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November 2024 is the ideal time for your Florida holiday if you are looking to enjoy the Christmas festivities, without the Christmas crowds.
One of the best things to do on a November 2024 holiday to Florida, thanks to the year-round warm Florida weather, is swim with Florida’s native manatees in the wild! During the winter months, the manatees gather at Crystal River, located along Florida’s coast, as they search for the warmer winter waters. The Crystal River sits at around 23°C all year, making it the perfect destination for winter swimming (for both humans and manatees alike!). There are a few hotel options to choose from at Crystal River, however Plantation on Crystal River is often the most loved by visiting guests thanks to its charming accommodations and ideal location. To swim with the manatees, you’ll need to go to Kings Bay where an experienced pre-booked tour guide will take you into the water and up-close with the majestic manatees.
In November, if you are looking for a city and beach combo in Florida, look no further than Miami and/or Fort Lauderdale. November marks the end of Florida’s rainy season so beaches in Miami and Fort Lauderdale tend to get busier now that visitors will be unlikely to encounter any tropical storms. If you are looking for nightlife, bars, clubs, and a general lively holiday then Miami South Beach is for you! However, Florida tends to attract families, and this isn’t always the atmosphere suited to your family Florida holiday; instead, you’ll want to visit Miami North Beach – a little further up the coast, Miami North Beach is perfect for families who want to experience Miami away from the hustle and bustle. Some great family hotel options in Miami North Beach for your 2024 Florida holiday are Seaside All Suites Hotel and the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach.
November is a busy month for Walt Disney World; EPCOT’s Food and Wine festival is just wrapping up before the park then begins the International Festival of the Holidays just after Thanksgiving. Though the main event in November that rolls on into December at Walt Disney World is of course Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. This event will begin on select nights in November and will require separate tickets, so be sure to check ahead when planning your November 2024 Florida Holiday.
The Christmas decorations don’t stop at Walt Disney World – Universal Orlando Resort will have its own dramatic Christmas décor and will have their own version of holiday festivities that begin in November called Grinchmas! On your 2024 holiday to Florida in November you will be able to enjoy all the Grinchmas Christmas spirit, without the Christmas busyness that December will bring to the Orlando theme parks. During November 2024 at Universal Orlando, you can expect special shows, food, decorations, theming, and characters within the theme parks.
Busch Garden’s Christmas festivities will have also begun by November 2024, and you will be able to enjoy their Christmas event - Winter Wonderland. Bush Gardens’ Winter Wonderland will include a special visit from Santa and friends, Christmas lights and special Christmas treats.
Legoland will also join in with the early Christmas cheer as you will be able to meet special Lego friends like Lego Santa, the Tin Man, and the Gingerbread Man during your November 2024 Florida holiday.
Thanksgiving is November’s main holiday in America and preparations for this will likely be evident throughout your November 2024 Florida holiday. Throughout the Universal Orlando Resort hotels and Walt Disney World Resort hotels you will be able to enjoy a version of a Thanksgiving Meal including turkey, stuffing, gravy and more! Though, as many Britons do not celebrate Thanksgiving you may want to consider staying in an Orlando/ Disney Area Villa for your November 2024 holiday to Florida. Then, when Thanksgiving comes around, you will not be tied to having an official Thanksgiving Meal. Instead, you can cook for yourself in your own kitchen and spend the say by your private pool enjoying the November sunshine.
To book your 2024 Florida holiday in November, why not get in touch with one of our Florida Travel Specialists today and see how we can help you.
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