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Fall in Florida: 5 Reasons to Book Your Trip Now
Many assume that the Sunshine State has only one (very long) weather mode: summer. Not true. While this location is always a great choice to soak in some gorgeous temperatures, fall in Florida also has a slew of authentic, seasonal activities and events to offer. Here are 5 fun fall reasons to book your trip to this southern destination now:
1. Fall Festivals
Many Floridians find themselves spending much of their summer months indoors. By the time the cooler (cooler by their standards, possibly not yours) weather kicks in, the locals are itching to get moving and enjoy some outdoor festivities. The entire state is teeming with fall festivals. Many tout a specific theme (music, peanuts, seafood and more), so check local listings where you will be staying to find the right festival fit for you and your travel crew.
2. Corn Mazes
Yes, corn mazes are really a thing in Florida. Long & Scott Farms in Mount Dora host a different themed maze each year for guests. Or, visit Sweet Season Farm in Milton to check out their new annual maze design. There are countless farms to choose from. Pick one close to you and see for yourself how much fun this activity can be while basking the warmth of an autumn day here.
If you love Halloween activities, you've found the right place to celebrate. The state abounds with spook-tacular events and happenings. Best of all, various functions register at different levels on the scare-o-meter so you and your traveling companions can find your personal, optimal fear factor. Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and Universal Studios are just some of the places to commemorate this October holiday.
4. Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival
Disney cooks up some of the most authentically autumn events of them all. Many are surprised to find that it's also the ideal venue for an adult evening; Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival runs from October through mid-November. You'll enjoy delicious food, wine, beer and music – there's no better way to enjoy a grownup outing.
5. Live Harness Racing
As the seasons change, there is even more gaming action to look forward to at Pompano Park. Known as the “Winter Capital of Harness Racing,” Isle Casino® Racing Pompano Park has been the home of world-class standardbred racing since 1964, providing a picturesque South Florida destination for top-ranked trotters and pacers, as well as award-winning trainers and drivers. The 2016 – 2017 Live Racing Season kicks off on Sunday, October 2. Spend an evening out at the races and take in the sound of hooves on the track and the warm fall breeze in your hair!