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Low Cost Places to Swim

5 Places For Under $5.00 to go Swimming

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Hot summer days and local swimming holes are a perfect combination. Choose swimming pools, beaches and fresh water springs in the Orlando area. Inexpensive ways to cool off on a hot summer day? Here are some suggestions on how to have a cool day for under $5.00 - save more by bringing your own drinks and lunch.

1. East Coast Beaches

Bring your boogie board and sand shovels and head out to the beach for the day. Drive on the beach and pay a $5.00 fee to drive on the beach or park in one of the free public parking lots. Top 10 things to do at the beach.

2. Turkey Lake Park

Located on Hiawassee Road, a stone throw from Universal Studios. In addition to the swimming pool, this city park has boat rentals, play areas, outdoor grills and nature trails. Admission is under $5.00 per car with up to 8 people.

3. Wekiwa Springs State Park

On the border of Orange and Seminole Counties, this natural spring provides plenty of cool, fresh water fun. Rent a canoe and paddle down the Wekiva River or bring your bike and explore trails through the park's 7000 acres.

4. Blue Springs State Park

Located in Orange City, a short drive north from Orlando, Blue Springs is the winter home to the West Indian Manatee. During the summer months, relax in the refreshing 73 degree water of the springs, take a boat tour or scuba dive.

5. City of Orlando Public Pools

Did you know that there are 11 pools in the Orlando that are open to the public? For a minimal charge, you are welcome to use any of these pools even if you are not an Orlando resident.

6. Kelly Park/Rock Springs State Park

The Orlando area's favorite place to go tubing. This fresh water spring brings in a large group of adventurous water lovers during the warm summer months to take advantage of lagoons and pools at this family park in Apopka.

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