When the nights start getting longer and the days start getting shorter, it can only mean one thing: Fall! You can practically feel the excitement in the air when the weather starts getting cooler, and when the seasons change, everything changes. This includes date ideas because suddenly the weather is just the right temperature for a whole new set of activities to do. So, if you’re looking for some new and exciting things to do on your dates this season, check out this list of fall date ideas to try!
1. Have a movie marathon
First on our list of fall date ideas is a classic during all times of the year. You truly can’t go wrong with a movie marathon, whether it’s with scary movies, Halloween movies, or classic fall films. You’ll get to snuggle up together and just enjoy your time spent relaxing in front of the tv. This is a great fall date idea whether you’ve been in a relationship for a while or it’s your first date! So, grab the popcorn, turn on Netflix, and just have a good time!
2. Go to a farmers’ market
One of the best parts about fall is all of the fruits and vegetables that are in season, especially if you get those fruits and veggies from a local farmers’ market! Going to a farmers’ market is a super cute date idea that is not only romantic, but you can also stock up on delicious foods you might not be able to get anywhere else! In the fall, farmers’ markets are known for their hot apple cider, cinnamon sugar donuts, and pumpkin patches. Who could resist this on the first date?
3. Go on a mini road trip
There’s no time like fall for a scenic road trip, but for a lot of people, the fall season is a busy one. So, if you don’t have the time for a big road trip, just take a mini one! You can make this road trip as short or as long as you want, but think of how cute it would be if you and your date just spend the evening driving around, looking at the beauty of autumn! For me, the idea of going on a drive, listening to a fall playlist, and sending time with someone I like is the perfect date.
4. Do some fall baking
If you’re anything like me, you might get an itch to bake all the time the second the first leaf falls in autumn. So, if you need a date idea, why not do some fall baking together? This is a super fun and hands-on activity that you can do together and when you’re finished, you’ll have a delicious treat to enjoy! Bake and decorate cookies or cupcakes, make an apple pie, or just do anything you want! After you’re done with the baking, you can snuggle up together and enjoy your treats!
5. Go ghost hunting
You might laugh at this next date idea, but I’m dead serious. Maybe it’s the Halloween season or maybe it’s the chilly air, but there’s something about fall that is perfect for creepy adventures. As a lover of both history and the paranormal, I can tell you for sure that this is a great date idea. Maybe check out that part of town that always felt funny to you, or sneak into that abandoned house you always got creepy vibes from. Either way, you’re going to have a blast with your date! And don’t worry because if you get too scared, they’ll be there to comfort you!
6. Go to a cute cafe
Coffee dates are like the holy grail of fall dates and it’s very clear why. There’s caffeine, good conversation (hopefully), and delicious pastries, so what could go wrong? This is the perfect date for that chilly fall day when all you want to do is sip a hot drink and enjoy someone else’s company. Meeting at a cute cafe is a great first date, twentieth date, or anywhere in between!
7. Have a bonfire
Our next fall date idea might not be the easiest for everyone to pull off depending on where you live, but it’s definitely a cozy one. Having a bonfire is not only fun, but it’s also a great way to really get to know someone. Plus, you can make s’ mores, drink hot chocolate, and just feel the warmth of the fire. Bonfires are also great for group dates and are super fun in the late fall months when it starts to get really cold. Bundle up, and just enjoy a great night together!
8. Go apple picking
There’s something about picking your own fruit that is just so satisfying and fun, especially if you turn it into a date. Apples are in season in the fall, and not only are they delicious to eat, but it’s also a lot of fun to walk up and down the aisles and aisles of apple trees in the orchard. You could truly get lost in yourselves and just enjoy spending time with your date and with nature. Plus, when you get home, you can continue the fun by baking something together with your apples!
9. Visit a bookstore
If you’d like to truly live out your rom-com fantasy, consider visiting a bookstore for your date! This may sound boring to some, but any book-lover out there knows that this is a dream date. Especially when your date is just as excited as you and you can both really enjoy your time together. Grab some books for yourselves, or pick out books that you think your date would enjoy. That way, the books you end up getting will be a surprise and will make for a really fun date!
10. Go to a pumpkin patch
Our final date on this list is a classic fall activity that you just can’t skip out on, no matter if you’re on a date or not! Going to a pumpkin patch is probably one of the most romantic fall dates you can go on. You get to pick out a pumpkin together, maybe enjoy some hot apple cider together, or just enjoy each others’ company. When you’re done picking out your pumpkin, go home and paint it or carve it together! This is a great date idea if Halloween is quickly approaching.