• Posted on 11/08/2013

There is so much to discover in Orlando and now there's even more reasons to visit with new attractions, shopping and entertainment. When planning your vacation dreams in Orlando there are many ways to stretch your family travel dollars while enjoying family fun that won't give you a spending hangover.

Our Visit Orlando gumshoes have collected a list of 20 activities under $20 each in Orlando. All you have to do is enjoy!

$5 or less per person

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 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. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $1 students, free for children 11 and under. Free admission 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Fridays (November through April).

Morse Museum

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

3. 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.

$10 or less per person

4. Kings Bowl Orlando is the perfect place to eat, bowl, or lounge in a comfortable, fun and luxurious environment. $6 before 6 pm, $7 after 6 pm. All prices are per person, per game.

Kings Bowl Orlando

Kings Bowl Orlando

5. Enzian, Central Florida's only full-time alternative cinema, presents independent and classic films as well as produces annual film festivals and a variety of community events. $10 general admission, $8 seniors/students, $8 matinee (before 6 p.m.).

6. Harry P. Leu Gardens hosts 3 miles of paved scenic walkways, a butterfly garden, bamboo and palm gardens, and 1880s house museum. $10 adults, $3 students ages 5-18. Free admission on first Monday of every month.

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Harry P. Leu Gardens Rose Garden

7. 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. $10 adults, $7 seniors, $5 children ages 4-17 and college students. Under 3 are free.

8. 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 22-mile West Orange Trail. Rentals start at $7 per hour. Hotel delivery and group bike tours available at an additional cost.

$15 or less per person

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). $10.45 adults, $9.45 children ages 4-12 (Lake Buena Vista). $12.50 adults, $11.50 children (International Drive). Admission available for the 36-hole adventure at an additional cost.

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (Lake Buena Vista)

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. $12 adults, $3 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. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $9 children ages 5-12.

12. AMC Dine-In Theaters, located at Downtown Disney, allow movie-goers to combine dinner and a movie with seat-side service. Ticket prices range from $11-15. Menus items range from $6.99-$14.99. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

AMC Dine-In Theaters

AMC Dine-In Theaters Downtown Disney

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. $12 adults, $6 children ages 2-11.

Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour

Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour

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 $15-5.

$20 or less per person

15. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens includes hundreds of rare and endangered animals and 800 species of plants and flowers. $16.50 adults, $13.95 seniors, $11.95 children ages 3-12.  

16. Orlando Grand Prix 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! Adults can race for $16 and children for $12. If you go during lunch time (11 am -2pm) entry for adults is $12 and $9 for children.

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Orlando Grand Prix   

17. 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.

18. Orlando Science Center is a hands-on science museum with educational exhibits, programs, giant screen films and planetarium shows. $19 adults, $17 seniors/students, $13 children ages 3-11.

19. 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.

Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

20. The CSI Experience is a hands-on attraction that gives visitors a challenge to solve a crime mystery. By using innovative science and technology guests can be a crime scene investigator for the day. The CSI experience is $19.99 for adults and $12.99 for children.

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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