Welcome to your insider guide to living in Orlando's most dynamic neighborhood!

With a vibrant mix of 275+ restaurants, 30+ attractions, 4 entertainment and nightlife hubs and more, I-Drive is the ideal home for locals who live and thrive in the heart of the action.

I-Drive Living is your local resource for staying connected to it all. Discover everything from live music joints to exclusive local deals, weekend brunches to after-work happy hours, what's new on I-Drive, and more. Let us show you all the ways to live and play in your own backyard.


EVENTS

Wondering what's happening on I-Drive? Keep your calendar full and become a local in the know with our curated list of upcoming concerts, specialty dinners, theme park happenings, cultural experiences and more.

LIVE MUSICsee live music

Live Music

From blues and rock 'n' roll to covers of the latest hits, the music scene on I-Drive has something for everyone. Relax and sing along to your favorite tunes with friends at these live music joints that locals love.

HAPPY HOURsee happy hours

Happy Hour

I-Drive is home to more than 200 restaurants specializing in diverse global cuisines. Wind down after work at one of our favorite local happy hours, spanning from upscale eateries to casual taverns.

BRUNCH see brunches

Brunch

I-Drive is the ideal place to enjoy a leisurely weekend feast paired with endlessly flowing mimosas. Keep your weekend brunch plans in the neighborhood by dining at one of these great brunch hangouts.

SPOTLIGHT

Getting Spooky on I-Drive
Holiday Fun
Getting Spooky on I-Drive

Spooky season is upon us, and if you’re visiting International Drive for Halloween we’ve got plenty of tricks and treats, scares and sweets, thrills and chills to choose from! Whether you’re celebrating with the whole family, or heading out for a wild night with your crew - you’ll find a...

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Orlando Entertainment District - Promoting a Playground for Locals on I-Drive
General
Orlando Entertainment District - Promoting a Playground for Locals on I-Drive

Locals have reconnected with an old friend and are hanging out on International Drive. Now, top attractions, bars, restaurants and night clubs which have sprung up in the past decade on I-Drive are looking to amplify the trend by creating the Orlando Entertainment District and increasing communication with local residents...

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More Happenings

5 Iconic Spots to Snap a Picture on I-Drive
General
5 Iconic Spots to Snap a Picture on I-Drive

There are so many reasons why we love Orlando, and the endless photo ops is just one of them. We all know that nothing is worse than having such a spectacular time in Orlando that you totally forget to take any pictures, and since October is National Photographer Appreciation month,...

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Dinner on I-Drive? Pasta Please!
Dining & Nightlife
Dinner on I-Drive? Pasta Please!

Not that we needed a reason to write a blog post about Pasta, but October is National Pasta Month, so we thought it appropriate to give you a quick rundown on what Italian restaurants on I-Drive you must visit to enjoy some pasta deliziosa. Credit: VincenzosFacebook Vincenzo Cucina Italia is...

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October Happenings on I-Drive
Monthly Happenings
October Happenings on I-Drive

Fall is upon us! A cool breeze, sunny skies, and palm trees; we love Fall in Florida and we’re so ready for spooks, screams, pumpkins, and as always, good times with the people we love most! If you find yourself on I-Drive during October, be sure to check out these...

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Ladies Night Out on I-Drive
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Ladies Night Out on I-Drive

Hands up if you’re in need of a ladies night! Next week is National Ladies Night, and although many of the nightlife spots on I-Drive do remain closed as a result of the coronavirus; there are still lots of spots that are open that offer a wide selection of cocktails,...

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Dine Like a Local on I-Drive
Dining & Nightlife
Dine Like a Local on I-Drive

It’s been a long day. You’re borderline hangry, but can't fathom the thought of actually having to start cooking a meal for the family… not to worry! If you’re on International Drive , there are lots of dining spots that us Orlando locals consider go-to restaurants for nights just like...

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5 Not So Ordinary Date Night Ideas on I-Drive
Things to Do
5 Not So Ordinary Date Night Ideas on I-Drive

When you hear someone say ‘Date Night’, the first thing that pops into your head is probably dinner, maybe drinks. But, here on I-Drive , we like to think big… and when you do date night on I-Drive, you should too! Switch things up for your next date night on...

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