Some people consider Florida to be one of the more expensive states to live in. Maybe that’s because it’s home to many waterfront properties and Disney, of course. But don’t let that fool you into thinking a vacation to the Sunshine State has to break the bank. Because the truth is, there are many things to enjoy for free (or pretty close to it!). So, keep calm and read on. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Head to the beach
Take a stroll on the sand. Dig your toes in. Go for a dip. Collect seashells. Lay a towel down. Catch some rays. Pack a picnic. Pack a volleyball and a bike too.
There are many ways to enjoy the beach for free. And Florida has some of the best beaches in the U.S.
Enjoy a Sunset Celebration
Speaking of beaches- what’s better than watching a sunset on the beach?
You’ve likely heard of Sunset Celebration in the Florida Keys. It’s been going on since the 1960s and is a must-experience for anyone in the area. Especially for first-time visitors!
But did you know Fort Myers also has a Sunset Celebration too? Yep. It’s every Friday and Saturday night from 6pm-10pm where guests can enjoy live music, food, and all-around fun.
Because Florida is almost completely surrounded by water, it’s a great place to grab a pole and go fishing. Here are some of the top destinations.
Take a drive
On Old Florida Heritage, discover 48 miles of what it used to be like traveling through the state before Interstates took over. Then explore all the flora and fauna on The Indian River Lagoon, where you will find 3 different national wildlife refuges and various local and state parks along the way.
Stop at a museum
One of the best ways to learn about a new state is by stopping at a museum during your visit. Museums can tell you a lot of the history of any area. As for admission- you might be surprised to learn that many cities offer free (or reduced) prices on certain days out of the month. For example. Fort Lauderdale, Miami , Tampa , and Orlando.
Look for murals
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