Autumn’s crisp air and beautiful backdrop provides the perfect setting for a romantic outing with your partner. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the season with your longtime love or a new crush, fall brings plenty of options to add to your dating repertoire. You guys can go berry picking, root for your local football team, or take a hike to witness fall at is best. If you need more inspiration for a romantic get-together, here are seven great date ideas that you should try this fall.
1. Go apple picking
Head out to a local orchard or farm and pick apples. Make a day of it! You can take a tour, try out apple cider, or learn to make apple butter on site. Bring enough apples home to make pies together when you get back. You get an adorable and delicious date out of it. Apples not your thing? Berry picking is another fun date option.
2. Attend a local football game
Cheer on your local football team. Even if you’re not fans, dressing in the team’s colors and the excitement that comes with this type of date will give you great stories to share with your significant other. Football games are also great for first dates. You get to sit side by side in a casual gathering where you can get to know each other better. The ongoing game provides conversation topics if chatting is slow going.
3. Have an at-home scary movie marathon
With Halloween right around the corner, watching movies at home can be a fun date if you’re both into horror films. Get your favorite snacks and cuddle up with your honey for a night full of classic scary movies such as Poltergeist, Psycho, Carrie, or The Shining.
4. Visit a fall festival
Such a fun date idea! At a festival you can play the games, visit the different booths, check out local crafters, enjoy great food, or sit at a table to people-watch for hours. Some festivals have concerts, competitions, car shows, and microbrew areas. Win a stuffed animal for your date to earn bonus points.
5. Make a bonfire
Build a fire for the perfect after-dark date. You can go to the beach or use a portable fire pit at home to create an instant romantic evening. Pull up a few chairs, cover yourselves with a blanket, and roast s’mores together.
6. Explore a new hike
Put on your sneakers and head out for an adventure together. You can research new places to hike or go to a nearby park for an afternoon of walking. Hold hands as you explore nature’s beautiful sights.
7. Tour a haunted house
Visiting a haunted house will bring you and your date closer together. Hold hands while you both listen to freaky stories and make your way around creepy hallways. If your date scares easy, take a trolley tour instead. It will drive by haunted attractions where you can spot spooky figures from a distance. You can still comfort your date, but from the safety of the vehicle.