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The best free things to do in Florida for adults and kids!
Many people think that days out in Florida will break the bank, but that’s not the case. In fact, we’ve put together a few of the best things to do for free in Florida for kids – and grown-ups!
Five free things to do for kids
From sunny beach days to educational tours, these five free activities are sure to keep the kids entertained.
- Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Centre
35 E Quay Rd, Key West, FL 33040, USA
A journey into the majestic world of Florida Keys marine and land wildlife is sure to keep the little ones occupied. Boasting 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, artwork and models, you and your kids are sure to marvel at the wonders of the environment without spending a penny.
- Disney Springs
1486 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
Offering a lovely stroll along Lake Buena Vista, Disney Springs is an idyllic Florida scene day or night. While the complex is very Disney-centric, there are still plenty of restaurants, bars and shops to explore- making sure there is something for every member of the family.
- Big Tree Park
761 General Hutchison Pkwy, Longwood, FL 32750, USA
Take advantage of the sunny Floridian weather and head outdoors to Big Tree Park! With an easy walkability, a low bug count, picnic benches and restrooms, even the littlest of legs will love this wander.
- Andy Romano Beachfront Park
839 S Atlantic Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32176, USA
This beachfront park is renowned for its facilities and cleanliness. With free access to a pavilion, BBQ, playground, restrooms and picnic area, you can remix that standard day at the beach and keep the kids occupied for hours. Lifeguards are also on duty, so you can rest assured that youngsters are safe!
- Children's Science Explorium
300 S Military Trl, Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton, FL 33486-4302
Inspire that bright spark in the family and check out the Children’s Science explorium. With loads of interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, the explorium aims to bring out the scientist in every kid-free of charge!
Family travel blogger Karen Dawkins often travels on a budget with her children, so finding free and cheap things to do is a priority:
Some of our favourite, inexpensive or free things to do in Florida involve getting outside. My family and I spent a day at the beach building castles and hunting for shells. In Tampa and other places along the gulf, you’re able to see the manatees! You can also go to museums to learn the history and culture of the region too.
Five free things to do for adults
Whether you’re looking for a night on the town or a romantic stroll, these five free activities have got you covered.
- St. Augustine Distillery
112 Riberia St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
With free tours (and tasting) of this renovated 1917 ice plant turned distillery, you’ll get to witness the creation of spirits – such as vodka, gin and whiskey. Enthusiastic tour guides and plenty of historical knowledge – who knew alcohol and education would work so well together? Tours are every 30 minutes between 10:30am and 5pm.
- Universal CityWalk
6000 Universal Blvd., Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando, FL 32819-7640
Free to enter, this night-time complex is an adult fairground. With restaurants such as Hard Rock Café, and dozens of nightclubs and bars, you’d be hard pressed to find a livelier spot. If partying isn’t really your thing, just a stroll through CityWalk to soak up the atmosphere is worth doing!
- The Garden Room @ Sleuths
8267 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-9326
Sit back and be entertained! Every Saturday night at 10pm Sleuths hold The Garden Room – a free comedy show sure to get you giggling.
- Holocaust Memorial
1933-1945 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1817, USA
Made of vibrant Jerusalem stone and elegant black granite, this war memorial creates a powerful and meaningful impact for all visitors, and pays tribute to the millions of victims killed in the holocaust. Groups of over 10 people must reserve a space, but admission to the memorial is free.
- The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204-3336
With free admission on the first Saturday of every month, this attraction is a must-see. With elegant and tranquil gardens to walk around and beautiful, thought-provoking art to ponder, this spot will definitely leave you feeling refined and cultured.
Of course, Florida has many more free activities to offer - so why not check out our other posts like Florida on a budget and find out for yourself if Florida could be your perfect holiday destination - without the big price tag!
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