Spots Now Open on I-Drive!

Friday, May 22, 2020
Orlando destinations along International Drive and beyond have been working hard to put together safety plans and procedures for welcoming guests back as the state of Florida jumps into phase 1 of reopening.
Many of these destinations have received approval to open, following special protocols to ensure their guests safety as a top priority. As we see more and more spots on I-Drive finalize their safety procedures and open their doors, we can’t help but get excited to venture out for some good fun on International Drive!
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Here are some spots that are now open and ready to welcome you back!

Pointe Orlando

Many restaurants in one of your favorite entertainment complexes on I-Drive, Pointe Orlando, are open for dine-in.
Go Greek! Taverna Opa is whipping up an assortment of traditionally prepared greek dishes ranging from seafood samplers, porterhouse steaks, grilled lamb chops, vegetarian stuffed peppers and more. Whether you’re looking to enjoy an early dinner with the family, a late dinner with a special someone, or just want to make your lunch break a tasty one, Taverna Opa has delicious food in an atmosphere that will make you say, Opa!
If you’re looking to please every palate, Maggiano’s Little Italy brings freshly prepared, authentic Italian dishes that everyone in your family will love! Plus, their outdoor dining is spectacular. Sit back and relax with a glass of red wine that is sure to please.
Are you on a ‘see’ food diet? Enjoy all of your seafood favorites, at Oceanaire Seafood Room, serving up the freshest seafood dishes that will have you swimming in flavor.
And if you’re looking for a true pub experience, where you can enjoy pub classics like fish-fry, shepherd's pie, and London broil, alongside twists on some of your favorite American dishes… you’re sure to find a delicious taste that will pair perfectly with your ice cold brew from the extensive beer menu at The Pub Orlando


Although The Wheel and the Orlando StarFlyer are still social distancing, many of the other attractions and dining spots at this favorite entertainment complex are open and ready to serve you!
Come take a stroll around the park and see for yourself!
If you’re yearning for a day of play, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is now open, and just across the way get ready to dive deep into a day of exploration at the SeaLife Orlando aquarium! Whether you’re snapping pics with your favorite celebs, or standing in amazement in their 360 degree underwater tunnel… you’re sure to enjoy your time outside of the house!
But of course, you can’t forget to fuel your day with delicious food options available across the park!
YardHouse is now open for dine-in and similar to the epic attractions that you’ll have a view of from your seat on their patio, your meal will be monumental! Grab an onion ring tower, poke nachos, or really any of the delicious options from their abundant menu of unique american favorites for a dining experience to remember! Oh, and did we mention that they have 100-250 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales & lagers?
Prefer to eat at home? They’re offering 15% off take out orders through the end of the month!
If you want to switch things up, introduce your taste buds to the flavors of Spain at Tapa Toro, serving up authentic Spanish dishes, and famous paella options. Order up your favorite sangria mix and enjoy your meal in their outside seating area fit for any occasion.
Carrabba’s and Outback Steakhouse at ICON Park are also open and are serving up all of your family favorites, making this joined restaurant the perfect dining spot to satisfy the whole family!
But of course, after all of this staying and working from home, we think everyone deserves a treat, and Sugar Factory at ICON Park serves up the sweetest of treats! Whether you’re looking to enjoy your favorite American dish, or want to include in one of their famous signature goblets… you’ve earned it!

Shop until you drop! 

The sunny weather in Orlando calls for a day of shopping at the Orlando outlets. Both International Premium Outlets and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets are now open! Just in time to stock up on all of your summer time essentials! With well over 100 stores at each location, each offering savings of 25% to 65%, a day of shopping is always well spent at the Orlando outlets. They’re open from 11am to 7pm, Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6pm on Sunday!
Whether you’re looking for the latest styles this season, something specific, or just want to get out of the house and enjoy perusing the shops, we’re sure you'll enjoy your day!

The Epicenter of Awesome

Some call it the epicenter of awesome, but most know it as Universal’s CityWalk! Many love to visit CityWalk to enjoy unforgettable family entertainment and out-of-this-world dining options! With 30 acres full of entertainment, dining, shopping, movies and more… it is a great spot for family fun, hanging out with friends, or even a romantic spot for couples to enjoy! After being cooped up inside, we’re sure that a stroll through CityWalk will prove to be eventful and full of exciting moments!
We know that everyone is excited to get out and enjoy the exciting experiences that await them on I-Drive, and these are just a few spots, of many, that have opened their doors for you and your family and friends to enjoy!
Have a specific destination in mind that you’ve been itching to visit? Check and see if they are open, and as always, be sure to check with specific attractions and destinations for updated hours and safety precautions to expect upon arrival.
We look forward to enjoying good times with you on I-Drive