As the temperatures cool and chunky sweaters and swoon-worthy boots begin to reappear, it’s the perfect time to reconnect with your partner and cozy up together doing something that is decidedly autumnal.
Whether you love the outdoors or prefer to be a homebody, we have some fall date ideas to fit any personality. Here are 20 fall date ideas to help you cozy up as the weather gets colder:
You can’t talk about fall without talking about pumpkins! Head to a local farm or pumpkin patch and scope out a great pumpkin. Make sure to take some cute pumpkin patch selfies!
Whether you venture to a pumpkin patch or grab a couple of pumpkins from the grocery store display, decorating or carving pumpkins makes for a fun, playful, fall date. Grab some paints or carving knives and let your creative juices flow.
If you can’t find an outdoor big screen near you, grab your laptop, a cozy blanket, and some popcorn and head to the porch, your backyard, or courtyard and watch your favorite rom-com or (better yet) scary movie under the stars.
Get up on a Saturday morning and head to your local market with your partner. You can plan a meal together and shop for the ingredients or just wander around picking up anything that looks tasty.
Wineries offer a chance to sample many kinds of wine, learn about the winemaking process, and find out which foods pair best with each bottle. Find a designated driver, plan to use public transportation, or call a rideshare and prepare for a fun fall date!
Grab your tent and sleeping bags or book a cabin rental and head for the great outdoors. Sleeping outdoors, or just closer to the outdoors can be very romantic. You may be surrounded by great trails and opportunities to hike and explore nature.
If camping isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy the great outdoors. Wait until the sun goes down, grab a blanket and find an open space to lie down and look up at the stars. Hold hands, point out all the constellations you can remember, and see where the evening takes you.
Put on your boots and your favorite flannel and get ready to fill a basket with some fresh, tasty apples. Orchards are often found in high elevations and can have great, romantic views. Many apple farms sell seasonal refreshments like warm apple cider and cider donuts.
Get your adrenaline pumping by going to a haunted house or haunted hayride. These things can be terrifying so plan to hold on tight to your partner’s hand, arm, or entire body!
Hitting the kitchen together is a fun and playful date and baking a pie is a great way to use all those apples or pumpkins you have picked or collected from your local farmers market.
Get in on the holiday spirit and plan a couples-themed costume! Here are some examples:
- Ken and Barbie
- Bacon and eggs
- – Bob Ross and a happy little tree
- The Joker and Harley Quinn
- Captain America and the Winter Soldier
Of course, you can always get crafty and make up your own!
Fill a basket with your favorite lunch or dinner treats (get them from a market or make them together), pack a blanket and head out to a park for a romantic picnic.
If you have a brewery in your area, it makes for a great date while you support a local business! Like at wineries, you can get flights of beer or cider and try lots of different—often seasonal—kinds.
Corn mazes? Hayrides? Candy apples? Funnel cakes? Petting zoos? Local fall festivals are a great idea for an afternoon or even a day-long date. Check out community listings or hit the road for a state fair.
Fresh air, nature, great views, and exercise — and it’s free! State and national parks have great hiking options and the right trek for you can be found with an easy internet search.
There’s something so appealing about scouring bookshelves and finding a great new read to curl up with on a crisp evening. You and your partner can find your favorite books and swap them. Reading a book your partner enjoys gives you more insight into who they are and what they love.
Hit a local spa or drug store for skincare goodies. Find a soothing music playlist, give each other pedicures, put on face masks, pop some cucumber slices on your eyes and prepare to bliss out together.
If you live in a region where the leaves change color, take a drive out on a country road to really enjoy the view. Keep an eye out for roadside stands. You may be able to pick up some local fruits, jams, or cider as you meander around the fall foliage.
If you don’t own any bikes, there are plenty of places that rent them for the day or the week. It’s a great date idea for couples who want to get a little exercise together and take advantage of the cooler weather and changing colors of fall.
Who needs Netflix? Playing a game together offers a bit of organization to the night, but it also gives couples a chance to talk and laugh and engage in a little friendly competition. You can always up the ante to make things a little more interesting! Winner gets a back rub? Loser does the dishes? Make it fun!
No matter what you decide, all of these fall date ideas offer opportunities for a playful connection between you and your partner. Enjoy the cooler temperatures, put on your fall best, and have fun!
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