Weather Averages for Orlando in November
Averages for Orlando in November
The weather in Orlando in November is much more bearable so it’s a popular winter holiday destination for those wanting to escape the cold at home. The average daytime temperatures are around 25°C (78°F) whereas the average minimum temperatures drop down to 14°C (57°F).
The humidity drops significantly at this time of year so it’s a great time for outdoor activities such as golf and swimming. The average amount of sunshine expected in this month is 8 hours per day.
While there is always the possibility of rain in Florida, the chances of rain are at their lowest in November. The average amount of rainfall anticipated during this month is just 48 mm – all the more reason to escape the rainy British weather!
Things to do
At this time of year the weather is ideal for golf, and there are plenty of courses to choose from in Orlando. Marriot’s Grande Pines Golf Club is conveniently located on International Drive. The course created by six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo and architect Steve Smyers has a world-class 18-hole layout, and is surrounded by native flora and wetland.
Hawk’s Landing Golf Club is the perfect peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here you can enjoy an 18-hole championship golf course spanning over 220 acres of lush grounds and at the Marriot Orlando World Centre resort. The challenging course designed by architect Robert Cupp Jr. has a scenic blend of Florida wildlife and tropical vegetation.
At Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Golf Club and Lodge you can play tour-level golf on a course ranked among the best in the world. If you stay at the 70-room luxury golf lodge you become a member of the club and can enjoy privileges such as a private golf course, recreation facilities, fine fining and a salon and spa. It’s the winter home of golfing legend Arnold Palmer so you might even spot him around the hotel.
If golf isn’t your thing and you’d rather catch a high-energy show, La Nouba Cirque du Soleil is a must-see. Located in Disney World you could easily fit this dazzling performance in after a day at the parks. Escape to a world of make-believe with a vibrant display of dance, acrobatics and clowning around. You’ll be amazed by the aerial ballet, powertrack trampolining and flying trapeze.
Time to celebrate
There’s a range of events and celebrations going on in November, with something for everyone.
Foodies and wine connoisseurs shouldn’t miss Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in Disney World. Running end of September to mid-November you can taste your way around the world with around 30 international food and beverage markets. Watch celebrity chef demonstrations, attend wine seminars and enjoy the Eat to the Beat concert series with nightly musical performances.
At the beginning of November there’s Fiesta in the Park, perfect for families. Live entertainment and arts and crafts vendors are the focal points of this two-day festival held at Lake Eola Park.
Art lovers should check out Festival of the Masters at Downtown Disney. This open-air art festival showcases work from more than 200 award-winning artists including paintings, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and jewellery. There’s fun for the whole family with live entertainment and hands-on activities.
Christmas kicks off early in Orlando with Festival of Trees in mid-November. The Orlando Museum of Art is transformed into a winter wonderland as dozens of businesses and designers sponsor trees and create fantastic Christmas displays. Head to Gingerbread Village to buy a beautifully crafted gingerbread house. Kids will love Toyland Town where they can play games, do crafts and even visit Santa.
Also, between Late November and early January there’s the Annual Poinsettia Festival and Garden of Lights held at Cypress Gardens. Marvel as more than 400,000 dazzling lights lead you through a maze of gardens and twinkling topiaries and Christmas scenes. There’s also a special musical production and a poinsettia display with around 40,000 blooms.
Eating and drinking out
There’s a wide range of places to grab a meal or drink in Orlando.
If you’re visiting Epcot for the International Food and Wine Festival, why not stop by at La Cava del Tequila at Mexico Pavilion. It celebrates the heritage of Tequila making in Mexico with authentic décor, artwork and artefacts, and offers a range of tapas to compliment the fine selection of beverages.
For sophisticated dining there’s Todd English’s Blue Zoo, also at Epcot. Celebrity Chef Todd English serves up the freshest seafood with coastal cuisines from around the world. Take your seat in the elegant restaurant designed by renowned architect, Jeffrey Beers, and choose a creative dish from the dinner menu. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the extensive wine and cocktail menus.
Beer aficionados should definitely check out World of Beer on Dr. Phillips Boulevard. Here you’ll be immersed in what they call the WOB culture: “It’s about being surrounded by good people who enjoy awesome beer, great music and sports”. With an extensive selection of over 500 beers and 69 taps from around the world, there’s be a cold one to suit you.
Or on International Drive there’s Zebra’s Sports Bar and Grille, part of the Rosen Inn hotel. Enjoy a beer, wine or spirit on the patio and grab a burger or pizza as you watch the game. Don’t miss out on their happy hour drink specials every evening, and there’s live entertainment or karaoke on most nights.
Where to stay
There’s plenty of accommodation in Orlando with something for every pocket.
You’ll find the great value lakefront resort Enclave Suites on International Drive. It provides a free shuttle service to the parks, a food court, 24-hour gym, tennis courts and two outdoor pools. Choose a suite with a kitchenette if you want to cook for yourself. Kids are well catered for with a kids club, two children’s pools, and a games room with arcade games and table tennis.
If you’re planning on going golfing why not stay at TripAdvisor Award winner Marriot Orlando World Centre, home to Hawk’s Landing Golf Club. On your downtime why not hit the pool, book into the spa or dine in one of the 10 restaurants?
Or there’s Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf Club offering spacious family-sized vacation villas. Its unique course designed by Champions Tour player Gary Koch boasts rolling sand dunes and vast wetland. Before you tee off, practice your technique on the driving range, chipping and putting greens and practice bunkers.
November events in Orlando
Fiesta in the Park
1st November 2014 to 2nd November 2014
Live entertainment and arts and crafts vendors are the focal points of this two-day festival held at Lake Eola Park. Money raised from this event are given back to the City of Orlando for park renovations, police dogs, horses and more.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
7th November 2014 to 19th December 2014
Over at Magic Kingdom in Disney World there’s the fun-filled Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Enjoy the festivities on select nights in November and December with a Christmas parade featuring Santa Claus himself, a magic snowfall on Main Street USA and one of the best fireworks displays of the year.
Festival of Trees
15th November 2014 to 23rd November 2014
Christmas kicks off early in Orlando with the Festival of Trees in mid-November. The Orlando Museum of Art is transformed into a winter wonderland as dozens of businesses and designers sponsor trees and create fantastic Christmas displays. Head to Gingerbread Village to buy a beautifully crafted gingerbread house, and kids will love Toyland Town where they can play games, make crafts and even visit Santa.
Festival of the Masters
8th November 2014 to 10th November 2014
Art lovers should check out Festival of the Masters at Downtown Disney. This open-air art festival showcases work from more than 200 award-winning artists including paintings, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and jewelry. There’s fun for the whole family with live entertainment and hands-on activities.
Mount Dora Music Festival
15th November 2014
If art isn’t your thing, an alternative event is the Mount Dora Music Festival, a 4-day cross-cultural celebration of music with genres from reggae to classical.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
27th November 2014
The Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios features the giant floats straight from The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC. The streets will come alive with festive music, marching bands, floats beyond your imagination and, of course, Santa.