Day brunch and endless mimosas to shopping , and some of the best spas out there; show the moms in your life just how important they are this Mother’s Day. Brunch Suited for The Best If brunch is your thing, you’re in luck. On Mother’s Day you’ll find the pe...


I-Drive May Happenings

The I-Drive Calendar is full of events for the month of May! From laughs and family fun activities to festivals full of experiences that everyone will enjoy! All we can say is that you’ll want to be on I-Drive this May. Let the good times roll It’s no secret that a little laugh can go a long way, and this month on I-Drive we’re expecting lots of laughs. The Orlando Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theatre has a busy month. Getting off to a hilarious start, Nate Bargatze will be pe...


Tee Time on I-Drive

A vacation in paradise just wouldn’t be complete without a round or two of golf! Surrounded by nothing but the sound of the palm trees swaying in the breeze, International Drive is home to some of the nicest world-class courses you can find. Whether you’re looking to catch a game of putt-putt with some good company or want to put all that practice to the test, you’ll find the perfect course right here . Credit: ShingleCreekGolf.com Credit: ShingleCreekGolf.com Shingle Creek Gol...


Saying "I Do" on I-Drive

Orlando is one of the world’s hottest destinations for weddings and I-Drive is at the center of the hype, with everything that will make your special day exactly what you have imagined. Whether your envisioning romantically intimate or extravagant, your wedding day on I-Drive will be everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Credit: Marriott.com A wedding suited for royalty The Castel Hotel, Autograph Collection will not only help you discover the wedding of your dreams but will also provid...


Thrills and Chills on I-Drive

International Drive is full of attractions of all kinds, but when visitors take a break from their everyday lives for a trip to I-Drive, an adrenaline rush is highly appealing. After all, what’s a better way to let go and enjoy some thrill than putting your hands in the wind and enjoying the twists and turns of a rollercoaster ? #BestDayEver Credit: Facebook A day on I-Drive just wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Fun Spot America ! With 4 multi-level go-kart tracks, 100 arcade g...


Your April on I-Drive Awaits

We are anticipating an amazing April on I-Drive! Festivities During the month of April two of our most popular festivals will be coming to an end, so if you haven’t already had a chance to be a part of the festivities, you still have time! Credit: website This year’s Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras will be ending on April 7th. Grab your family and friends and come enjoy this authentic New Orleans celebration where you will be dazzled by outrageous street per...


Hop Over to I-Drive this Easter

On International Drive we are all about getting family and friends together for good food and good times – so of course we have something for everyone to enjoy on their Easter Sunday this year! Join us for one of our special events this Easter so you’re sure to spend more time laughing and making memories with your closest friends and loved ones than behind the kitchen sink! Easter may fall on April Fool’s Day this year, but we’re not joking when we say that I-Drive is th...


Splash into Spring Break!

With Spring comes longer days and warmer weather. Flowers begin to bloom again, and animals awaken from their hibernation, becoming active once again. Spring is one of our favorite seasons here on I-Drive, because longer days and warmer weather help to optimize what you can get done in a day on I-Drive, which you know is quite a lot! After all, AAA recently ranked Orlando #1 as the Spring Break capital of the world, and as Orlando’s Most Dynamic Destination, we have everything that youR...


St. Patrick's Day on I-Drive

Shamrocks, Green Beer and Corned Beef Cabbage...Saint Patrick’s Day is on March 17th! Whether or not your Irish, March 17th each year is a global celebration that many come together to enjoy, and it’s all about having fun – so you know that International Drive has a few recommendations for celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day like never before! The Pub The Pub Orlando , featuring Orlando’s first ever Pour Your Own Beer Wall – may be just the place for you to get yo...


March Happenings on I-Drive

March is here, and I-Drive has many different events that will make your month a memorable one. There are so many events going down on International Drive that we wanted to point out just a few that we know you won’t want to miss. The Seven Seas SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Festival first debuted last year and was such a hit that it has made a return this Spring! The festival runs through April 15th and features countless booths serving up delicious dishes that have been hand crafted using ...


Make a Stay of It: A Staycation in Orlando

Who said that you needed to travel long and far to get the vacation of a life time? Look around you! We’re in paradise and the ultimate vacation is right here in our own backyard. Everything you need to put together an unforgettable vacation can be found right here in Orlando Florida . From attractions, shopping, endless dining options and dinner shows to bars, live music venues and even a plethora of recreational activities to enjoy…there is little that you won’t find on Inter...


Make a Night of It: Late Night Snacks

Coming home from a night at Universal CityWalk , finishing an exciting day at the Orlando / Orange County Convention Center , or just relaxing on a quiet night at home – hunger can strike at any moment! Whether your craving is sweet or savory, International Drive will satisfy your taste buds with all the right late-night snacks. We All Scream for Ice Cream In Florida, we are all about our refreshing tasty treats, and what better to cure your sweet tooth than with a refreshing ice cream con...


Make a Date of it: Valentine’s Day on I-Drive

Romantic dinners, red roses by the dozen, and heart-shaped chocolate boxes? Yep, Valentine’s Day and all of its glory is right around the corner, and whether your planning on an intimate night out with your significant other, or a night of adventure with your closest friends – International Drive Orlando has got you covered. Romantic dinners are great, and I-Drive provides endless options for out of this world cuisine, but if your looking to mix things up a bit this year, there are a...


Make a Day of it: The Sweet Way

Who needs salt and sweat when you can make it a sweet day on I-Drive? Believe it or not, those of us with a lust for all things sweetened can find out own little slice of nirvana with a few quick stops to candied gems along the international corridor. Here are some of the satisfying spots to hit if you’re planning to join us for a day on International Drive Orlando ! Chocolate Museum & Café Have you ever imagined a world made of chocolate? Then you’re in luck! The Chocolate ...


Make A Day of It: Date Day on I-Drive

Anyone can spend a night out on International Drive , but you haven’t really dated on I-Drive until you’ve spent the whole day with us! Luckily, there are tons of fun things to do that will sweep her or him off their feet! Credit: Facebook If you want the real Date Day experience, you need to take advantage of Rosen Centre’s Sweet Couples Retreat package – a one night, and one night only although we’re sure they wouldn’t mind you extending your day , that incl...


Boys’ Night on I-Drive

We all know International Drive Orlando is good for families and ladies’ night, but did you know it’s a perfect escape for Boys’ Night? Grab the guys and head on over to I-Drive for a night out where your style determines your adventure. Here’s a few ways to do I-Drive: The Sports Fan Credit: Facebook At Orena Sports Bar you can watch your favorite team on big screen TV's featuring NFL Package, NHL Package, MLB Package or have fun playing ping pong, billiards, corn hole a...


Make A Day of it: Family Fun on I-Drive

There is no end to family fun on I-Drive ! From theme parks to waterparks and tons of attractions in between, your family will never be bored when they’re in Central Florida’s most dynamic district! Here’s how we suggest making a day of it! Early Morning: Credit: Facebook Rise and shine – you’re on I-Drive ! Hop out of your comfy bed at Coco Key Resort , Hard Rock Hotel , Floridays Resort , Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort , Hilton Grand Vacations , or one ...


10 Date Night Ideas on International Drive!

As locals know, this is the best time of year to do date night on I-Drive ! The weather is the perfect temperature for hand holding and snuggles, and the attractions are just beginning to heat up! Here are 10 date night Ideas on I-Drive. Better yet, combine some of these activities and make it a night to remember! 1. Happy Hour at Pointe Orlando Credit: Facebook Longtime residents will remember when Pointe Orlando first opened back in 1997. It was quite an asset to I-Drive and now it’s eve...


Year in Review: International Drive Orlando

There’s no denying that International Drive Orlando is one of the most dynamic districts in Central Florida . We are home to several theme parks , nightlife , attractions, restaurants , shopping destinations , and much more! You can literally find anything and everything you are searching for on I-Drive ! In line with this, our district continued to grow in 2017 and sealed our fate as the number 1 vacation and staycation spot in the United States! Here’s a list of some of the new add...


New Year's on I-Drive

Are you ready to party like a Rockstar on New Year’s Eve !? We sure are! While there are many places in Orlando to celebrate the next chapter of your life, International Drive Orlando is home to some of the best party’s in Central Florida! Check out the fabulous festivities taking place and make sure to ring in 2018 in I-Drive style! 2018 Family New Year’s Eve Event at Dave & Buster’s There’s nothing better than quality family time. Credit: Facebook Your family ...


International Drive Orlando Shopping Guide

Are you a last minute shopper ? You’re in luck! Retailers on International Drive Orlando have turned the district into a holiday shopper’s dream come true. From the outlets to souvenir shops, we’ve put together a holiday guide that will make Santa’s elves jealous. Orlando International Premium Outlets Credit: Facebook Home to over 180 designer and brand-name outlets, Orlando International Premium Outlets is Florida’s largest and most unique outlet shopping destinati...


Holidays on I-Drive

Credit: Facebook It’s hard to believe that 2017 will soon come to a close. Luckily, there’s still plenty to celebrate here on International Drive Orlando ! Make the most of the remainder of the year by ticking each of these holiday festivities off your bucket list before the clock strikes midnight on January 1st! Holidays on the I Credit: Facebook The holidays are hitting I-Drive 360, Home of the Orlando Eye , this month and it’s a celebration you won’t want to miss! Say ...


Happy Holidays with Rosen

Credit: Facebook The holiday season is officially here, and Rosen Hotels are celebrating through the end of the year! Whether you love holiday lights, festive feasts, or exploring Orlando, you can’t miss the splendor of the season at Rosen ! Make sure to add these holiday events to your December bucket list when you visit International Drive Orlando . Holiday Events at Rosen Shingle Creek : Credit: Facebook Twelve Days of Christmas Rosen’s Executive Pastry Chef, David Ramirez, is mak...


2017 I-Drive Holiday Tree Lighting

Come one, come all to the Holiday Tree Lighting! Our favorite tradition of the year is upon us – The Holiday Tree Lighting at Pointe Orlando . Once again, we’ll be holding our annual free event for all to experience and celebrate as we transform International Drive Orlando into a winter wonderland, full of season’s greetings, glittering lights, and joyful delights. Here’s what you need to jump start the holiday season on I-Drive: What? We will be lighting I-Drive’s ...


Thanksgiving Dining

Keep calm and gobble on… Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Do you know where you’re celebrating the holiday? Here are some of our recommendations: Rosen Plaza Thanksgiving Buffet Credit: Facebook Skip the kitchen and treat yourself at Rosen Plaza Hotel’s Thanksgiving Buffet ! Your friends and family will be delighted by this delicious holiday feast that’s sure to satisfy even the pickiest of taste buds. With rich warm soups, fresh chilled seafood, traditional roast...


Black Friday Deals

Orlando is home to some of the best shopping in the country. From designer brands to the new it toy or electronic, you can find something for everyone on International Drive ! What are you looking for this holiday season? Orlando Premium Outlets The Orlando Premium Outlets has not one, but two locations to satisfy your Black Friday needs! From stores ranging from Toys R Us , to upscale outlets like Burberry , you won’t want to skip a trip to the outlets on Black Friday. Credit: Facebook Ma...


November Happenings

Can you believe it’s already November!? Time sure seems to be flying, but over here on International Drive Orlando, we’re flying high like The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye ! Here are some exciting events and happenings you can’t afford to miss out on in November. New Attractions: Top Golf Credit: Facebook Topgolf Orlando officially opened its doors on October 20 and guests have had a ball teeing off since! The three-floor driving range-arcade-restaurant-bar hybrid allows guests to sma...


Stop. Drop. And Laugh!

If you’re looking for a side-splitting laugh-tastic experience on International Drive Orlando look no further than our fabulous comedy clubs ! For over 40 years, talent from all mediums have graced our stages with their hysterical, tear-inducing, comedy routines. Their gift for making even the most mundane moments seem bust-your-gut funny have left countless Orlando patrons with incredible stories that make every day experiences seem like an SNL skit. Are you ready to laugh your butt off? ...


Make it a Paint Nite

A new phenomenon is invading the country! Bars and restaurants are offering one-of-a-kind experiences to explore your creativity by painting the night away. Paint Nite embraces the serenity of calming strokes and vibrant colors, allowing you to feel like a modern-day Picasso. Guided by master artists, you’ll be set up for success to create an acrylic masterpiece! Whether you paint alone or with friends, you’ll enjoy the perfect mix of artistic and alcoholic spirits, hosted across...


Will You Escape?

Envision yourself locked in a room with a group of your closest friends. The only way out is to solve a series of puzzles relying on your life skills. No phones. No Googling. Nothing but your minds working as one. Would you be able to escape? Find out in one of International Drive Orlando’s thrilling Escape Games! The Escape Game Orlando Rooms: The Heist. Mission: Mars. Gold Rush. Classified. Prison Break. You and your team will be locked in a room for one hour to complete a mission and es...


Outdoor Dining on I-Drive

As the weather cools, Floridians revel in the opportunity to enjoy a dinner outside. Here on International Drive Orlando , it’s no different. Whether you’re new to the area, only in town for a few days, or a lifelong Floridian, we urge you to take advantage of our cooler season and ask your hostess to seat you outside where you can enjoy a few cocktails and a delicious meal in the luxury of the great outdoors. Want the inside scoop on some of the hippest outdoor spots to hit? We̵...


Halloween Happenings on I-Drive

The most Spooktacular season of the year is upon us and International Drive Orlando is embracing all things ghoulish, gruesome, and grotesque. Whether you fancy a family-friendly outing, a scary good time, or something a little different, there’s plenty to do to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Here’s a few exciting experiences to check off your Orlando bucket list this Halloween. Halloween Horror Nights 2017 marks the 27th season of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Ho...


Fine Wine and Craft Beers

Orlando has become quite the hub for beer and wine connoisseurs. More and more restaurants offer an extensive wine inventory, while craft breweries are becoming a staple. Visitors from near and far are uncorking their bottles and taste testing brews on the daily in the heart of Orlando’s most dynamic district, International Drive Orlando ! Not sure which vibrant bar scene to hit up first? Here are some great options for people who enjoy a relaxing drink with or without dinner , sultry spac...


New I-Ride Trolley Video

Whether your destination is one of our thrilling attractions , incredible shopping , world class dining , or an exciting night out on the town , the fun way to get around the I-Drive Resort Area is to hop on board the I-RIDE Trolley ! Take a look at what you can expect to experience when you travel International Drive Orlando in style in our new I-RIDE Trolley video! Traveling exclusively through the International Drive Resort Area and Universal Blvd, our smiling trolleys will give your feet a r...


Shopping for Your Style

Shopping on International Drive Orlando isn’t like anywhere else; it’s where fashionistas rejoice! Recreate yourself at the drop of a hat, strike a pose or play dress up with some of the most well known and high end fashions around the globe. No matter your shopping style, we have something for everyone. Don’t believe us!? See for yourself! The High Fashion Shopper You may be surprised to learn that designer stores line the streets of International Drive. You can find Armani Ex...


A Magical Dining Experience on International Drive

Magical Dining Month , sponsored by American Express, is one of the most eventful times in Orlando. Restaurants from International Drive and beyond work with Visit Orlando to offer a three course, prix fixe meal for $35. The meals, which require reservations, are delicious and give every foodie the opportunity to sample fine cuisine at a deliciously discounted price. Magical Dining is not only good for the wallet, but also good for the soul. One dollar from every meal benefits Freedom Ride &...


Racing Through International Drive’s Past, Present, and Future

Since the beginning of our history , International Drive Orlando has shown the world that we are one of the most dynamic and burgeoning districts in the area. In a short 45 years, we’ve gone from a small mile and a half-paved road, with a few attractions and hotels, and grown to become one of the most entertaining places to visit in Central Florida . Put on your seatbelts and prepare for a wild ride. You’re about to take a spin down memory lane with us. Malibu Grand Prix One of Inter...


Welcome to International Drive Orlando

Welcome to the International Drive Orlando blog! We are excited to welcome you to the most dynamic district in Central Florida where you can find delicious eats , chase adventure , shop for the whole family, and party the night away, all in one day! No matter your style, there’s something on I Drive for everyone. Here are a few of the events you won’t want to miss this month: SeaWorld and Bubble Legendary Present Pop World-renowned bubble legend, Fan Yang, brings his unique talent to...