Planning a vacation to Orlando? International Drive, locally known as I-Drive, should be on your list of destinations to visit. This 11 mile-long strip right in the heart of Orlando’s tourism district is home to theme parks, dining, attractions, and more shopping than anywhere else in Orlando. To help you get the most out of your I-Drive experience, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Try to park at the I-360 Complex. If you find yourself looking for a convenient place to park right on I-Drive, one of the best options is right near the I-Drive 360 Complex. Not only is it right next to one of the hottest new attractions in the area, it’s also free to park here both on the surface, and in the multi-story parking garage. Right in the middle of the action, you won’t have to walk far to get where you need to go.
- Comfort is key. You might be tempted to rock those awesome new shoes you just picked up at the outlets, but think twice. You’ll likely be doing a lot of walking during your I-Drive visit, so pick out your most comfortable pair of shoes and a thick pair of socks to keep your feet happy all day long.
- Plan for Florida’s famous weather. This is especially true during the summer months here in Florida. If you see a 60 – 70% chance of rain on the weather forecast, don’t panic. Rain showers generally come and go quickly leaving the rest of the day sunny and beautiful. Toss a light poncho in your pocket or bag when you leave for the day so you’re prepared.
- Make a plan. Before heading out on your I-Drive adventure, sit down with your family or tour group and make a plan. Make a list of your must-see attractions and dining spots. Take the input of everyone in the group so nobody feels left out.