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Visiting the Florida Keys in October

Travel Tips, Weather, Events and Deals

A tranquil Columbus Day weekend escape awaits in October. The Florida Keys is calm and quiet after families have returned home from their summer vacations, and the weather in Marathon is blissfully warm. Friends traveling together can sprawl out in our spacious two and three-bedroom Florida Keys beach houses, while couples looking to unwind on a romantic getaway can find comfort in our more intimate Tropical Garden Guestrooms. Discover our senior offer which is also available in October.

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Marathon Weather in October

October cools down a little in Florida with an average high temperature of 84° F. You will still find sun bathers at beaches and pools with mostly sunny days and diminishing chances of rain as we move into the fall months. October is a more tranquil month to visit Marathon and the weather is usually glorious. The official hurricane season ends on November 30th but active storm activity usually dies down by October 15th. 

Average High Air Temp
84° F (29° C)
Average Low Air Temp
76° F (24° C)
Average Water Temp
82° F (28° C)
Average Rainfall
4.4 inches (11.2cm)
Average Sunset Time
7:13p.m.

What to Wear in October

Our clothing style throughout the year is "Keys Casual" and most restaurants do not require a dress code. Pack your warm weather gear, including flip flops, a swim suit, shorts and a light shirt, but keep in mind that we can start to see an occasional cooler day in late October so it's always wise to bring light layers that you can add to your wardrobe when needed. If you go boating for example, bring a light jacket. October can still see very warm temperatures so don't forget your sunglasses, sun screen and a hat to protect you against UV rays. 

Major October Events and Holidays

In October, enjoy a long weekend for Columbus Day or try a romantic retreat in our Tropical Garden Guestrooms.

United States Federal Holidays in October 2021

  • October 11: Columbus Day
  • October 31: Halloween

Top Marathon and Nearby Florida Keys Events in October

  • October 14-17, 2021: Reef Fest 2021: An Annual Celebration of Marine Conservation
  • October 15-17, 2021: "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" Florida Keys Saltwater Seminar
  • October 29-30, 2021: Fall Backcountry Fly Championship Series

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