“Are we there yet?”
It’s the last thing you want to hear on your vacation. Fortunately, the majority of Orlando’s attractions are in the International Drive area. If you book a hotel nearby, you’ll avoid those long patience-trying commutes to the attractions. If you really want to minimize travel time during vacation, consider visiting these 12 popular attractions all within 15 minutes of your room at Rosen Inn (keep in mind traffic may affect travel time during busy hours).
Less than 1 Minute Away
All of these I-Drive attractions are less than a one minute drive from Rosen Inn and are all within a short walking distance.
WhirlyDome – 0.2 miles
Described as a combination of basketball, hockey, and jai-alai, WhirlyBall just might be Orlando’s most unique sport. You and your teammates each drive a WhirlyBug (similar to a bumper car) as you attempt to shoot the balls into the opponent’s goal.
Magical Midway Thrill Park – 0.4 miles
Some of the most exciting Orlando rides are right here on International Drive at Magical Midway. This thrill park is home to the tallest slingshot in the world. It sends you skyrocking 390 feet over Orlando. If you are looking for a bit milder fun, you can also enjoy go-karts, a starflyer, and an arcade.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition – 0.5 miles
This Titanic-themed museum and dinner show offers plenty of interactive fun. Explore the museum on your own or attend the Titanic Gala Dinner on Friday or Saturday nights to enjoy a guided tour of the museum, dinner with Titanic captain Edward John Smith and other first class guest and a reenactment of the fateful events on April 14, 1912.
Less than 5 minutes away
These fun attractions are all still firmly within walking distance and only a 5 minute drive by car.
Universal Orlando ResortTM – 0.6 miles
You’ve seen the volcano peak rising in the distance, but did you realize Universal Orlando Resort was this close? Brush up on your magic skills at Hogwarts and hang out with your favorite characters at Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Orlando. You can also enjoy a tropical escape at Volcano Bay which features some of Orlando’s most thrilling waterslides.
The Escape Game – 1 mile
Put your teamwork skills to the test at The Escape Game. Perfect for teens and adults, this attraction puts you and your companions on the spot as you must work together to solve a mystery and successfully escape in 60 minutes or less. The Escape Game has several themed rooms Prison Break, Mission: Mars, and The Heist.
Mangos Tropical Cafe – 1 mile
Enjoy Orlando’s nightlife without having to drive downtown. Mango’s Tropical Café, one of Orlando’s most popular nightclubs, is located right here on International Drive. This tropical-themed restaurant and nightclub offers Caribbean-inspired dining, sequin-studded tributes to music icons like Selena and Celia Cruz, and large a dance floor where you can salsa the night away.
Less than 10 minutes away
Boutiques, thrill rides, and arcades are all less than a ten minute drive from your hotel room.
ICON Park – 1.8 miles
ICON Park is ideal for large groups. Thrill seekers will want to ride the new StarFlyer, pop culture fans won’t want to miss Madame Tussauds wax museum, and budding scientists will love exploring Skeletons and SEA Life Aquarium. Everyone can enjoy a ride on The Wheel which provides a bird’s eye view of International Drive and the surrounding areas.
Dave & Busters – 2 miles
Take a break from the heat at Dave & Busters while you play games and win prizes. Dave & Busters is an arcade plus sports bar, offering classic games like skee-ball and air hockey as well as newer virtual reality games. Over at the bar, you can catch sports games on the large HDTVs while sipping on premium cocktails, or enjoying chef-cooked entrees such as steak and wings.
Pointe Orlando – 2 miles
Like ICON Park, Pointe Orlando is an entertainment complex with a variety of activities that are sure to satisfy your family’s diverse interests. You’ll find boutique shops, food trucks, restaurants, and even a 4D movie theater. Check out the nightlife at Blue Martini and Cuba Libre, or make it a family night out at Wonderworks.
Less than 15 minutes away
Orlando International Premium Outlets – 2.1 miles
For over 773,586 square feet of brand name savings, head over to the Orlando International Premium Outlets. This outdoor shopping center features more than 180 stores, making it the perfect place to buy souvenirs that won’t break the bank. Save on brand name apparel, travel gears, and household goods from brands such as Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, Salvatore Ferragamo, and more.
The Mall at Millenia – 3.8 miles
If you are looking for a more upscale shopping experience, visit The Mall at Millenia. This luxury mall features glass elevators, fountains, and plenty of natural light. It is home to designer brands including Lilly Pulitzer, Chanel, and Emporio Armani, as well as department stores Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. The Mall at Millenia also has several specialty dining outlets including The Cheesecake Factory, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, and Brio Tuscan Grille.
SeaWorld Orlando – 5.3 miles
Learn about the world’s amazing sea creatures while you also enjoy thrill rides. Rollercoasters like Manta and Mako immerse you in the underwater world these creatures inhabit while animal exhibits offer a close up look at these amazing creatures and conservation efforts. You can also visit SeaWorld’s Aquatica and Discovery Cove, both minutes from SeaWorld Orlando.
Stay Near Orlando’s Best Attractions
With so many top attractions so close, Rosen Inn is an ideal choice for your Orlando stay. In addition to being within minutes of so many things to do, you’ll also enjoy excellent amenities and an affordable rate. Book your stay today by calling us at 407-996-4444 or by clicking the button at the top of the page.