International Drive is full of opportunities to make lasting
memories with friends and family, but next time you’re in Orlando, Florida,
you’ll also find that just beyond International Drive
, there are even more destinations to check out during your visit! From museums and
historical attractions to eco and wildlife tours, beaches, and sporting events;
fascinating discoveries await you just outside of the International Drive
Business District, so let the exploring commence!
Appreciate the Arts?
If you have an appreciation for the arts, both modern and
historical – you’ll have a splendid time when museum hopping across Orlando.
The Mennello Museum of American Art
exhibits American art of various genres and time periods. Then take to Charles
Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
immerse yourself in the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by Louis
Comfort Tiffany, who created everything from jewelry, pottery, paintings, art
glass, leaded glass lamps, and windows. Get a sneak peek at his chapel’s
interior dating back to 1893 in Chicago, and a front row viewing to the
American poetry, paintings, and decorative art that is housed here! The Orange
County Regional History Center
is another must see and is an official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution!
Explore over 12,000 years of the area’s rich history with interactive exhibits,
artifacts, archives and special educational shows! Also, be sure to stop by Zora
Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts
housing the nation’s oldest incorporated African-American community,
celebrating various artists of African descent, as well as the local author!
The Orlando Museum of Art
and the Orlando Science
are another two great stops for some exciting educational family fun! Step
inside the Orlando Museum of Art where you’ll be met with traveling exhibitions
and permanent collections of American and African arts where you’ll even get to
partake in various children’s activities! The Orlando Science Center houses
four floors full of unique exhibits, giant screen movies, and engaging live
performances for everyone in the family to enjoy.
But we can’t forget about the Performing Arts...
The performing arts and entertainment are subjects everyone
can appreciate, and while exploring you’ll be met with tons of opportunities to
learn more about the history of the performing arts, as well as enjoy some
world-class entertainment along the way! Two theatres located right around the
corner from International Drive include the Mad Cow Theatre
, a theatre with a passion for classic and contemporary plays and musicals, and
the Bob Carr Theatre
, a theatre/concert hall located in the
heart of downtown Orlando’s art district. If you’re in the area, we recommend
checking out what shows they’ve got coming up, so you don’t miss a beat! The
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
is another hot destination for anyone
with a love for the performing arts. Step inside this $429 million new home for
Broadway, ballet and various other performances! If ballet is right up your
alley, you can also make a stop at the Orlando Ballet for some unforgettable
Ballet performances if you’re around between September and May!
And of course, the well-known and praised Orlando Improv
where stand-up comedians come to show off
their skills, and keep the laughs rolling all night long!
Take home a win!
With nearly 200 Orlando-area golf courses designed by famed
architects like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Robert Trent James; get ready
to fill out those scorecards! Or work on your serve when you hit one of the
800+ tennis court centers, resorts, and hotels
where you can arrange for lessons or simply get a match going with other
similarly skilled players! But, if you’re idea of fun involves more watching
then playing-we’ve got you covered too! Check out one of the many stadiums that
call Orlando home, like the state-of-the-art Amway Center
, NBA’s Orlando Magic
, the Orlando’s Predators
, and the Camping World Stadium
among many others!
A short drive to paradise
Finally, if you don’t mind hitting the road to get to one of
Florida’s hottest destinations, both literally and figuratively, be sure to
head to some of the nearby beaches that will have you in vacation mode in no
time! Head about 90 minutes east of the world-class attractions and resort on
International Drive to experience some of some of Florida’s most popular
Atlantic coast beaches, including Daytona Beach
, New Smyrna Beach
, and Cocoa
! We assure you, it’s worth the ride.
Whether you’re on International Drive
, or exploring the many destinations just
beyond the District, we’re sure you’ll find endless fun and good times that
will prove to stay with you for years to come! So, what are you waiting for?
Plan your next vacation
to Orlando, Florida today!