10 Ways to Beat the Florida Heat This Summer

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We understand that Florida summers can certainly be on the warmer side of things, and that finding new and fun ways to stay cool can be a challenge. But don’t fret, Water’s Edge of Lake Wales has got you covered. Keep reading if you’re interested in getting some new ideas on how to beat the Florida heat this summer!

1. Go to the Movies

What’s an easier way to cool down than to relax inside a nice, air-conditioned theater and watch the latest summer blockbusters? You can even get tasty treats to help keep you cool. Go to the above website for Regal Cinemas’ list of current movies and show times in Lake Wales, Florida.

2. Tour a Museum

The Lake Wales Depot Museum has exhibits highlighting the founding of Lake Wales in 1911, the 19th Century innovations that had an impact on the community, and special areas of interest within the town. Check out their website for museum hours and other information.

3. Go Bowling

A great way to get out of the summer heat is to go bowling! Gather up a group of family and friends, or head out on your own and make some new friends within the Lake Wales community. Visit First Frame’s website for hours, events, and more.

4. See a Show at the Local Theatre

The Lake Wales Little Theatre has been providing live entertainment for almost 40 years, and they offer a variety of shows throughout the year, so you can certainly go more than once. Visit their website to learn about what’s currently playing, show times, and more.

5. Take a Dip in the Neighborhood Pool

An easy and fun way to keep cool this summer is to go swimming at the Lake Wales YMCA pool. While admission requires a membership, it’s a great investment for the long run since you’ll certainly put it to good use during Florida summers. 

6. Check Out New Books at the Library

Relax at the library and check out a few good books and videos to take home and enjoy. There’s always something new to read or watch, and it’s an easy way to get a break from the heat!

7. Go Shopping

Grab a gift for a loved one, or buy a little something new for yourself! There are a variety of stores to go to at the Eagle Ridge Mall for people of all ages, and there are plenty of activities held in the mall during the summer as well.

8. Get Ice Cream

One of the easiest, and tastiest, ways to cool down in the Florida heat is to grab some ice creams from Topper’s Creamery. Make sure you take advantage of their dollar cone Wednesdays!

9. Relax By Getting a Massage

Feeling stressed or suffering from aches and pains? Grab a massage at the Oasis Spa! There’s nothing that can help you relax better than getting nice massage, and maybe even a face treatment. 

10. Chill Out in Your Villa with Fun Indoor Activities

There are also a ton of relaxing things you can do in your Water’s Edge of Lake Wales Villa, from renting a movie to doing a puzzle to starting a new book and reading it on your patio or balcony.

A Few More Ways to Beat the Heat at Water’s Edge of Lake Wales

Our senior living and retirement community offers a wide variety of amenities that are perfect for those looking to cool down during the hot summer months. Here are some of the things you can do when you live at our welcoming community:

  • Take classes at the fitness center
  • Get a haircut or a fresh shave at the beauty and barber shop
  • Watch films in the movie theater room
  • Go swimming in the outdoor pool
  • Find a new book to read from the campus library
  • Paint and draw in the art studio
  • Play pool with friends in the billiards room

Feel Like Going on a Day Trip?

If you’re feeling adventurous and are looking to get out of the Lake Wales area for the day, here are some great places to check out in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Orlando, and Tampa that can keep you out of the heat while still having fun. Best yet, there are plenty of places perfect for the grandkids!

Lakeland and Winter Haven– Under an Hour Drive

Orlando – A Little Over a 1-hour Drive

Tampa –  A Little Over a 1-hour Drive

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Beat the Florida Summer Heat at Water’s Edge of Lake Wales Retirement Community

Are you looking for a great retirement community that can help you make the most of your summer? Water’s Edge of Lake Wales is just the place! Our Villas are perfect for anyone looking to retire in Florida who want to stay active and have fun!

Contact us today to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!