How to Visit Orlando on a $30 a Day Budget

After you’ve booked your flight, hotel, and rental car for a trip to Orlando, this guide will make it easy to stick to your daily budget — so you can enjoy your trip without feeling guilty.

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After you’ve booked your flight, hotel, and rental car for a trip to Orlando, this guide will make it easy to stick to your daily budget — so you can enjoy your trip without feeling guilty. Our suggestions on restaurants and activities aim to keep you spending no more than $30 per day on your sunny vacation. Get ready for delicious and affordable meals, exciting and budget-friendly thrills, and infinite new memories. Prices don’t account for tax or tip so keep that in mind. Let the fun and savings begin!


When you’re on vacation, it’s especially important to start your day off right — and that means enjoying a delicious breakfast. Check out these local options in Orlando that will fill you up without emptying your wallet.

A Breakfast Wrap filled with meat, eggs, cheese, and vegetables sits on a plate with a side of salsa on an early morning.

@ The Diner is a brand-new restaurant that is quickly becoming a local favorite. We recommend the Florida Style Waffle (with fresh fruit) for $8.29 or 3 Egg Breakfast Deal for $6.99. Locals also love the breakfast menu at Keke’s Breakfast Café, and it’s not hard to see why. Try the classic Breakfast Wrap for $7.99 or get tropical with the Pina Colada French Toast for $8.99. If you haven’t tried Cuban fare for breakfast, there’s no better place to start than at Zaza New Cuban Diner in Orlando. Try the Breakfast Egg con Queso Sandwich Combo — it comes with a delicious cup of Cuban coffee all for $7.25.


Orlando is filled with restaurants that offer tasty lunch specials at great deals. Here are some of the best spots to grab an affordable lunch with your family on your next trip.

You can’t go wrong with a restaurant that lets you build your own bowls. Whether you’re in the mood for Mediterranean, Mexican, or Asian flavors, there’s something for everyone at Too Much Sauce in Orlando. Build your own bowl for $8.99 or under!

A basket of Fish and Chips (fried Cod and French fries) sits in a basket on a table with a side of tartar sauce

If you’re in the mood for seafood, Bar Harbor Seafood offers an array of delicious and fresh menu items at great prices. Try the Tuna Tataki for $8.95 and let the kids split an order of Fish & Chips for $7.95.

Locals and tourists alike can’t stop raving about the delicious menu at Cilantros Taqueria! All burritos are $6.50 or under, so whether you’re in the mood for beef, chicken, or bean and cheese, you’ll leave Cilantros full and happy.

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When you’re ready to chow down on some dinner in Orlando, you don’t have to fear being surprised with a bill that’s way over your budget. Dine at one of the restaurants below and you can enjoy some of the best dinners in the city at some of the best prices.

A bowl of warm, delicious ramen is a great way to end your day in Orlando, and Sapporo Ramen is the place to go. All ramen items are $10 or less, so whether you like the Miso Ramen (made with bean paste) or Tonkotsu Ramen (made with pork bone), you’re sure to enjoy.

Chopsticks pull some noodles out of a large, steamy bowl of Miso Ramen Noodle Soup

If you’re looking to close your Orlando evening with more Cuban flavors, look no further than Black Bean Deli. Try the Papas Rellenas (mashed potato balls stuffed with ground beef or chicken) for $9.75.

Burgers for dinner? You’re on vacation, so why not? You will love The Habit Burger Grill in Orlando. This location has amazing reviews for its customer service and filling burgers. You can get your fix for a $7.79 large adult meal and $4.95 for a kid’s meal.

Free Orlando Activities

Did you know there are tons of free activities and attractions for your family to enjoy in The City Beautiful? This list is here to prove that you don’t need to spend every day at a theme park (or hundreds of dollars) to have fun. Check it out!

There’s so much to do (and so much to eat!) in Orlando with your family. What are you looking forward to most? If this post has you even more excited to head to this sunny Florida town, check out our other Orlando guides!

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