The Top 5 Fall Activities In or Near Ormond Beach, FL
Festivals are fun throughout the year, but after a hot Florida summer, it is extra special to enjoy the outdoors comfortably in our more moderate fall weather. Check with your Activities Team during your stay for information on festivals that align with your vacation dates. We highly recommend these fall activities while you’re in town.
Fall Country Jamboree
“Discover Yesterday Today” the first weekend of November at the Fall Country Jamboree at the Barberville Pioneer Settlement. This living history museum offers history demonstrations, live music, storytellers, art, craft vendors, a silent auction, and exhibits. If you’re not involved in the arts, this place will give you an appreciation for art. It’s a short drive from the Royal Floridian Resort and Royal Floridian South Resorts.
St. Augustine Ghost Tours
America’s oldest city, St. Augustine, also claims to be one the most haunted destinations in the United States. The cobblestone streets, dark alleys, historic buildings, and cemeteries are the backdrop for tales of pirates, murder, war, and yellow fever. Whether touring on foot, by train, or trolley, these tours are sure to give you the scare you are looking during the Halloween season.
Fall Flavors Are Our Favorite
Some of our very favorite restaurants spoil us with special fall features each year. Here are a few of the can’t-miss treats we are most looking forward to:
- A place to come for delicious breakfast and lunch, the Peach Valley Café uses the freshest ingredients available. It’s all homemade food. If you have ever stayed with us, you are most likely already familiar with Peach Valley and their Apple Fritters. If those fritters aren’t enough to get you in the mood for fall, then you must try their Pumpkin Pancakes or their Harvest Pancakes! Who is hungry?!
- When Donnie’s Donuts opened, they quickly became a guest favorite! This place is a modern counter-serve joint offering handcrafted donuts with creative toppings and coffee. For the fall season, they recommend the following delicious donuts: Maple Bacon, Apple Cider, S’mores, Apple Cheesecake, and Pumpkin Spice. It’s truly scrumptious!
- Whether you love wine or not, your family and friends must visit SoNapa. Enjoy a glass of wine and pair it with a chef inspired cuisine in a relax and friendly environment. For those who enjoy other drinks the restaurant does offer Domestic, Imported beers or cocktails. Entrees such as Kobe Beef Chop Steak, Seared Sea Scallops or the Cabernet Braised Short Rib are the most popular dishes. If you join their wine club you will get updates on exclusive events and special offers. Watch out for their seasonal offerings on Instagram or Facebook.
- The Stonewood restaurant offers oak grilled steaks, fresh seafood and hand cut steaks. Savor dishes such as Filet Mignon or Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon. They also offer crafted bowls, salads, soups, wines, modern craft, and classic beers. Have a memorable time at the Stonewood. It’s Florida’s neighborhood restaurant.
Ormond Beach Farmers Market
Every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Ormond Beach Farmers Market offers fresh, local produce, baked goods, honey, flowers, jewelry, plants, art, and prepared food. Afterwards, cross the street to enjoy the beautiful parks along the Halifax River. A great option to start off your day while being outdoors.
Harvest Fields Corn Maze and Hayride
Open every Saturday and Sunday in October, this family-friendly event in DeLand includes a corn maze, pumpkin patch, giant hay fort, corn cannon, round bale racers, duck races, corn hole, corn box, post pounder, and mini hay maze. Starting October 15th, this same event is also offered some evenings with a terrifying haunted hayride! Parents, please be advised the haunted hayrides are not recommended for kids.
We look forward to your visit at the Royal Floridian or Royal Floridian South Resorts in Ormond Beach. Whether it’s for the Fall Country Jamboree, the ghost tour, the fall flavors, or the hayride, the fall season is a reason to let the gourd times roll!
Virginia Camasca also contributed to this blog.