Now that the weather is cooler and the days are shorter, how are you supposed to make the most out of this breezy and fun season? Are you looking for some fabulous Fall date ideas? No matter if it’s your first date or you’ve been married for 5 years, there is so much to do, especially now with Fall being pretty much the favourite child of all the seasons! From sweaters to flannels and from Halloween to Thanksgiving, Fall has a little something for everyone. I am sharing some fun Autumn date ideas and Fall couple activities that you need to try. I hope you can find the best date idea ever!
While everyone’s mind usually goes straight to evenings, the best romantic fall date ideas cover all hours of the day. Although we certainly don’t need anything expensive to have a great time together, we do need a little bit of effort. Don’t get me wrong. Expensive restaurants and fine wine every now and then are a perfectly good idea. However, between you and me, most of the time it’s not realistic to expect pricey date nights multiple times a week. Personally, I would pick the top fun fall date ideas every time. They are free, memorable, and, most importantly, romantic. That’s why outdoor date ideas for fall are at the top of every nature-loving couple out there.
Fall Date Ideas…In No Particular Order
Well, I have the perfect list of autumn date ideas that I’m working on that I think you’ll love. From fool proof fall first date ideas to reliving some precious moments of your now serious relationship, I’ve got you covered. So grab your S.O. and get them excited about the sweater weather by tackling this list together! Sometimes, beautiful scenery, seasonal menus, and fall foliage are all it takes to have the best time together! Also, please don’t forget to tag all Halloween pics with #MeAndMyBoo.
Go to a Pumpkin Patch/Harvest Festival
Time for some cute fall date ideas! Cities and small towns everywhere host activities from pumpkin patches, hayrides, and entire festivals. Find one near you (or far if you want to make a road trip out of it!) and get ready for some fun! You can even have a goal of going to a different one each weekend, if you’re in an area that throws a couple of them. They usually offer some sort of pumpkin patch, a corn maze and, not to mention, very adorable photo ops for you and bae!
If they have a local orchard, make sure you pick some apples. Nothing is better than crisp apples fresh from the tree. If you take some photos, you will need these apple Instagram captions as well! Bonus points if you have pumpkin spice lattes in hand for the ultimate autumnal aesthetic. Apple picking, apple cider, apple pie and apple orchards are all the things good dates are made of. Get ready for some serious double taps!
Host a Bonfire
Send out a Paperless Post to all of your close friends and the two of you can host your very own bonfire night! Think of it as one of the best fall couple activities you can do together, while also sharing this moment with your loved ones. Throw together a fun s’mores bar, have him fire up the grill and throw a few burgers and hot dogs on, and you can have fun or scary movies playing on a projector outside- warm blankets included. Maybe even throw it on Halloween and have everyone dress up with a contest that have different categories like “Best Couples Costume”, “Most Creative”, and “That’s Not a Real Costume, Jim”. It’s the perfect opportunity to host the best Halloween party and have a fun date all in one.
Not a bonfire fan? How about a picnic on a crisp fall afternoon instead? Don’t forget a blanket to cozy up in! Outdoor date ideas for fall should be all about having quality time together, right?
Visit a Haunted House
Ready to get spooky? Time to scratch off another fun activity from your autumn date ideas list. Find a haunted house near you and hold on to your love tight because things are about to get ghastly! There has never been a time where I have gone through a haunted house without some kind of funny story afterwards. One of you is bound to scream like a little girl or accidentally trip over a cast member. It’ll be terrifying at the moment, but a hilarious story later for sure!
Seriously, whether you’re looking to spice things up in your relationship or trying to have a memorable time with some great fall first date ideas, there is no better way to spend a boo-tiful night with your bae.
Go for a Scenic Drive
Now that the leaves are changing colours but have yet to fall, take a drive around a scenic area to take in all the beauty Fall has to offer. While you’re driving, put on a playlist with sweet songs that mean something to both of you. Take your time driving and take it all in. Pictures are great, but don’t forget to enjoy the moment just sitting there together with the one you love. Even though I consider it as one of the best autumn date ideas, this is a fun way to spend a day with your love no matter the season.
Plus, there is so much more you can do to turn this ordinary road trip into a magical one. Visit your local farmers market to pick up some delicious goodies, stock up on pumpkin pie, find a perfect place to stop and you can have a fantastic picnic right there!
While you are out, don’t forget to stop and take photos of all the autumn colours! This is one of my favourite fall date ideas!
If a car ride isn’t your thing, how about a fun fall bike ride, hot air balloon ride or horseback riding? Some of the best date ideas just involve appreciate Fall and all its beauty.
Bake Fall Goodies
Next on the list of the best fall couple activities is, of course, baking. With pumpkin and apple being the stars of every dish during this season, find some yummy goodies on Pinterest or remake some family recipes with your sweetheart! Pretend you’re on a cooking show and get crackin’! To enhance the fun and to look back on it one day, set up a camera to record your shenanigans to really feel like you’re on the Food Network preparing dishes for the masses! It also will be so sweet to look back on later to see how silly and fun it was to make a mess but also something so good! After all, when we think of the best date idea ever, it usually involves good food, right?
Worry that you aren’t much of a baker? Here is one of my favourite no-bake Halloween Bark alternative to try out. You see, when it comes to the most fun fall date ideas, all you really need is a little thoughtfulness and pre-planning.
Scary Movie Marathon/Theaters
Now on the best home date night ideas. Yes, it’s a classic, but everyone loves it for a reason! Whether it be the new IT movie or throwing together your own classic mashup at home, snuggle close and get cozied up with babe for a frightful fall date night! For some reason, there is something so romantic about being scared out of your mind while having your love comforting you. But only do this if you both love scary movies. If they aren’t either of your thing, snuggling up together on the couch watching rom-coms is just as romantic and probably what I am going to do.
Check out my scary films post about Halloween movies to watch this October!
Carve a Pumpkin
Nothing is quite as romantic as the two of you, elbows deep in pumpkin guts! Grab a few pumpkins at your local farmers market or pumpkin patch and get your carving on! You can even have a super cute little competition between the two of you. You both pick something you want to carve and whoever does it the best wins bragging rights! Woo!
Now, I know! A ton of great pumpkin carving ideas are floating around in their brain. So why settle for the basics? There are so many creative tutorials on Pinterest. This year we are upping the ante on carving expectations – it’s going to be amazing, trust me! Some of the best fall dates involve pumpkins!
What a beautiful way to bond – throw together a couple of sleeping bags, a tent, and rely on a campfire to cook your food! Camping can be one of the most romantic and cute fall date ideas, especially since you don’t have those pesky Summer bugs and humidity ruining the fun! Get cozy over a fire and take long, intimate strolls through the wilderness. Camping is already so much fun, so why not add your person to the mix?!
If you don’t think you are going to be able to make camping happen, how about you try to get out for an autumn hike through the falling leaves instead? If you both love the great outdoors, take the opportunity, throw on your trusted sneakers, and start your exploration!
Autumn Date Ideas for Everyone
Whatever fall date ideas you choose to do during the literal best season of the year, be sure to include your person in everything you do. These are great bonding experiences where you can see the real them, even if they are screaming from being scared by someone in a ghost costume! Enjoy the cooler days and snuggle up with the person you love! I might have covered some romantic fall date ideas as well as the best outdoor date ideas for fall, but there are still so many options available.
Now, all you need to do is compile a list of your favourites and then, put ’em into action! Feel free to brag about your creativity during your fun date, I won’t tell!
Do you have any Autumn date ideas or Fall couple activities that I should add to my list?