12 Oct 5 Perks of a Fall Beach Vacation
When you’re thinking about fall vacation, the beach isn’t always the first destination that comes to mind. But why not? A beach trip in the fall can bring back all the fun and relaxation of summer vacation without the crowds and scorching heat. Some off-season beach action could even be more exciting than the beach in the summer! Here are five reasons to book a fall getaway to Southwest Florida.
1. Comfortable Weather = Better Sunsets
Just like everywhere else in the world, Southwest Florida starts to cool off once the autumn breeze sets in. However, instead of sweater weather, we get a mild, comfortable warmth. The hot summer heat passes and perfect temperatures from the 70s to the 80s start to roll in. These temperatures (along with a calming ocean breeze) is exactly what you need to make it through the cold, approaching winter. Along with this ideal weather, the sunsets are often even more breathtaking during the fall months due to less cloud cover and the changing temperatures.
2. Lower Hotel Rates & Specials
What better excuse to treat yourself than the prospect of saving money while you do it? Fall is the perfect time of year to get an amazing deal on a relaxing Florida vacation. There are often lower rates offered and off-season specials during this time due to the tourist season slowing down. Travel prices tend to go down as well and many local shops and restaurants often have specials to keep business high. Check in with your favorite Florida hotels to see what specials you might be missing out on.
3. Fall Festivals & Events
The fall months are a busy time, filled with autumn and Halloween-themed festivals and events. As the weather is cooling down and seasonal residents come to escape the colder months, it is the perfect time to celebrate. There are many fall concerts and festivals throughout the upcoming months. A few upcoming events are Octoberfest, Brew-ha-ha Craft Beer Festival, ZombieCon, and more. Whether you want to enjoy a cold one or pick pumpkins, we have something for everyone.
4. Skip the Crowds
The summer is the busiest time of year for Florida and sometimes things can get a bit too crowded. When going on vacation, the goal is to escape the craziness of the world and that can be hard to do when everyone else has the same plan. During fall, not only are the beaches less crowded, but so are all the best local spots you don’t want to miss. Plus, with less popularity at this time, it is much easier to find the exact dates you want that work around your flexibility so you and your family can stay as long as you want.
5. Only the Best Marine Life
It’s always exciting to look out and see dolphins jumping in the water, but it isn’t quite as exciting to see a jellyfish floating by while swimming. Interactions like these are much more uncommon in the fall months. Most of the bothersome marine life, like jellyfish and stingrays, have moved on and left the beach free and clear. (Though, don’t worry, the dolphins and manatees are still here!) Also, the water is still warm from the summer sun, so it is the perfect time to splash around in the Gulf Coast.
Why limit the sand in between your toes, a warm beach breeze, and the soothing sound of waves crashing to just the summer? Make the beach more than just a once a year adventure and try trading in the Pumpkin Spice for a Pina Colada!