Orlando has plenty of things to do and places to see outside of the theme parks that will save money and bring more value to your vacation. We've compiled a list of 20 affordable activities under $20 from museum visits to bowling!
1. Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens houses the works of Albin Polasek, one of America's most prominent sculptors of the 20th century. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students (ages 12 through college), free for children 11 and under.
2. The Mennello Museum of American Art offers a diverse collection of sculptures and paintings, including contemporary American folk art and works by Earl Cunningham. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $1 students, $1 children 6 through 18. Active and retired military and their families FREE with valid ID.
3. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art features the world's most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including his famed leaded-glass lamps. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $1 students, free for children 11 and under. Free admission 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Fridays (November through April).
4. Kings Bowl Orlando is the perfect place to eat, bowl, or lounge in a comfortable, fun and luxurious environment. Before 6PM; Tue - Thurs - $6.00; Fri - Mon - $7.00; After 6PM; Sun - Thurs - $7.00; Fri & Sat - $8.00. All prices are per person, per game.
5. Harry P. Leu Gardens hosts 3 miles of paved scenic walkways, a butterfly garden, bamboo and palm gardens, and 1880s house museum. Leu Members free admission. Adults $10; Children (Grades K-12) $3; Children (4 and younger) Free.
6. Orlando Museum of Art displays local, national and international works of art. The museum also features two discovery centers for children, devoted to interactive activities and educational programs. Ticket prices: Adults: $15; Groups of 10 or more: $13; Seniors (65+): $8; College Students: $5; Children Ages 4-17: $5; Active Duty Military: FREE with valid ID. Military Veterans: FREE with valid ID. Ages 3 and Under: FREE. Members: Members are always FREE!
7. West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades Co. offers hourly, daily and weekly road bike rentals for visitors to explore Central Florida's scenic trails, including the 24-mile West Orange Trail. Rentals start at $7 per hour. Hotel delivery and group bike tours available at an additional cost or pick up for free with free bike rack.
8. Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Sky Zone is the world's first indoor trampoline park. In addition to Open Jump, Sky Slam, Ultimate Dodgeball and Volleyball, experience WOW-the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 cubes. They're dedicated to providing you with the pure joy that comes with flying. Cost is 30 minutes $12 and 60 minutes $17.
9. Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf offers two 18-hole miniature golf experiences in a pirate-themed setting (locations in the Lake Buena Vista and International Drive areas). $11.45 Adults; $10.45 children ages 4-12 plus tax and ages 3 and under play for free (Lake Buena Vista). $13.50 Adults; $11.95 Children plus tax (International Drive). Admission available for the 36-hole adventure at an additional cost. Replay is $9.50 plus tax.
10. Bok Tower Gardens, a national historic landmark, is nestled among 50 acres of picturesque gardens and hosts a 205-foot art deco and neo-Gothic Singing Tower on its grounds. $20 adults, $10 children ages 5-12.
11. Orange County Regional History Center showcases a variety of exhibits and programs that explore Central Florida's history dating back 12,000 years. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $7 students and military, $6 children ages 5-12.
12. AMC Dine-In Theaters, located at Disney Springs, allow movie-goers to combine dinner and a movie with seat-side service. Ticket prices range from $11.49-12.99. Menus items range from $6.99-$14.99. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
13. Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour provides a relaxing narrated cruise through the lakes and canals of historic Winter Park, showcasing natural wildlife and mansions that line the waterways. $14 adults, $7 children ages 2-11.
14. SAK Comedy Lab volleys roaring laughs and hilarious improv sketches on select nights as the players take suggestions from the audience and create show-stopping scenes and songs. General Admission tickets range from $5 to $15.
15. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens includes hundreds of rare and endangered animals and 800 species of plants and flowers. $19.50 adults, $15.95 seniors, $13.95 children ages 3-12.
16. Orlando Repertory Theater, a professional theatre that caters to young audiences and families, presents performances based on classical and contemporary children's literature. $18 adults, $16 seniors/students, $12 children 17 and under.
17. Orlando Science Center is a hands-on science museum with educational exhibits, programs, giant screen films and planetarium shows. $19.95 adults, $17.95 seniors/students, $13.95 children ages 3-11.
18. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium houses artifacts, art and interactive exhibits in 16 galleries of the odd and unusual from around the world. $16.99 for adults, $10.99 for children ages 4-12 when tickets are purchased online through their website.
19. K1 Speed Indoor Karting is an indoor thrill experience where visitors can race go-karts in a 70,000 sq. ft. facility. This attraction is perfect for speed lovers, the go-karts go as fast as 50 mph! Prices start at $19.99 for the 14 Lap Standard Adult Race or 12 Lap Standard Junior Race.
20. Enjoy the sights of Orlando from 400 feet in the air on The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye at I-Drive 360. Pre-purchased tickets start at $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for children (ages 3-12).
Orlando is a destination filled with budget-friendly things to do. Let Visit Orlando make planning your vacation even more fun. Request a free Orlando Vacation Planning Kit.
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