Living with theme parks like Disney, Universal, and Sea World in our backyard can sometimes overshadow events, venues, or places the whole family can visit and still have fun; without dishing out truckloads of money. Here is a list of five cheap things to do in Orlando.
- Wekiwa Springs: Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River. About one hour from all of Central Florida attractions. The park offers thirteen miles of trails for exploring, hiking, or bike riding. If hiking is not your thing, you can kayak or canoe along the Wekiva River and Rock Springs Rock. Camping is offered with the option of full facility campgrounds or primitive camping areas. Admission fees can run up to $6.00 per vehicle.
- Orlando’s Farmers Market: Every Sunday from 10 am until 4 pm you can find The Orlando Farmer’s Market at Lake Eola. Here you can support local vendors, artists, and farmers bringing you their unique products. Enjoy a fun day at the park with a pet friendly atmosphere. This venue is free
- The Food Truck Bazaar: This traveling food truck bazaar offers a family friendly environment with a unique dinning experience. Just a quick internet search will yield you the location and what trucks will be featured during the day’s event. The event is free to attend, but the dining cost varies per truck.
- Leu Gardens: This amazingly beautiful location offers 50 acres of botanical bliss. Just minutes from Downtown Orlando, each garden is carefully crafted to inspire each visitor. At the heart of the garden is the Leu House, revealing life during the turn of the century. Entry fee is $10.00 for adults $3.00 for kids (K-12).
- Lakeridge Winery: This location offers daily complimentary tours and wine tasting. Each Saturday afternoon during the month of July, Lakeridge Winery holds its famous Music Series, featuring live bands on the outdoor stage, wine and cheese bar, and a great atmosphere for adult fun.