8 Of The Cheapest Places To Visit In Florida On A Budget

St. Augustine

Known for its historic charm, St. Augustine offers free attractions such as exploring the historic district, walking along St. George Street, visiting Castillo de San Marcos (admission fee required but low-cost)


Home to the University of Florida, Gainesville has plenty of free or low-cost attractions including hiking and exploring nature at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, visiting the Florida Museum of Natural History (suggested donation), and enjoying outdoor festivals and events.


While Tampa has its share of luxury attractions, there are also many budget-friendly options. Explore the scenic Riverwalk, visit the Tampa Bay History Center (low admission fee), or relax at the beaches of nearby St. Petersburg.


Enjoy the cultural offerings of Sarasota without breaking the bank. Visit the Ringling Museum of Art (admission fee required but affordable), stroll through the beautiful Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (low admission fee)

Fort Myers

This city offers affordable options for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts. Explore the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge (low admission fee), take a ferry to Cayo Costa State Park (affordable ferry fee)

Key West

While Key West can be expensive, there are ways to visit on a budget. Enjoy free attractions such as Mallory Square's sunset celebration, visit the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory (admission fee required but affordable)


While known for its theme parks, Orlando has budget-friendly options as well. Explore the scenic Lake Eola Park, visit the Harry P. Leu Gardens (low admission fee), or take a stroll through Old Town Kissimmee.


Experience the beauty of the Gulf Coast in Pensacola without spending a fortune. Visit the National Naval Aviation Museum (free admission), explore the historic Pensacola Village, or relax on the white sand beaches of Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key.