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Free Things To Do In Orlando

Free Things to do in Orlando

Orlando tops the list of the best tourist destinations in the US. The area is loaded with many free activities for both children and adults. Besides you get value for your money. If you are wondering what is in store for you, take a ride with me and discover what you can enjoy with your family. Some common leisure activities include boat rides, arts and culture, opera and outdoor sports and adventures.

Start your expedition at the official visitor’s center that lies at the International drive near the Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. Get exclusive discounts and fabulous offers besides free planning resources. You can also be among the visitors to the best attraction sites, fun photography sessions among other activities.

Disney Springs…

Enjoy free admission, parking, and family fun at Disney Springs shopping and entertainment centre. The natural beauty and impressive architecture and entertainment will leave you astonished. Your kids will be stuck at the LEGO store as they experiment on making different LEGO figures. Free ferry rides are available to the Disney’s Hollywood, Magic Kingdom, and Epcot Studios.

Old Town…

A visit to the old town will open you up to authentic architecture and quaint storefronts in Kissimmee a walking distance from Walt Disney World. Besides paid attractions in this area, you can sample free events such as live music and classic car shows.

Universal CityWalk

The Universal Orlando Resort features a 30-acre entertainment complex with restaurants, shopping stores, and nightclubs. After 6pm no one pays for parking at this resort. You can join any of the following free activities in the resort such as water taxis, splash areas for children, photo opportunities and live music.

Disney’s Boardwalk

The site is reachable via ferry, but it’s a walking distance from Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot. You don’t have to pay any money to access Disney’s boardwalk. Enjoy exciting evening events such as comics, fire-eaters, and jugglers as you walk along Coney Island-style boardwalk.

Celebration Town Center…

The Celebration Town Center is less than 15 minutes’ walk from Walt Disney World, Walt Disney conceived it. It’s an ideal place for walks and recreation. The town center has many free family fun activities at each time of the year including a unique holiday celebration with faux snow and exotic car shows.

Wine tasting and tours at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards…

The winery is located in Clemont, west of downtown Orlando. Each they offer free tours that feature wine tasting for 45 minutes. The tour combines a 15-minute video. You will visit the production area and get a view of the 08 acres vineyards. In summer and winter, the winery holds free music series and free open house in the holidays.

West Orange Trail…

The 20.8 trail stretches from Winter Garden to Apopka. Enjoy free activities in this pathway such as biking and hiking. West Orange Trail Bikes & Blades Co., offer rental bikes to those who need such services.

Nightly Opera at Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel…

The resort hosts Musica Della Notte which translates to Music of the night each day. You will enjoy popera a mix of opera and pop music, traditional opera and upbeat melodies. At Portofino Bay, you can catch Universal’s Orlando’s free water taxi at the Universal CityWalk.

United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus…

USTA National campus is located in Lake Nona, roughly 20 minutes for Orlando International Airport. The facility has 60- & 30- foot courts free for use by both children and adults at the Nemours Family Zone. To access these courts, one has to register first. Enjoy tennis at this Super facility. It has 100 completely lit tennis courts.

A visit to Orlando Brewing…

From Monday to Saturday, you can visit Orlando’s brewery. Tickets for the tour are issued to those who arrive first. The brewery is located adjacent to Orlando’s Amtrak Train station.

Farmers Markets…

For local fruits and foods visits the free Farmers markets such as the Winter Park Farmers market, Lake Eola park farmers market, Winter Garden farmers market on Saturdays and Orlando farmers market on Sundays.

Wekiva Island…

Twenty-five minutes north of Orlando is the Wekiva Island in Longwood. The park charges no entry fees on, but individuals pay $1 during weekends. In the park, you can access the Wekiva River to swim. You can also play in the volleyball, courts. In the park, you can rent kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards.

ICON Orlando 360…

The complex features shopping, entertainment and dining areas besides the 400- foot tall observation wheel formerly known as Orlando’s eye. It’s an ideal spot for selfie lovers and entry is free. You can catch a glimpse of Orlando’s nightly lighting at the central green.

Forest, Gardens, and Parks…

Orlando has numerous parks, gardens and state forest with free entry. For example, Lake Eola park located in downtown Orlando is accessible for concerts, relaxation, and outdoor yoga activities.

Other parks include the Blanchard Park east of downtown Orlando, Winter Park and Dr P. Phillips Community Park near SeaWorld Orlando.

Ocala National Forest is ideal for many activities such as hunting, fishing, and picnics. East of downtown Orlando is the University of Central Florida Arboretum. Mead botanical gardens, Azalea garden, and Harry P. Leu Gardens are other gardens one can visit for fun activities.

Movie nights…

Enjoy free family night movies in Orlando at Lake Eola Park. Movieola occurs every last Friday each month from April to August.

Winter park with Maitland’s Enzian Theater hosts Popcorn Flicks each second Thursdays every month. The movies begin at sunset.

Arts and culture…

You can visit the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art on Fridays starting from 4 to 8 pm at no charges from November to April. The museum is also accessible for free on specific holidays. The museum host distinguished works of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Other notable museums in Orlando include the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Casa Feliz, CityArts Factory, Zora Neale Hurtston National Museum of Fine arts and Winter park history Museum.

Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida…

Visit the Holocaust memorial center in Maitland north of downtown Orlando, to get a true idea of the Holocaust. The center is made up of 12 sections each section with the main theme about the Holocaust supported by artefacts, pictures, texts, testimonies by local survivors and short films.

Holly Smith

I'm Holly a Mum of 4 with a love for everything Disney & Orlando!

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