5 free things to do while on vacation in Florida

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5 free things to do while you are in Florida. To avoid draining your pocketbook, do as the locals do and enjoy some of Florida's free attractions. Some "freebies" include the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, admission is free on Mondays. Visit the Manatee Viewing Center in Tampa to see manatees winter home.

Even if you can’t afford to stay in luxury hotels with ocean views, the sand and turquoise waters of Florida are free. You’ll share the sand with locals, day-trippers and tourists staying in nearby hotels. If you’re coming by car, parking sometimes can be a challenge. Check out alternative transportation such as Trolley and Bus services.
Every regions in Florida has a beautiful historic district, containing fine examples of architecture, and an abundance of colorful history. Walking and guided tours are available in these areas, but many buildings are also easily identifiable during a self guided tour. Visit local museums for more information. Historical Districts often contain local eateries and shops all with a focus on historical preservation.
Florida is criss-crossed with bike and hiking trails. Low cost bike rental s can be made for the duration of your vacation stay. Many rental services include pick-up and delivery services. Many popular vacation destinations have free transportation services such as the Gulf Coat Trolley and Miami Metromover Bus.
All across Florida, a parade of annual festivals and celebrations take place. Many of these celebrations originated around the bountiful harvest of Florida's crops, such as regional seafood festivals.  strawberry, and orange festivals. Many cities have regular concert-in-the-park music series.
Every evening, watch the sun go down. Preferably over the water. Watch the graceful moves of the shore birds as they swoop over the water, heading home to roost for the night. Slowly the sun sets on another (perfect) Florida day.