It’s time I give Florida a proper shout-out. I can be hard on the Sunshine State at times due to its brutal heat and humidity, but I have a soft spot in my heart for Florida because of how pleasant the weather is in the fall and winter months.
Florida gets a ton of positive press as a great destination for beach trips throughout spring and summer. Of course if you want to spend all of your time in the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico, the warmer season is the ideal time to visit. However, if you are interested in exploring the woods and hiking trails, I highly recommend visiting in November, December, or January. During these months, the humidity is usually lower, trails are cooler, mosquitos are less of an annoyance, and Florida’s wildlife is active.
During fall and winter, you can’t go wrong exploring Hillsborough River State Park, Weedon Island Preserve, Myakka River State Park, or Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. These outdoor areas are beautiful year-round but are particularly enjoyable when its cool out and the biting insects aren’t around to bother you.
If you are thinking about an outdoorsy fall or winter trip – that doesn’t include snow – consider visiting Florida’s beautiful wilderness. You’ll be able to take in the stunning views without heat, humidity, and pesky bugs bothering you.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about planning a fall or winter trip to Florida. Want to learn more about visiting the Greater Tampa area? If so, check out my blog post: The Best Places to Watch Sunset in the Greater Tampa Area.