Dazzling boat parades in Florida

Floating festivities are popular in the Sunshine State, especially boats festooned with lights and decorations during the winter season on waterways around the peninsula. These are some of the events. Sarasota Boat Parade 6 p.m. December 10 on Sarasota Bay Bonita Springs Boat Parade, December 10 Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale December 10 on New River […]

Halloween events near Orlando

By Laura This fall, Orlando will transform into the “Halloween capital of the world” with family-friendly frights to extreme scares for the teens and adults. Popular villains from both the big and small screen will descend into Orlando. Whether you are looking for a theme park experience or an inexpensive neighborhood event, follow this guide […]

Botanical gardens 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 […]

Florida museums free with Bank of America program

We love sharing opportunities to enjoy attractions in Florida for free. The Museums On Us program offers free entry the first weekend of each month to participating museums in Florida, and elsewhere, with eligible Bank of America or Merrill Lynch accounts. The free access requires an appropriate credit or debit card. These are just some of […]

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, […]

Brewery tours in Florida, some are free

Florida is rich in breweries, and several offer brewery tours for free. Before attending, it’s probably wise to phone first to be sure the tour is offered that day.  Rules usually limit tours to people at least 21 years old. Free brewery tours Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.,  Orlando 32806, 407-872-1117, 6 p.m. most Mondays to […]

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 […]