Summer is around the corner and I’m ready to travel are you? Today I share with you an exciting Staycation Link Up with other bloggers from all over the country! I live in the Orlando area, and while it’s known for its theme parks, there’s so much more to see and do here. In fact, this year my family is considering a staycation to take advantage of everything in our area and make it easy on us and our pocket book.
A Staycation in Orlando – Family Fun and a Bit of Culture
Orlando is a bustling city, and as such, it’s filled with all kinds of interesting destinations for a staycation that are easy to get to and get into. They’re also fun and interesting. I love theme parks, but sometimes, I just don’t want to battle the crazy masses! I’ll share some St. Augustine staycation ideas here for visitors. Locals can start with this list of freebies for locals.
King’s Bowl Orlando
King’s Bowl is a great family fun staycation destination. Who doesn’t love to bowl? King’s Bowl is no hole-in-the-wall bowling alley. It’s quite nice. It’s super clean, it has wonderful atmosphere, and most importantly, you can enjoy it for $7.00 per person per game. That’s a great deal on some great family fun.
The Enzian is Central Florida’s only theater completely devoted to alternative cinema. They offer independent and classic films as well as annual film festivals and community events. You can’t beat $10.00 for general admission and $8.00 pricing for seniors, students, and matinees.
Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
Pirate’s Cove is a great family mini-golf courses favorite, and it’s the perfect destination for a family friendly staycation destination in Orlando. This mini-golf course does the pirate them to the hilt. It is SO much fun! You can get 18 holes for $10.45, and for a little more, you can get 36 holes! What??
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium
Remember this show? Well, they have a museum! This is a great staycation destination because it has all kinds of interesting and extremely odd artifacts, art, and interactive exhibits for the whole family to enjoy. It’s a ton of fun for only $16.99 for adults and $10.99 for children.
A Little Culture
Winter Park Scenic Boat Tours
If you want to enjoy the beauty of nature on your Orlando staycation, then this is the destination for you. This narrated cruise through the lakes and canals of historic Winter Park showcases the wildlife and mansions that line the waterways. At $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children it’s a wonderful, affordable staycation destination.
Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Spend the day enjoying wonderful flora and fauna without spending a ton of money. This is a wonderful and affordable staycation destination that showcases hundreds of rare and endangered animals and 800 species of plants and flowers. It’s only $16.50 for adults, $13.95 for seniors, and $11.95 for children.
The Mennello Museum of American Art
This is a great staycation destination in Orlando to get in a little culture. It features a wide variety of sculptures and paintings including contemporary American folk art and pieces by Earl Cunningham. At $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors, and $1.00 for students and children, it’s a super affordable way to take in some art.
Orlando Museum of Art
This is the perfect family friendly museum for a great staycation experience in Orlando. In addition to its local, national, and international artwork, it offers two discovery centers for children featuring interactive activities. It’s a wonderful way to get the kids interested and involved in art, and it’s only $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and college students, and $5.00 for children.
West Volusia County
I live in West Volusia County, a large area of Florida, and much of it is fairly close to Orlando. It gets an honorable mention as a staycation destination in the Orlando/Daytona area for its proximity to the city and its wide variety of flora, fauna, and activities such as hiking, camping, and tours. It’s a wonderful staycation destination and it’s my backyard!
Staycation in Your Hometown for Some Backyard Fun
A vacation doesn’t always mean a plane ride or a road trip. Sometimes it’s nice to just stay close to home. It reduces stress and cost, and it’s a great way to discover everything your community and the surrounding area has to offer. I listed some of my favorite staycation destinations in my home town of Orlando, and all it takes to find these places is a quick Google search.
You can do the same thing with your hometown area. So when vacation time rolls around. Fire up Google and make your next family trip a staycation extravaganza. It’s fun!
If you’re traveling this summer check out this great staycation list of states roundup list!
A – D
Phoenix, Arizona — Saving For Someday
Fresno, California — Living A Frugal Life
Orange County, California — More With Less Today
San Diego, California — Southern Cali Saver
Denver, Colorado — Bargain Blessings
Washington, District of Columbia — Kidventurous
F – I
Disney World, Florida — The Happy Housewife
Jacksonville, Florida — Saving The Family Money
Orlando, Florida — Coupon Mamacita
St Augustine, Florida — Simply St. Augustine
Tallahasse, Florida — SwagGrabber
Tampa Bay, Florida — LaToyaEdwards.net
Atlanta, Georgia — Pretty Frugal Diva
Dahlonega, Georgia — Kathys Cluttered Mind
Savannah, Georgia — This Mommy Saves Money
Aurora/Chicago, Illinois — A Savings WOW!
Chicago, Illinois — Entertaining Chicago
Indianapolis, Indiana — Chaos Is Bliss
K – P
Lexington, Kentucky — Homeschool Village
Louisville, Kentucky — The Kennedy Adventures
Northern Kentucky, Kentucky — Simply Sherryl
Carroll County, Maryland — Looking at life CreativLEI
Boston, Massachusetts — Maven of Savin
Battle Creek, Michigan — Pichea Place
Grand Rapids, Michigan — Give Me Neither
Metro Detroit, Michigan — Saving Dollars and Sense
Kansas City Area, Missouri/Kansas — Redefined Mom
Omaha, Nebraska — Family Fun in Omaha
Central, New Jersey — Our Good Life
Cincinnati, Ohio — Adventure Mom
Cleveland, Ohio — Kosher on a Budget
Columbus, Ohio — Cleverly Simple
Dayton, Ohio — Savings Lifestyle
Mansfield & Richland County, Ohio — The Traveling Praters
Miami County, Ohio — Something 2 Offer
Northeast, Ohio — Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring
Portland, Oregon — Frugal Living NW
Harrisburg/Central, PA — Family Balance Sheet
Erie, Pennsylvania — Growing Kids Ministry
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Moms Need To Know
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — The Coupon High
R – W
Arlington, Texas — Grocery Shop For FREE
Fort Worth, Texas — Coupons and Freebies Mom
Houston, Texas — Melissa’s Bargains
Katy, Texas — Moms Confession
San Antonio, Texas — How to Homeschool My Child
Tyler, Texas — iLoveMy5Kids
Charlottesville, Virgina — How to Have it All
Norfolk, Virgina — The Talking Suitcase
Richmond, Virgina — Vacation Maybe
Seattle, Washington — Thrifty NW Mom
Tacoma/South Puget Sound, Washington — Queen Bee Coupons
Oshkosh, Wisconsin — A Little Bit of This and That