Orlando, Florida – Five Things You May Not Know
1.) It gets cold.
Most people think that because Orlando, Florida is the sunshine state that it does not get cold. This is a false assumption. There may not be "seasons" but it does get chilly from time to time.
Normally from January-March the weather is a little more brisk outside. During these months the temperatures can drop as low as 50 degrees. Sometimes colder. If you plan on visiting Orlando during these months than do not plan on doing water activities. It will be a little too cold for that. But rest assured there are plenty of other Orlando, Florida attractions to choose from.
2.) Speaking of attractions, there's more to do in than just the theme parks.
Orlando, Florida is world famous for one thing, Disney World. But, there are so many other things to do in Orlando, Florida than just Disney and the other theme parks. Many that are much more affordable. There's dinner shows, nearby beaches and springs, shopping, and local attractions like Gatorland that give you a taste of the real Florida.
3.) Hurricanes do not hit Orlando very often.
Turn on the news and you may hear about hurricanes hitting Florida. The truth of the matter is that hurricanes rarely hit. Orlando is very inland so by the time a hurricane gets close it has become just a strong thunderstorm.
Having lived in Orlando for over 30 years I have been through only a handful of hurricanes. Most came and went with no more destruction than a few downed trees and power lines. The one good thing about hurricanes is that, unlike other natural disasters, there's plenty of warning if a storm is going to hit.
4.) Orlando, Florida is not as expensive as you may think.
If you start to plan early you'll be surprised how much money you can save. Be sure to check online for discounts on the theme parks, hotels, and flights. The best way to save money is to visit during the non-peak seasons. January-March is a good time to avoid the lines but as mentioned earlier it's a little colder out. October-December is another good time to visit.
5.) The worst time to visit Orlando is during the summer.
Many people visit Orlando, Florida during the summer. There is not worst time. For one it's very hot outside. The sun and humidity is brutal during the summer months in Orlando. June-August are the hottest months of the year.
Another reason the summer time is bad is because it's during the peak of the season. You will be waiting in lines that may take hours. Add that to the heat and it makes for an undesirable vacation. Not to mention being in the sun causes many bad sunburns. It would be much more enjoyable to visit when you do not have to fight the heat and the crowds.
So there you have some things you may not know about Orlando, Florida. But now you know!