7 Fun Date Ideas for Fall!
Autumn and Winter are a lovely time for spending quality times with friends and family and possibly going on a fun date with a significant other (or potential S.O.). Personally, I’ve been in a relationship with my boyfriend for over 5 years now and things can get very routine very quickly after being together for so long so I try to put in some effort for us to do and try new things together no matter how simple. Since the seasons are changing and there are some new, exciting, and yet simple things for us to do, I’ve mapped out some date ideas for us to do this Fall which I think we’ll both and enjoy and I thought I’d share them with you guys in case you wanted some enjoyable, but relatively inexpensive date ideas or ideas for things you can even do with friends and family, if you wanted to.
Apple picking is something I’ve never done before, but plan to do this fall sometime! There are a ton of apple farms about 30 minutes from where I live where you can pay a fee and go pick your own apples right off the tree! Mostly, the fee seems to just be the cost of the apples, but they also have other activities like hay rides, apple cider making, archery, and some of the farms even have their own stores where they sell caramel apples, apple butter and other fall comfort food. Personally, I think this would be so much fun to do with friends, family or a boyfriend/girlfriend because you can enjoy the change in color in nature, get some exercise by walking around the apple orchard and enjoy some seasonal food!
This activity is one you could do with literally anyone during any season, but I think it’s a fun idea to do anytime. Basically, how it works is, you restaurant hop. You order drinks at one restaurant, appetizer at another, entree at another and dessert at another so you basically get to eat at tons of different restaurants. This requires some planning of where everyone wants to eat/drink at, but for people like me who love food, this is a fun way to spend the evening. Personally, I’ll be planning one of these with friends soon and we’ll be looking up local spots which have the best : entrees, desserts, drinks, etc. to determine where we’ll be stopping during our crawl and you can customize it and theme it any way you like.
This might be a mostly American tradition, but I think it can be fun for anyone who has access to a pumpkin patch. Basically you just go and pick out your pumpkin for Halloween, but sometimes various places have other activities you can do like small petting zoos, bounce blow up castles or slides, and other fun. You could make it a day event and even take your pumpkins home and paint/carve them. If you prefer not to decorate pumpkins, you could use them in a soup or make roasted pumpkin seeds in the oven.
Season Cooking & Baking Together Or Food Festivals
Cooking together is a great way to bond and you can do things as simple as cupcakes or even making more savory fall soups or dinners and then enjoying the meal at home with some movies! If cooking’s not your thing, there are tons of food festivals going on this time of year that you can visit as well. If you’re lucky enough to be in Massachusetts, PLEASE go to the Seaport Chowder Festival for me! LOL. Finding a food festival near you is as easy as googling ones in your area. If you’re over 21 and fancy a drink, there’s also Oktoberfest happening which involves lots of beer and German foods!
Walk/Run A 5K Race Together
This year my boyfriend and I decided we’re going to run/walk a 5K together! There were 2 I was debating on: The Color Vibe 5K which involves lots of colorful paint being splattered on runners at various checkpoints during the 5K and sounded like a lot of fun and then the 5K shown above: Electric Run. Electric Run is a 5K that happens at night and the entire route is lit up with glowing neon lights! We opted for the nighttime Electric Run because we’re both night owls anyway and the idea of a rave/fitness hybrid excites us. You can visit each of the websites in order to see when these 5K runs are coming to your area 🙂
Dia de Los Muertos
If you’re unfamiliar, Dia de Los Muertos AKA Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday which celebrates those who have died. They do so in a very colorful way the is very fall season oriented and include lots of traditional Mexican foods, drinks and altars to honor dead loved ones. There are many Dia de Los Muertos events which happen all over the world, especially in the USA, and I highly recommend checking one out! There’s usually food, face painting, cultural folklore dancing, sugar skull knick knacks of all kinds and more.
Disneyland / Amusement Parks / Harvest Festivals
This last one is more or less for people who have a Disney park near them, but really any amusement park during this season would probably be a lot of fun given that it’s so nice out. There are even local harvest festivals happening this month which are fun to go to! That aside, I love going to Disneyland in the fall! Waiting in line is a cinch, there are less tourists in the fall, Mickey’s Halloween party is going on and in December, they feed real snow into the park with snow machines which I’ve never seen but sounds amazing! If you plan on being in California this fall/winter, definitely check out my handy travel guide to the happiest place on earth!
What Are Your Plans for Fall?
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