It's tough being broke in the Magic Kingdom. While it might seem like having fun will cost you an arm-and-a-leg, there are plenty of cheap things to do in Orlando. If you're tired of hitting the theme parks, these six spots are perfect for those on a budget.
Suppose you don't feel up to nature, no sweat. Orlando is a city full of amusements, and not all of these places will require you to take out a mortgage or forgo a month's worth of rent to enjoy.
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International Drive and U.S. 192 in nearby Kissimmee offer plenty of inexpensive thrills, from go-karts and mini-golf to taking a tour of an upside-down building filled with amusing wonders.
Even if you have only $20 to your name, there are a lot of things you can do in and around Orlando without compromising on your happiness.
So, if you're tired of being in the house and want to have some fun, responsibly, of course, here are six ultra-cheap excursions you can do with your crew this weekend.
Pirate's Cove Mini-Golf
Address: 8501 International Dr., Orlando, FL
Why You Should Go: Take that $20 out of your pocket and round up your crew for a day of mini-golf. Pirate's Cove is one of the best courses in the area, and you'll feel like Tiger Woods after sinking a hole-in-one!
Admission: $3 ride tickets
Address: 7001 International Dr., Orlando, FL
Why You Should Visit: Take a spin around the go-kart track, do bumper boats, or scream until your heart is content on a giant slingshot. Magical Midway lives up to its name both in fun and in your wallet.
West Orange Trail
Admission: $8/hr bike rental
Address: 17914 SR 438, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Why You Should Go: Get out and get some fresh air and ride through the beautiful West Orange Trail. You can bring your own bike or rent one for just $8 per hour.
Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour
Address: 312 E. Morse Blvd., Winter Park, FL
Why You Should Go: You and your crew should take a boat ride on the crystal clear water of the Winter Park, Chain of Lakes. It'll be a refreshing getaway from Orlando's searing summer heat.
Orlando Science Center
Address: 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL
Why You Should Visit: Having fun with science isn't just meant for kids. The Orlando Science Center has plenty of things for your friends as well, from feeling the force of a hurricane to testing out science experiments.
Wekiwa Springs State Park
Address: 1800 Wekiwa Cir., Apopka, FL
Why You Should Go: For the price of a fast-food meal, you and your besties can splash around one of Florida's more famous springs and hike through the parks' lush tropical landscape.
So get out and have some fun in Orlando this weekend.