Florida’s weather doesn’t hold many secrets or surprises. The joke here is that we only have two main seasons in the year — Summer and Not Summer. While the Sunshine State may “lack” the seasonality found elsewhere, there is still a marked difference when the calendar clicks over to May. This is the very doorstep of summer, and it’s full speed ahead to an all-out vacation celebration.
You’ve probably heard by now that this corner of the world has already been seeing record numbers of happy vacationers. We can vouch for that on our highly popular Florida Tours! And this trend looks set to continue into the next couple of months as well, a testament to the incredible, enduring lure of the Orlando area.
Wherever you go, be it Walt Disney World, International Drive, Universal Studios, or the Kennedy Space Center, the message is the same: this is Tourist Central, and the whole world has come out to play! But with this popularity comes bigger crowds and longer queues. In this blog, we look at some ways to balance out the busyness with quieter adventures!
Scroll down to find our advice. And please contact us if you have any questions!
How to Avoid the Summer Crowds in Florida
If you’re heading to the Magic Kingdom and Co, you are inevitably going to find yourself at the end of some long lines. Such huge popularity comes with the unavoidable consequence of crowds. But that’s where we come in! Real Florida Adventures can be your invaluable companion to alleviate some of that crowd-related stress.
As local experts with years of experience, we can take you away from the holiday hordes, the massed ranks of eager theme park throngs. And – whisper it quietly – while it is unarguably fun to ride the rides and see the shows, it’s also nice to get away from them for a day or two, to take a break from your vacation.
With that in mind, we have a selection of tours and excursions that are guaranteed to take you away from the frenzy for a while. These picks can help put you in more of a chill-out mode and provide a taste of the real Florida that lurks just beyond the bright lights.
With limited numbers on every tour, you will immediately notice the difference in terms of the vacation ambiance as we dial things back down from “11” and give you a chance to catch your breath again.
So, let’s get to our recommendations! And if you want advice about visiting the Magic Kingdom when you have finished here, check out our blog What Is the Best Time of the Year to Go to Disney World, Orlando?
Quieter Florida Tours to Consider in Summer
Our Crystal River Manatee Snorkelling Tour is our ever-popular wildlife fiesta that features a chance to snorkel in crystal-clear waters with, you guessed it, manatees! Just the drive alone allows you to feel the difference between the unfettered wilds as opposed to the tourist frenzy. Check out our tips for snorkelling with manatees in Crystal River, Florida to find out more!
Then, when we take you to Homosassa Springs and out on the Withlacoochee River for an unforgettable airboat experience, you will feel fully refreshed and revitalized, as well as steeped in a true Floridian experience.
This is where you can truly cast away any thoughts of being on a rigid schedule and cast a line into the fish-rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the company of expert guides who know how to provide all the thrills of angling for The Big One. It’s an authentic get-away-from-it-all opportunity and one that receives five-star feedback every time.
You can also devote your whole day to that bliss-out beachy vibe and just book the Clearwater – Transport Only option. This allows YOU to decide how to enjoy all the sand-laden charms of one of America’s most loved coastal destinations.
Another alternative is to sample some of the rural charms that this part of the world has to offer in abundance. In Osceola County, you’ll find Wild Florida, another journey into the original nature of the Sunshine State.
Situated in 300 acres of unspoiled wilderness on the shores of pristine Cypress Lake, or, as they like to call it, “the Middle of Nowhere,” this is a chance to revel in the sights and sounds of Florida’s great outdoors, with airboat rides, a drive-through safari park, boardwalk, 14-acre alligator park, and lunch at their rustic Chomp House diner.
You simply won’t find a more realistic setting in which to enjoy the essence of any visit to the Sunshine State, and it makes for a truly memorable, and refreshing, day out.
As we near the end of this guide, let us point you toward even more summer inspiration in the form of our blog Staying Cool In A Sizzling Florida Summer.
Book Your Spot on These Florida Tours and More!
Just remember, when the summer queues and crowds become too much to bear, take a Real Florida Adventures tour and we’ll show you the real Sunshine State – without the lines! Browse our range of Florida Tours to find your perfect experiences — and please get in touch if you have any questions.
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- Complimentary Theme Park Backpack*
- Reusable rain poncho (up to 4)
- One $10 Planet Hollywood voucher*
- 1 Day I-Ride Trolley Pass (up to 4)
- FREE beer at Tin Roof Orlando* (up to 4)
- One FREE appetizer per booking at a local Orlando Restaurant*
- Discount coupons to local restaurants and attractions
* One per party