Melbourne Beach, Florida
Best Budget-Friendly Places To Stay For A Fun Florida Vacation
By SHANDLEY MCMURRAY
Forget about Orlando's expensive theme parks and instead go to the Orlando Science Center, ride the Star Flyer, or visit Gatorland, all for under $36 per adult.
Orlando
If you're still hoping to soak up some theme park vibes, Disney Springs is free to visit. Also, choose a hotel that won't break the bank, such as the 3-star Grand Beach Resort.
Jacksonville is great for surfers. Mayport Poles in Hanna Park has been deemed the city's best spot for advanced surfers, and it only costs $5 to park here for a day.
Jacksonville
Traveler Blog the city's 80,000 acres of parks, which are super cheap and boast plenty of fun things to do. Stay at the Hampton Inn for an experience that's affordable and comfortable.
This city is great whether you're craving the beach, fishing, or a snorkeling adventure. For example, Sebastian Inlet State Park costs only $8 to visit and $35 to camp.
Melbourne
Tickets to the nearby Kennedy Space Center cost $75 per adult and $65 for children, but you can make up those costs by staying at the Hilton Melbourne for only $145 a night.
Many of this city's top attractions are super cheap. San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park has a $4 entry fee, and there are several museums with free admission.
Gainesville
Take a load off with a tour of the Sippin' Seven Alachua County Ale Trail and stay at the Hampton Inn Gainesville, which will cost about $160 per night or less.
Known for its emerald waves and historic sites, this is a great place to stay for a budget-friendly vacation thanks to its affordable hotels and cheap attractions.
Pensacola
Pensacola Beach has only a $1 toll to enter, and Big Lagoon State Park costs $6 to enter and under $28 a night to camp at. The SpringHill Suites Pensacola is about $180 a night.