Three Free Ways to Get Some Culture in Florida

By: Dalia Colon


In this world of Kardashians and not-so-real housewives, it’s nice to get some culture once in awhile. Here are three free ways to feed your mind.

St. Augustine: The Discover First America program returns to Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. The six-part series explores the history and culture of the nation’s oldest city with an entertaining flair. Dates for the 2013-2014 series are at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, Dec. 5, Jan. 8, Jan. 19, Feb. 26 and March 12.

Islamorada: Outdoor concerts are pure bliss. One Saturday a month from November to April, the Florida Keys Community Concert Band presents Pops in the Park. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and head to the amphitheater at Founders Park. Concerts are from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., but arrive early to stake out a good spot. Performances are Nov. 23, Dec. 21, Jan. 25, Feb. 15, March 15 and April 27.

Orlando: A few birthdays ago, Hubby treated me to a weekend at the fancy Grand Bohemian Hotel downtown. Even for folks not staying in one of the luxurious suites, the public is welcome to browse the masterpieces in the Grand Bohemian Gallery.

For more free things to do in Florida, follow me on Twitter @VFSmartTravel.

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