5 Tips for the Best Escape to Orlando

Monday, May 16, 2022
You’ve finally decided where to go for your next vacation, the one and only City Beautiful, Orlando Florida! The International Drive Resort Area provides visitors to the Orlando area with world-class attractions, entertainment, dining, shopping, and fun for everyone!

1. Picking the Right Destination

Beautiful weather year-round met with awesome theme parks, dining, shopping, and family entertainment; the possibilities for a vacation to I-Drive are endless and is sure to hit all the marks for whatever kind of vacation you’re planning. I-Drive gives guests one centralized location full of fun things to do in Orlando. But, with so much to do in Orlando's Most Dynamic Destination, it can make mapping out a trip overwhelming.
Luckily, we’re here to give you the inside scoop on everything I-Drive, and with these tips for a successful vacation, planning your next escape to International Drive will be a breeze.

2. Finding your ‘Home Away from Home’

After a long day of exploring all that I-Drive has to offer, you’re going to want to find a place to call your home away from home that has all of the accommodations that you need to unwind, rest, and recharge for your next adventure.
When it comes to finding the right place to rest your head, you’ll find plenty of options here on I-Drive, right in the heart of the action! From economical to luxury resorts, there are accommodations for every budget and every kind of traveler. Using InternationalDriveOrlando.com, you can easily search all the accommodations available in the I-Drive District by price range, type, and even what amenities you’re looking for.
From spas and golf courses to pools, water parks, hot tubs, and hotels located just steps away from top I-Drive destinations, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect place to call ‘home away from home’ in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood.

3. Picking Your Adventure

Outside of the major attractions that call Orlando home, like Disney, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove - be sure to head to International Drive to enjoy a variety of unique attractions, live entertainment, shopping, and spas
Head to the two largest entertainment complexes, Pointe Orlando and ICON Park, home to The Wheel, both boasting everything you need for a day of fun for everyone in your group in one spot.
Enjoy live entertainment on a whim at some of the more casual spots that provide frequent live entertainment like Tin Roof Orlando, Ole Red Orlando, and Mango’s Tropical Cafe, or use our event calendar to see who will be performing at some of the hottest entertainment stops on I-Drive and plan for an exciting night of entertainment and dining at destinations like Orlando Improv, Teatro Martini, Hard Rock Live, and for the whole family, the Pirates Dinner Adventure Show - just to name a few.
Play like a kid again at one of the many exciting attractions on I-Drive like high-speed go-karting, escape games, indoor skydiving, mini-golf, and play the night away with classic games like bowling and billiards at Kings Dining and Entertainment and Main Event Entertainment
Enjoy a day of discovery at one of the more educational attractions like WonderWorks Orlando, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, SeaLife Orlando, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, the Bronze Kingdom, or the Chocolate Kingdom - Factory Adventure tour. You can easily browse all of the exciting attractions that call I-Drive home right from InternationalDriveOrlando.com, so get browsing and start planning the adventure of a lifetime in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood today!
Shop until you drop with a visit to one of the Orlando Outlets that call I-Drive home; Orlando International Premium Outlets, Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, and the Orlando Outlet Marketplace where you’ll find hundreds of stores carrying your favorite brands at a savings of 25% to 65% every day!
And what’s a vacation without some relaxation? Whether you’re staying at a resort on I-Drive that has an in-house spa, you’d like to treat yourself to a day of relaxation, or just want to drop in somewhere for a quick spa for a treatment or massage, there are a variety of spas located along I-Drive for any budget.

4. Let someone else do the cooking

There’s no place quite like Orlando when it comes to finding drool-worthy food.
Fuel up to keep the fun going at one of Orlando’s unique dining destinations, and trust us, you’ll want to take a peek at our full list of dining spots located on I-Drive ahead of time, because there are over 300 options, featuring over 25 different cuisines. Orlando is a haven for foodies of all kinds, and with hundreds of dining options featuring cuisines from all around the globe, you’re sure to be doing a lot of dining during your visit.
Luckily, you can browse dining destinations along I-Drive right from our website where you can search for dining spots based on location, price range, cuisine type, and more so you’re sure not to miss one.

5. Let us do the driving!

Although the core of I-Drive is walkable, the I-Drive District is large, so plan to hop aboard the area’s exclusive, charming, and affordable I-Ride Trolley during your visit!
By using the area's exclusive and convenient I-RIDE Trolley service you can sit back and ride up and down the miles of fun that make up the International Drive Resort Area. Discover how this wonderful, cost-saving amenity takes the parking and driving hassles out of your vacation and lets you cruise the Drive in charming style at www.iridetrolley.com.
The I-Ride Trolley service runs from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm daily, and uses Google Maps or Maps for iOS to see real-time information about where your next Trolley is. I-Ride Trolley unlimited ride passes are available from one to fourteen days and can be purchased in advance on our website here, or once you arrive at one of over 100 locations on I-Drive that sell them.
Leave the hassle of driving and parking out of your next visit to the International Drive District, and enjoy a delightful ride to all of the exciting destinations you plan to hit during your trip.
You’ve chosen the perfect destination for your next vacation, now all that’s left to do is plan what I-Drive experiences you’ll want to enjoy while here. Use our free resources at InternationalDriveOrlando.com to make planning the ultimate trip to Orlando’s Most Dynamic Destination a breeze! And be sure to download this Virtual Vacation Guide before your trip for exclusive savings, area maps, and more that will make navigating the area and making the most out of your trip as easy as can be.