5 Reasons to Escape the Cold Weather this Season
We look forward to the seasons changing each year, the colors of the leaves transforming, the first cool-down after a long hot summer, but after a while that cold weather can start to wear on you.
Here are five reasons why you should jump at the opportunity to hang up your snow boots, plan a winter vacation and don a pair of flip-flops this time of year.
1. Get more direct sunlight
Sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D, but the human body only makes vitamin D when the skin is directly exposed to the sun. While opening your blinds on a sunny day simply won’t cut it, traveling to the Sunshine State absolutely will. On average, there are 233 sunny days per year in Orlando, FL. That’s 28 days (nearly a whole month) more than the United States average, which makes Orlando weather in December an excellent source of sun, warmth, and vitamin D this holiday season.
2. Avoid the crowds
Depending on your destination, lodging and waterparks can be less crowded during the winter months. This means not only better deals, but also fewer lines, less traffic, and overall less stress. With rooms starting from $41a day, Flamingo Waterpark hotel in Kissimmee is the ultimate place to vacation.
3. Give the gift of experience
Instead of adding to the deluge of material items, consider giving experiences instead. Our family-friendly hotel in Kissimmee has something for everyone on your list. Whether it’s the water slides, zero-depth kid's pool, Tiki Hut or the lazy river, we know that your family will have lots of fun in the sun! After all the exhilarating excitement, enjoy our on-site arcade, playground, and movie theater. The Flamingo Waterpark Resort offers comfortable and convenient accommodations for all ages!
Christmas in Orlando comes with many additional bonuses as well, namely the theme parks; Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, Sea World, Legoland Florida and many other must-see Central Florida attractions such as Wild Florida and Old Town Kissimmee.
4. Stay active
Let’s face it, most physical activity in the cold is not fun. Your hands and muscles cramp, your lungs burn, your nose runs, and you have to bundle up which constricts mobility. Swimming can provide an excellent workout for a wide variety of individuals, luckily, swimming in Florida can be a year-round activity with an average high of 76° in December. At Flamingo Waterpark you can enjoy one of our three water slides, splash in the zero-depth kid's swimming pool or have a relaxing trip around the lazy river, and all of them heated!
5. Protect your overall health
Cold weather can have a negative impact on your health, especially your heart and respiratory system. When your body works to regulate heat, your blood pressure can increase to unhealthy levels, causing long-term damage. The risk of flu significantly rises in the winter months as well. Studies have shown that the influenza virus may survive better in colder, drier climates, so give your body a break this holiday season and visit somewhere more tropical and warm.
Although there are many aspects of the brisk winter season that are enjoyable, taking a break to enjoy some sun and warm weather is definitely high on our list of recommendations this year, and if you do, we hope you choose Flamingo Waterpark Resort as your winter escape!