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The food truck craze has swept over Orlando like the savory scent of BBQ on a summer breeze. It’s decidedly irresistible, and for good reason. Who wouldn’t love the taste of home-grown, hand-crafted food with the added bonus of not breaking the bank? In Lake Nona, just 30 minutes from the hub of Orlando, you can treat your taste buds to a massive food truck event every first Friday of the month during Art After Dark, and it's free admission!

The Art After Dark event hosts three hours of art displays, live demonstrations, special exhibitions, and live music held every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. taking over the beautiful Lake Nona Town Center.

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The best things in life are free (we're lookin' at you free samples) and even better when that freeness involves an adventure. Those looking to save a little strain on the ol' wallet can explore these national parks in Florida for free this month. So grab bae, call a friend, or go on your own; no matter what you choose, you'll be happy you took advantage of this deal.

In an initiative to share the beauty of our environments that the U.S. National Park Service calls Fee Free Entrance Days, national parks across the country allow admission free entry to newcomers and frequent visitors alike on select days throughout the year.

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As 2019 comes to a close, we're all reminiscing on the good, the bad, and the ugly that we went through this year — 2020 is gonna be our year, and we're ready to ring it in right with an all-new tradition for New Year's in Tampa.

After years of watching a glittering disco ball drop into the city as your maker for the new year, Tampa will change things up with an event that they're calling The New Yarrgh's Eve Booty Drop.

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The Sunshine State is full of cool places to go and fun things to do, but most places will cost you a lil' somethin' (or a lot of somethin' — like the theme parks). Thankfully, a few amazing places will let you visit for free, letting you take a fun little day trip on the cheap. If you're looking for free things to do in Florida, look no further than this list.

From vintage museums to canopy-covered parks, crystal clear waterscapes, and even temples that will make you feel like you're in another country, you'll find a little bit of everything here.

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"If it's free it's for me", the motto of people everywhere. In most cases it doesn't matter what it is, but even better when free accompanies something fun to do — like checking out the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Florida.

On the first Saturday of every month, the museum offers free admission to people wanting to explore the beauty and history of trains and railroads at their little spot in Miami.

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