$3 off Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Discounts are offered for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, where exciting boats from exquisite super yachts to runabouts and inflatables, are on display. The show is November 3 to November 7 at several venues in Fort Lauderdale. For a $3 discount, purchase tickets online using promo word “Boatshow.” Regular prices for general admission day tickets are […]

Free Key West Fantasy Fest parade, pets & street fair

By Patti Photo/fanstasyfest.com Lavish and wildly popular, Fantasy Fest in Key West offers some free activities and events. The festivities, parties and parades are October 21 to October 30. Free events include Fantasy Fest Street Fair, Duval Street, October 28, noon to 10 p.m. and October 29 noon to 12 a.m. Fantasy Fest parade 7 […]

Botanical attractions in Florida with free entry

Entry is free to several botanical gardens attractions in Florida. For some of these, donations may be accepted. Four Arts Gardens in  Palm Beach, features various themed gardens and a sculpture garden. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days; 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, 561-655-7227 The Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo, featured varied garden themes and habitats, including […]

Lodging with no pet fees in Florida

For family vacations that include the family pet, it’s a well appreciated perk when lodging establishments, including several in Florida, allow animals with no extra fee. Restrictions and rules at different hotels and resorts vary based on such factors as number of animals, breed and weight. Examples of pet-friendly lodging with no extra pet fees include Red Roof Inn, free […]

Discounts to Epcot Food & Wine Fest

By Laura Taste your way around the world with an endless selection of global cuisine and beverages at Epcot’s International Wine & Food Festival. From delicious tapas and refreshing beverages to celebrity chef demonstrations and rock star performances, there’s something to satisfy most every appetite and interest. The festival runs September 14 – November 14, […]

Halloween in Orlando: Family-friendly things to do

By Laura There are tons of family-friendly things to do to celebrate Halloween in Orlando. Whether you are looking for an inexpensive neighborhood event or a pumpkin patch at a Central Florida farm, follow this guide for fun things to do with your children and family during the Halloween season in Orlando. HALLOWEEN EVENTS AT […]

10 free and cheap things to do in Sarasota

Whether it’s attending a sunset drum circle at the beach, catching a movie, or visiting an art museum, Sarasota has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy in Sarasota, while on a budget. 1. Siesta Key Beach Community Drum Circle Every Sunday, one hour before sunset, […]

13 free and cheap things to do around St. Petersburg

Whether it’s going to a beach, a sunset festival, an art museum, or a sponge factory, St. Petersburg has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy in and nearby St. Petersburg, while on a budget. 1. Sunsets at Pier 60 Celebrate the sunset, 365 days a […]

10 free and cheap things to do around Bradenton

Whether it’s attending an art walk, visiting a national memorial, or enjoying the beach, Bradenton has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy around Bradenton, while on a budget. 1. Village of the Arts Art Walk On the first Friday and Saturday of the month, the […]

12 free and cheap things to do in The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys is full of history, wildlife, breathtaking views, interesting people and good times. Here are 12 free and cheap things to do in the Florida Keys that will make your trip memorable. Key Largo 1. Florida Keys Wild Bird Center Visit the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, founded by Laura Quinn, where you can […]

10 free things to do in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area

Some of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Deerfield Beach and other towns in Broward are free. Allow your wallet a break and browse these recommendations. Enjoy music Along New River on Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale, Sunday Jazz Brunch is a popular event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. most first Sundays of the month, featuring an assortment […]