Daytona Beach: Famous for its NASCAR heritage, Daytona Beach offers affordable accommodations and a stunning beach that's free to visit.
Fort Myers: Known for its beautiful nature preserves and beaches, Fort Myers is a cost-effective option.
Clearwater Beach: While the beach itself is a popular destination, the area also offers affordable accommodations and dining options. Plus, the sunset at Pier 60, which is a free event, is a must-see.
St. Augustine: As the oldest city in the U.S., St. Augustine is rich in history and offers many free or inexpensive attractions, including historic sites and beautiful beaches.
Pensacola: Known for its white sand beaches and historical downtown, Pensacola offers a variety of budget-friendly accommodations and attractions, including free museum days.
Gainesville: Home to the University of Florida, Gainesville offers a variety of inexpensive cultural and outdoor activities. The Florida Museum of Natural History has free admission.
Tallahassee: The state capital, with its beautiful parks and historic sites, many of which are free to visit, makes for a budget-friendly trip. It's also home to several affordable eateries.
Sarasota: Known for its cultural scene and beautiful beaches, Sarasota offers budget accommodations and activities, including the famous Ringling Museum, which offers free admission on Mondays.
Cape Canaveral: A must-visit for space enthusiasts, Cape Canaveral is home to the Kennedy Space Center. While the Space Center has an admission fee, nearby beaches and parks offer free, fun activities.
Ocala: Known for its beautiful natural springs and horse farms, Ocala offers affordable outdoor activities. The Ocala National Forest is a great spot for hiking, swimming, and picnicking on a budget.