Fall Activities in Florida

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Get lost in a corn maze

The United States grows more corn than any other country in the world. In the fall, many farmers invite visitors to make their way through a corn maze, an intricate path system carved into the cornfield. It’s a little scary – perfect for Halloween season – and a lot of fun.

Go to a really remote island

Sixty-eight miles by ferry off the coast of Key West, give up cell phone access for a different kind of access – to brain coral, endangered sea turtles, queen conches, sea stars, and magnificent frigate birds (they have a seven-foot wing span!). Come see the natural wonders at Dry Tortugas National Park.

Take a ride on the Naples Trolley

Located on the Gulf of Mexico, see why Naples, FL is known as the “crown jewel” of southwest Florida by enjoying a day of sun, boutiques, beaches, museums and more.

Honor service members on Veterans Day

November 11 is observed annually as Veterans Day, honoring all of the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Pay your respects by attending a Veterans Day Parade in your state, find locations here.

Visit a Citrus grove

Experience the sweet sensation of walking through a citrus grove plump with grapefruits, oranges, lemons, limes, and tangerines. Depending on the farm, you could have a picnic, visit a packing plant, taste treats like orange blossom honey and fresh juices, or pick your own fruit.

Eat apple pie

Apple pie is always a treat, but it’s best when the apples are in season. Watch this video to see how this iconic American dessert is made. Try making one yourself, or order a slice from a restaurant or bakery. If anyone asks, go for it à la mode (that’s with ice cream on top).

Give thanks on Thanksgiving

On the last Thursday in November, gather with friends at a home or restaurant, express your thanks for what’s good in life, and eat a fabulous meal together. The traditional American Thanksgiving feast includes roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, and pumpkin pie. Make reservations at a restaurant near you at Open Table.

Go to a football game

Watch the Miami Dolphins or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play professional football, or cheer on college teams at the University of Miami, University of Florida in Gainesville, or Florida State University in Tallahassee. It’s also fun (and cheaper!) to watch games on TV with fans at a local sports bar.

Celebrate Halloween

Attend the Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando, featuring AMC’s The Walking Dead, Alien Versus Predator, and American Werewolf, there will be more scares than ever. Busch Gardens in Tampa will be transforming at night to highlight your Halloween with eight new houses, six roller coasters and all new shows.

Go to a fall festival

Have fun at the DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts (about 30 minutes from Daytona Beach), where 50,000 people come to see a two-day juried national art competition.