Fall in Miami is about cinnamon buns, pumpkin patches and finally being able to hang out outdoors without sweating through your clothes. Here, five places that’ll make any 85-degree day feel like autumn.
Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival
Just because we’re in Miami doesn’t mean we can’t indulge the seasonal urge to decorate pumpkins, dress up scarecrows and take the perfect autumnal selfie. Cue Coconut Grove’s pop-up pumpkin patch (October 21 and 22), where more than 5,000 orange gourds will be up for grabs. Don’t miss the pumpkin-inspired food garden, decorating stations, cornstalk mazes and photo ops, too.
Oct 21-22 at 3400 Pan American Dr., Coconut Grove; coconutgrovepumpkinpatch.com
Knaus Berry Farm
If it were any other time of year, we definitely wouldn’t stand outside in a long line for a snack. But as cooler temperatures roll in, we can’t wait to get our hands on a warm, sticky cinnamon bun and a strawberry shake when the beloved spot reopens in late October.
15980 SW 248th St., Homestead; 305-247-0668 or knausberryfarm.com
Any Rooftop or Patio Bar
Miami, we love you. Especially when you lay off on all that awful heat and humidity. The fall season gives us weeks’ worth of excuses to revisit all of our favorite rooftop and patio bars. Bring on the twinkling lights, oceanfront views and the avocado-chickpea dip.
Strawberry Fields of Kendall
Toward the end of fall, throw on a pair of booties and make your way to Strawberry Fields of Kendall to pick some of the freshest and sweetest berries in town. Besides a bucket of fruit, you may leave with a few Instagram-worthy shots, too.
16051 SW 117th Ave., Miami; 305-322-3388 or facebook.com/StrawberryFieldsOfKendall
OK, you may not find any fall foliage within a 500-mile radius, but there’s something magical about roaming the grounds of Villa Vizcaya this time of year. It also serves as a gorgeous backdrop to just about any snap—and with a (lightweight) scarf wrapped around your neck, you’ll have those harvest-season vibes on lock.
3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-250-9133 or vizcaya.org