"Busy street with lots to do and lots to be stolen from you"
International Drive is one of the best known streets in the areas. For locals like myself, it is an area to be avoided. For tourists, it is a place to flock to. With Wet ‘n’ Wild, Universal Studios and unlimited shopping and restaurants, this is a good place to visit. However, keep your car doors locked and your purse close by. This area is known by locals to have crime problems as criminals know they can steal from a tourist who will not return for the trial, therefore letting them go because of the lack of a witness. There are some nicer areas of International Drive, but I would encourage you to call the Sheriff’s Office and ask about hotels before you book your stay. Also, beware that it will take you about a half an hour to go a mile throughout most of the day.