Recreational Fun on I-Drive

Thursday, October 5, 2023
As the cooler autumn air sweeps over Orlando, it's the perfect time to embrace the beautiful fall weather and get active. On International Drive, you’ll find a myriad of recreational sports and activities to enjoy! Whether you're a golf enthusiast, an axe-throwing aficionado, or simply looking for high-flying thrills, I-Drive has something for everyone. Discover the perfect way to have fun and stay active during your trip to Orlando this fall at these popular recreational stops along I-Drive!

Swing into Action

Golf enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise on International Drive, where two fantastic golf clubs await them.

Shingle Creek Golf Club

Nestled amidst lush landscapes, Shingle Creek Golf Club offers a championship-level golfing experience. Designed by the renowned Arnold Palmer Design Company, this 18-hole masterpiece boasts meticulously manicured fairways and challenging greens - all situated among the enchanting flora and wildlife of the beautiful state of Florida!
Whether you're a seasoned golfer or a beginner, Shingle Creek Golf Club is a must-visit spot for a round of golf in the perfect Florida fall weather. If you’re hoping to stay and play, be sure to check out their special packages to save on this unforgettable golfing experience in the heart of Orlando. 

Grande Vista Golf Club

If you're seeking a unique golf experience, Grande Vista Golf Club is the place to be. This resort-style, par 32 Ron Garl designed course offers 9 holes, perfect for a quick game with friends or family. With a 35-acre dedicated practice facility, Grande Vista Gold Club is also home to the Marriott Golf Academy, offering expert golf instruction, custom club-fitting services, and a serene atmosphere complete with stunning views for a complete golfing oasis in the heart of Orlando. Enjoy a leisurely round of golf in the beautiful fall weather, so the only thing making you break a sweat will be making sure you swing into victory!

Top Golf

For those looking for a more casual and entertaining golf experience, Top Golf on I-Drive has you covered. Head to one of the over 100 climate-controlled hitting bays here, with ample seating for your whole group, and get settled. Then, pick one of the many game modes available here that utilize top-tracer technology, so you don’t have to fret about keeping score while playing! Fuel your fun with delicious food and beverages from the full service on-site restaurant and bars, and swing away! TopGolf is the perfect spot for a fun golfing experience that anyone can enjoy, regardless of skill level or golfing knowledge.


Unleash your inner lumberjack with some thrilling axe-throwing experiences on I-Drive.

Axecelsior Axe Throwing at Dezerland Park

Located in Dezerland Park, Orlando’s Largest Indoor Attraction, where you'll find so many unique experiences and attractions under one roof, that you can easily spend a whole day exploring, and enjoying endless good times! During your visit, head to Axecelsior Axe Throwing for a safe and exciting axe-throwing experience! Home to the only projection targets in all of Orlando, you can enjoy a fun twist on your usual axe-throwing with moving targets and a variety of games to choose from. Have little ones in your group who want to play, too? For kiddos under 8, there is a Kid Zone with safety axes so they can get in on the axe-throwing fun during your visit!
Sharpen your skills and aim for the bullseye while enjoying a unique and memorable outing with friends or family at Axecelsior Axe Throwing.

Max Action Arena at ICON Park

Take your family fun to the max at this new attraction, perfect for high-energy fun for everyone! Home to adventure rooms, escape rooms, extreme VR, and axe-throwing, it's safe to say there is something for everyone to enjoy at Max Action Arena! Plus, being situated in Orlando’s Largest Outdoor Entertainment Complex, ICON Park, once you’ve had your fill of game time, you’re just a few steps from some of Orlando’s top dining, attractions, nightlife, and entertainment destinations!
Before your next visit to Max Action Arena, reserve a throwing cage for your group and enjoy challenging your friends to an adrenaline-pumping experience. Grab drinks from the full on-site bar, roll up your sleeves, and indulge your inner lumberjack! Whether you're a beginner or a pro, their experienced staff will guide you through the art of axe-throwing so you can feel the thrill of the competition and let off some steam!

iFly Orlando: Take Flight

Feel like flying? Want to experience free falling without a parachute? If you’re in the mood for an exhilarating adventure that doesn't require solid ground beneath your feet, iFly is the place to be.
Everyone can fly at iFly! Head to their indoor wind tunnel and get ready for an unforgettable experience! The iFly experience is actually so similar to real skydiving that professional skydivers use the wind tunnel for training - yet it is safe enough for kids ages three and up to enjoy! iFLY’s state-of-the-art wind tunnels are designed to provide a safe flight experience for everyone, from beginners to seasoned pros and people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities! You don’t need to be an athlete or in perfect shape to enjoy this experience, and their world-class instructors are experts at making flying fun for everyone!
The sensation of floating in the air is perfect for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies alike. Step outside your comfort zone, face your fears, and have a blast while making new memories at this unique attraction on I-Drive!
Don’t feel like taking flight? The free observation deck proves to be just as fun, where you can watch your loved ones and friends give it a go. Learn more and soar into fun at iFly during your next trip to International Drive.

For the Sports Enthusiasts!

If you prefer to watch sports, I-Drive has you covered too. Check out our Game Day blog for the top-spots to catch your favorite teams playing during your visit. And if you’ll be visiting in the coming months, be sure to check out these three major sporting events coming to the area:

USA Fencing American Cup: October 26th - 29th

Ready, set, fence! The 2023-24 fencing season is kicking off with a bang (well, technically a clang of steel) as USA Fencing brings the October North American Cup to Orlando. Witness the precision and skill of top fencers from around the world as they compete in this prestigious event at the Orange County Convention Center.

Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend: November 2nd - 5th

If fitness is your passion, this event is a must-see. It's where the best in the fitness industry come to compete and showcase their talents and will take place at the Orange County Convention Center during the first week of November.

Paralympic Swim Championship Competition: December 15th - 17th 

Don’t miss the first time U.S. Paralympics Swimming has hosted an event in Orlando!
Celebrate the strength and determination of Paralympic athletes as they compete in the swim championship at the Rosen Aquatic Center! The competition will run from December 15–17, 2023. The Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center features an indoor eight-lane, 50-meter competition pool, a dive well with four lap lanes, a heated teaching and training pool with seven lanes, along with plenty of spectator seating!
With the fall season in full swing, there's no better time to explore the unique activities and world-class recreational opportunities on International Drive. Whether you're swinging clubs on the golf course, hurling axes at targets, or defying gravity at iFly Orlando, I-Drive has something exciting for everyone.
Stay updated on all things I-Drive and find everything you need to plan your next adventure at Embrace the fall weather and get moving on International Drive, where fun and excitement await around every corner.