Florida Vacation Climate

Don't get beat by the heat or chilled on the beach!

Plan your vacation for the type of experience, region and climate.  Our summers are hot and humid, which make a day at a theme park an exhausting (but rewarding) experience.

The summers are hot!  However, they are ideal for water sport activities.  The warm waters are perfect for swimming, diving, and snorkeling.   The summer sun is intense, so *be sure* to use good sunscreen, and wearing a hat is a good idea while fishing.  And, don't forget the wet and wild water parks!  Consider Orlando's Wet n' Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, and Tampa's Adventure Island.  These places are awesome!


If you do go to the theme parks in the summer, go early, take a break at the peak heat in the afternoon and return early evening.  This is particularly effective if staying at one of the resorts or hotels near your attraction(s).  Also be aware that many attractions have shorter operating hours during winter months.

The summer also brings its rainy season, particularly in the central regions.   Most of this rain activity is in the form of afternoon thundershowers and is usually over in an hour or two, but they can be quite intense, so be prepared.

For many, a visit during our fall (autumn) weather is ideal for water sport activities as the water is still warm but the days are not so hot.  Golfing is active year round, but summer, mid-days are difficult for golfers.

Winters are comparatively mild and represent a good time for active, non-water activities and outdoor activities (although some accustomed to cold climates find our beaches just fine in the winter!).  Winter also represents the peak tourism season for most areas bringing larger crowds and longer lines at popular destinations and theme parks.

Regardless, pick your favorite season and enjoy the best Florida has to offer.  See our Florida Weather page for more information regarding seasonal weather.