It’s no secret that summers in Florida are intense. The days are hot and humid, and the average daily temperature is around 92 degrees Fahrenheit. With a little careful planning however, you can beat the heat and enjoy Orlando’s amazing attractions and summer events. Just follow these simple tips.
Apply Sunscreen Properly
Make sure you lather on the sunscreen at least 15 minutes before you step outside. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and use a water-resistant formula if you’ll be at a water park or going swimming. Remember to reapply every two hours to block skin from harmful UV rays.
Avoid Being Outside in Midday (If Possible)
The most intense hours of heat and sunlight are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., so try to avoid being outdoors during those times. This is a great time to enjoy indoor shows and attractions, go shopping, grab lunch, and even take a quick nap.
Freeze Water Bottles
Invest in a reusable water bottle that you can freeze so you can keep water cooler longer by freezing bottles the night before. To enjoy ice cold water, fill the bottle halfway the night before, then lay it on its side in the freezer. In the morning, top it off with cold water. If you are bringing a cooler, frozen water bottles can double as an ice pack.
Eat Snacks that Won’t Melt
Even if you store snacks in a cooler, you’ll want to opt for items that can withstand Orlando’s extreme heat. Nuts, granola, fruit cups, baby carrots, jerky, and roasted chickpeas are healthy options that won’t spoil or melt in summer heat.
Wear Proper Clothing
Stick to light, breathable fabrics like cotton and linen when enjoying the outdoors in Florida. Also, choose light color clothes as they will reflect light. Loose garments are also ideal because they allow airflow that will help evaporate excess sweat. If you plan to exercise outdoors, you might also want to consider active wear made for high temperatures.
Accessorize with Hats and Sunglasses
Sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats will keep harsh UV rays away while providing much needed shade. Umbrellas are also useful for shielding yourself from the sunrays as well as protecting against the afternoon rainstorms that are common in Orlando.
To avoid overheating, make sure you take breaks throughout the day. Rest in the shade and hydrate, or duck into a shop and enjoy the air conditioning while you check out the souvenirs.
Know the Signs of Heat Exhaustion
Rapid heartbeat, dizziness, vomiting, and muscle cramps are all signs of heat exhaustion. If you or anyone in your group experiences any of these symptoms, move to a cool, shaded area to rest and hydrate.
Stay Cool in your Rosen Hotel
At Rosen Hotels & Resorts, you’ll enjoy access to cool swimming pools and convenience stores where you can pick up essential items like water and sunscreen. Your room also includes air-conditioning that you can adjust to your preferences so you can stay cool on even the hottest days. To book your room, call 1-866-337-6736.