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The Top 15 Things To Do on International Drive Orlando

Updated: Apr 26

Whether your in Orlando on vacation, attending a convention, or a local looking for things to do then a visit to International Drive in the heart of Orlando is a must visit destination.


The Top 15 Things To Do on International Drive Orlando

International Drive, known to us locals and regular visitors as I-Drive, is at the heart of Orlando's tourist district, this electrifying strip is a destination in its own right.


Home to attractions both wild and mild, dining for every taste and budget, incredible shopping, and hotels and resorts that will satisfy everything from the thriftiest of travellers to those seeking the ultimate in opulent luxury, I-Drive is a must visit in Orlando!


With so much to see and do, here at Gotta Go Orlando we have pit together our list of the top 15 things to do on I-Drive. Check it out!!


Spend The Day Exploring ICON Park

Spend The Day Exploring ICON Park

ICON Park is a must visit on International Drive, offering fun adventures for the whole family.


Located in the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District, the complex encompasses entertainment attractions, over a dozen world-class restaurants and bars, nightly live music, retail stores and an outdoor marketplace – all anchored under the 400-ft icon of the Orlando skyline, The Orlando Eye.


The Orlando Eye at ICON Park is not your average Ferris wheel, this stunning 400 foot tall Observation wheel gives you a view of Orlando like no other.


In addition to The Wheel, there is lots of inside attractions at ICON Park including Madame Tussauds Orlando, here you get up-close and personal with the hottest celebrities and enjoy the glitz and glamour of Hollywood life. Dazzle your friends with the ultimate selfie as you strike a pose with Taylor Swift, kick a GOOOAL with Neymar, fly back through history to meet our greatest leaders, and save the world with Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.


Next door is SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium where you come face-to-fin with thousands of fish, sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and many more. Prepare for a world of glittering scales, humongous tentacles, and razor sharp teeth. Get ready to plunge deep into the oceans, explore our 360-degree ocean tunnel, meet our friendly rescue sea turtle, and touch exotic starfish and anemones.


Also at ICON Park you can enter the fascinating world of illusions which will trick your confidence in senses, but amaze you by doing it; the world that will confuse you completely, but also educate you… Visit the Museum of Illusions Orlando and you will be thrilled because nothing is what it seems, especially not HERE!


Next to Museum of Illusions you will discover Max Action Arena, the perfect place for friends and family to hang out during the rain, competing and exploring together.


This is an extreme fun center featuring free-roam Virtual Reality, Axe Throwing, Adventure Rooms, Escape Room and more.


The fun never stops at ICON Park, you can enjoy great attractions including a stunning Mirror Maze, 7D Motion Theater, breath-taking Virtual Reality experiences, great games, prizes, and more at In The Game Orlando, located inside the Wheelhouse at ICON Park. Right in the middle of all the action!


You won’t go hungry at ICON Park, either, thanks to amazing restaurants including Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, Tin Roof, and Yard House, plus Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips and legendary Key West saloon Sloppy Joe’s.


Ready to dance? Ole Red and Tin Roof also offer live music to dance the night away!


WonderWorks Orlando

Visit The Upside Down House On I-Drive

WonderWorks is a well known landmark on I-Drive, its an upside down house that everyone loves to get a selfie with, but did you know its home to an amusement park for the mind with 28,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands-on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination.


Fun Things To Do in Orlando on a Rainy Day Shopping

Shop ’Til You Drop At Not One But Two Outlet Malls

Orlando is a shoppers paradise with something for everyone, and International Drive is pretty much anchored by Orlando Premium Outlets, featuring two huge locations which features over 360 stores all offering amazing savings including Orlando's only official Walt Disney World outlet stores.


You can find Premium Outlets locations on International Drive and Vineland Avenue.


Fun Spot America Orlando

Have Huge Fun At Spot America Orlando

Fun Spot America has two locations, Orlando and Kissimmee, both parks offer different levels of thrills for all ages.


At the Orlando park enjoy unique multi-level racing go-kart tracks, roller coasters, kiddie rides and thrill rides. Home to White Lightning, the only wooden coaster in Orlando, and one of the tallest SkyCoasters in the world, standing at 250 ft


Beat the heat at the state of the art Splash Pad in Orlando, and enjoy Gator Spot, a 15,000 square foot oasis at the Orlando park. See over 100 gators as well as exotic reptiles and birds.


Parking is FREE at Fun Spot America as well as FREE admission. Pay by day in advance or by ride at the park


Aquatica Water Park Orlando

Splash Into Aquatica Water Park Orlando

Aquatica Water Park Orlando offers a vibrant aquatic landscape, splashed with South Seas spirit and dotted with towering, colorful slides. High-speed adventures get your heart racing, while white-sand beaches offer the perfect spot to slow down.


Aquatica Orlando has something for everyone with surprises around every corner.


Eat, Drink And Be Entertained At The Pointe Orlando

Eat, Drink And Be Entertained At The Pointe Orlando

An open-air dining, entertainment and shopping hub close to the Orange County Convention Center, Pointe Orlando offers an amazing choice of places to ea,t drink, and have fun, perfect for a night out!


Savor a taste of Havana and late-night dancing at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, headed by two-time James Beard award-winning Chef Guillermo Pernot, or feast on fine Greek cuisine with a side of live belly-dancing entertainment at Taverna Opa.


You can also opt for fresh catches at The Oceanaire Seafood Room and legendary steaks at The Capital Grille. Pointe Orlando constantly adds new flavors, too, such as Chicago’s famous The Hampton Social and Brazilian churrasco steakhouse Rodizio Grill. You can’t go wrong with British favorites at The Pub Orlando, and don't miss JoJo’s Shake Bar, and for nightlife a must visit is Blue Martini!

iFLY Orlando Fun Things To Do in Orlando on a Rainy Day

Go Skydiving Indoors!

Discover the dream of flight at iFLY Orlando! Experience the true free fall conditions of skydiving without jumping from an airplane. iFLY's vertical wind tunnel technology creates a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float.


There’s no parachute, no jumping and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and the air. Super fun, super safe, and super cool! Children as young as three, to adults as old (or young at heart) as 103 can fly with us. It’s safe for kids, challenging for adults and realistic for skydivers. They provide all the gear and a personal instructor will guide you through your flight.


Dave & Buster's Orlando

Enjoy The Huge Arcade at Dave & Buster

They say it’s not about winning or losing. But those people obviously haven't been to Dave & Buster’s. Because with hundreds of games to play, everyone leaves feeling like a champion.


Get out the rain for a few hours and enjoy arcade games, tabletop, air hockey, ping pong, billiards and more! Whatever you can dream, you can play at D&B!


Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando

Believe It or Not You Will Have The Best Time at Ripley's

Sure to entertain the entire family, adults and children alike will be astounded by incredibly hard to believe, but undeniably true stories from around the world at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando.


Admire hundreds of artifacts, incredible art, animal oddities, pop-culture memorabilia, interactive games, and more that you won’t find anywhere else!


You can also enjoy lots of rainy day fun at Ripley's Mirror Maze, get in out the rain and find your way out or lose yourself in an enchanting labyrinth! Embellished with LED lights and infinity mirrors, it’s time to challenge your perception and sense of direction.


Fun Things To Do in Orlando on a Rainy Day Dezerland Action Park

Check Out Everything To Do At Dezerland Action Park

A visit to Dezerland Action Park is a must. Located within the I-Drive Entertainment District, Dezerland Park is a destination in its own right with numerous indoor attractions to enjoy.


Visit Orlando Auto Museum to see the country’s largest auto museum which is home to more than 2,000 vehicles worth over $200 million, featuring everything from military vehicles used in combat to cars made famous by television and movies and vehicles from a variety of decades and countries around the world.


With the only projection targets in all of Orlando, Axecelsior Axe Throwing offerS a fun twist on your average axe throwing experience. With moving targets, a variety of games and end-grain wood, throwing just got more Axe-citing!


Located at Dezerland Action Park on I-Drive, Putting Edge is a “Black Lit” courses, offering a dizzying universe full of fun, imagination, and activity. You will be immersed in a kaleidoscope of dazzling “Glow-in-the-Dark” colors, images and sounds, rocking your senses in extraordinary and unbelievable ways.


The Pinball Palace is located at Dezerland Action Park on I-Drive. This is the largest pinball arcade in Florida, home to vintage vibes and timeless memories in the making, featuring over 70 classic pinball machines.


Also at Dezerland Action Park you can experience Florida's longest and fastest indoor Go Kart track at Karting Orlando.


Andretti Karting and Games Orlando

Go Indoor Karting!

Here in Orlando we have some pretty awesome indoor kart tracks, so no need for wipers, or worrying about skidding in the rain here!


Experience the adrenaline rush of electric go-kart races with instant acceleration as you put the pedal to the metal around hairpin turns, up and down elevation changes, and long straightaways on our indoor climate-controlled tracks.


The karts at Andretti Karting and Games Orlando are powerful, ergonomic, safe, and environmentally friendly plus pack enough torque to take you all the way to victory lane.


Plus, K1 Speed Orlando on I-Drive offers indoor go-kart racing too, and anyone 4'10" or taller can drive their fast all-electric go-karts that can reach speeds of 45 miles per hour!


Have kids that don't meet the height requirement? No problem! They also have junior karts for kids 48" (4') or taller that can accelerate to 20 mph - much faster than those go-karts found at mini golf places. No reservation required - Arrive & Drive!


Main Event at Pointe Orlando

Score A Strike!

Who doesn't love to bowl? Bowling is some series fun here in Orlando, with a choice of bowling alleys on International Drive!


Kings Dining & Entertainment on I-Drive brings a chef driven scratch kitchen, lounge, upscale bowling, billiards, world class A/V and sports packages and more to International Drive while providing a kid-free haven for adults in the evening.


Also on I-Drive is Main Event Entertainment, located at Pointe Orlando, Main Event Entertainment combines dining, state of the art bowling, high ropes adventure course, billiards, and a brand NEW laser tag arena! Come in and Eat. Play. Bowl.


Topgolf Orlando

Strike Some Balls On The Green

Even if its raining you can enjoy golf here in Orlando with fun golf games for all skill levels at Topgolf Orlando, where you can enjoy climate-controlled hitting bays with HDTVs in every bay.


Using complimentary clubs or your own, take aim at the giant outfield targets and the high-tech balls will score themselves.


The Escape Game Orlando

Escape Reality Inside An Escape Room

From uncovering lost treasure to breaking out of prison - The Escape Game offers a uniquely premium experience within 7 escape rooms. Team up, follow clues, and solve puzzles to complete your mission and become the hero of these immersive 60-minute adventures.


Escapology offers a thrilling, mind challenging experience. Teams of up to 8 players race against the clock to find clues, solve puzzles and escape the adventurous game room within 60 minutes!


Pirate's Dinner Adventure Orlando

Enjoy A Spectacular Dinner Show

Step into adventure and experience a taste of the pirate’s life. Pirates Dinner Adventure is a must-see for children and adults alike. Set sail with a cast of entertainers, acrobats, and cutthroats as they chart a course through danger and romance.


Next door at Country Nights Live is a good ole shindig, where you can expect down home southern country food and drinks, fun with friends, and foot stomping, hand clapping entertainment.


When the sun goes down at Teatro Martini Orlando, the acts get hotter, the laughs get bigger, and everything gets a whole lot crazier. Award-winning acts from around the world are sure to amaze and astound while the best of the best perform on the stage and all around you. Laugh till you can’t breath, watch till you can’t believe, and celebrate what happens when you finally get to see Teatro Martini.


The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner how is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience with non-stop laughter and engaging audience participation. Don’t just watch the show – be a part of it! The dinner includes unlimited fresh, hand-tossed cheese and pepperoni pizza, salad, beer, wine, soda and dessert.


At the one of a kind Titanic Gala Dinner on I-Drive you are a participant in one of the most famous dinner parties aboard Titanic. Join Margaret "Molly" Brown, and other 1st Class guests as you celebrate the retirement of Titanic's Legendary Captain, Edward John Smith.


Entertainment on International Drive Orlando

Enjoy The Electrifying Nightlife

The party never ends on International Drive with an endless choice of nightlife options


One of the most incredible is Mango’s Tropical Cafe, a two-story, 55,000-square-foot venue that lights up the night with live entertainment and dancing.

A dueling piano bar like no other, Howl at the Moon is another I-Drive hotspot. When it’s time to cool down, nothing beats the chilly confines of ICEBAR Orlando. But the fact is, you’ll find lounges, nightclubs and more throughout I-Drive, including Ole Red and Tin Roof.


The Top 15 Things To Do on International Drive Orlando

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