August 18, 2021 2 min read

Going for a little vacation time in Florida this summer? Worried about finding good deals while there? Well not to worry. All you need is a US map, a load of enthusiasm, and lots of time for navigating through the Sunshine State.

Florida has a lot to offer for the budget-minded tourist, especially as the world limps back to normalcy after a pretty turbulent year.

Believe it or not, Florida is one of those places on the world map that’s perfect for an affordable vacation. And we’re going to show you why.


Here are 5 things that you can do in Florida, without hurting your wallet.


The New Smyrna Beach

Sand Dunes - New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Want to go for a bit of surfing, beach driving and strolls through sandy white beaches along the central coast of Florida? That’s the promise of New Smyrna Beach in a nutshell.

What really strikes out to tourists like you is how cheap this beach is compared to its bigger cousin the Daytona Beach. There are fewer people here, so no worries about overcrowding. It is a perfect destination to enjoy a cheap family-friendly holiday in the USA. Consider going there with a travellers map for the best results – you will know the biggest dine out spots, local attractions and more.

Here are some other things you can do:

  • Check out the Smyrna Dunes Park for local wildlife.
  • Go surfing, sunbathing or just lay down on the beach.
  • Do birdwatching and peek at tortoises.
  • Catch fishes for lunch or dinner.

Visit Marathon for cheap

Welcome to Marathon, Florida

Marathon is one of the fastest growing cheap cities in Florida. It is located near Key West, and offers one of the most affordable places for lodgings. You may want to whip out that push pin map while reserving a campsite to stay in Curry Hammock State Park.

What to do in Marathon:

  • Snorkeling and kayaking.
  • Going for swimming in the Sombrero Beach. There’s even a volleyball court there.
  • Biking along the famous Seven Mile Bridge.
  • Turtle Hospital offers a fun-filled tour for kids with turtles.


Ocala, Florida - Horse Country

But what if you don’t want to go for beaches? If canyons, horse farms, and forests are more your thing, Ocala is the place for you.

You can:

  • Explore Alexander Springs for snorkeling, picnicking, and swimming.
  • Go for a stroll and check out sculptures in Tuscawilla Art Park.




Point of Rocks Beach, Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota is home to serene and picturesque beaches. They are not too crowded either. The restaurants there are the best.

  • Burns Court area is best for a stroll down historical venues and sites.
  • The Ringling Museum of Art features free exhibitions on Monday.






Florida Slate State Map

If you want to find out more vacation spots to visit in Florida, consider getting our Slate Florida State Travel Map with Pins. Easily plan your treks around Florida from the comfort of your home. 

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