Cool summer activities in Central Florida

It’s the time of year to grab your sunscreen and hat, kick back, relax, and soak in the summer sun…well, until it gets too hot. Floridians understand the pain of wanting to have summer fun without suffering the scorching heat.

Have no fear though. Central Florida is full of cool (literally!) activities to keep you and the kiddos entertained this summer. If you’re looking for cool summer activities in Central Florida this summer, keep reading for some of our favorite things to do in Orlando.

Chill at ICEBAR Orlando

Nothing says keeping it cool like a donning a thermal jacket and entering the arctic ICEBAR Orlando. Admire over 70 tons of hand-carved ice, enjoy a delicious signature cocktail and soak in the cold vibes.

When the frost bite starts to kick in, there’s even a Fire Lounge to warm you up. Perfect for a cozy date or a chill night out with your besties, ICEBAR Orlando is a great option for all the adults out there.

Splash around at a splash pad

This one’s for all the cool kiddos! If you’re in need of things to do with kids in Orlando while avoiding the heat, try a splash pad! There’s no shortage of splash pads in Orlando, so a simple search can lead you in the right direction. You can even try a bunch and let the kids vote on a favorite!

A few places to start? Kissimmee’s Lakefront Park is a beautiful destination, or if you have older kids and need to get beyond the splash pad, try the Bob Makinson Aquatic Center. They’ll keep the cool going all day long!

Paddle up for a day of kayaking

One can’t-miss thing for Central Florida locals every summer: visit the springs! These natural wonders are said to be Florida’s original tourist attraction, and they feature cool waters year-round, perfect for a dip. To kick it up a notch, consider getting out on the water for a paddle journey!

King’s Landing, located in Apopka, Florida, has everything you need, from self-guided kayak rentals to kayaking tours or nightly escapes to kayak under the stars. There’s nothing cooler than kayaking across clear blue water for a fun summer adventure.

Strap on some ice skates

For some more icy fun this summer, keep the winter vibes going! Ice skating is the perfect family activity that is fun for everyone and keeps you cool during those hot summer days.

The Ice Factory of Central Florida is open all year round and ready for you to visit this summer. They offer public skating but also the chance to dive into various winter sports like hockey or curling. Ice skating isn’t your thing? Grab ice spikys and you can still walk the rink with your little one.

Stay cool by zip lining in Florida

Need to block out the sun? Let the trees do it!

A rope park like Orlando Tree Trek is the perfect summer destination if you love the outdoors but need some shade too.

Challenge yourself on the ropes course in the trees and tackle almost 100 aerial challenges on our obstacle course. Then, for the ultimate fan, let the breeze flow through your hair as you zipline Orlando down one of our many adventure park ziplines!

Guests can even save money for dodging the heat while on their treetop trek. Take advantage of the Sunrise Super Saver deals and save up to 25 percent on tickets for climbing by 9 a.m.

So, where will we find you this summer? If a tree to tree adventure park is in your plans, be sure to make Tree Trek your destination. It’s a cool option you and the family won’t forget! Find out more about tickets here. We can’t wait to see you.

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