International Drive is one of Orlando's most lively and dynamic areas - and it's bang in the centre of some of the world's most famous theme parks and attractions, some of which are just minutes away from the wide selection of hotels that we feature. Explore on foot or jump on board the I-RIDE Trolley, which operates daily between 8.00am-10.30pm, to discover a whole range of attractions, including museums, mini-golf courses and restaurants ranging from fast food to gourmet cuisine. For visitors who like a home from home atmosphere, there are a number of British and Irish pubs located along International Drive showing live English Premier League Football. It's also a shopper's paradise with designer outlet stores, shops and boutiques.
Fun and Games
International Drive is the 'strip' of Orlando where you'll find every possible attraction from mini-golf to a Pirate Dinner show to entertain your imagination. Not to mention the World famous attractions of SeaWorld® Orlando and Universal Orlando® Resort which are only minutes away.
International Drive is a food lover's paradise! The all-you-can-eat buffets at Ponderosa® and Sizzler's are second to none or why not enjoy a burger and fries at the world largest McDonalds! For fine dining, head over to Sand Lake Road, known as 'Restaurant Row' for your trendy eateries.
As the day draws to a close, head out to International Drive to enjoy a variety of entertainment from fairground rides to bars and clubs. Pointe Orlando is a shopping and entertainment complex and features a selection of bars and restaurants. The Cricketers Arms is a British pub for those who are missing home and Bahama Breeze is a restaurant and bar where you can relax outside with a cocktail in the warm summer air.
Not to be missed
Orlando is famous for its shopping and where better to shop than International Drive with over 480 shops to keep you busy! Prime Outlets, the Mall of Millennia and Florida Mall are fantastic and easily reached by hire car. A trip to Orlando isn’t complete until you’ve had a round of golf so head to The Shingle Creek Golf Club. This David Harman designed par 72 is ‘the’ place to for golf on International Drive.
We understand that even in the land that invented the automobile, not everyone likes to drive, so why not take our convenient free transfer coach from the airport to any hotel in the International Drive area*.
*We regret our transfer coaches cannot drop off at the Enclave Suites, Staybridge Suites, Embassy Suites or Sheraton's Vistana Village.
Please see the individual hotel descriptions for their proximity to restaurants and bars. Many offer FREE scheduled transport to the parks.
For a perfect hassle-free way to explore your surroundings, hop on the I-RIDE Trolley, colourful buses that provide a great regular service. Alternatively, see a member of our resort team in Orlando and they can arrange any number of great value transfer vouchers to take you between your hotel and all the attractions you want to visit.
- International Drive is the 'strip' of Orlando
- Plenty of attractions, restaurants and bars
- Close to all the major theme parks
- Wide selection of hotels available
- Shopper's paradise!
Our Top 5 hotels
Just a 5-min drive to Universal Orlando® Resort, this is a great property with 1 indoor pool and 2 children's pools to relax by on days off. The Studios and 2-Bedroom Suites are comfortable and provide extra space, with a private balcony and fully-equipped kitchen, while the maid service even includes loading the dishwasher, giving you more time to have fun!...
This is an old favourite of Virgin Holidaymakers but with a great new look and you'll soon see why. It's right in the middle of International Drive, the main entertainment centre in Orlando, so it's in a great location to explore the shops, bars and restaurants that line this popular road. It's also ridiculously easy to find, as it's next to the world's largest McDonalds!...
Formerly the Holiday Inn International Drive and located less than a mile from Universal Orlando Resort®, this lovely hotel has a real 'resort' feel to it, and you'll find it an impressive place in its own right. There are lots of great benefits for our Virgin Holidays' guests here.
Formally the Quality Inn Plaza, this hotel really goes out of its way to keep you and the kids amused with lively karaoke nights in the Zebras Sports Bar and Grille. It also serves food until midnight, plus there is a late-night deli, which is handy for night owls.
At this impressive resort on the quieter, southern end of International Drive you can choose from either a 1- or 2-Bedroom Apartments. These beautifully decorated apartments are just a 5-mile drive from Walt Disney World Resort Resort and only around a 15-min drive from Universal Orlando® Resort and just a mile from SeaWorld® Orlando.
Different destinations have different magic touches so make sure to check them out to see what makes your holiday with us so special.
Flight Details - You fly direct non-stop to Orlando International Airport from Gatwick, Manchester or Glasgow with award-winning Virgin Atlantic.
Flight Time - Approx 9 hours
Time Difference - GMT -5 hours
Driving times from Orlando International Airport - Approx 30 min.
Did you know?
You can get a taste of home at The George and Dragon British pub next to Wet 'n Wild, with karaoke nights, fish and chips, live music and British beers on tap.