Planning a family vacation but don’t want to break the bank? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! While Orlando is known for non-stop fun and theme parks, there’s also a few hidden gems that are both fun and affordable that the whole family will enjoy. So just for you, we’ve got a few tips to help you put together the perfect Orlando family vacation that won’t hurt your pockets and will create memories for years to come.

Disney Springs

You can still experience the Disney magic without having to go to the parks! Free admission into Disney Springs gives you access to all the best outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment in Orlando. Between taking a spin on the Disney Springs Carousel or enjoying live music and tasty eats from the food truck fare, it’ll be hard not to find something the whole family can do.

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Celebrate wild life with a visit to Central Florida Zoo. With over 500 different animals from 205 species, this zoo is a must for animal lovers. Kid’s can enjoy up-close encounters with your favorite animals with fun activities like “Feed the Giraffes!” and more. The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Lake Eola Park

Paddle away in a swan-shaped paddle boat ride at the iconic Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando. This lake is home to dozens of swans and other wild life. Swan boats are available for rent Sundays through Tuesdays from 10 AM to 7 PM & Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 10 PM. No reservations needed. If you’re not interested in getting on the lake, you can always enjoy the weekly farmer’s market in the middle of the park. Every Sunday from 10am to 4pm, dozens of local vendors gather together to serve up some the freshest food you can find in the city.

Coco-Cola Orlando Eye

Experience Orlando like never before on the Orlando Eye. A spin on the 400-foot-tall Ferris wheel is sure to be a day to remember. Located in the heart of International Drive, a ride on the eye will show you a view of Orlando that you can’t get anywhere else.

Stay & Play at Floridays

If you’re looking for the perfect family resort, look no further than Floridays. Voted #1 family-friendly hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor in 2017, Floridays Orlando Resort offers several onsite activities for kids like movies by the pool, Mermaid Academy, and weekly pool parties. Best part is, these activities are all included in your stay with us. To learn more about other activities hosted at Floridays click here

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