The year-round sun and warmth of Florida makes it an ideal destination any time of year. Pack your bags and gather your friends and family for a fun and exciting fall vacation full of fun and sun, as well as some fun indoor fall activities in Orlando to escape the heat, or the possible rainy day. Set your sights on the Orlando area and its many exciting entertainment offerings and you’ll build a fall vacation to keep you happy and busy throughout your stay and memories to last a lifetime.
The theme parks that call Orlando home seem to put on a show for every holiday and season. Epcot hosts the International Festival of the Holidays as well as the International Food & Wine Festival, you can get spooky with Universal Studios Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, or the SeaWorld Halloween Spectacular. Each park has some variation of a fall celebration that kids and adults will not want to miss. See characters dressed in spooky or festive costume and even some fall-themed treats from the park restaurants.
Originating in Germany in 1810, the fun and frivolity of Oktoberfest has spread across the globe. Beer, food, and a folk festival atmosphere bring people together to celebrate fall. While the heart of the celebration remains, each locale puts its own spin on the festivities. With a growing list of towns in Orlando and the surrounding area that have scheduled activities, you’re bound to find one that you and your group will enjoy. Oktoberfest isn’t all about beer, so most events will be kid friendly.
When the chill of fall blows through, you’ll want an indoor escape. While there are many shops, boutiques, movie theaters, and other indoor venues that offer fun and excitement, take some time to be amazed by the weird. When you visit the museum full of oddities will amaze and intrigue and have you saying, “I don’t believe it!” Get up close with some of Robert Ripley’s oddest oddities like a shrunken human head, strange fossilized creatures, and other parts of the crazy collection. Make sure not to miss the exhibit focused on Mr. Ripley himself and the over 3,000 letters a day for over 20 years he received! That’s more than any other individual in history up to that point.
Oktoberfest isn’t the only festival that celebrates fall. Several places around the Orlando area celebrate the harvest season, hold arts and crafts fairs, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, U-pick fresh produce stands, and more can keep everyone occupied for hours and ready for a nap when you return to your accommodations.
Getting outside and enjoying the outdoors is a great way to spend some time with those you love outside of the four walls of your accommodations. Resorts, hotels, and vacation rentals alike all have quick access to outdoor spaces like pools, hot tubs, playgrounds, and more. Grab some water and your sun gear and hit the trails for a hike or rent a bike and explore the area around you. These activities are even more fun in the fall, when scorching summer temperatures have begun to cool down.
In the last several years, escape rooms have become a popular activity, rain or shine, chilly or warm. If you want a break from the outdoor fall activities in Orlando or the sun, the fun can head indoors for a little while. Gather your group and work together to solve a series of clues and puzzles and break out the themed room in 60 minutes or less to win the game. There are different themed rooms to choose from, each with varying degrees of difficulty. Choose the topic or difficulty that’s right for you and make sure to book in advance. Ask about age, accessibility, or other limitations or other concerns you may have, and make sure to bring a mask.
From a cozy studio or one-bedroom for a smaller family or lovers’ getaway to a spacious nine-bedroom for a fall family or group reunion, Global Resort Homes of Orlando has a vacation rental that’s perfect for you and your group. Step in and feel your stresses and worries slide away, knowing all your vacation needs will be seen to. Our rentals have kitchens that come fully equipped with everything you’ll need to prepare and serve a soul-warming fall home-cooked meal. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie in an open living space, or retreat to a private bedroom for some relaxation at the end of the day. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, movie and TV character themed rooms, home theaters, game rooms, and more.
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