25 Girls’ Day Out Adventures Under $50

25 Girls’ Day Out Adventures Under $50

25 Orlando Girls' Day Out Adventures Under $50

You and your girls are ready to explore the town, but you don’t want to break the bank. You’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up 25 affordable ideas for your Orlando girls’ day out in and around town. From free to $50, take a break from work and enjoy a girls’ day out. You deserve it!

Peruse Plant Street

Visit the Winter Garden Farmers Market Saturdays from 9am-2pm. Artists perform live music starting at 10am. Pick your favorite succulent plant and chat with local vendors. Explore downtown Winter Garden. Plant Street offers plenty of great photo ops with its historic trains and clock tower. Then, wander around the cozy SoBo Art Gallery, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-6pm.
FREE

SoBo Art Gallery Winter GardenSoBo Art Gallery | Image credit: Kelly Lamano

Snap photos at Downtown Orlando’s murals

Orlando’s art community makes its presence known with bold murals throughout town. Our favorites: the monarch mural on Magnolia Ave. and the colorful city mural at the corner of E. Colonial Drive and Shine Ave. Check out our self-guided street art tour here.
FREE

Grab brunch and make friends

Gals That Brunch Orlando meets once a month for great food, drinks, and conversation. The group selects a restaurant for you and your gals to meet at each month.
FREE to attend. Pay for your food and drink order.

Expand your multimedia knowledge

Located on the second floor of the downtown Orlando Public Library, the Melrose Center is home to professional photography, video, and audio studios. Take classes to learn how to use the equipment or browse the books on the first and third floors.
FREE for Orange County residents

Melrose Center | Image credit: Diana Griffith

Admire local architecture

The self-guided SEE ART Orlando Walking Tour will lead you through Downtown Orlando to view the works of eight internationally-renowned artists.
FREE

Get your museum on

Bank of America cardholders may visit a museum for free during the first weekend of every month as part of their Museum on Us program. Check out the Orlando Museum of Art, Orange County Regional History Center, The Mennello Museum of American Art, and even the Orlando Science Center. If you aren’t a Bank of America cardholder, the Morse Museum offers free admission on Fridays November-April from 4-8pm.
FREE

Learn about craft beers with girlfriends

Sanford Girls Pint Out brings women together to educate and enjoy craft beer. The nonprofit organization gathers for local meetups and fun themes, like bring your own vinyl night.
FREE to attend

Image credit: Sanford Girls Pint Out

Explore Millenia Lake

This little-known lake is one of our favorite spots in the Millenia area. It’s calm, quiet, and convenient. The 20-minute lake walk will be just enough to get your appetite going. Grab a bite at the Millenia Café during weekdays, or bring your own food on the weekends when the café is closed. Nearby shaded benches and docks provide plenty of great views of wildlife while you’re eating.
FREE

Sweat it out

Have you ever seen cycling on TV where everyone is pedaling away to blaring music and neon lights? Enter CYCLEBAR Winter Park. They provide shoes, towels, and tunes so you and your girls can get your cycle on. Stick around to explore Mead Gardens nearby.
FREE first ride

Get fit by the 408

Get out of the car – no one enjoys sitting in that 408 traffic! Lake Underhill provides a beautiful lake view, park benches, and – best of all – workout stations. Take turns and cheer each other on as you go from pull-ups to Pilates to walking the lake.
FREE

Lake Underhill Park | Image credit: Stephanie Patterson

Meet in Maitland

Visit the Maitland Farmers Market Sundays from 9am – 2pm to visit local vendors (Heartsong Cookies will melt in your mouth!) and enjoy live music. Stop by the Art & History Museums afterward for beautiful architecture.
$3-6/person

Raise a glass

Grab a wine list and get ready to check off your favorites! Cooper’s Hawk Winery Tasting Room operates daily beginning at 11am on International Drive and N. Alafaya Trail. Other wine hotspots we love include Imperial Wine Bar, Quantum Leap Winery, Wine Bar George and The Wine Room on Park Avenue.
$7/person

The Wine Room on Park AvenueImage credit: The Wine Room on Park Avenue

Stretch and sip

Wake up and smell the brew. Yoga classes at local breweries are a huge hit. Instructors lead the class through yoga stretches – and on to a rewarding beer at the end of the session.

$5-10/person

Take a walk outside and learn about birds

The Orange Audubon Society offers free bird watching and educational classes in Mead Gardens early Saturday mornings. Follow along on the tour, and then check out the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.
$8/person

Catch a basketball game

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Orlando Magic continue to provide fun, affordable games. Cheer on the home team at the Amway Arena.
Starting at $12/person

Image credit: Kelly Lamano

Watch a film and play glow-in-the-dark mini golf

Visit Cinemark Orlando and XD for an early movie. Movie showings before 12pm cost just $6 per person. Keep your movie stub – you’ll receive $2 off Putting Edge indoor mini golf, located right across from the theater. Putting Edge will keep you on your toes with its glow-in-the-dark course. Wear white – your golf game will really glow!
$16.50/person

Check out Disney from the air

Rising 400 feet in the air, the tethered helium Characters in Flight balloon shows you Disney Springs from a whole new perspective. Bring your cameras to snap photos of the sky, the lake, and beyond.
$10/per person before 10am
$18/person after 10am with coupon

Be ICONic on I-Drive

ICON Orlando 360 has grown so much within the past 3 years. Check out the highlights – ICON Orlando (formerly known as the Orlando Eye), the aquarium, and take a picture with your favorite star at the wax museum.
$21/person with Florida resident discount

Image credit: Kelly Lamano

Work together to escape

Work in teams to complete a mission within 60 minutes at the Escape Game Orlando. You’ll receive three hints during the game, so use them wisely! Here are a few other escape room games in Orlando to tackle.
$27/person with coupon

Complete a Coffee Crawl

We’ve created this unofficial coffee crawl idea for you and your girls since Downtown Orlando is home to great, responsibly-sourced coffee shops. These options are all within walking distance of each other so you can walk off the caffeine rush.

$30 or less/person

Embark on your own taco tour

Orlando’s got plenty of quality taco options that don’t ring a “bell.” We recommend crafting your own 2-3 stop tour visiting some of these top stops around town. Get more ideas in our full guide to Orlando taco spots.

$30 or less/person

Tin & Taco | Image credit: Kelly Lamano

Cheer on the Lions

Break out your best purple shirts for an Orlando City soccer game.
$30/person

Feast on your favorites

A guided food tour is the perfect way to find your next favorite restaurant. Offered in Sanford, Orlando, Winter Park, Audubon Park, Winter Garden, and Celebration.
$40-48/person

Audubon Park Brunch Tour - Airbnb ExperiencesImage credit: Mosquito County Tours

Learn how to make a deep dish pizza

Wake up early for this one – UNO Pizzeria & Grill offers deep dish cooking classes at 8:45am every other Saturday. If you’ve got what it takes, the best deep dish pizza takes home a small prize. Everyone leaves with a recipe and devours their deep dish pizza by the end of the class.
$45/person

Watch a play, a concert, or a feel-good story

There are plenty of shows to choose from at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Whether Broadway’s your thing, or you and your girls just want to get out to enjoy some music, the Dr. Phillips Center provides an intimate experience.
Ticket prices vary.

About the Author

Born and raised in Orlando, Kelly Lamano works in the digital publishing industry by day, and provides print publishing solutions by night. When she’s not writing or taking photos, she loves walking nature trails and rewatching The Office. Follow Kelly’s lifestyle blog, Twentysomething Vision, at www.twentysomethingvision.com.

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Artsy Girls’ Night Out at Porch Pottery

Artsy Girls' Night Out at Porch Pottery

Every day is an opportunity to try something new; to learn a new skill, check out a new restaurant, and even try your hand at pottery.

Located between Longwood and Casselberry, Porch Pottery offers a BYOB Night Out class that will teach you how to throw clay on the potter’s wheel, create your own bowl, and paint a finished clay piece. This fun, fresh activity is perfect for your next girls’ day out.

Step 1: CREATE YOUR OWN BOWL

You can’t miss Porch Pottery from the road. The bright, burnt orange building makes it a fun, creative space. The owner, Cassandra (Cassie) Richards, and instructor Joel will greet you as soon as you walk in.

Cassie began working in the world of clay and ceramics on a porch. She has owned and operated Porch Pottery for more than two years now, after being encouraged to open her own studio. She and Joel make pottery look easy.

You’ll get a handy little apron to protect your clothes, a designated wheel, and a slab of clay. Cassie and/or Joel will walk you through the basics of how to work the wheel and how to shape the clay.

Don’t worry if the bowl isn’t perfect – the Porch Pottery team sculpts your clay back to a good shape so you can continue shaping your bowl on the wheel. Every bowl is different – some are tall, some are short, some are wide. No two bowls will look the same!

Artsy Girls' Night Out at Porch PotteryImage credit: Kelly Lamano

Step 2: PAINT A PIECE

Once you’ve mastered sculpting your clay bowl, you’ll choose a pre-made piece of clay to customize. Make one piece, and then paint another! You’ll pick a color and then the instructors will demonstrate how to customize the clay. 

Joel really helps explain your design options. From creating a Beauty and the Beast-esque mug with a raised clay rose to a colorful pencil holder, the creativity is in your hands.

Cutting holes on the sides of the clay will create a decorative lantern for your room at home. Take your time and think about what you want to create with your clay. You’ll have plenty of time to customize the second piece.

Don’t worry if you’re not an expert, Cassie and Joel make a great effort to ensure every attendee is comfortable. If you are an expert, then customize to your artsy heart’s desire!

Artsy Girls' Night Out at Porch PotteryImage credit: Kelly Lamano

Step 3: Pick Up Your Piece

Although we’d love to take our colorful creations home right then and there, you’ll be able to pick up you and your gals’ pieces within four to six weeks. You’ll choose a glaze color for your personal clay bowl, and then Porch Pottery will take care of the rest.

During that four to six week production time, the Porch Pottery team will paint, glaze and fire your pieces.

While you’re waiting for your pieces, Porch Pottery offers weekly classes lasting 6-8 weeks and open studio times. You may visit the Porch Pottery workspace during open studio times to glaze your own pieces and practice your pottery skills.

The Porch Pottery team will call you when the pottery pieces are ready to be picked up, giving you another opportunity to recreate your girls’ night out.

Artsy Girls' Night Out at Porch PotteryImage credit: Kelly Lamano

CONTINUE THE DAY…

CRANES ROOST PARK

Cranes Roost Park, located just 10 minutes from Porch Pottery in Altamonte Springs, is the perfect place to start or continue your girls’ day out.

On a weekend morning, the lake is quiet and peaceful with plenty of space to walk and talk. If you’re looking for something livelier, visit Cranes Roost Park at the end of your night for the fountain light show at 8 and 9pm.

The Altamonte Mall is within walking distance if you and your girls would like to do some window or budget shopping.

Bonus: Pack a sandwich or cold meal in an insulated lunch box, bring some bottled waters, and have a picnic right at the Cranes Roost Lake! Many visitors sit in the grass or lounge on the benches to eat. Bring a foldable picnic blanket for you and your girls to stay comfy.

Cranes Roost Park at Sunset (Altamonte Springs)

PLACES TO EAT

Next stop: girls’ day grub! If you skipped the picnic, there are plenty of local eateries to feed your taste buds. Keep in mind, the day of the week and the time you plan your girls’ day out will help you determine the best place to eat.

  • City of Longwood Farmers Market – Local vendors offering fresh fruits, pop kettle corn, ice cream and more on Sundays from 9am-2pm.
  • Wild Hare Kitchen and Garden Emporium – A local organic farm market with fresh produce. Wild Hare offers grass-fed meats, as well as vegan and vegetarian options. Open Monday through Saturday, 10am-7pm, and Sunday from 12-4pm.
  • Enzo’s on the Lake – If you’re ready to splurge on an Italian dinner, Enzo’s is your best bet for great food and an amazing view of the sunset. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 5:30-10pm, Friday, 11:30am-2pm & 5:30-10pm, and Saturday from 5:30-10pm.

Enzo’s on the Lake

Details & RESERVATIONS

Classes fill up very quickly, sometimes two weeks in advance. To save your space, book your reservation online or by calling the office at 321-444-6317.

Regular class cost: evening BYOB classes are $50 per person, $90 per couple, or $180 for a group of 4. Porch Pottery currently offers a BYOB Date Night Groupon for two and four people which drops the price to $72/couple or $103.50/group of four. You’re welcome to bring your own food and drinks to enjoy.

You can also decorate a pre-made piece for $20-$40. Reservations are required in advance.

Porch Pottery
1667 S US Hwy 17 92 Suite 105
Longwood, FL 32750
321-444-6317
https://www.porchpottery.com/

About the Author

Born and raised in Orlando, Kelly Lamano works in the digital publishing industry by day, and provides print publishing solutions by night. When she’s not writing or taking photos, she loves walking nature trails and rewatching The Office. Follow Kelly’s lifestyle blog, Twentysomething Vision, at www.twentysomethingvision.com.

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