Fun Inexpensive Things To Do and See for Florida Low Income Seniors
Right off the coast of Sarasota, lies one of the top rated beaches in the county, Siesta Key Beach. The 8-mile stretch of beach has been voted one of the “finest, whitest sand in the world,” on multiple top rated lists, including Dr. Beach and The Travel Channel. Known for it’s wide expanse and stunning quartz sand, this is one of Florida’s greatest wonders.
Whether you plan to stay overnight or only a few hours, you’ll find plenty of conveniences at Siesta Key, including a full-service concession, showers, restrooms, changing areas, picnic tables and a children’s playground. Best of all… parking is free!
Stroll Amelia Island’s Fernandina Beach
Amelia Island‘s Fernandina Beach is a post-card perfect destination that doesn’t have to wreck your budget. Spend the day on the island’s pristine beaches filled with incredible wildlife, then, explore the sights, window shop in the unique downtown, or stroll the historic district in a self-guided walking tour… none of it will cost you a penny.
Visit the National Naval Aviation Museum
Located on the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, the National Naval Aviation Museum provides hours of hands-on history with countless things to touch, see, and experience. More than 150 beautifully restored aircraft and over 4,000 artifacts representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation are on display at the museum. In addition to free parking and admission, on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings March through November, watch the amazing Blue Angels practice. Also, on Wednesdays there is an autograph session with the pilots inside the museum.
If you don’t have time in your travel schedule to visit the museum, make a quick stop at the Florida Welcome Center in Pensacola to see a life-size display of a Blue Angel fighter jet.
Tallahassee is Florida’s capital city, where the state’s law makers meet to conduct the Sunshine State’s official business. The old and new capitol buildings are within the same block with guided and self-guided tours available for free.
Tour hours for the old capitol building are offered daily except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Reservations at least two weeks in advance for guided tours are encouraged.
All guided tours for the new capitol require reservations, and tours during the legislative session — March through April — require reservations made at least two months in advance. Tours daily except New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For more information call 850-488-6167.
The Holocaust Memorial, dedicated to the memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, is located in Miami Beach. Built of luminous Jerusalem stone and black granite the memorial makes a beautiful statement in the telling of a tragic story.
Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation before visiting. The memorial is open 365 days a year from 9:30 a.m. till sunset.
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