How To Get By: A Student’s Budget in Orlando

One of the great things about going to school at the University of Central Florida is all of the fun things you can do off campus! But on a student’s budget you can’t spend every weekend at a huge concert or visiting the amusement parks. Just in time for the holidays, spend some time checking out these fun things around town for under $20!

Kings Bowl

Get your friends together and head out for a fun night of bowling at Kings Bowl Orlando! For $10 or less per person you can eat, bowl, or just hang out with friends for a fun, inexpensive Friday night! If you go before 6:00 p.m. bowling is only $5 per person, per game!

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

For just $5 per person check out the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Spend the day enjoying the view as you tour through these beautiful pieces of art, including Tiffany’s famed leaded-glass lamps. From November through April if you go on a Friday between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. you’ll get in for free!

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Equally as fun as some of the other theme parks around town, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens offers a rare look at 800 species of plants and flowers and hundreds of endangered animals! Tickets are only $14.95 for adults and you can easily spend the entire day wandering around the beautiful park.

Dine-In Theaters

Enjoy dinner and a movie in one stop at the AMC Downtown Disney 24 dine-in movie theater. You can catch the latest blockbuster while enjoying a delicious meal and dessert. Save money on the food when you share an appetizer with a friend!

Living in Orlando, FL doesn’t have to be expensive — there are plenty of fun things you can do without breaking the bank. Check out some of these fun things that you can do without spending a lot of money this semester!

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