FBLA-PBL Orlando National Fall Leadership Conference
November 20-21, 2009
Orlando is Bursting with Free Things to Do
Orlando, Florida is a top vacation destination for families all across America. There are amazing things to
do in Orlando, such as Disney World and Gatorland, but there are also plenty of free things to do in
Orlando that are great ways to spend your time in Orlando.
Orlando is known for its first class attractions, but there are also plenty of natural attractions for visitors to
explore. Directly located in central Florida, Orlando has the great advantage of being immersed in both
beautiful natural surroundings as well as fantastic waters on each side. Orlando’s great setting provides
plenty of Free things to do too!
1. Lake Eola Park: This downtown Orlando centerpiece offers 43 acres for exploration and
recreation, including fountains, a walking path, playgrounds, swans to feed and swan shaped
paddle boats and gondolas (for a slight fee.)
2. Harry P. Leu Gardens: Admission is free on Mondays. Guests can enjoy three miles of
walkways, rose gardens, a butterfly garden, ancient oak trees, and more.
3. Ocala National Forest: A great place to experience natural Florida. The Florida Trail is a
popular hike, where you can view hardwood forests, swamps, springs, and prairies. You can
also canoe, picnic, hike and more.
4. Kelly Park: This park offers over 248 acres of outdoor fun and excitement! A crystal clear
spring is the focus of this park, with water sports, including tubing and rock climbing
available! Orlando’s rich history also makes its museums a can’t miss experience. Plus,
they’re open Free to the public
5. Cornell Fine Arts Museum: This museum showcases over 6,000 art pieces ranging from
the Renaissance to the Baroque period. Art lovers of all ages will not want to miss one of the
oldest collections in all of Florida.
6. Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art: Home to the most comprehensive
collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany. There is also an extensive American Pottery collection, as
well as 19th and 20th century paintings collection. Admission is free on Fridays.
7. Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Central Florida: An informative
center dedicated to remembering the millions if people that were lost during the rule of Nazi
8. Fort Christmas Historical Museum & Park: Visit the full size replica of Fort Christmas,
including seven restored pioneer homes and showing pioneer life from the 1870s through the
1930s. Key themes are homesteading, cattle, citrus, hunting, fishing and trapping.
There are even more free things to do in Orlando, Florida!
9. Downtown Disney Marketplace: Explore the World of Disney store, which is an experience
in and of itself. Also visit the Lego Imagination Center, where your kids can enjoy the free
Lego building stations and nearby playground.
10. Disney’s Boardwalk: Stroll along Disney’s boardwalk for a charming step back in time,
complete with water views and street entertainers.
11. The Town of Celebration: Visit this Disney-made town where you can admire the gorgeous
houses, well-groomed yards and magic of Disney living. Depending on when you visit, you
may see machine generated snow or falling leaves.
12. Old Town: On Saturday nights a free rock-n-roll concert and a parade of 300 vintage cars