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October 2024 is a great time to visit Florida as the Halloween festivities are in full swing, plus you can take advantage of the October School Half-Term and enjoy a family holiday to Florida in 2024. Fly to Florida with one of our partner airlines like Virgin Atlantic / British Airways / Aer Lingus and more!
Halloween is the focus of the month, and the Orlando theme parks go all out for Halloween! Disney World will host its own Halloween event, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, which will consist of a number of events including Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade. At Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party there will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy Halloween themed treats and drinks, food and fabulous spooky decorations throughout the theme parks.
Universal’s Halloween Horror Night is another fantastic Halloween event in Florida to add to your 2024 Florida holiday itinerary, however Universal's Halloween event is not for the young or the fainthearted as it is truly a horrifying time; throughout Universal Studios Florida you will find haunted houses full of scary beings and decorations. The streets of Universal Studios Florida will also be filled with people lurking around every corner so be sure to watch out as you wander through the theme park.
Travelling to Florida as a larger party, where families travel with children, parents and grandparents, is ideal for 2024 Florida holiday in October. You can stay in an amazing Orlando / Disney Area Villa and enjoy relaxing by your private pool when you are not making the most of the Florida theme parks. Travelling as a larger family and staying in an Orlando/ Disney Area Villa during October Half-Term is ideal for when the adults (and older children) want to visit Universal’s Halloween Horror Night, and the younger children are able to stay at in your Orlando/ Disney Area Villa with grandparents. Alternatively, the whole family can enjoy Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party together at Walt Disney World. Another reason to stay in Orlando / Disney Area Villa for your October 2024 Florida holiday is that many residents in Florida really get into the Halloween festivities and will decorate their house and encourage trick-or-treating throughout the Villa Resorts.
The other theme parks in Florida also hold their own Halloween festivities; Busch Gardens hosts Howl-o-Scream that many have compared to universal's Halloween Horror Nights, and Legoland invites guest to participate in their Brick or Treat event during October where guests can meet characters, go on a scavenger hunt, enjoy Lego building contests, and more.
If you are looking for something different on your October 2024 holiday to Florida then why not visit one of Florida’s oldest cities St. Augustine on the Atlantic Coast. St. Augustine is one of Florida’s most historical cities and its architecture that has a real European feel thanks to its century old buildings. You will also find horse-drawn carriages, traditional courtyards and so much more around the city. With over 450 years of history, St. Augustine really is a charming addition to your Florida 2024 holiday. In October, St. Augustine really leans into it historical ambience and hosts a variety of ghost tours and pub crawls - these are particularly popular and definitely need booking up in advance.
An American tradition for Halloween is to visit a pumpkin patch, and why not join in on your 2024 Florida holiday in October- pumpkins will be in season and there are plenty of pumpkin patches all over Florida. Some of the largest and most popular pumpkin patches in Florida include: Hunsader Farms in Bradenton (near Sarasota), Hydro Harvest in Ruskin (near Tampa), Cowart Ranch in Bunnell (near Daytona), Bedner’s in Boynton Beach (near West Palm) and Fruitville in Sarasota.
Visitors to Key West on their 2024 Florida holiday will not miss out on the October Halloween fun, as Key West will host Fantasy Fest in October; this is a large street party open to the public in the last week of October. For this event you have to leave the kids at home as the celebration is for adults only, and includes parades, live entertainment, food and drink vendors and Halloween themed costumes!
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