6 of the Top Free Things to Do in Orlando

6 of the Top Free Things to Do in Orlando
Orlando may be best known for its awesome theme parks which includes SeaWorld and Universal Studios among many others, but it doesn’t mean getting yourself entertained at the Theme Park Capital of the World has to be pricey. In fact, there are quite of number of free things to do in Orlando. Its attractions are continuously evolving and all you have to do is look around to see which ones won’t cost you a single penny!
1. Visit the art galleries
There is never a dull day that passes by in Orlando, what with its vibrant arts and culture community. Venues are often open to the public for free or at a discounted price and there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy.
Every third Thursday of each month, the Downtown Arts District sponsors art show openings at several different venues, starting at the CityArts Factory, from 6 to 9 in the evening. Another place to check out is the Cornell Fine Arts Museum which is always free for those who present their valid student IDs. Admission is normally at $5 for adults but Bessemer Trust sponsored it in 2014 so it is free to get in.
2. The LEGO Imagination Center
This unique place located at the downtown Disney Marketplace area is a 4,400-square-foot venue of pure fun for both kids and adults. It is pretty easy to find the place, as it is guarded by 12-foot T-rex and a huge 30-foot sea serpent made from LEGO bricks by the entrance. Everyone can try and test their creativity in building blocks – and even compete in a “beat the clock” building contest, all for free.
3. Disney’s Boardwalk
Disney isn’t exactly among the top free things to do in Orlando but you can choose something a little close and simply stroll along Disney’s Boardwalk. It is a 1930s inspired Atlantic coastal village where you can enjoy free, live street entertainment during the evenings. It is often the best place to see comedians, jazz ensembles and other musicians, magicians and other performers for free.
4. Howl at the Moon
For adults seeking something more enjoyable that does not cost an arm and a leg, the Howl at the Moon is the best place for over-21 parties. Happy Hour parties entitles guests to free admission before 11pm, a complimentary buffet from 6 to 8, half off on select drinks before 8pm and no charge for the first drink of the night. Of course, the place also has free weekly specials for everyone to enjoy.
5. Nature and the Outdoors
Those who would rather enjoy the natural beauty and landscape of Orlando, there are quite a number of free things to do in Orlando to simply soak up the sun. The 43-acre Lake Eola Park allows picnic goers to position themselves by the shore and enjoy one of the various free concerts that take place at the amphitheater. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is also free for camping out and roasting marshmallows. Admission to most of Orlando’s parks and gardens are free on certain days or every day.
6. Food and Wine
Foodies will it great news that there are a lot of free things to do in Orlando that involve drinking and eating. The Orlando Brewing Company in the downtown area is home to the only organic brewery and tap room in the Southeast region. Enjoy free brewery tours, free WiFi and free live entertainment. Awesome!