International Drive Holidays
What better way to enjoy a holiday to Florida than with a stay in International Drive, the Sunshine State's main tourist strip? Often referred to as I-Drive, it is fourteen and a half miles long; its northern end is located in Orlando, while the rest is in Orange County. As a resort popular with tourists, it's populated with hundreds of quality restaurants and restaurants, and also has over 485 outlet stores- perfect for those who want to come home with plenty of gifts.
Families will especially enjoy International Drive holidays, as International Drive is home to some of the most famous attractions in the world, like SeaWorld, the Wet n' Wild Water park, and Universal Studios to name just three. International Drive also offers helicopter rides too! With a fantastic nightlife, as well as plenty of opportunities to experience the greatness of American culture, a break to International Drive offers Florida holidays that everyone will enjoy!
If you like your holidays with plenty of sunshine, then the best time to head to International Drive will definitely be during the summer months of July and August, when Florida's heat will be at its highest due to its location on the Gulf stream. Temperatures at this time will reach on average 30° Celsius a day, so be prepared for around 10 hours of sun! During this time temperatures will also be quite humid, so if you're not an avid sun fan, then you'll be pleased to know that Florida experiences great weather all year round, so whatever time you visit it'll still be warm.
In January, February and March for example, temperatures average about 25° Celsius, with very little rainfall as Florida enjoys very dry winters, so rest assured that you can still enjoy a warm break whatever time of year it is.
Jan - 21ºC
Feb - 22ºC
Mar - 24ºC
Apr - 26ºC
May - 30ºC
Jun - 31ºC
Jul - 31ºC
Aug - 31ºC
Sep - 30ºC
Oct - 29ºC
Nov - 25ºC
Dec - 23ºC
Things To Do on Holidays
Be prepared for plenty of fun-filled days outside as cheap holidays to International Drive have some of the most amazing activities in the world right on its doorstep. Marine-life lovers of all ages will adore a visit to SeaWorld, which houses some 10,000 aquatic creatures, and features shows and demonstrations of the marine world. After that, why not visit Universal Studios to enjoy the thrilling rides and experiences inspired by some of the greatest movies in Hollywood history?
To cool off in the Florida sunshine, the Wet n' Wild Water Park offers fabulous waterslides and rides, and is open all year round! For those who enjoy something a little more laid back, Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum houses some of the most obscure and amazing facts and exhibits you'll ever see, while shoppers will love perusing the hundreds of stores at the Festival Bay Mall. Whatever time of year, and whoever you're with, there's something to do for everyone on holidays to International Drive!
Things to do: Culture
International Drive can be considered a young city, but its history is still intriguing. The first part of International Drive was constructed in the 1960s to serve a local hotel. Apparently the land was located on the edge of a large Orlando Central Park business owned by a man called Martin Marietta, who decided after the opening of Walt Disney World in 1971, that he would turn International Drive into a renowned commercial centre.
Since then International Drive has grown massively, being extended both southward and northward to allow the construction of more buildings and homes, which is how it has turned into the thriving place that it is today.
It'd be impossible to enjoy holiday in Florida without experiencing some of the cultural exhibits International Drive has to offer, and thankfully it has that in abundance; planning to visit in November? Then watch out for celebrations on the 4th Thursday of the month, as this is when America celebrates its annual Thanksgiving to commemorate the dinner between the Pilgrims and Native Americans. In October meanwhile you'll be able to experience the pleasure of an American Halloween on the 31st at the Festival Bay Mall, which will provide an array of ghostly treats!
A visit to Lake Buena Vista's World Disney World just has to be planned, while the Outta Control Magic Show at 9067 International Drive offers you the chance to dine while enjoying a typically American hi-octane mix of fantastic magic and live comedy.
Things to do: Nightlife
When the Florida sun sets, International Drive really gets going, with a multitude of fabulous restaurants, trendy nightclubs and brilliant live music bars all ensuring that you enjoy a memorable night out. Are you a fan of Latin music? If so, you'll want to check out Copacabana Nightclub, which plays scintillating music that'll have you dancing the salsa all night long. If you're on holidays to International Drive with the family, you will undoubtedly want to visit Pointe Orlando too; located near the Convention Center, it features a fantastic mix of stores, eateries and entertainment venues, and also has events like concerts and theatre all year round, so make sure to check the local calendar!
If you're a fan of rock and roll, then you should definitely look to see what bands are playing at the Hard Rock Live venue, which has played host to some of the biggest bands of recent years like Velvet Revolver. With a nightlife to rival any place on earth, holidays in International Drive will certainly keep you up partying all night!
International Drive's landscape is just one of the features that ensures a Florida holiday above and beyond anything you can expect. If you're a fan of contemporary architecture, then you'll love the area, as it's home to some of the most exquisite skyscrapers and homes you could imagine. The best way to get around town, as in most of Florida, is by car, as International Drive isn't totally pedestrianised, but rest assured the drive is a pleasure. Its roads, which are large and impressive, are easy to drive on, while the scenery will draw appreciation from everyone. The streets are dotted with trees, while on the motorway you'll even spot pockets of lake with boats bobbing gently upon them.
At night time, International Drive is even more impressive, with the lights of grand buildings and beautifully constructed homes lit by twinkling lights. International Drive has a landscape that is typically American; big, contemporary, over the top, and utterly unforgettable.
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International Drive holidays are perfect for anyone who wants to experience American at its most vibrant. It is home to the greatest resorts in the world, and so will leave you with no shortage of things to do; with an electric nightlife, featuring bars and lots of places serving great food, International Drive holidays are great for couples and families.
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