DINING & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS

Orlando is a culinary hot spot with new award-winning restaurants and celebrity chefs, such as Wolfgan Puck, Todd English and now Chef Morimoto, that cater to visitors from across the globe. With over 5,000 restaurants you’ll find an extensive menu from fine dining and international eateries to casual cafes and chic wine bars, there’s something for every taste or budget. The destination has six distinctive dining districts including the International Drive Convention District, Restaurant Row, Universal Citywalk®, Disney Springs™, Downtown Orlando, and charming Winter Park.

Click HERE to see a map of the districts.

INTERNATIONAL DRIVE

I-Drive is the center of the city’s entertainment scene. The long street connects all of Orlando's major attractions, including SeaWorld, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Aquatica SeaWorld's Waterpark, Chocolate Kingdom, The Orlando Eye, and Sea Life Orlando. Rosen Plaza is on I-Drive and right in the middle of the action. 

Conveniently get around with the I-Ride Trolley! Visitors may park the car and leave the driving to the Trolley conductor and enjoy the ride! Trolleys run from 8am to 10:30pm and run two routes (red or green). The buses run every 20 to 30 minutes. Fares are $2/adults, $1/children, and $0.24/seniors. Transfers are free.

International Drive map        I-Ride Trolley stops map        I-Ride Trolley information

ORLANDO CONSIDERATIONS

Wildlife Safety Considerations:  Whether it's beautiful Sandhill Cranes or the elusive Florida Panther, Central Florida's animal population is diverse and plentiful. However, visitors must take safety precautions while in any outdoor setting. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (www.myfwc.com), offers the following tips:
  • Please avoid feeding or harassing wildlife of any kind, especially bears and alligators.
  • State law prohibits the killing, possession or harassment of alligators. Alligators and snakes are not just found in the wild, but in lakes, rivers and marshes (even in residential neighborhoods and around golf courses).
  • When near any type of fresh or brackish water, be aware of the possibility of this wildlife.
  • Never leave children or pets unsupervised near water, and do not swim at night or in areas not designated for swimming.

Storm Preparedness:  As the most-visited destination in the United States, the Orlando region had a high level of advance preparedness for hurricanes and a post-storm dedication to quickly resuming operations. We have an extraordinary infrastructure of public and private entities that work together to resume the region’s operations quickly and safely. Because of this, we historically experience minimal disruptions to business from intense weather events. Ongoing destination updates can be found at VisitOrlando.com/hurricane. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have at 800-643-0482.