With daily highs in the double digits, summer in Orlando can leave you begging for winter. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The city offers plenty of ways to stay cool while still enjoying all of the adventures and thrills. Here are 8 ways to escape the florida heat this summer:

One of the best ways to beat the Florida heat is to spend the day at one of Orlando’s many water parks. Not only will you cool off, but you’ll also experience some splashy thrills, aquatic animals, tropical paradises, erupting volcanos, typhoons and more. Orlando water parks to visit include, Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, Aquatica Orlando, LEGOLAND Florida Water Park and Universal Volcano Bay.

Water Adventures
Speaking of being in the water this summer, enjoy a hot summer day on the water with one of Orlando’s many water sports. Buena Vista Watersports offer several of Orlando’s water sports including kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, water-skiing, wake-boarding and more. You can also enjoy a speed boat ride on Speed Boat Adventures.

Indoor Attractions
There is no better way to stay out of the heat than by staying indoors. Luckily for you, Orlando offers plenty of thrilling indoor attractions, so you won’t miss a minute of fun. Explore all of the creatures of the ocean at Sea Life Aquarium. Let your little artists explore the world of color at Crayola Experience. Indulge in chocolate with the Chocolate Kingdom Tour and more.

The hot Orlando temps don’t always come down at night, so we recommend staying cool at one of the city’s many dinner shows. For a little mystery in your evening try Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner or cheer on a Medieval Knight at Medieval Times. If you’re looking too pair a laugh with dinner check out The Outta Control Comedy Dinner Show or spend the evening rocking out to your favorite rock bands at Rock Dinner Show.

Orlando Theme Parks
If you are planning an Orlando theme park visit this summer there are still ways to stay cool. Each Orlando theme park offers plenty of splashy rides like Jurassic Park River Adventure at Universal Orlando, Kali River Rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld Orlando.

Cool Treats
Cool treats are a must on a hot summer day. There are a number of refreshing sweets available at all Orlando theme parks. Some of our favorites are the Dole Whip at Walt Disney World, Frozen Butterbeer at Universal Orlando, Shamu Ice Cream bar at SeaWorld Orlando, and Fun Town Slushie at LEGOLAND Florida.

Escape Rooms
Escape the summer heat with one of Orlando’s many escape rooms. You’ll forget all about the temps outside as you try to escape such challenges as Suburban Serial Killer, a chemical virus outbreak, or Prison Break at The Escape Company, Escapology, and the Escape Game Orlando.

Stay in a Hotel
The hotel stay is half the fun if you’re a kid (and sometimes adult), and this summer make your kids vacation with a hotel stay at some of Orlando’s most exciting like LEGOLAND Hotel,  LEGOLAND Beach Resort, Universal’s new Endless Summer Resort, CoCo Key Water Park, and more. Each hotel offers its own brand of entertainment, many of which includes staying cool.