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Stay Cool this Summer with these Activities

Friday, May 31, 2019   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Stay Cool this Summer with these Activities

Summertime in Florida means something different than the rest of the country. With temperatures already climbing into the 90s, we need ways to stay cool and still enjoy our summer. Check out these activities in the area to keep your cool.


Bowling may feel a little retro these days, but it's inside and air-conditioned. Bonus if you have kids, Clermont Bowling offers discounts any day the kids are not in school. That's all summer long! AMF in Leesburg also offers discounts for the kids, or check out Break Point Alley in Tavares.


Heading out on the lake may mean you're outdoors, but that's not a bad thing when you can cruise through any of the thousands of lakes in Lake County. There's the Harris Chain of Lakes, Clermont's Chain of Lakes, Lake Dora, and more. If you don't have your own boat, rentals and fishing charters are available throughout the county. 


Enjoy a live performance at one of the county's many performing arts centers. Popular theatres include Moonlight Players in Clermont, Bay Street in Eustis, Melon Patch in Leesburg and the IceHouse Theatre in Mount Dora. 

Museums and Galleries

Looking for culture? Try one of the many museums about town. For historical kitsch, the President's Hall of Fame Museum is full of info. There's the Eustis Historical Museum, Lake County Historical Museum, and the Leesburg Heritage Museum that are worth checking out. 

Splash Pads

There's nothing like a Splash Pad for kids to let off a little energy and get cool at the same time. Find one in Clermont and Tavares


Mount Dora is known for it's antique markets. Fortunately, Rennigers has an indoor area. Plus, pop in and out of the shops around the downtown before stopping in one of the local restaurants to cool off.


Spas are not just for pampering. They are, but they're also a great place to stay cool and relax. Consider getting a cooling treatment along with a massage.

Get Creative

Create your own pottery, painting, or home decor. Hammer & Stain is newly open in Clermont and the Villages. Plaster Cottage in Clermont offers paint your own pottery and more. Painting with a Twist is a popular night out in Mount Dora.