You don’t have to leave Orlando to experience a tropical getaway. Several Orlando water parks, resorts and water sports attractions will take you away to a paradise you’d only expect to find miles away from the city. Here are our top 7:

Volcano Bay
Universal Orlando invites you to live the carefree island life at its new water park, Volcano Bay. The tropical paradise includes thrill rides, plenty of relaxation and a giant volcano right in the middle that really makes you feel like you are someplace tropical.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
There is always beauty after the storm and you won’t believe how beautiful things are at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. The Disney legend behind the theme of the water park is that a typhoon wreaked havoc upon this once tropical paradise. The result is still quite tropical with surfboards and palm trees strewn about as well as plenty of rides and attractions reminiscent of a tropical getaway.

SeaWorld Orlando’s water park, Aquatica, combines water park thrills, white sandy beaches and aquatic animals for an experience that makes you feel as if you have been whisked away to a tropical paradise. Aquatica also just opened the fully-loaded water adventure with three-in-one thrills, Ray Rush, making it even more enticing this summer.

Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre
If you’re looking for the ultimate tropical getaway look no further than Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre. Here you can choose from several different water sports including parasailing, water skiing, wake boarding, wake surfing, tubing and personal watercraft rentals.

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Combine your Orlando stay with beach fun at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. This unique hotel offers a fun retro theme that takes you back to the iconic beach resorts of the 1950s and 60’s. Enjoy two massive pools including a water slide and lazy river, 10-lane bowling alley and more.

Coco Key Water Park
Splish and splash the day away at this fun-filled water resort. Coco Key offers a 5,400 square foot canopy covered and outdoor water park as well as a 6,500 square foot arcade, 3 on-site restaurants and more. It’s the perfect tropical getaway for families.

Buena Vista Watersports
Orlando’s ultimate watersports experience, Buena Vista Watersports offers jet ski rentals, waterskiing, wake boarding, tubing, pontoon boats, paddle boarding and kayaking on the unique property that makes you feel like you are on a private island. The natural spring-fed lake surrounded by cypress trees and tropical foliage adds to the tropical vibe.