We are still researching things to do in Orlando…while not interacting with others. From live streams at the local zoo to free virtual rides at Disney, we are getting creative to keep you busy and entertained in Central Florida.
We’d love your input if you have anything to add to this list. We are ALL in this together! Here are our top picks for free and cheap things to do in Orlando.
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Note: Sometimes, things change after we post an event. It’s always a good idea to check directly with venues and event organizers to confirm before you go.
Visit the Central Florida Zoo.
The Central Florida Zoo streams live on Facebook every weekday at 2pm. The segment features animal feedings, activities, and more. Don’t worry if you miss the 2pm time slot, you can always go back and watch the stream later.
Go on a wildlife safari.
Wild Florida’s Drive-Thru Safari Park is a self-guided journey to get up close and personal with hundreds of wild animals. The park is offering a special, limited time price of $15 for adults and $10 for kids.
Take a relaxing stroll.
There is nothing cheaper or more relaxing than a scenic walk. We have plenty of nice paths to stroll at local parks, county trails and picturesque gardens. Most of the walking paths near Orlando are completely free, unless otherwise noted.
Get your alligator education.
Gatorland’s School of Croc 20-minute segment goes live every morning at 10am on Facebook.
They also post a Later Gator Vlog on YouTube showcasing live action encounters every afternoon at 5pm.
Stop and smell the flowers (virtually).
Bok Tower Gardens is hosting daily Facebook Live sessions. Enjoy a live streaming carillon concert by Geert D’hollander in the tower daily at 1pm. Go on tour of the garden at 3pm daily.
Ride your favorite rollercoasters (from your couch).
Pretend you are in the middle of all the theme park excitement!
Free virtual rides at Universal Orlando Resort
Free virtual rides at Walt Disney World Resort
Listen to music and support the local arts.
Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts is giving you access to watch musical performances by donating a few dollars to help support the organization.
Check out your favorite book.
There’s so much more to libraries than physically checking out books. Your local library is chock full of FREE online resources including ebooks, audiobooks, live online classes, streaming TV and movies, music downloads, digital magazines and more.
Blast off to space.
Kennedy Space Center is hosting free online activities on Facebook Live, Monday through Fridays at 9:30am.
Sweat it out.
The YMCA of Central Florida is posting FREE exercise classes every day on Facebook Live.
Support your favorite restaurant.
Here is a complete list of restaurants offering curbside services in Orlando from Bungalower.
Take a day trip to see native Florida wildlife.
Blackpoint Wildlife Drive is home to a variety of animals from birds to alligators. All fees to enter have been waived indefinitely to help locals enjoy nature while many businesses are closed.
Support your local farmer.
Many local farms are offering pick-up orders. Southern Hill Farms in Clermont is open for you to order online and then pick up at the farm. Stock up on fresh blueberries, sunflowers, peaches, blueberry donuts, meals and more.