Almost anyone who thinks of vacationing in Orlando,
Florida, is thinking of Disney World or one of the other
theme parks. But Central Florida has much more to offer
than this, and if you are looking for cheap
vacation spots in Orlando, here are a few ideas
for activities that won't cost you anything at all!
If you and your family are interested in art, take a
tour of the Grand Bohemian Gallery located downtown. You
will find contemporary art glass, jewelry, and paintings
from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Interested in glassblowing? It would be worth your time
to visit Keila Glassworks Gallery in the historic Dr.
Phillips building. You can see beautiful hand blown glass
by Charles Keila. They also offer glassblowing classes.
Take a stroll down the streets of Celebration, a town
conceived by Disney, which is a blend of historically
themed architecture and modern technology.
Just outside of Orlando in Lake Wales you can visit
Legend of Spook Hill where you can park your car, put it in
neutral, and watch as your car amazingly rolls uphill!
For another great cheap travel Orlando tip, visit the
downtown library which conducts children's storytelling and
other events weekly. While you're in the area, take a walk
around lake Eola.
For something you don't see every day, the Peabody
Orlando Hotel on International Drive has the famous march
of the Peabody ducks twice a day. The ducks are escorted
along a red carpet to the Royal Duck Fountain. Sometimes
kids are allowed to be an honorary duck master for one of
the shows. Great fun for the family.
Located just on the outskirts of Orlando is Flea World
and Fun World which have almost 2000 vendors selling items
at bargain prices. Or just go and people watch. This is a
huge place, the largest flea market in the country.
I hope these ideas for really cheap vacation
spots in the Orlando area are helpful.