Fall is the season that normally passes Florida by. While our leaves might not turn brown and many people are still out in shorts, there are still ways to celebrate one of the best times of the year in the Sunshine State. So grab your Starbucks pumpkin spice latte and plan to enjoy many themed activities.

Starbucks recently confirmed the comeback of their notorious pumpkin spice latte, which is sure to give you all the autumn vibes despite your location. 

With the absence of cool weather or changing leaves (unless you count the browning of palm fronds), Floridians have developed their own customs and traditions for the fall season.

Most outdoor activities, such as corn mazes and ghost tours, can be done without a heavy jacket; and forget the traditional farm wagon ride โ€” Florida has traded that in for an airboat tour.

While 2020 may have canceled some beloved fall traditions, it doesn't mean that the fall season is a total washout.

Actually, it will give you a chance to explore some of Florida's other fall customs, which may translate into becoming traditions in and of themselves.

Ybor Ghost Tour 

Admission: $25 per person

Address: Ybor City, Tampa, FL 

Why You Should Go: Sip on your pumpkin spice latte while touring the haunted streets of Ybor City on one of the state's best ghost tours. 

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The Haunted Road 

Admission: $15 per vehicle 

Address: Orlando, FL 

Why You Should Visit: You won't have to leave your car for this attraction, but the Haunted Road, Orlando's newest Halloween attraction, will certainly give you a fall fright. Maybe it's best to leave the latte in the cup holder for this one. 

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The Pickin' Patch 

Admission: $5 per person

Address: 11000 Rolling Hills Rd., Dunnellon, FL 

Why You Should Visit: Don't just sip the flavor โ€” picking the right pumpkin is a fall tradition even in warm Florida. Oh, and don't forget to carve them after!

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Scott's Maze Adventures 

Admission: $12 per person

Address: 26216 County Rd. 448A, Mount Dora, FL 

Why You Should Go: There's plenty to do on this Central Florida farm, but don't let your PSL caffeine buzz go to waste โ€” it will surely help you through this tricky maze. 

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The Huguenot Cemetery 

Admission: Free

Address: 8 S. Castillo Dr., Saint Augustine, FL 

Why You Should Visit: Know as "Spirit Central," the Huguenot Cemetery is an eerie place that will make for a frightfully fun fall evening while sipping a warm coffee. 

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Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures 

Admission: $28.95 for a 1/2 hour ride 

Address: 2001 E. Southport Rd., Kissimmee, FL 

Why You Should Visit: Florida's version of the wagon ride, the airboat tour, is a great way to see great greenery that will go pair perfectly with your warm spiced beverage.

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We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.

 

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