When you think summertime, you normally think vacation time. Many people travel out of the state or country, but others prefer to indulge in a “Staycation.” A Staycation is when you stay in your own city or state and take day trips to local attractions. Floridians have quite the selection to choose from when it comes to planning a Staycation in the area, all without breaking the bank.

If you are looking to save money but still have a great time on your Florida Staycation, we have compiled a few ideas for you! Who says you have to spend a lot of money to have an enjoyable vacation?

  1. Visit one of Florida’s many state or national parks. They are filled with tremendous beauty, adventures and new discoveries. Best of all… they are affordable! Entrance to most Florida State and National Parks is less than $10. There are about 11 National Parks, 160 State Parks, and a number of preservation and recreation areas for you to choose from. So you might want to do a little advance planning.Click here to find a park near you!
  2. Get discounted tickets to amusement parks. Most Orlando area theme parks have Florida Resident discounts as well as pay for one day and get in free the rest of the year! Take advantage of the Florida Resident discount to enhance your Staycation, and continue the fun for the rest of the year. Click here for a list of Florida Resident discounts from Visit Orlando.
  3. Attend a local sporting event. Whether it’s baseball, soccer, golf, bull riding or wrestling, Central Florida has plenty of sporting event options. Take the family out for a fun-filled evening to one of the many Florida Collegiate Summer League Baseball Games. For other exciting sporting events this summer, check out the list that Visit Orlando has compiled for more details.

We hope these ideas can help you maximize your Staycation without maxing out your budget! Do you have a favorite Staycation spot? We would love to hear more about it!