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The Bear’s Den Resort Orlando Blog Our Top 10 Tips for a Perfect Orlando Summer Outing

Orlando, Florida, is a fantastic destination for summer adventures, with its warm weather and thrilling attractions. To make the most of every outing you take in the City Beautiful, we’ve compiled a list of 10 tips to ensure an unforgettable experience in this fun-filled town for you and your loved ones.

1. Stay Hydrated

Orlando can get hot during the summer, so remember to stay hydrated. Carry refillable water bottles and take breaks in shaded areas or air-conditioned spaces to beat the heat.
Woman holding a reusable water bottle

2. Arrive Early

Arriving early at popular attractions, theme parks, and recreational areas is essential. Beat the crowds and long lines by starting your day early, allowing you to experience more and make the most of your time in Orlando.
Two couples enjoying their morning coffee in their Bear's Den Resort home kitchen

3. Dress Appropriately

Wear light, breathable clothing and comfortable shoes suitable for walking. Consider wearing a hat, sunglasses, and applying sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s rays. Be prepared for sudden rain showers by carrying a lightweight raincoat or umbrella. In Orlando, you must be prepared for anything!
Mother and daughter laughing on their Bear's Den Resort home balcony

4. Explore Water Parks

Escape the heat and have a blast at Orlando’s beloved water parks. Visit popular spots like Island H2O Water Park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, or Universal’s Volcano Bay, where thrilling water slides, lazy rivers, and wave pools offer nothing but refreshing fun for the whole family.
Island H2O Live Water Park’s Hashtag Heights water slide.

5. Discover Nature

Orlando is not just about theme parks; it’s also home to beautiful natural wonders. Take a break from the crowds and explore the lush landscapes and wildlife at places like Wekiwa Springs State Park or the Orlando Wetlands Park. Enjoy hiking, canoeing, or simply immersing yourself in nature’s tranquility.
Great blue heron standing in the water

6. Experience Evening Entertainment

Orlando comes alive with vibrant evening entertainment options. Catch a dazzling fireworks display at Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort, or enjoy outdoor concerts and performances at venues like the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The enchanting atmosphere will add a magical touch to your summer outing.
Exterior of the Dr. Phillips Center of the Performing Arts
© Dr. Phillips Center of the Performing Arts

7. Sample Local Cuisine

Indulge in the diverse culinary scene of Orlando. From food trucks to fine dining establishments, the city offers a wide array of flavors to satisfy every palate. Try local specialties like seafood, Cuban sandwiches, and citrus-infused dishes for a truly authentic culinary experience.
Family talking and laughing at a table at Traditions Restaurant.

8. Visit the Iconic Theme Parks

No trip to Orlando is complete without visiting its iconic theme parks. Whether it’s Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, or SeaWorld Orlando, each offers unique attractions and thrilling experiences for all ages. Often in the Summer, Disney offers special after hours events where you can enter the park in the evening with less guests than usual – meaning no wait for any rides! Be sure to check out all your options to find the best fit.
Family enjoying a dinner at Be Our Guest restaurant at the Magic Kingdom | Walt Disney World
© Disney

9. Embrace the Indoor Attractions

If it’s a rainy summer day, Orlando has a variety of indoor attractions that offer excitement and entertainment. Visit indoor amusement parks like WonderWorks or the Crayola Experience, where interactive exhibits and hands-on activities guarantee fun-filled hours of exploration.

WonderWorks Orlando exterior
© WonderWorks Orlando

10. Capture the Memories

Don’t forget to capture the special moments of your summer outing in Orlando. Bring a good camera or use your smartphone to document the fun and joy you experience. Take photos with beloved characters, iconic landmarks, and natural beauty, creating lasting memories to cherish.
Family taking a selfie with Thing 1 and Thing 2 at Seuss Landing at Universal Islands of Adventure
© Universal
At the Bear’s Den Resort Orlando, we believe that our town is a summer paradise filled with endless opportunities for adventure, entertainment, and relaxation. By following these 10 tips, you’ll be ready to take on a perfect summer adventure in this wonderful place to vacation.

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