Enjoying Orlando’s Free and Cheap Activities

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A visit to Orlando Florida does not have to break the bank with expensive theme park tickets.   There are a few things you can do in and around Orlando for free.  Go to VoyageMonkey.com Travel to learn more about Orlando and find the best Orlando hotel accommodations, flights and car rentals.

There’s plenty to do around the Disney Resorts. Anyone can explore Disney Springs or the Disney’s Boardwalk for free.  Disney Springs is a fun dinning, shopping and live entertainment complex.  While you will have to pay to dine or shop, there’s no cost to walk around, see the sights, and take in the Mouse magic. You might be able to catch some of the regular entertainment, or a free festival or event.

Disney’s Boardwalk is another charming part of the Disney Resort that is free to the public. The Boardwalk is another dining, entertainment and shopping complex set lakeside.  It is a great place to take a walk, people watch, and grab a meal (meal not free).  There is often free entertainment here.  Be sure to visit Disney’s Boardwalk at night and get a view of the fireworks from the theme park.  You can also view the fireworks for free at the Disney World transportation center or the marina at the Grand Floridian Resort.  The firework shows are always spectacular, and free when you can view from outside of the theme park.

Near the Disney Resorts, Celebration Florida is a quaint small Americana town featuring various styles of architecture with a Disney Main St. feel to it.  Stoll through the town and you’ll find charming restaurants, café’s, and boutique shops.  There are some interesting things to see while walking around the town.  All the local shop owners are super friendly.  You have to visit Celebration if you’re staying near the Disney Resorts.

Near the Universal Resorts, you can visit Universal Orlando’s CityWalk. This is an active spot, filled with music in the air and the scent of delicious foods.  CityWalk is the perfect place to stroll around and hang out after a long, busy day of free sightseeing.  Here you can enjoy dinner, listen to live music, sing Karaoke or Salsa dance at the Latin Quarter.  You’ll meet plenty of fun people here from all over.

If you enjoy the great outdoors (of an urban park), downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park is a hidden gem of a free activity. The park is a great place for a romantic stroll under the city lights before your downtown dinner or show.  It is a great place for a picnic or taking in some sunshine.  The nearly 1-mile sidewalk loop overlooks the lake, making it the perfect backdrop for a walk or run. You can enjoy one of the free concerts at the park’s Amphitheater.

Orlando’s Harry P. Leu Gardens offers free admission Mondays throughout the year.  You can stroll through the multiple gardens without paying a dime. You’ll enjoy a self-guided tour through the gardens and sights which include the Butterfly Garden, Horseshoe Fountain, and Lake Rowena Overlook.  You can enjoy some Orlando tranquility for free.

Of course you can take day trips from Orlando to Daytona Beach, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, and Tampa Bay.  You don’t have to spend anything at those destinations to enjoy some great sights and free outdoor activities.  If you want some free outdoors to enjoy and explore, visit the Ocala National Forest.  Located a short drive north of Orlando, the Ocala National Forest has over 380,000 acres of forest to enjoy. With over 600 lakes, rivers, and springs, the park is the perfect place to hike and enjoy an adventure without the price tag.

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