It’s always a good sign if one’s biggest problem is how to stay cool while on vacation. Truth be told, that’s usually the only concern Orlando visitors have during Florida’s hottest months, which happen to coincide with summer vacation for most Americans.
The heat has never stopped tourists from visiting, and we’re here to ensure that you, and your family, know of all the best ways to stay cool while visiting Orlando. Staying cool, literally and figuratively, is part of our city’s summer culture, and a variety of fun and exciting ways to do so have blossomed over the past decade. Let’s take a closer look at how you can get wet and stay cool all summer long.
Four Ways to Keep Your Cool All Summer in Orlando
Orlando’s Newest Resort Water Park – Surfari
The Orlando water parks fall into two categories: resort and theme parks. Not every resort has a water park (but they ALL have a pool), but of the ones that do, The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando has the newest. Named Surfari Park, after it’s signature FlowRider ride, which is a simulate wave that can be “surfed,” the park is among the best in the city.
Watch Marine Life AND Stay Cool
Out of all the seasons, summertime is when SeaWorld Orlando shines the brightest. The classic events and attractions are always a good time: The Shamu Show, swimming with dolphins and riding The Journey to Atlantis. This year, though, the park is unveiling the tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster in Orlando, Infinity Falls. If you enjoy riding through soaking fountains and waterfalls while passing the remains of an ancient civilization, all before plunging down the tallest drop of its kind, then this ride is for you! You will definitely get wet and stay cool.
Explore Lake Austin
Located at The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando, Lake Austin offers a plethora of ways to be in and on the water. Orlando doesn’t feature all that many bodies of water, so Lake Austin is a treat. We recommend joining a guided fishing excursion, renting a kayak, or even going for a stand-up paddle.
Head to a Swimming Hole
Unbeknownst to many, Orlando is home to a few swimming holes. With incredibly clear water and surprising features such as a natural spring, these waterholes are among Orlando’s best-kept secrets, and a favorite way to stay cool.
Though Orlando is not coastal, there’s no shortage of ways to have fun in the water. You could easily spend a few days exploring the various water theme parks, and no matter where you stay you’ll have a pool. For the moments you’re outside but not in the water, be sure to dress in cool clothing, drink plenty of water, and wear a hat and sunscreen!
To enjoy Lake Austin, Surfari Water Park, and a luxurious pool, book your Orlando stay at The Grove Resort & Spa. We hope you enjoy the best of our city’s water play and stay nice and cool during your summer getaway!