Florida Weather December Averages, USA

What's the Weather like in Florida in December?

While December is a chilly month in northern Europe, in Florida it's still possible to hit the beach! December is the driest month of the year in Florida

What's the weather like at Christmas in Florida? 

With seven hours of sunshine compared with just one in the UK, and inviting sea temperatures of 25°C- it's easy to see why Flor...

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    Florida Weather for December 2019

    What's the Weather like in Florida in December?

    While December is a chilly month in northern Europe, in Florida it's still possible to hit the beach! December is the driest month of the year in Florida

    What's the weather like at Christmas in Florida? 

    With seven hours of sunshine compared with just one in the UK, and inviting sea temperatures of 25°C- it's easy to see why Florida is such a popular place to escape at Christmas.

    In 2018 on Christmas Day the average temperature was 22°C and would have risen to a warm 24°C in the afternoon.

    Temperature 

    In the afternoons, you can enjoy average high temperatures of 22°C, with peaks into the mid-20s and even higher. At night, you might need a light jacket this time of year, though, as the average low temperature is at 10°C. 

    Rain

    There is an average precipitation total of 51mm falling over an average of only seven wet days in December.

    Florida Hotels in December 

    InterContinental Miami

    Holidays in Miami don't come cheap, not even in December, but are certainly worth it. Florida's most well-known city is home to some exquisite hotels. One such hotel is the InterContinental Miami. This top-rated luxury hotel overlooks beautiful Biscayne Bay and is in the heart of the downtown Miami's business district. There are literally hundreds of rooms, a superb spa, a relaxing cocktail bar, event venues and meeting rooms.

    Four Points

    The Four Points by Sheraton Coral Gables lies near Miracle Mile and Coconut Grove. This is an amazing place to stay, featuring an outdoor pool and bar on the fifth floor, restaurant and bar serving locally brewed craft beers, a fitness centre and so on—all modern amenities you can think of are present.

    Cambria Hotel & Suites Miami Airport

    Business travellers may want to opt for a stay at the Cambria Hotel & Suites Miami Airport – Blue Lagoon. Located near the Miami airport, this recommended hotel also lies close to South Beach and the Port of Miami. Facilities include a well-equipped gym, bar and bistro, and business centre. Services such as free Wi-Fi and a free airport shuttle make your stay even more comfortable.

    Florida Beach for December 

    Miami South Beach

    With sea temperatures averaging 25°C, you might want to hit the beach during your visit to Florida. One of the top beach areas in Miami is South Beach. If you want to show off some skin after a yearlong workout at the gym then this is the place to go. This beach is also good for surfing. The area is dotted with beautiful Art Deco buildings and is a must-visit when vacationing in Miami. Halouver Park is a recommended place for outdoor activities such as cycling, golfing, fishing and playing tennis.

    Bars and Restaurants

    Rusty Pelican

    One of the most scenic restaurants in downtown Miami is the Rusty Pelican. Its extraordinary waterfront setting offers a downright magnificent view of the skyline of Miami—it is truly spectacular in the evening. In terms of food, the Rusty Pelican offers both seafood and meat dishes, its cuisine best described as contemporary. Even though this is a hugely popular venue, prices have consciously been kept at an affordable level.

    Cecconi's Miami Beach

    Cecconi's Miami Beach is set in Soho Beach House and is a modern Italian restaurant that you can visit all day long, from brunch to lunch to dinner, every day of the week. Originally from Venice, Italy, Cecconi's has a menu filled with pastas and seafood and other typical food from the north of Italy.

    Things to do in Florida in December 

    Christmas on the Beach

    Miami is certainly a different place to celebrate Christmas than what you're likely used to. Instead of bundling yourself in numerous layers of clothing, shed all those in exchange for a swimsuit at Miami Beach. Many people find that December is the best time to visit Miami because it is mid-winter there. The average maximum temperature can go as high as 22°C, which makes it a popular beach destination this time of year.

    Art Basel

    Miami has a lot of fun events in December. For art enthusiasts, there is the Art Basel which is touted as one of the world's premier art exhibits. The event mainly takes place in and around the Convention Center in Miami Beach and features art from no fewer than 195 galleries.

    King Mango Strut

    Another attraction in December is the King Mango Strut held every last Sunday of the year. This free parade runs through Coconut Grove and pokes fun by making a parody of past events, so prepare yourself for a lot of laughs and maybe even shock.

    Winterfest Boat Parade

    Fort Lauderdale is host to the annual Winterfest Boat Parade. There will be more than 100 decorated boats that will parade in the Intracoastal Waterways.

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