Summer is officially over, but as the humidity and temperatures simmer down, the fun really starts ramping up.
Whether it’s saying hello to cooler days and pumpkin beer and goodbye to pesky love bugs, there are plenty of reasons to fall for fall in Florida. Here are 9 reasons why we love the season here in the Sunshine State.
And we don’t mean the nigh-freezing overnight temperatures some -- nay, most -- of the country sees. Our highs in the fall are in the low-to-mid-80s and lows usually hit the mid-60s. That’s perfect jacket weather.
We can rub our weather in other people’s faces
Oh, you reached 72 degrees yesterday? That was our low. Boo-yah!
We don’t have to tailor Halloween costumes to the weather
Our costumes -- be they scary, sexy or a combination of the two -- can remain without the thermal underwear peeping out from underneath thanks to Florida’s comfortable weather.
Pumpkin spice lattes
Here in Florida, nobody looks at you for ordering your pumpkin-flavored drinks cold.
What’s better than drinking pumpkin beer? Drinking pumpkin beer that supports a local business during this trying time. For example The Ravenous Pig will be selling their pumpkin beer.
Love bugs leave
They’re everywhere until fall comes, and we just love when they leave.
Those days of feeling like you hit a brick wall walking outside are nowhere to be found in fall.
Theme parks stay open
Seasonal parks around the country will soon begin shutting down due to colder days. But at Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios, it remains business as usual. And not only are they open, but they’re covered in Halloween décor.
A nice wind in the air helps keep things cool during the day.
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