Which Are the Best Free Attractions in Orlando?
A short guide for the best free attractions in Orlando
Orlando is one of the busiest cities in the east coast of America, in terms of tourists. Countless tourists come and go everyday in the City Beautiful. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and Walt Disney World are all situated in Orlando, Florida. With all the ticket prices out there, a trip to Orlando can take a big hit for your wallet. Here are a few spots inside the city that don't have any admission fees but are enjoyable nonetheless.
Lake Eola Park
The park surrounding Lake Eola is excellent for those who want relax from touring around the city. Lake Eola Park is a feast for the eyes, from the trees up to the animals living in the lake itself. People can stroll around, enjoying the scenery. You can also opt to feed the fish and check the weekly events like the farmers market. Nightly light shows at the center of the fountain can also be enjoyed. If you find the time to spend, swan boats fitting 5 adults are also available for rent at $15 per 30 minutes.
Hours: 6:00 AM to Midnight
512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
CityArts Factory is a collective of six art galleries in downtown Orlando. Live music as well as holiday themed exhibitions can be found in the 20,000 square foot collective. Local and international artworks can be found in the six independently owned galleries. The best part about CityArts Factory is the free admission during all opening hours from Tuesday to Saturday. It's a destination that is sure to be enjoyable.
Hours: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday to Saturday
29 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards is more than 20 miles from downtown Orlando but the travel can be worth it. The vineyard, more than a few hectares, offers dozens of tours daily, everyday of the week. All the tours are free. Tours start around every 20 minutes and takes only 45 minutes to finish. Families can also enjoy festivals, live music events, and other similar bazaars. The vineyard is so enjoyable that even locals revisit it a lot. At the end of tours there is a tasting event so with the family events, there is certainly something for the whole family.
Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Saturday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday
19239 U.S. 27 North Clermont, FL 34715
While the food is definitely not free, the movie showing is. It's a great way to spend a night in Orlando. You can bring everything from blankets to tables to enjoy the movie showing outside with friends and families. A good knowledge of film can win people alcohol, for those interested. Old oaks more than a century old line up outside, making the film showing a truly magical experience.
Hours: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM daily
1300 S Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751
Mixing the old Atlantic style with modern attractions, Disney's Boardwalk is a quarter mile of shopping, food and drinks, and other forms of entertainment. Walking the boardwalk and enjoying the scenery reminiscent of the 1930's and other forms of entertainment are free .There are also souvenir stores and restaurants that won't hurt your wallet. Street magicians, and music performers are also there to make your walk along Disney's Boardwalk a magical stroll. It's very picturesque and is a definite stop for anyone visiting in Orlando.
2101 North Epcot Resorts Boule Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Chip 'N Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long
At the Fort Wilderness Resort, families can enjoy a traditional campfire and marshmallow roasting with the two iconic chipmunks from Disney. Even if you're not camping or staying at the resort, you can come on over and enjoy a sing-a-long. If the weather is good, you can also enjoy a classic Disney film. It's recommended to bring blankets, tables, and chairs to make the experience more comfortable. The campfire is free but it can also be subject to cancelations if the weather isn't favorable.
Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
The first thing to say is that sadly, the beer in Orlando Brewing isn't free. The tours are though, and it's held from Monday to Saturday at 6:00 PM. The great thing about the beer offered here is that it is both organic and local, definitely a new experience for those who appreciate alcohol. Orlando Brewing is also a family place, despite the focus on alcohol. On Friday and Saturday nights, families can enjoy a game of darts, food, and live music.
Hours: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM Monday to Thursday, 12:00 NN to 2:00 AM Friday, 1:00 PM to late night Saturday, 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sunday
1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, FL
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