If you are like most people, you like getting something for free. If you are visiting the Kissimmee/St. Cloud area, you may not know that there are free attractions in this area. You could spend hundreds of dollars at the major theme parks, but there are some jewels to be found at the free attractions in Central Florida.
Free Attractions in the Heart of the Tourist Area
Right in the heart of tourism is one of the best local free attractions around. Old Town provides shopping, dining, and entertainment – with many free things to do! This is a fun and free attraction to people watch, enjoy nightly live music, and on weekends Old Town hosts classic car shows. Wild to mild carnival-style rides, go-carts and other amenities are all reasonably priced. Fast food and table service dining is available. Be sure to check out the shops for souvenirs, clothes, jewelry and more! Visit myoldtownusa.com to learn more.
Additionally, historic and charming downtown Kissimmee offers a fun-tastick variety of free things to do! Visit www.kissimmeemainstreet and discover the Monument of States, a delightful lakefront park, restaurants and an eclectic mix of shopping. Numerous festivals are held throughout the year too. You can also experience a self-guided tour and other tours at this free attraction in Kissimmee.
Similarly, the City of Celebration was developed by the Walt Disney Company and is a mixed-use development anchored by a mix of houses, condominiums, and apartments. Celebration is nostalgically designed in an old Florida style with a downtown district featuring retail and dining. This attraction is always a great choice for outdoor events, including a farmer’s market, free concerts and festivals. Learn more at celebrationtowncenter.com.
Free and Worth the Drive
Do you like to hike? If you are a person who likes to explore, a free attraction south of Kissimmee (located in Poinciana) allows you to hike on elevated boardwalks over swamplands and see wildlife. There are many trails to choose from and a wide variety of environmental choices to observe. Open to the public on weekends, you are sure to enjoy this free attraction. For more information visit floridahikes.com.
Downtown St. Cloud is a top spot for antique shopping and is home to the St. Cloud Hotel a designated historic landmark. It is a beautiful free attraction in St. Cloud. While visiting this small quaint town, be sure to dine at Chimento’s Spaghetti House my personal favorite St. Cloud Restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Another mainstay of dining is The Catfish Place which has been around since I can remember. A short stroll takes you to Lakefront Park, walking trails on the lakefront and boat ramps. Enjoy cooking on grills, free parking, a covered pavilion, picnic area, playgrounds, and more! And the best thing is it is a FREE attraction!
In conclusion, hit the expensive theme parks in Central Florida if you want. Just know that there are many options for free attractions in the Kissimmee area. You are bound to find something your entire group will enjoy, especially at this price – FREE!