Saving Money on your Orlando vacation

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Dining and nature tours don’t have to be expensive. With Groupon Local, you can save upwards of 60% off the lesser known things to do in Central Florida. This week: dolphin tours, kayaking, mini golf, and a world-famous restaurant and bar. Each week, I will update you on some of the best deals on the website–and help you save money on your next trip.

Sure, Central Florida is known for its theme park attractions, but when you have an extra day or two, or even just a night off, there’s much more that the area has to offer. Here are some of the deals you can find on Groupon this week:

Dining

Señor Frog’s has a reputation in the Caribbean: having a laid back party atmosphere. For an adults-only trip to Central Florida (or if you can leave the kids with grandma at the hotel), check out Señor Frog’s on International Drive, close to Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

-$15 for a $30 lunch fare, or

-$30 for a $60 dinner fare Monday-Thursday.

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Activities

There are a few attractions and activities for this week’s deals. Here are just a few of my favorites:

1. Swim With the Dolphins & Manatees Tour from Dolphin Paradise Tours-This deal offers a trip to a remote islet, where you can collect seashells (something Florida is known for!). The area is known to have dolphins and manatees swimming around, so you never know what might come close to you! This tour departs from Cocoa Beach, off Merritt Island.

-$34 for a 2-hour swim for 2 ($70 value), or

-$68 for a 2-hour swim for 4 ($140 value)

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2. CSI: The Experience and Our Body: The Universe Within exhibits- A quick attraction for an off day, the CSI: Experience exhibit and Our Body: The Universe Within exhibit offer a fun family activity. In the first experience, you can use CSI tools and your intuition to solve a crime. At the Our Body experience, see real preserved corpses set in a way that you can learn and look at how our body works. Both of these attractions are on International Drive, near the Titanic experience

-$12 for the CSI exhibit ($19.99 value)

-$20 for the CSI and Our Body exhibits combo admission ($39.98 value)

-$12 for the Our Body exhibit ($19.99 value)

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3. Mini golf at Volcano Island Miniature Golf-A fun pastime that can be experienced with the family. This themed mini golf attraction offers a themed volcanic theme with life-sized dinosaur statues. The final hole offers a surprise—a spewing volcano!

-$14 for 18 holes for 2 ($25.90 value)

-$24 for 18 holes for 4 ($51.80 value)

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Find these deals and more on http://www.groupon.com/browse/orlando?context=local

My name is Adriana. When I'm not juggling my studies as an Aerospace Engineer, I spend my time at Disney theme parks. I love all things rockets and Orlando, and as a cheap college student myself, I look forward to writing about ways to save you money!

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Adriana Osegueda

My name is Adriana. When I'm not juggling my studies as an Aerospace Engineer, I spend my time at Disney theme parks. I love all things rockets and Orlando, and as a cheap college student myself, I look forward to writing about ways to save you money!