Things to Do in Orlando, Florida in November

Things to Do in Orlando, Florida in November
November is a smart time to visit Central Florida. The weather hovers around 80 degrees and the summer tourist season is long gone. Area cyclists gather for the annual Horrible Hundred ride, fishing guide and captain Jim Passamore gives travelers air boat tours of wildlife areas that are otherwise completely inaccessible and professional golfers come to town, raising money for children's hospitals.

Golf for Kids

Each November in Orlando, Florida, Walt Disney World hosts a golf tournament for the Children's Miracle Network. Since 1971, professional and amateur golfers have shared the links to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital and the Shand's Children's Hospital at the University of Florida. Whether you choose to watch or participate, the fresh air and Florida sunshine make for a pleasant fundraiser for children in need.

All registration and contact forms are online at or call (407) 824-2250.

Airboat Rides

It stays around 80 degrees in Orlando in November, and hurricane season has generally passed, so it's a fine time to go out on an airboat with Captain Jim. You may see bobcats, bald eagles, coyotes, alligators, wild hogs, wild deer, marsh cows, otters and other creatures. Airboats can travel through swampy areas that other boats can't access because an airboat doesn't have moving engine parts underwater, so there's nothing to get trapped in the grasses. Captain Jim offers fishing excursions, too.

Captain Jim Passamore
A Ultimate Airboat Tours
1495 Riviera Drive
Kissimmee, Florida 34744
(407) 572-5391

The Horrible Hundred

The Horrible Hundred, sponsored by the Florida Freewheeler's bicycling group, is Central Florida's toughest ride. Cyclists tackle all seven of Central Florida's "mountains" including "Grassy Lake," "Sugarloaf," "Buck Hill" and "The Wall." All ability levels are welcome to participate, and there are 35-, 75- and 100-mile courses available. Per Florida laws, helmets are required and headphones are not allowed.

Florida Freewheelers, Inc.
Horrible Hundred
P.O. Box 121370
Clermont, Florida 34712
(407) 788-2453

Article Written By Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell has been a freelance writer since 1998. She's been published in "Rethinking Everything Magazine," "Playdate" and "Home Educator's Family Times." She has a professional background in education, cosmetology and the restaurant industry. Russell studied early childhood education at Antelope Valley College, and is pursuing a degree in law.

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