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Ten Free Things to do in Orlando

Updated: 13 May 2013 02:15:11 AM

Orlando is the world’s largest tourist mecca in the US and unarguably has enough theme parks that over 55-million visitors per year visit this popular city.

When a family is concerned about a vacation budget there are quite a few things that are free.

Following are ten great suggestions that can be for free and easy on the budget.

1. Harry P. Leu Gardens

This is a great place to visit.

The kids will love the butterfly garden, there also a bamboo and palm garden and house museum from the 1880s.

Admission is free on the first Monday of the month and is open from 9:00 am to noon.

2. Enzian Theater/Eden Bar

Located in Maitland, every Wednesday night at 8pm., if weather cooperates, there’s a free Pitcher Show.

  • Blazing Saddles May 22
  • The Karate Kid June 5
  • Anaconda June 19
  • Flash Gordon July 3
  • Singles July 17
  • Deep Blue Sea August 7
  • Dirty Harry August 21

3. A World of Orchids

A conservatory with natural flower exhibits from Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, and South and Central Americas.

4. Fleaworld and Funworld

The largest flea market in the US, over 1700 vendors with the Funworld addition of acrobatic shows, circus, magic acts, and more.

Fleaworld is open Friday to Sunday and Funworld only on the weekends.

5. Kissimmee Old Town

Offers free entertainment after 7:30 pm every night and Saturday night’s features 50’s and 60’s rock-n-roll.

Car cruises on weekends featuring all American muscle, pre-1975 hot rods, street rods, antiques and classic cars

6. Holocaust Memorial Center

A great place to learn about the Holocaust with a collection of artifacts.

Open every day except Saturdays.

7. Orlando Brewing Company

The only certified organic brewery in Florida with free entertainment on the weekends and tours at 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday.

8. Fort Christmas Historical Park

Open Tuesday though Sunday, a fort from the Second Seminole Indian War including historical structures and demonstrations.

9. Popcorn Flicks in Central Park

10. Musica Della Notte Show
A little bit of Italy with Italian music every night at Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando.

Who says there isn’t a way to have a great vacation and save a little money and what a great way to take a break from the theme park roller coaster.

These are some great free things to do in Orlando for those taking advantage of our free hotel stays.

There are plenty of other free things with a little research on the Internet.

By Marie Ospina

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