Free things to do in Orlando

Orlando, Florida is a world-renowned vacation destination and the theme parks are probably the first thing that springs to mind but there are also plenty of free things to do in Orlando.

Winter park

In Winter Park you will find more than 70 parks, all home to various events, festivals and celebrations throughout the year and is one of the lovely quaint free things to do in Orlando. It’s known for its abundant outdoor spaces like leafy Central Park. There are lazy boat rides, craft cocktails and a diverse range of galleries abundant in this manicured town of eight square miles, The Amtrak train seem stops in the middle of the town’s mini-Central Park. There are scenic boat rides of an hour tour through the lakes and canals in historic Winter Park. You’ll float by towering cypress trees, tropical birds. Shopping on swanky Park Avenue is like Orlando’s Rodeo Drive and is lined end to end with brands visitors will recognize.

Old Town Kissimmee

Old Town is a recreation of a classic Florida town – a throwback to a time when crowds were a little smaller, lines a little shorter and the fun a little simpler and is one of the classic places to visit in Orlando for free. It is the perfect destination for an afternoon or night of fun with friends and family. Relax as you stroll through 18-acres of beautiful, tree-lined brick streets and discover over 70 unique, affordable shops and restaurants. Catch a magic show at the Great Magic Hall, test your fears at Mortem Manor, and try a classic game of Skee-Ball at Happy Days Family Amusement Centre.  It plays host to some outstanding weekly events including America’s longest running weekly car show and cruise every Saturday.  Step back in time and experience a car show like no other with hundreds of classic cars followed by a Saturday Night Classic Car Cruise.

Celebration – Founded by Walt Disney but this town is a free things to do in Orlando  

Celebration is a charming small town with tree-lined streets, captivating architecture and a welcoming mix of shops and restaurants.  Let the kids play in the interactive fountain or stop by the farmers market on Sundays. Market Street is a quaint, brick street runs one block through downtown toward the lake front. Here, you’ll find a small collection of shops perfect for grabbing a souvenir, finding a little something for your home or selecting the perfect vacation outfit. This pretty town is best explored by foot or by bike, so you can get around downtown and manoeuvre over boardwalks through woodlands, around lakes and behind neighbourhoods. You can also do a horse-drawn carriage ride or a Segway tour. During winter months, visitors can even see (fake) snow falling.  Halloween and Christmas are especially fun times to visit as residents pull out all the stops with elaborate decorations.

Winter Haven

The Winter Haven area is home to beautiful lakes, a majestic tower, a world-class collection of vintage aircrafts and the largest Legoland in the world. Winter Haven is a city in central Florida, known for its canal-linked Chain of Lakes. Several lakes have waterside parks and eateries, as well as boat ramps and water-sports rentals.

Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando and is one of the  relaxing free things to do in Orlando where you can rent swan-shaped paddle boats, feed the live swans and other birds inhabiting the park, and see a concert or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheatre. You can grab a bite to eat at Relax Grill on Lake Eola or relax amid beautiful flower beds with a spectacular view of Orlando’s skyline.  On Sundays there is a farmers market.