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We all know about Orlando’s biggest attractions—Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World. But what else is there to do? Lots! While in town for the 69th Annual Key Club International Convention this summer, you can explore O-Town’s many cheap (or free!) hot spots.

Chow down: Hungry Key Clubbers can grab a bite at one of Orlando’s many restaurants, including the world’s biggest Hard Rock Café in Universal Studio’s Citywalk complex. Fast food junkie?  The Orlando area is home to 24 uniquely decorated McDonald’s restaurants with themes ranging from 1950s pop culture to sports to aquarium life.

Be artsy: Several museums in Orlando are free to the public, like the Keila Glassworks Gallery. Others, such as the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts—which specializes in African art—ask for small donations. Make sure to bring your student ID with you to receive free admission to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

Get creative: What would you do if you were surrounded by larger-than-life LEGO creatures? Check out the LEGO Imagination Center’s moving sculptures and famous characters, then try out your block-building skills in the center’s building stations—all for free.

Enjoy the outdoors: Want a break from the hustled fun of convention? Grab some friends and stroll down to Lake Eola Park. You’ll get a great view of the city and cool off near the lake’s famous fountain.

Go shopping: Orlando offers endless opportunities to shop. Try out the Florida Mall and Lake Buena Vista’s outlet shops for familiar shops like Aeropostale, Apple and Nike. If you’re looking for souvenirs, check out International Drive’s eclectic retail mix. But it’s more than just shopping: International Drive includes a glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course, a bowling alley, go-kart tracks and arcade games.