Things to Do: September 2023 Edition

With Fall just around the corner, Orlando is brewing up some unique events for you and your family this season! With all things spooky and not so spooky there are plenty of ways to enjoy your time in Orlando. Here are our top five things to check out on your September trip to Orlando!


SeaWorld’s Spooktacular 


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For more fun with the whole family, visit SeaWorld during the day to enjoy their Spooktacular! This kid-friendly event is included with park admission and runs on select dates from September 16th-October 31st. Enjoy a day filled with trick or treating, costumes, and a walk through the pumpkin garden. There will also be photo opportunities with beloved characters found at Sea World, including Storytime with Big Bird and other Sesame Street friends.

Learn more about this event here


SeaWorld Orlando’s Howl-O-Scream


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Beginning September 8th, enjoy all things horror and gore at SeaWorld’s annual Howl-O-Scream. Experience a night full of scares and prime entertainment, featuring five scare houses and seven scare zones. The park also offers themed bars and unique shows only available during this spook-tacular event. Howl-O-Scream is the place to be for top scares and high quality entertainment, just minutes away from Vista Cay! 

See more info here


Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining


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Calling all foodies! Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is back for its 18th year. Enjoy three course meals at set tiered pricing from Orlando’s most popular restaurants. Enjoy an appetizer, entree, and dessert item from over 50 participating restaurants. Choose from the $40 or $60 price tiers, where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to local nonprofits. The program runs through the entire month of September, making this the perfect date night option in Orlando. For more information on participating restaurants visit their website here


Orlando Farmers Market


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There’s really no better way to welcome the Fall season than strolling the local farmers market. The Orlando farmers market takes place every Sunday from 10am-3pm at Lake Eola Park. Enjoy live music, fun treats, and local produce while strolling around Lake Eola. Don’t forget to bring reusable bags as most vendors do not provide bags. For more information, visit the market’s website here


Cocktails & Screams 


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This Halloween-themed bar features year-round screams and fun drinks to help welcome the spooky season. Located in the Central Business District, this bar has both a diverse drink menu and delicious brunch offerings all year ‘round. Enjoy photo ops and spooky ambiance in this frightening bar. Be transported into a spooky wonderland and see what they have to offer here

Whichever way you choose to celebrate the Fall season approaching, we hope that you stay safe and have fun this upcoming season. Vista Cay is the perfect place to stay while exploring all that Orlando has to offer. From theme parks to local offerings, there’s never a dull moment when you stay with Vista Cay in Orlando!