There’s so much to do at Nickelodeon Suites Resort, you’ll never have to leave. But if you feel like venturing out for cheap family fun, there are many options surrounding our resort. Before you go, check hours of operation and miles to and from the Nick Hotel.
Free things to do
- Disney’s Boardwalk features free, live street entertainment in the evenings, including comedians, jazz ensembles and fire shows.
- LEGO Imagination Center at downtown Disney Marketplace is 4,400-square feet of fun. Guarded by friendly dinosaurs and a huge sea serpent made of LEGO bricks, this play area lets kids explore their creativity by building with colorful bricks, and it’s all free.
- Black Hammock Adventures on Lake Jessup offers free live alligator and bird exhibits. At the Lazy Gator Bar, guests can join the deck party every Friday and Saturday night and listen to free, live music.
- Harry P. Leu Gardens offers free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Monday of every month.
- The Winter Park Farmer’s Market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Local vendors and farmers sell their homemade and homegrown specialties, including fruits, vegetables, organic produce, baked goods and more.
- Lake Eola Park is a 43-acre recreational area in the heart of downtown Orlando. Visitors can picnic along the shore, enjoy one of the many free concerts at the ampitheater, feed the resident swans or stop by the farmer’s market on Sundays.
- Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, which sits on 80 breathtaking acres just north of Orlando, offers free tours, tastings and many free festivals and events.
- Celebration, the picture-perfect town created by Disney, is the ideal place for a stroll through the streets. Visitors can admire the mixture of historic-themed architecture and modern technology or let little ones play in the interactive fountain.
- Old Town in Kissimmee features 75 unique specialty shops, eight restaurants, 21 thrilling amusement rides and a sky coaster.
$5 or less per person
- Blue Spring State Park is a popular winter home and important refuge for the West Indian manatee. Here, these gentle creatures can be viewed in their natural surroundings from December through February. The 7,000 acres of wild scenery is perfect for hiking, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking and boating.
- Kelly Park, located in Apopka, features Rock Springs, which bubbles up and runs into a crystal clear free-flowing natural spring. For just $1, visitors can spend the day drifting along the mile-long stream in a tube or snorkeling. For more information, call (407) 889-4179.
- Wekiwa Springs State Park features naturally refreshing springs. Canoeing is especially enjoyable at this park, with so many lakes and streams to paddle down. The park offers boating, fishing and swimming.
$10 or less per person
- The Orange County Regional History Center offers a wide variety of creative exhibits and programs designed for children, including art stations and free family guides for exploring the museum.
- Hawaiian Rumble Adventure Golf features two challenging Hawaiian-themed courses, ranging from beginner to advanced that take players through a variety of scenery. The venue also features a waterfall, volcano and musical fountain.
- Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf offers two challenging 18-hole courses where visitors can test their putting skills in a fun-filled setting of natural wonders, lavish landscaping and delightful pirate themes that offer swashbuckling fun for the whole family.
$15 or less per person
- Dinosaur World, located in Plant City, has more than 150 life-size dinosaurs located on its grounds. Visitors can examine fossils and learn why dinosaur remains are not found in Florida or shop for hard-to-find dinosaur toys and educational materials in the gift shop.
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex offers spectators the chance to enjoy a number of annual sporting events like Atlanta Braves Spring Training, regular season Major League Baseball games, PGA Tournaments, college basketball tournaments and Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp.
- Van’s Skatepark is Orlando’s premier skateboard park with varied riding areas and obstacles designed for beginner to advanced skaters. The park includes multiple ramps, bowls, street courses and an arcade.