It is officially summer and and yes, it’ hot outside! If you’re like me, you want to stay cool this summer and have an awesome vacation! Whether you’ve chosen to stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel Orlando, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort or Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, here are my favorite ways to stay cool when staying on-site at Universal Orlando Resort.    


Is there any better way to cool down than by jumping into a gorgeous blue pool? I don’t think so! Luckily for you, our five on-site hotels offer eight amazing pools and a lazy river. Each hotel offers a completely different themed pool experience, plus there are water feature areas for non-swimmers to enjoy too! (Insider Tip: As a hotel guest you can enjoy any of the on-site hotel pools, so celebrate summer and pool hop around our resort!)


Vacation is already pretty synonymous with fruity, umbrella clad cocktails but in the Florida sunshine, they become a perfect addition to any afternoon. Beat the heat by sipping on a perfectly crafted drink at any of our on-site hotels, from strawberry-mango smoothies to the perfect piña colada there is something for everyone to enjoy! (Insider Tip: Don’t forget to take advantage of the souvenir drink cups. They are a perfect reminder of your amazing vacation offer a discount on refills when you return!)


A poolside drink might be a perfect way to beat the heat but if you’d rather be indoors, head into one of our game rooms. All five of our on-site hotels are equipped with a game room full of video games from air hockey to the claw game. (Insider Tip: At Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, you can challenge your friends and family to a friendly bowling match at Galaxy Bowl! I always like to enjoy an ice cold drink and some pizza while I play!)

Ride indoor attractions

The theme park is right in your backyard when you stay at one of our five on-site hotels. If you’re staying at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort or Hard Rock Hotel, be sure to  grab your Universal Express Unlimited passes before heading over to  Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure. I always like to come up with a game plan to hit all of the indoor rides during the hottest part of the day and save the water rides to cool me off at the end of the day.. (Insider Tip: Wear your bathing suit and bring a light change of clothes in your theme park bag.  They’ll come in handy after taking a plunge down Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls!)