A summer vacation in Orlando is a dream come true for so many families. A chance to play at some of the world’s best theme parks is the ultimate vacation. In this post we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about visiting Orlando during the summer season.
What’s the weather like in Orlando during summer?
Summers in Orlando are hot, hot, hot! Humidity tends to be high and afternoon thunderstorms are common. Although rain can come on suddenly and intensely, it typically occurs after 4 p.m. Outside of our afternoon showers, count on sunny skies for morning and early afternoon activities.
Average Summer Temperatures in Orlando
June High 91F Low 72F
July High 92F Low 74F
August High 92F Low 74F
It’s important to keep the weather in mind when packing for a summer vacation in Orlando. Light-color, loose clothing made from breathable fabrics like linen are ideal. Consider packing hats and sunglasses too, or purchase them shortly after you arrive. As for rain gear, your best bet is a poncho. They’re lightweight and easy to pack in your suitcase as well as in a backpack for days at the theme parks.
Because of the intense heat that you will experience in Orlando during sunny summer days, it’s also important to stay hydrated. Even if you aren’t planning on spending the day outdoors, make sure you have water with you. Pack a reusable water bottle in your suitcase or purchase one here for a useful souvenir.
What activities are there in Orlando during summer?
Since Florida’s summers are so hot, you’ll probably want to seek indoor activities. Museums downtown like the Orlando Science Center and the Orlando Museum of Art are popular choices for families. If you want to stay on International Drive, we recommend checking out Ripley’s Believe It or Not, WonderWorks, and Dave & Busters.
Of course, even in the summer heat, few can resist the excitement of the Orlando theme parks. It will be hot and humid but a trip to the theme parks in summer is completely doable. All it takes is some clever planning. Water and sunscreen are must-haves for your summer trips to the theme parks, and things like hats, sunglasses, and ponchos are good to have as well. Remember, crowds will be at their peak so be prepared to stand in line and if possible reserve your Disney FastPasses or purchase Universal Express passes in advance.
Orlando’s water parks are another popular summer activity. Each of the major theme parks has a water park, so there are lots of options. If you’re not sure which one to visit, check out our previous blog to help you decide which water park is right for your family. Just as at the theme parks, water parks will be at their peak season so bring an extra dose of patience and sunscreen to help you through those long lines. Once you splash down into that cool, refreshing water it will all be worth it.
What events are there in Orlando during summer?
Summer is one of the most popular times for visiting Orlando, and you can be sure the city has plenty of events to keep you entertained. Many of these events take place indoors so you don’t have to worry about the heat or afternoon rain, although we do recommend a light jacket or sweater as the strong air conditioning can actually make it feel chilly. Click on the links below to learn more about these fun upcoming Orlando events this summer:
- Janet Jackson: Black Diamond Tour
- SeaWorld Electric Ocean
- Disney H2O Glow Nights
- Watermelon 5k
- Fireworks at the Fountain July 4th Celebration
- The Weeknd: The After Hours Tour
- Con of Thrones 2020
- Harry Styles: Love On Tour
- Southern Women’s Show
- Florida Kids and Family Expo
Your Orlando Vacation Hotel near International Drive
Since Orlando is a popular summer vacation destination, you should expect to encounter more traffic if visiting during this busy season. Fortunately, you can avoid wasting time in traffic jams by choosing a hotel near the Orlando attractions. Midpointe Hotel is located off of International Drive, which is the epicenter of Orlando’s tourism district. As a guest at Midpointe Hotel, you’ll be close to all the attractions and you’ll enjoy clean, comfortable accommodation at a family-friendly hotel. Book your room today by calling 407-351-5100 or by clicking the orange button at the top of this page.