Orlando: What can I visit/do here for free?
This map gives you an overview of places you can visit for free in and around Orlando Divided into: Attractions and Entertainment, Nature Reserves/Parks and Local Markets
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Orlando is one of my favorite destinations and when I'm there I also like to do/visit free things and mostly enjoy the beautiful nature that the Orlando area has to offer.

These free activities in Orlando include visiting entertainment areas, local gardens, and exploring county and state parks. Check out the list below:

Attractions and entertainment:

International Drive
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International Drive offers fun and entertainment for the whole family with surrounding attractions, great dining options
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ICON Park
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ICON Park is located in the heart of Orlando’s International Drive. The perfect place to ride, dine, drink and explore.
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Universal CityWalk Orlando
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Universal City Walk an entertainment complex at Universal Orlando. Here you will find many restaurants, a stage with free concerts and a great place for entertainment.
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Disney Springs
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Disney Springs is a mix of unique shops, restaurants and live entertainment. Parking and admission are always free.
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Disney’s BoardWalk
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Disney's Board Walk is an entertainment, dining and shopping area near Disney Resort Hotels and Theme Parks.
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Lake Eola Park
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Park is located in the heart of downtown Orlando. Just a bit of nature in the heart of the center building with a beautiful lake and swans. Parking is free on Eola Drive on the east side of the park and there is metered parking on Central Boulevard and Rosalind Avenue.
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Wall Street Plaza
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Wall Street Plaza is one of Orlando Downtown's go-to locations for full-service bars, restaurants and clubs.
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Church Street Plaza
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There are plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy here.
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Old Town
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This Old Town is an entertainment district that offers free weekly events, live music and car shows.
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World Food Trucks
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A great place to explore world cuisine, right across from the Old Town.
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Celebration Town Center
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Celebration is a small town to the south of Disney. Offers delicious food, shopping and entertainment and unique events.
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Murals Orlando
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Take a stroll through downtown Orlando and you'll discover art in unexpected places, including larger-than-life butterflies, an old Orlando postcard, hanging gardens, even a parking garage covered in murals.
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Nature reserve/parks:

Kissimmee Lakefront Park
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Kissimmee Lakefront Park offers great bike paths, nice picnic spots, great playgrounds for small children, lots of open space to run or walk around the lake. Plus free parking.
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Tibet-Butler Nature Preserve
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Tibet Butler Preserve is an oasis for wildlife and nature seekers in the middle of burgeoning Orlando. Over four miles of scenic hiking trails and elevated boardwalks.
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Kraft Azalea Garden
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Kraft Azalea Garden is a beautiful public park in Winter Park, Florida, just north of Orlando.
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Harry P Leu Gardens
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The Harry P. Leu Gardens are semi-tropical and tropical gardens in Orlando.
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Big Tree Park
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Big Tree Park is a nice park, the boardwalk is well maintained and you will see a tree that is almost 2000 years old which is quite exciting.
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Dinky Dock Park
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Dinky Dock Park is a nice park to walk around the lake, have a picnic, rent a kayak. You have to be very careful because of alligators in the water.
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West Orange Trail
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The West Orange Trail runs 22 miles from Winter Garden to Apopka, west of Orlando. You can go hiking here or just rent a bike. You don't have to go all the way, this trail offers many options that you can adjust to your needs.
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Hontoon Island State Park
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In Hontton Island State Park you can enjoy nature and history in peaceful solitude. The island is only accessible by private boat or ferry from the park.
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Fort Christmas Historical Park
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It is an amazing park, apart from the history there are many other buildings to explore and activities to take part in.
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Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
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This place offers so much wildlife and nature, plus it is the best place for bird watching.
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Shingle Creek Trail
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Shingle Creek Trail is a 32-mile trail project involving Orange County, Osceola County, the City of Orlando, and the City of Kissimmee. Good place for a bike trip.
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Lake Lotus Park
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It is a park with beautiful flora and fauna.
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Seminole Wekiva Trail
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A beautiful trail if you want to spend a day in nature.
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Mead Botanical Garden
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This park features hiking trails, a boardwalk, tall pine trees, a greenhouse, a butterfly garden, and a pond that is home to turtles, fish, and wading birds.
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Dr. P. Phillips Community Park
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Mostly a children's park. The park features a very large splash park with two areas, a smaller children's area with computerized water jets coming out of the concrete, and an area for big kids with water cannons and sprinkler tunnels and more. Large screened bimini canopies cover picnic tables inside the park.
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Another option is Springs State Parks, which are covered in my previous guide: Hidden Gem: Florida Springs Park

Local Markets/Museums:

Winter Garden Farmers Market
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It's a great farmers market. It's a decent size, has a variety of vendors, offers convenient parking, and is close to the cute shops and restaurants in downtown Winter Garden.
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East End Market
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East End Market is a marketplace and food court in Orlando Audubon Park Garden District, featuring a wide variety of artisan vendors in one marketplace.
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Orlando Farmers' Market
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The popular East Orlando Farmers Market features hand-picked produce, creative local small business owners along with botanical varieties to choose from. Every Sunday 11am-4pm.
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Rollins Museum of Art
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This museum offers rotating exhibitions, programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art. Free admission
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Orlando: What can I visit/do here for free?
This map gives you an overview of places you can visit for free in and around Orlando Divided into: Attractions and Entertainment, Nature Reserves/Parks and Local Markets
31 Places • 1 Save • ago
Free

Orlando is one of my favorite destinations and when I'm there I also like to do/visit free things and mostly enjoy the beautiful nature that the Orlando area has to offer.

These free activities in Orlando include visiting entertainment areas, local gardens, and exploring county and state parks. Check out the list below:

Attractions and entertainment:

International Drive
@renatkapa
International Drive offers fun and entertainment for the whole family with surrounding attractions, great dining options
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ICON Park
@renatkapa
ICON Park is located in the heart of Orlando’s International Drive. The perfect place to ride, dine, drink and explore.
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Universal CityWalk Orlando
@renatkapa
Universal City Walk an entertainment complex at Universal Orlando. Here you will find many restaurants, a stage with free concerts and a great place for entertainment.
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Disney Springs
@renatkapa
Disney Springs is a mix of unique shops, restaurants and live entertainment. Parking and admission are always free.
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Disney’s BoardWalk
@renatkapa
Disney's Board Walk is an entertainment, dining and shopping area near Disney Resort Hotels and Theme Parks.
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Lake Eola Park
@renatkapa
Park is located in the heart of downtown Orlando. Just a bit of nature in the heart of the center building with a beautiful lake and swans. Parking is free on Eola Drive on the east side of the park and there is metered parking on Central Boulevard and Rosalind Avenue.
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Wall Street Plaza
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Wall Street Plaza is one of Orlando Downtown's go-to locations for full-service bars, restaurants and clubs.
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Church Street Plaza
@renatkapa
There are plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy here.
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Old Town
@renatkapa
This Old Town is an entertainment district that offers free weekly events, live music and car shows.
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Details
World Food Trucks
@renatkapa
A great place to explore world cuisine, right across from the Old Town.
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Celebration Town Center
@renatkapa
Celebration is a small town to the south of Disney. Offers delicious food, shopping and entertainment and unique events.
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Murals Orlando
@renatkapa
Take a stroll through downtown Orlando and you'll discover art in unexpected places, including larger-than-life butterflies, an old Orlando postcard, hanging gardens, even a parking garage covered in murals.
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Details

Nature reserve/parks:

Kissimmee Lakefront Park
@renatkapa
Kissimmee Lakefront Park offers great bike paths, nice picnic spots, great playgrounds for small children, lots of open space to run or walk around the lake. Plus free parking.
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Details
Tibet-Butler Nature Preserve
@renatkapa
Tibet Butler Preserve is an oasis for wildlife and nature seekers in the middle of burgeoning Orlando. Over four miles of scenic hiking trails and elevated boardwalks.
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Details
Kraft Azalea Garden
@renatkapa
Kraft Azalea Garden is a beautiful public park in Winter Park, Florida, just north of Orlando.
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Harry P Leu Gardens
@renatkapa
The Harry P. Leu Gardens are semi-tropical and tropical gardens in Orlando.
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Big Tree Park
@renatkapa
Big Tree Park is a nice park, the boardwalk is well maintained and you will see a tree that is almost 2000 years old which is quite exciting.
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Dinky Dock Park
@renatkapa
Dinky Dock Park is a nice park to walk around the lake, have a picnic, rent a kayak. You have to be very careful because of alligators in the water.
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West Orange Trail
@renatkapa
The West Orange Trail runs 22 miles from Winter Garden to Apopka, west of Orlando. You can go hiking here or just rent a bike. You don't have to go all the way, this trail offers many options that you can adjust to your needs.
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Details
Hontoon Island State Park
@renatkapa
In Hontton Island State Park you can enjoy nature and history in peaceful solitude. The island is only accessible by private boat or ferry from the park.
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Details
Fort Christmas Historical Park
@renatkapa
It is an amazing park, apart from the history there are many other buildings to explore and activities to take part in.
Add to
Details
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
@renatkapa
This place offers so much wildlife and nature, plus it is the best place for bird watching.
Add to
Details
Shingle Creek Trail
@renatkapa
Shingle Creek Trail is a 32-mile trail project involving Orange County, Osceola County, the City of Orlando, and the City of Kissimmee. Good place for a bike trip.
Add to
Details
Lake Lotus Park
@renatkapa
It is a park with beautiful flora and fauna.
Add to
Details
Seminole Wekiva Trail
@renatkapa
A beautiful trail if you want to spend a day in nature.
Add to
Details
Mead Botanical Garden
@renatkapa
This park features hiking trails, a boardwalk, tall pine trees, a greenhouse, a butterfly garden, and a pond that is home to turtles, fish, and wading birds.
Add to
Details
Dr. P. Phillips Community Park
@renatkapa
Mostly a children's park. The park features a very large splash park with two areas, a smaller children's area with computerized water jets coming out of the concrete, and an area for big kids with water cannons and sprinkler tunnels and more. Large screened bimini canopies cover picnic tables inside the park.
Add to
Details

Another option is Springs State Parks, which are covered in my previous guide: Hidden Gem: Florida Springs Park

Local Markets/Museums:

Winter Garden Farmers Market
@renatkapa
It's a great farmers market. It's a decent size, has a variety of vendors, offers convenient parking, and is close to the cute shops and restaurants in downtown Winter Garden.
Add to
Details
East End Market
@renatkapa
East End Market is a marketplace and food court in Orlando Audubon Park Garden District, featuring a wide variety of artisan vendors in one marketplace.
Add to
Details
Orlando Farmers' Market
@renatkapa
The popular East Orlando Farmers Market features hand-picked produce, creative local small business owners along with botanical varieties to choose from. Every Sunday 11am-4pm.
Add to
Details
Rollins Museum of Art
@renatkapa
This museum offers rotating exhibitions, programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art. Free admission
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Details

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CURATED BY
Hello travelers ✈️🗺️ I love finding cheap flights -> affordable travel is my thing 💫 🌍I explored most of Europe - tasted delicious food in Italy🍝watched the sunset in Santorini 🌅hunted for the Aurora in Norway or Iceland💙… 🌎I spent two summers in the USA 🇺🇸did an internship in Mexico 🇲🇽 got to know the beauty of Costa Rica 🇨🇷I was captivated by Peru 🇵🇪I enjoyed a stopover in Panama 🇵🇦 . . My guides/maps offer tips on free/nice/cheap places you should definitely visit, tips on how to save some money and travel more affordably, many things to do and see and try to be like a local. Besides traveling, I love planning - before we go on any trip, I have to create a map, a plan and a guide for our little adventure.
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