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10 Things To Do During Winter In Florida

April 16th, 2023 • 5 min read

a group of people takes part in a marathon in FloridaFlorida’s warm weather all year round means plenty of activities to enjoy. Although many people flock to Florida during the summer to enjoy the many world-class attractions, sandy beaches, and warm sunshine, these activities can also be enjoyed during the winter months.

If you’ve moved into a new construction home in Parrish, Florida, and are looking for some winter inspiration, here are some things you can do when the temperature drops.

  • Disney World
    Walt Disney World hosts Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom starting in November and runs through December. This special annual event is a magical celebration for the whole family to enjoy. People moving to Florida, as well as tourists, like to attend the holiday events at Orlando’s theme parks to enjoy the songs, fireworks, dancing, and parades. If you don’t want to attend a holiday event, you can still visit the many theme parks throughout the winter months and enjoy great weather.
  • Go Hiking or Biking
    The temperature during winter in Florida rarely falls below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This means it’s a perfect temperature for those who prefer to spend time outdoors when the weather isn’t as hot as in the summer. Many people living in Florida continue their regular outdoor routines throughout the winter since the weather doesn’t get cold enough to prevent people from leaving their homes. Luckily, many new home communities in Florida are located within easy walking distance of trails, paths, and other walkways. In fact, North River Ranch offers over 9 miles on the Avid Trail system and will have over 24 miles of trails at the completion of the community. You can go for a hike or bike all winter long or join your friends, neighbors, and family for a group walk.
  • Water Sports
    Since the darkness draws in earlier during the winter, many people enjoy paddleboarding, windsurfing, canoeing, or kayaking in the evening. You can rent paddleboards with neon lights, making this a magical experience for people who prefer water sports. People can also enjoy kayaking tours across the Gulf Coast during the winter, where you can view the beautiful coastal scenery and natural landscape this region is known for. Jet skiing, scuba diving, and fishing expeditions are available along the Gulf Coast for the more adventurous.
  • Winter Festivals
    Around Florida, you are likely to find winter festivals every year. Festivals can be great opportunities to meet new people if you’re new to the area or want to meet new friends with similar interests. Whether you enjoy sports or food, check for events and festivals near you if you’re looking for fun things to do during winter in Florida.
  • Dolphin Spotting
    Dolphins can be spotted during the winter in coastal destinations around Florida. In particular, Clearwater is a popular destination for dolphin spotting. It is home to Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club, an eco-friendly hotel inspired by Winter the Dolphin where you can find out more about the legacy of ‘Winter,’ the famous dolphin that was found during the winter months. Those who have moved to new homes in Florida can explore these coastal destinations and look out for the beautiful dolphins that live around these areas.
  • Spring Training
    The annual Spring Training for various Major League Baseball (MBL) teams happens in Florida during the winter. This means that sporting fans, and particularly baseball fans, have something to look forward to in the winter. Spring Training kicks off in February and attracts more than 1.5 million fans to Florida. If you live in a new home community in Parrish, FL, be sure to attend a Pittsburgh Pirates or Baltimore Orioles Spring Training game to see your favorite teams play.
  • Golf
    Florida has over 1,200 golf courses, more than any other State. During the winter months, the weather is ideal for playing a round of golf. Florida is not only a great place to play golf in the winter months, but Florida is the ideal place to watch golf. The PGA TOUR hosts the Honda Classic each year which takes place the last week of February and starts four weeks of PGA events throughout Florida.
  • Running
    Countless 10ks, 5ks, and triathlons are hosted in the State of Florida, including Gasparilla, the Skyway 10k, the Sarasota Marathon, the Dolphin Dash, and the North River Ranch Trail run. Winter in Florida is the best place to train for an upcoming race. If you live in a new home community like North River Ranch, residents can take advantage of the cooler weather and use the trail system throughout the winter months to train for larger races. North River Ranch Trail Run was a fun weekend race that included a chip-timed 5k race and a 1-mile fun run.
  • State Parks
    Florida is known for its beautiful winter weather, which typically includes low humidity and a lot of sunshine, which makes visiting Florida’s State parks in the winter months a serene experience. If you live in a new home community in Parrish, Florida, you are short-distance to Little Manatee River State Park, Myakka River State Park, Terra Ceia Preserve State Park, and Emerson State Park. These parks are a great place to walk, hike, run, and fish all year round but are most enjoyable to explore December-February.
  • All-Weather Events With the Neighbors
    People living in new neighborhoods and communities in Florida can enjoy events and other activities with their neighbors throughout the winter. Many amenities offered within new home communities are available throughout the year, so people can still find fun activities even if they don’t want to venture too far. North River Ranch is an amenity-rich community that offers outdoor Avid FitPods, resort-style pools, outdoor fire pits, event lawns, playgrounds, and much more to keep neighbors enjoying outdoor activities in the winter and all year round!

Getting the Most from Florida
New homes in Parrish can offer you and your family a beautiful place to settle down. Whether you’re looking to move from a different state or a different part of Florida, North River Ranch has plenty to offer for everyone, regardless of the season.

About Neal Land & Neighborhoods

Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a Manatee and Sarasota, Florida-based community and master land planning and development organization led by John A. Neal. The company incorporates smart master-planning and public infrastructure solutions to create the next level of elite community planning in Southwest Florida. By working with carefully selected new home builders, Neal Land & Neighborhoods aims to establish thriving, sustainable, livable, and ecologically sensitive communities throughout Manatee, Sarasota, and Hillsborough counties. Neal Land & Neighborhoods currently owns or controls several thousand acres of land entitled for more than 9,000 future residential homes and the supporting mixed-use commercial and retail. For additional information, visit