Throughout the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, spring means it’s finally time to shed your winter coat and enjoy the reappearance of flowers and greenery. In Orlando, it’s the last call to get outside and enjoy the weather before the summer heat returns. Local organizations and theme parks seize the moment and host many outdoor festivals during this time, making it a prime time to visit. Not only will you avoid the hottest months of the year, you’ll also be able to enjoy tons of fun events. Read on to learn more about planning your spring trip to Orlando.
What to Wear in Orlando during Spring
The old saying “April showers bring May flowers” doesn’t really apply to Orlando. Our rainy season is in the summer, so you won’t have to worry about rain ruining your afternoon plans. During spring, Orlando daytime temperatures rise from the mid-70s to the upper 80s. Expect to dress for warm weather, with perhaps a light jacket for the evenings. Don’t forget your sun gear! Even though the temperatures are tolerable, the Florida sun rays are intense and sunscreen is a must year-round.
To help you decide what to pack, here are the average temperatures in Orlando during spring:
March: High 78F, low 56F
April: High 83F, low 60F
May: High 88F, low 66F
Since spring is essentially the last blast before the scorching summer arrives, it’s no surprise that most locals and visitors in Orlando spend their time outdoors during this season. As you plan out your itinerary, consider some of these popular spring activities.
Smell the Roses
The Harry P. Leu gardens are a popular destination during the spring months. Their rose garden is in bloom, as are the southern magnolias, angel trumpet, hibiscus, and many other exotic plants. Throughout the gardens you’ll also find sculptures or interactive art. Nature of the Game will be in the gardens until April 5, and features interactive displays inspired by nature and childhood games.
Explore Central Florida Lakes
You can also explore the Central Florida waterways on the guided boat tour in Winter Park. Provided by the Scenic Boat Tour, these tours are an hour long, during which you’ll explore three of the seven lakes that make up the Winter Park chain. Keep your eyes peeled as you may spot wildlife such as great blue herons, brown pelicans, various turtle species, and the former homes of a few famous people including Tom Hanks.
Hit the Links
If you are a golfer, the spring is the ideal time to enjoy a game in Orlando. It isn’t too hot and you have minimal chance of being rained out. One of the most popular championship courses in the area, Shingle Creek Golf Club, is located at our sister property Rosen Shingle Creek. The course was designed by the Arnold Palmer Design Company and provides a fun challenge for all levels.
Popular Events in Orlando Spring 2020
If you and your family are looking for special events in Orlando this spring, you can check out our calendar of spring events in Orlando below. Click on the link to learn more about these events. You can also check our Central Florida Events page for more updates on what’s happening in the area all year long.
- February 1- April 2: Mardi Gras
- March 20-22: Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
- March 22: United We Brunch
- April 4-5: Spring Fiesta in the Park
- April 16-19: Megacon Orlando
- May 2: Monster Jam World Finals
- May 12-25: Fringe Festival
Stay with Us at Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
Spring can be a busy time in Orlando, with visitors from all over the world enjoying a spring break trip in the sunshine state. This means you’ll encounter traffic, so it’s wise to choose a hotel near the attractions and events you plan to attend. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is in the heart of the International Drive area and is a short distance from the events mentioned in this blog. It’s also within walking distance of some attractions, including the Orange County Convention Center and Pointe Orlando. To book your stay with us, give us a call at 407-996-8585 or click on the orange button at the top of the page.