International Drive Holidays
In the very heart of theme park paradise
A holiday to International Drive is for those who want to be in the very heart of the major Florida attractions. International Drive provides access to a 7 mile long holiday paradise of thrill rides, attractions, restaurants and theme parks. Superbly placed for visiting Universal Orlando Resort, International Drive offers the closest accommodation to Universal without actually being within the park itself. This area is also very well-placed for visiting Sea World Orlando and the amazing Wet ´n ´Wild water park. Strolling the entire stretch is a quintessential holiday experience and visitors can also make use of a tram shuttle service which offers regular cheap transport along the length International Drive.
Holidays here are especially popular with families and are a delight for children of all ages. Few visitors see all there is to see at Universal Orlando Resort alone! Universal Orlando Resort features the thrill rides of Islands of Adventure, the world-famous Universal Studios and a vast array of restaurants, bars, entertainment, hi-tech cinemas and live music in City Walk. Most holidays are simply not long enough to take full advantage of the other myriad attractions in the region like Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, Cirque du Soleil, Discovery Cove, and Gatorland. And did we mention World Disney Resort which is just down the road?! International Drive offers visitors excellent accommodation and features extraordinary themed restaurants and tremendously varied and fun nightlife. There are also excellent shopping malls like Pointe Orlando, Florida Mall and discount factory outlets for bargain hunters.
There is also life outside of the theme parks! Visitors might also take in attractions including huge ranches with rodeo shows, exotic swamps with exciting alligator spotting boat trips, horse riding, top-class golf, fishing, fantastic watersports and spectator sports like football and baseball. Not to mention tempting excursions to the amazing African theme park in Tampa and the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral! There is also the chance to visit the Atlantic Space Coast and the fabulous white sandy beaches of the western Gulf Coast.
May to July in International Drive is reasonably settled with temperatures of around 27C and enjoying up to 8 hours of sun. On a typical day you will wake up to crisp sunshine and light breezes turning gradually warmer as the day goes on and isolated spells of extreme heat can occur during these months with temperatures rising as high as 38C. September is traditionally the wettest month with sudden heavy thunderstorms a definite possibility and overcast conditions can continue for several hours into nightfall. Even during this unsettled period, warm sunshine should still be experienced regularly and night times are pleasantly warm.
There are more than a few reasons to come here but you most likely want a memorable family holiday, plenty of action and adventure for the kids and a hotel that is safe, clean and comes with a swimming pool. This is exactly what you get with an all inclusive holiday with directline-holidays. You will be close to the action meaning your holiday won't be spent traveling for hours to get from destination to destination. But more importantly for those with kids there will be a breakfast and dinner meal provided so you don't have to worry about finding the right restaurant. Our all inclusive holiday packages offer the best range of all inclusive hotels and you will find that our simple interface gives you all the information you could need to make the right decision for you and your family. Get ready for your all inclusive holiday adventure.
The Theme Parks
Five major theme parks and dozens of smaller ones can be found in the vicinity of International Drive and offer a world of exciting fun and frolics for all. Film and showbiz extravaganzas wait on a visit to Universal Studios while the incredibly popular Islands of Adventure Park has a wealth of thrilling 3D simulator rides and rollercoasters. Amusement arcades, sports, science parks and aquariums will light up a holiday in International Drive for kids and parents alike. Most major hotels also boast dedicated themed entertainment and facilities.
Eating and Drinking
International Drive is home to over 150 eateries offering tasty cuisine on a global scale. Fast food outlets will satisfy cravings in between theme park visits or enjoy the experience of a genuine American diner. Fine European cuisine and exotic Asian dishes will tempt hungry diners or savour a banquet of hearty food and live music, dance and song at the many themed restaurants for a truly special night out.
Work off those calories and have a great time indulging in a wealth of energetic sporting pursuits found all over International Drive. Perfect for families and groups, ten pin bowling, go karting and a visit to one of the skateboard parks will be looked forward to with relish. Although land locked, International Drive offers many water based sports such as surfing and snorkelling in the many aquatic parks - you can even feed and swim with dolphins. For high octane thrills, nothing can beat simulated sky diving in a wind tunnel.
A stay in International Drive should spend at least a day browsing the massive selection of shops with almost 500 retail units catering to every possible taste and budget. Several designer outlets offer brand name goods, bargains and luxury products that will intoxicate shopaholics and plenty of opportunities to pick up those all important Florida souvenirs. With a multitude of street entertainment and unlimited cafes and restaurants, a shopping trip to International Drive is a worthwhile and rewarding experience.
See the colourful fantasy world of International Drive from high up in the clouds with an exhilarating ride in a helicopter. Unique views of theme parks and attractions will grant the best possible introduction to a stay here and is sure to enthral the children. Charter flights can be organised from International Drive to several outlying towns and tourist attractions and is the perfect way to travel in style.
Kids will love a day of wet and wild action in the aqua parks of International Drive. Towering water slides, wave pools, exhilarating water rides and pools for tots and small children offer hours of fun and no doubt relief and relaxation for parents. Lots of entertainment, events and sports can be enjoyed in and out of the water and is an essential part of any International Drive holiday.