What Can You Do for Free During Your Florida Retirement?

Florida has a lot to offer retirees who are looking for exciting ways to fill their hard-earned free time. Everyone knows about the golf courses, theme parks, and charter fishing excursions that have been favorite pastimes for active older adults for many years. However, long before Florida became known for its sometimes pricy tourist attractions, retirees flocked here simply to bask in the sunshine, go shell hunting on a beautiful beach, or drop a line into a favorite fishing hole to enjoy a few hours of relaxation.

If you choose the Bear Creek 55+ community in the Daytona Beach area as your retirement destination, you can still enjoy many of these pastimes and others without paying a dime. Here’s a partial list of freebies in the Daytona/Ormond Beach area:

Free Tours

History buffs can enjoy free tours of The Casements, the former winter home of John D. Rockefeller, now a cultural arts museum, and the historic Mary McLeod Bethune home on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University. The historic Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory also offers free tours that include a view of the chocolate-making process.

Nature Parks

There are several nature parks open to the public without charge, including the historic Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens.

Free Concerts & Fireworks on the Beach

During the spring and summer, the Friends of the Bandshell organization hosts free weekly concerts at the historic Daytona Beach boardwalk and bandshell, followed by a free fireworks show.

Other Perks of Living at Bear Creek

In addition to those free activities, retirees who buy a manufactured home at Bear Creek and make low monthly home site lease payments can also enjoy a practically endless list of activities made possible by our three outstanding clubhouse complexes and numerous resort-style amenities. To get an idea of the many happenings going on at Bear Creek on a regular basis, click here to view our newsletter.

If you’re interested in retiring to this part of Florida without spending a fortune, we’ll be happy to get you started with a free tour of beautiful Bear Creek. Contact our lifestyle team today to make the arrangements.