Popcorn Flicks in the Park: Head to Winter Park’s lovely Central Park on the second Thursday of each month for a free, family-friendly classic movie. Bring a blanket and snacks and enjoy a lovely night out that’s gentle on the wallet.
Fort Christmas Historical Park: The original Fort Christmas was built by U.S. Army Soldiers in 1837 during the Second Seminole Indian War. Visit the fort and seven restored houses to see exhibits about life in that era, and learn about hunting, fishing, and other aspects of keeping a home.
Plant Street Market: Wander this charming community market and sample the goods from 20 vendors of handmade products and organic food. Check out the Crooked Can Brewing Company’s event calendar and catch some free live music while you treat yourself to a pint of handcrafted beer.
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What can I do with kids in Orlando, Florida?
Screamin’ Gator Zip Line: Adventurous families love flying across zip lines, soaring seven stories over crocodiles and alligators. Pause at the multilevel launch pads to take in the breathtaking views. Please note, children must be at least 37 inches tall to zip.
The Wheel at Icon Park: Take the kids on a classic Ferris wheel spin on this 400-foot ride with great views of Orlando. Here’s a tip: Go at night and watch the Wheel’s awesome light show—anyone in the family not fond of heights can do this from the comfort of the ground!
The Great Magic Hall: Celebrate the art of magic by touring the exhibits and witnessing astonishing acts. And you aren’t just limited to watching the magic happen—you can also learn about magic’s history, styles, and characters. Pick up a magic class in a box as a souvenir and do your best to amaze your friends back home.
Aquatica: Head to this water park and zoom down the huge slides—or bob around in the wave pool before relaxing on a sandy beach. Don’t miss the Dolphin Plunge, where you go down a slide into darkness, then zoom through a bright underwater world where you can spot dolphins at play.
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What are some cheap hotels in Orlando, Florida?
Orlando has some great hotels for visitors on a budget. Here are a few of our favorites:
OYO Hotel Orlando Florida Mall: This hotel sports modern decor, and rooms come equipped with conveniences like a mini-fridge, microwave, and free Wi-Fi.
Hotel Orlando Park Central Millenia: Guests can escape the Florida humidity in air-conditioned rooms while stretching out on a king-sized bed. Those on a road trip will appreciate the free parking!
Townhouse Orlando West: This hotel has a swimming pool and daily housekeeping, and allows 24/7 check-in so you can arrive at your convenience. If you find yourself hungry and without a car, there’s a Denny’s, Arby’s, and McDonald’s all within a 5-minute walk.