One of my favorite things to do is to visit Wekiva Springs, which is a natural spring that is about 20 miles from where I live in Orlando.
During the warmer months, my boyfriend and I would pack a cooler and drive to the spring and hang out by the water.
At the spring, there’s a fully stocked bar as well as a food truck with delicious eats. In addition, there are kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and more, for rent. Plus, there are cabanas that you can rent for the day as well. We love renting a cabana because it is a great spot to cool off and relax after a long float. And recently, my boyfriend decided to test out his portable air conditioner that he just purchased. While at the park last year, we met a group of people who had a portable air conditioner inside their cabana. We didn’t think it was possible for a portable air conditioner to work properly in such conditions, but it did well. Of course, the portable A/C is not an HVAC unit, so it won’t provide the same level of cooling or comfort. But it does provide some comfort while we are outside. We love spending time outdoors, but on some days, the heat can be brutal. And while it’s nice to stay home and use my HVAC unit all day, I would rather do something outdoors that will bring me more satisfaction. And now that we have found a way to stay cool while we play outside, we have hit the jackpot.