International Drive is known as the ‘strip’ of Orlando but with Mickey Mouse as a neighbour, the activities here are for all ages. The street’s prime location next to some of the city’s best attractions means almost everything on this street is built around entertainment. With our great selection of International Drive holidays, you’ll be staying right in the heart of one of Florida’s best loved cities and the main events will quite literally be right up your street.
Low to mid-30s in summer. Hurricane season starts in June which means a humid climate and frequent thunderstorms with maximum hurricane activity in September.
Orlando International Airport, about 20km to International Drive.
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As soon as you step foot onto International Drive you’ll feel the excitement the street has to offer. Travel a few minutes in one direction and you’ll find yourself looking up at Hogwarts, go in another direction and you could be ticking ‘swim with dolphins’ off of your bucket list. This is the heart of Orlando and with our selection of holidays to International Drive, it’ll be your perfect base for your dream holiday.
Thrill seekers don’t have to look far when staying on International Drive. With some of the best theme parks right on your doorstep, you’ll only be a few minutes away from the thrilling drops of a world-class rollercoaster. International Drive is full of fun for the whole family so take a break from the theme parks and go kart racing or a helicopter tour.
Swamps don’t usually bring the best image to mind, but the swamps in Florida are an explorer and nature lover’s dream. One of the most exciting ways you can discover this interesting habitat is to take an Airboat tour. Make sure you bring your camera to find some of the best wildlife Florida has to offer, including endangered birds and alligators. To get a bit closer to the wildlife, go to GatorLand to see the magnificent reptiles up close. Once you’ve had your nature fix, head back to International Drive for the best views in the city on the giant Ferris wheel, the Orlando Eye.
When the Florida sun gets too much, head for one of the many water parks right by International Drive to cool off. Wet and Wild offers rides the whole family can go on and for wildlife and water go to SeaWorld and the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium. Head for Discovery Cove for your chance to swim with some of the impressive ocean life. You won’t be missing the beaches on this holiday.
Theme Parks: From the places where you’ll get to meet your childhood heroes to the parks where you’ll be surrounded by interesting animals, Orlando’s theme parks are for all ages and cater for the biggest of thrill seekers.
Shows and nightlife: Fun in the sun fits perfectly for life on International Drive but it doesn’t have to stop as night time falls. The nightlife here will show you why this street is known as the ‘strip’, from pirate shows at your dinner table to a circus spectacular.
Food lovers: It might be home to one of the world’s largest McDonalds but there’s all kinds of restaurants on International Drive serving all your favourite foods. Breakfast here are a lot cheaper than in the theme parks so make sure you fill up on a large one before you go.
Language: The main language is English.
Currency: US Dollar, you can get this before you enter the country or on arrival.
Local time: International-Drive, Orlando is 5 hours behind UK/GMT time and operates on EST.
Fly to: Orlando International Airport
Flight time from the UK: Approx. 9 hours from London, UK.
Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at http://www.internationaldriveorlando.com/.
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel- advice/usa for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to International Drive.
Temperature: Low to mid-30s in the summer months of June, July and August which can also be quite humid.
Best time to visit: No matter what time of year you visit, it’s always best to bring a light raincoat as you never know when you could get caught in a quick shower. Spring temperatures are much nicer than summer, peaking around the mid-20s. Autumn is warmer than spring but it can be hard to plan around when hurricane season ends and winter begins. Hurricane season starts around June time with the maximum activity usually in September. The weather at this time can be very humid with short but frequent thunderstorms.
By taxi: Always ask the price of a taxi before you get in and if possible ask for taxi company recommendations from your hotel. Taxis aren’t always necessary, however, as many of the hotels offer free shuttle services to the main attractions.
By hire car: If you want to see some of the attractions outside of International Drive, you may want to hire a car. This can be done once at your hotel or booked in advance.
By bus: Many hotels offer free shuttle buses to the airport and theme parks in the area but for the main attractions on International Drive use the I-Ride Trolley. It’s extremely frequent, you’ll find many stops on the street .
Nightlife: After a busy day exploring International Drive spend your nights at one of the many shows on offer. There’s something to suit everyone, including concerts, plays and comedy shows.
Theme Park events: The theme parks know how to throw a party, whether it’s a recognised holiday celebration like Halloween or one of the park’s anniversaries. With so many on your doorstep, there’s usually an event to be celebrated.
Space shuttle launch: The Kennedy Space Centre is only around an hour from International Drive and if you plan it right, you could be there to see a space shuttle launch.