Orlando has a wealth of memorable experiences that are free to enjoy, including tennis on some of the world’s most advanced courts, free wine tastings and vineyard tours, districts and neighborhoods with hours of no-cost entertainment, and so much more.

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Guide to the Best Free Activities in Orlando

Between free things to do and other ways to save, no wonder that we’re ranked among the 20 Cheapest Places to Travel in 2024 according to Travel + Leisure.

    Celebration Town Center

    Celebration is a master-planned community less than 10 minutes from Walt Disney World® Resort. Perfect for relaxation and strolling, Celebration Town Center is their central shopping, dining and entertainment hub. It also features free, family-focused events all year long, such as exotic car shows, fall’s Oktoberfest, and Now Snowing, a holiday celebration with faux snow.

    Disney Springs®

    Con entrada gratuita y estacionamiento cubierto gratuito, el distrito de restaurantes, tiendas y entretenimiento al aire libre de Disney Springs® en Walt Disney World® Resort lo invita a disfrutar de una arquitectura notable, belleza natural y diversión familiar gratuita que incluye presentaciones en vivo y otros interludios entretenidos.

    Disney’s BoardWalk

    Located within walking distance of EPCOT® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and featuring free admission, Disney’s BoardWalk will transport you to charming, turn-of-the-20th-century Atlantic City. As you stroll along a Coney Island-style boardwalk, take in free evening entertainment that includes jugglers, comedians and even fire-eaters.

    Old Town Entertainment District

    Get a feel for Florida communities of yesteryear, complete with authentic architecture and distinctive storefronts, at this free attraction in Kissimmee just minutes from Walt Disney World® Resort. In addition to paid attractions, dining and shopping, Old Town has a robust schedule of free events featuring classic car shows and live entertainment.

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    Promenade at Sunset Walk

    Adjacent to Margaritaville Resort Orlando in Kissimmee close to Walt Disney World® Resort, Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to dining venues, nightlife, retailers and more. They also host a regular lineup of free entertainment and events, including numerous holiday celebrations.

    Paseo por CityWalk

    El estacionamiento es gratuito después de las 6 p.m. (excluyendo noches de eventos especiales) y la entrada siempre es gratuita en este complejo de entretenimiento de 30 acres en Universal Orlando Resort. Las actividades gratuitas incluyen fiestas de baile con DJ en vivo, áreas de chapoteo para niños y taxis acuáticos que viajan hacia y desde varias propiedades hoteleras oficiales de Universal Orlando, sin necesidad de estadía.

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    Farmers Markets

    Sample local flavor at our free farmers markets. The Orlando Farmers Market is held on Sundays at downtown’s Lake Eola Park. On Saturdays, take in the Winter Garden Farmers Market, the Winter Park Farmers’ Market, and the Lake Nona Farmers Market. (Please note that farmers markets are subject to cancelation or rescheduling.)

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    Tours & Tastings at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards

    Every day, Orlando’s largest premium winery offers free, 45-minute tours with tastings, including the production area and a view of the 80-acre vineyards. Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards also hosts free summer and winter music series, as well as a free open house during the holidays. They’re in Clermont, about 35 minutes west of our tourism districts.

    USTA National Campus

    The USTA National Campus offers top-notch facilities, a wide range of events that are free to attend, and 100 fully lit tennis courts. They even have pickleball. What’s more, the 60- and 30-foot courts at the Nemours Family Zone are free for all ages to play, but pre-registration is required. The facility is in our Lake Nona community.

    Nature Preserves

    The Orlando area boasts numerous nature preserves. These include the Tibet-Butler Preserve near Winter Garden to the west, Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area about 35 minutes east of Orlando, and Ocala National Forest, which is approximately 90 minutes north of our tourism districts.

    Parks & Gardens

    Enjoy local parks, forests and gardens with free entry. Top options include Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando’s Thornton Park District, Lake Lorna Doone Park in downtown’s West Lakes Market Street District, Mead Botanical Garden and Kraft Azalea Garden in Winter Park, and Dr. P. Phillips Community Park near International Drive.

    West Orange Trail

    This 20.8-mile paved trail runs from Winter Garden near Walt Disney World® to Apopka, west of Orlando’s main tourism districts. Hiking and biking are free, and the trail also features playground equipment and other amenities. If you didn’t bring bicycles with you, you can rent them from West Orange Trail Bikes & Blades Co., which offers delivery to area hotels.

    ICON Park®

    This famous entertainment, dining and shopping hub is home to The Orlando Eye. It’s one of Orlando’s best spots for selfies, and entry to the complex is always free. Hang out on the central green to watch The Orlando Eye’s nightly lighting, or just kick back, relax and enjoy some people-watching after exploring International Drive.

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    Free Movie Nights

    Orlando has two ways to see free nighttime movies under the stars. First, Lake Eola Park hosts Movieola, which shows popular classics on the last Friday of the month from April through August. And on the second Thursday of each month, the city of Winter Park partners with Maitland’s Enzian Theater to host Popcorn Flicks in the Park.

    Nightly Opera at Universal Orlando

    Every evening, weather permitting, the posh Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando hosts Musica della Notte (Music of the Night). Starting at sunset, the free event features traditional opera, upbeat melodies and singular blend of pop music and opera appropriately called popera.

    The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

    Located in Winter Park, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art hosts the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including lamps, glasswork, pottery, jewelry and more — they even have a Morse-designed chapel. The museum is open to the public at no charge on select dates.

    CityArts

    CityArts alberga varias galerías de arte independientes y únicas. Ubicado en el histórico edificio Rogers Kiene en el distrito de la ciudad del centro de Orlando, el lugar presenta artistas locales y regionales.

    Snap! Orlando

    Parte del distrito de la ciudad del centro, Snap! Orlando alberga exhibiciones rotativas de arte y la entrada siempre es gratuita. También tienen una aplicación gratuita de realidad aumentada (AR), CITY Unseen, que combina el trabajo de artistas de renombre internacional con realidad aumentada de vanguardia.

    Hannibal Square Heritage Center

    At the Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park, discover photography, artwork and oral histories that reveal the surrounding Hannibal Square district’s origins as one of Florida’s original African American communities.

    Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida

    Located in Maitland, just north of Winter Park, this venue presents a historical overview of the Holocaust and serves as a memorial to the victims. The display consists of 12 sections, each focusing on a major theme from the Holocaust with photographs, text, artifacts, art, short films and local survivor testimonies.

    Jardín de esculturas de Lake Nona

    Explore una distinguida selección de esculturas de una de las colecciones de arte privadas más grandes del mundo, The Lewis Collection, en este espacio al aire libre de 50,000 pies cuadrados en Lake Nona. Entre las más destacadas se incluyen piezas de aclamados artistas internacionales. Tómese el tiempo para explorarlo todo reservando una estadía en el adyacente Lake Nona Wave Hotel.

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