In Florida, some national parks require an entry fee, and some national parks are always free. Florida’s national parks that are always free are Biscayne National Park, Miami De Soto National Memorial, Bradenton Fort Caroline National Memorial and the Timucuan Preserve, Jacksonville Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Augustine Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, stretching from North Carolina to Jacksonville […]
Festivals are plentiful in Florida, offering family-friendly fun. Many outdoor festivals in the Sunshine State are free, or relatively inexpensive. January St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival, January 14 & January 15, St. Pete Beach, free Florida Manatee Festival, January 14 & 15, Downtown Crystal River, 352-795-3149, $5 for ages 12 and older Boca Fest […]
Relish the sights of Florida from the waterways, and snag a discount for scenic boat tours. Information about each deal from Groupon is on the link. $21 for Pure Naples sightseeing tour in Naples, $39 value, link for deal $24 and $44 deals for Duck Tours South Beach, $32 and $64 values, link for deal $34 for two […]
Every Tuesday night, at 7 p.m., between April and October, the Bands on the Beach concert series hosts free performances from local artists. The concerts take place at the Gulfside Pavilion located at Casino Beach Boulevard, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Dozens of venues in Florida are participating in a national program that offers free entry to personnel on active duty in the U.S. armed forces and their families. The Blue Star Museums program for military, which includes members of National Guard and Reserve, is offered to Labor Day. The program is organized by the National Endowment for the […]
Visit and tour the National Naval Aviation Museum, the world’s largest museum for Naval Aviation, for free. The museum in Pensacola is open daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, and there is so much to see and do. Take a guided tour with retired military volunteers and learn about naval aviation from those who have the most experience. If you want […]
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditoriums and attractions offer discounts for purchasing tickets online for its museums in Florida, and some offer discounts for combo packages to multiple attractions. Here are the current deals: Orlando: Get $3 off adult tickets and $2 off children’s tickets when you purchase line. Buy Orlando tickets here. St. Augustine: Save […]
Florida offers several free fishing days every year, when anglers of all ages are allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a license. There are separate days for freshwater and saltwater fishing. You can learn more about Florida fishing rules here. Here is the schedule of Florida free fishing days: License-free freshwater days […]
Active-duty military personnel and their dependents can get the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass for free (an $80 value). The pass will grant them access to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. (via Living on the Cheap).
Hands-on activities are among the highlights of the free “Second Saturday Family Programs.” “Fly Me To The Moon” is the theme for the activities and exhibit tour 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 14 at The Museum of Florida History, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee. For info, phone 850-245-6400.