FLORIDA STATE

Best Time to Visit Florida

Florida isn't just about summer resorts and beaches, or Orlando and Walt Disney World. Florida is also the cosmopolitan Miami, a wildlife refuge (the wide Everglades), the Keys and its sea life, the Kennedy Space Center, historical cities like St. Augustine, and much more.

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Best time to visit Northern Florida
Best time to visit Southern Florida
When not to go to Florida
Florida Weather Map

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WHAT TO VISIT IN FLORIDA?

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Miami
Florida Keys
Orlando and Walt Disney World
The Kennedy Space Center and Merrit Island Park
The East Coast
Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach
Daytona Beach
St. Augustine
Jacksonville
The West Coast
Tampa
St Petersburg
Sarasota
Fort Myers
The Everglades
The Panhandle
Tallahassee
Pensacola
Panama Beach City

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BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO NORTHERN FLORIDA (NORTH OF ORLANDO AND WALT DISNEY WORLD)

This part of Florida has a temperate-hot climate. And that means:

- Summer (May - September) is the most popular period. 

- Summer is a crowded period, and accommodation costs attain high levels in this period. 

- Winter (December-April) is the off-peak period in northern Florida, and there are some cold days, though temperatures are normally very agreeable.

- June to October is the hurricane period, but the US National Weather Service tracks these storms carefully and gives ample warning if there is any need to evacuate.

- It rains less in the winter than in the summer, but showers tend to be short; vacations aren't deeply affected by them. See Florida Weather Map. 

- If you want to consider accommodation prices, then April to May («Florida's Spring») and September to November («Florida's Autumn») are excellent periods to visit Northern Florida (Autumn is a particularly good period in terms of temperatures and precipitation). Spring and Autumn have very pleasant weather and since they are off-peak periods, hotel rates are much lower than during the high seasons.

- Especially packed days, weeks and weekends: Presidents' Day weekend (February), Easter week, Memorial Day weekend (end of May), the Fourth of July, Labour Day weekend (September), Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO SOUTHERN FLORIDA (ORLANDO AND SOUTH)

This part of Florida has a sub-tropical climate. And that means:

- Winter (December-April) is the most popular period. Summer (June - October) tends to be the off-peak period. Big crowds come during Winter, and accommodation costs attain high levels in this period.

- June to October is the hurricane period, but the US National Weather Service tracks these storms carefully and gives ample warning if there is any need to evacuate. Afternoon thunderstorms are very common in the Summer.

- Many inland areas are rather hot in the Summer, but coastal areas benefit from sea breezes. 

- It rains less during winter than during the summer, but showers tend to be short; vacations aren't deeply affected by them. See Florida Weather Map

- If you want to consider accommodation prices, then transitional months such as April and May (Florida's Spring) and September, October and November (Florida's Autumn) are excellent periods to visit Southern Florida (Autumn is a particularly good period in terms of temperatures and precipitation). Spring and Autumn have very pleasant weather and since they are off-peak periods, hotel rates are lower than during the high seasons.

- Especially packed days, weeks and weekends: Presidents' Day weekend (February), Easter week, Memorial Day weekend (end of May), the Fourth of July, Labour Day weekend (September), Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's.

- Orlando-area attractions (Walt Disney World...) are particularly packed in all school's out periods.

- There are no snowfalls in southern Florida. Eventual cold snaps last only a few days; temperatures quickly return to higher levels.

WHEN NOT TO GO TO FLORIDA 

If you want to avoid the hurricane season, then do not go to Florida from June to October

If you want to avoid big throngs, avoid the Summer period (June - September) in Northern Florida and the Winter period (December-March) in the south. Also avoid specially popular periods: Presidents' Day weekend (February), Easter week, Memorial Day weekend (end of May), the Fourth of July, Labour Day weekend (September), Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's.

If you want to avoid high accommodation prices, then go for April and May (Florida's Spring) or September, October and November (Florida's Autumn).

FLORIDA Weather Maps 

See:
Florida Miami Weather Map
Florida Orlando Weather Map
Florida Daytona Weather Map
Florida Tampa / St. Petersburg Weather Map
Florida Key West Weather Map

 

 

 

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