We can say goodbye to the cold weather for the next couple of months. Your probably thinking where can I go to cool off on a student budget? We've gathered a list of the three best places to stay cool on a budget in the Orlando area.

3.Kelly Park/Rock Springs

Located at 400 E Kelly Park Road, Apopka, FL,32712 Open Monday - Sunday 8:00AM-8:00PM during the summer months.  

If you like Tubing and don't want to break your bank to cool off this is the perfect place.

Kelly Park features a free-flowing natural spring (68 degrees year round ) with full-service concession, picnic pavilions and playground for the kids at heart. Tube rentals are available from vendors outside the park so if you don't have your own tube to stop by one of the vendors before entering the park.

There are park admission fees depending on how many people are in your vehicle its $3.00 for 1-2 people, $5.00 for 3-8 people, and $1.00 additional a person for walk-ins/motorcycles or bicycle.

Make sure to call to make sure the parking lot isn't full you by calling (407) 254-1906

 2. Blue Spring State Park

Located at 2100 W. French Avenue Orange City, FL 32763 Open Monday - Sunday 365 Days a year 8:00AM- Sundown.

This is a great place to cool off and get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city for a day just pack a bag don't forget your swimsuit and  gather up some friends and take a 50 minute drive to Blue Spring state park

Blue Spring State Park Offers six two-bedroom cabins that are located in a shady oak hammock near Blue Spring, a designated manatee refuge. Cabins can accommodate up to six people. One bedroom is furnished with a double bed. The second bedroom is furnished with two single beds. A sleeper sofa in the living room has a double size mattress. Each cabin is equipped with central Air and heat, one full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen with stove and refrigerator, screened porch so you don't get attacked by mosquitoes at night when enjoying the fresh night air, each cabin also comes with a grill and picnic table. Lines,pillows, blankets and towels, cooking and eating utensils are provided. Lines are not changed daily though. Only two vehicles are allowed per cabin.

For relaxation televisions and internet are not provided.

You can book a cabin in advance by calling 1-(800) 326-3521 8:00AM-8:00PM

There is a minimum of a two night stay in cabins on weekends and holidays,either Friday or Saturday night, or Saturday or Sunday nights.

Tube rentals are available through the park's concessionaire. You can enter the water at the upper entry, swim to the spring boil, and float back down to the main swim dock. The float last about an eighth of a mile.

1. Collegiate Village Inn

If you are lucky enough to already call CVI your home or have a friend who is a current resident, your just a short walk away from the sparkling pool, where you can relax and enjoy pool side service from our Bistro 106 Express.


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