“It’s the most…wonderful time…of the year!”
We love October in the Fall! To be honest, it is trylu the best time to visit the state. It isn’t too cold. The skies are always bright blue. There is a slight nip in the morning air, but summer weather by the afternoon. No real rain storms to ruin your plans. I would highly recommend planning a vacation to anywhere in Florida in the fall.
We live in Tampa, obviously, so I’m sharing my favorite things to do in fall in my neck of the woods. We often travel to Orlando and Kissimmee too, so I’ll throw a few Central Florida things in there as well.
What to do first! In Tampa, there are so many options that I often get overwhelmed with what to do on the beautiful weekends. With so much to choose from, you’ll have to weigh your options and figure out what is age appropriate first, and go from there!
My top picks for the whole family are places and some events that happen each October in the Tampa area. The weather couldn’t be more beautiful, so it’s definitely a time to get outside and enjoy it!
- Harvest Moon Festival
- SweetFields Farm
- Hyde Park Fall Festival
- Tampa Bay Farmers Markets
- Pops in The Park (Florida Orchestra)
- Screen on the Green (Water Works Park)
- Family Pumpkin Carving at The Independent in Seminole Heights
If you have little ones and want to head out and experience this fun time of year with the kids in costumes, I love these events! You are sure to have an amazing time!
- Lowry Park Zoo Boo Kids
- Florida Aquarium’s Guppyween
- Glazer Children’s Museum Halloween Spree
- LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat
- Walt Disney World’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park
- SeaWorld’s Spooktacular
- MOSI BOGOWeen
Adult Halloween Fun
And now for all you grown-ups that want to have some scary fun too, here’s a few more places you’ll love to visit (and I definitely will not be going with you.) Now, I will disclose, that I have had friends take their adventurous tweens to these, but that is your choice. I haven’t been in a long time, and my kids are not into scary. We will stick with family fun for now!
Hope you and yours have a Happy Halloween!