Free Things to do in Orlando

Did you know that Orlando, the "Theme Park Capital of the World," is not just all theme parks? Not only are there numerous other fun, interesting and educational activities in Orlando, but many of these are free. Got your attention?! Rent an Orlando timeshare, and check this central Florida city out for its budget-friendly free offerings.

Originally a major citrus growing region, the Orlando metro area's population is now over 2 million. Today its major industry is tourism, but it is also the home to a major industrial and hi-tech center, as well as the University of Central Florida, the largest university in the state of Florida and among the largest in the United States.

With all of this diversity it's no wonder that the Orlando area offers many different types of activities and events to its visitors. The free ones include:
  1. Fort Christmas Historical Park
    Just 20 miles east of Orlando on the Space Coast in Christmas, FL, this is a replica of the original fort built here in 1837 during the Seminole Indian War (see photo). The 25-acre park also features seven pioneer homes, a sugar cane mill and historical farming equipment. There are beautiful picnic areas (pack a great lunch in your timeshare kitchen), volleyball and basketball courts, and a unique themed children's playground.

  2. Morse Museum of American Art
    Located in Winter Park, just 10 minutes from downtown Orlando, the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany in existence. The exhibit includes everything from Tiffany's famed leaded-glass windows to glass buttons. While Tiffany's work is the centerpiece, the museum also exhibits a major collection of American art pottery, and fine collections of late-19th and early-20th century American paintings, graphics and the decorative arts.

  3. Orlando Brewery
    You adults will enjoy the free behind-the-scenes tour of this very popular brewery. It is Florida's only certified organic brewery, and brews "in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516, which means we use only natural, organic ingredients." The brewery is located near downtown Orlando, where you'll enjoy a calendar of events and live entertainment along with your tour.

  4. Central Florida Railroad Museum
    Another Winter Park attraction, this fun museum is housed in a former Tavares and Gulf depot that was built in 1913. Besides an exhibit of dining car china, you'll be able to get up close and personal to a number of "big boys," including a New York Central locomotive, a 1919 steam engine, and the huge "No.1835" locomotive donated by the U.S. Army.
So now you know that Orlando offers plenty of free activities to suit every member of your family on your timeshare vacation. Have fun!

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