It’s summer time, and for one special week you have no deadlines, no responsibilities, no boss looking over your shoulder, and you are spending that time in glorious Orlando, Florida! The down side is it is summer time and the temperatures are smoldering, the air feels heavy and wet, and you are finding it difficult to muster enthusiasm about anything; the heat has zapped you good! Fortunately for you, we have lived here almost our whole lives and we know all the secrets to staying chill and still managing to have an awesome time! Keep reading for a list of some of our all-time favorite cool summer activities.

Wet & Wild Waterpark

Nothing keeps you cooler than a lightning fast trip down a six story slide, and Der Zuka at Wet & Wild is our favorite way of beating the heat! If that’s a little frightening for you or younger family members, don’t worry, Wet & Wild has many other water slides and water rides for the enjoyment of your entire family! Located at 6200 International Drive.

The Mall at Millennia

Stay chill while you shop till you drop at our favorite upscale shopping mall located at 4200 Conroy Road. Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Prada are just a few of the cool stores waiting for your credit card at the Mall at Millennia. And for the more budget conscious, our Orlando Premium Outlets located at 4951 International Drive offers designer everything at bargain prices!

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

Participating in indoor activities is a great way to stay cool during the dog days of summer, and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will keep you occupied for hours at a time! Located at 445 N Park Avenue in nearby Winter Park, this is THE place to view the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany!

Teals Twisted Bliss Ice Cream, Italian Ice & Gelati

Eating ice cream in the summer is a rite of passage, and there is no better time to eat really good ice cream than when on vacation! Teals Twisted Bliss is award winning and delicious! We recommend the black raspberry and vanilla gelati, but we are pretty sure you will love it all! Located at 1807 North Orange Avenue.

Night Shopping at Audubon Park Community Market

Located at 1842 Winter Park Road, this farmers market offers outdoor shopping at night on Mondays! Bring home fresh seafood to grill by the pool or grab a jar of honey from St. John’s River Honey Company as you explore the stalls of about 20 different vendors after the sun has set and the cool night breezes are in play!

Tropical Escape Vacation Rentals

Book your luxury Tropical Escape Vacation Rentals condo or home today and discover the magic of Orlando in the summer; it truly is a tropical paradise!

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