coinsIn the “land of the mouse”, it sometimes feels impossible to find inexpensive things to do.  While I was bored one day, I wrote down as many free (or almost free) things to do that I could think of.  Surprisingly, I came up with a pretty long list.

Below is a quick list of 50 or so things from that list….

  1. Flying a Kite (Beach)
  2. Nature Walks
  3. Going to the Beach
  4. Photo Scavenger Hunt – Watch for an upcoming post on this
  5. Skatepark – Watch or participate
  6. Geocaching – Free if you already have a GPS
  7. Bike Riding (e.g. Canaveral National Seashore, Florida Trail)
  8. Downtown Disney – Fun to window shop, people watch and see performances
  9. Festival Bay (Bass Pro, Vans, Ron Jons)
  10. IKEA Orlando – It is hard not to spend money, but it is fun just to go
  11. Universal City Walk
  12. Walk on Beach
  13. Learn to Surf (rent surfboard)
  14. Canoe (e.g. Thousand Islands, Econolockahachee)
  15. Window Shop/Explore Downtown Mt. Dora
  16. Antique Market (Semi-Annually in Mt. Dora)
  17. Window Shop/Explore (Celebration)
  18. Flea Markets (Daytona, Mt. Dora, Melbourne, Sanford)
  19. Explore Old Town in Kissimmee
  20. Waterplay at Municipal Pools (BCC Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Sebastian, etc.)
  21. Learn to Skim Board
  22. Racquetball – There are free or really cheap courts all over
  23. Explore Disney Property (just pay for parking and use their monorail, boats, etc.)
  24. BSO Family Concert (September)
  25. Waterplay (Cocoa Riverfront Park)
  26. Waterplay (Downtown Disney)
  27. Explore/Window Shop (Downtown Melbourne)
  28. Explore/Window Shop (Downtown Cocoa)
  29. Craft Fairs
  30. Art Festivals
  31. Movie Screening (Di Kine Diegos, Indialantic)
  32. Star Gazing (BCC Planatarium, Cocoa)
  33. Sunset Cruise and Dinner (Casino Boats, Port Canaveral)
  34. Window Shopping at area Lifestyle centers (AKA outdoor malls)
  35. Frisbee Golf (Wickham Park, Melbourne)
  36. Window Shopping (5th Avenue, Indialantic)
  37. Driving Range (any)
  38. Putt Putt Golf
  39. Sun Bathing (Beach)
  40. Tennis at various free/cheap locations
  41. Thrift Stores Treasure Hunting
  42. Garage Sale Treasure Hunting
  43. Snorkling (Blue Springs)
  44. Tubing (Blue Springs)
  45. Exploring (Disney Property)
  46. Walk/Bike (Lake Eola)
  47. Baseball Game (Brevard Manatees)
  48. Arena Football (Orlando Predators)
  49. Shows/Conferences (Orange County Convention Center) Free stuff
  50. Watch Wakeboarders (Orlando Watersports Park)
  51. Factory Tour (e.g. Regal Boats, Orlando, Emergency One, Ocala, Nautiques, Orlando)
  52. Zoos (e.g. Brevard or Central Florida Zoo)
  53. Waterski Museum (Lakeland)
  54. Ice Skating (Rockledge)
  55. Parade of Homes

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