Each season has its charms, but don’t you think there is something more romantic in the fall? Maybe it’s the leaves that change, the way the light begins to change, or the instinct to snuggle by a roaring fireplace, it seems like the loving vibe is always there! That’s why we’ve compiled some lovely fall date ideas to keep things going as the weather starts to get colder.
It’s common to fall into a rut when you’ve been with a partner for a long time. Especially when it’s so easy to stay home and go to bed early on a cold, dark night. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!) But sometimes it’s nice to do something a little out of the ordinary, something that celebrates the season and fosters a deeper connection. Get the inspiration flowing and get out of your comfort zone with these fantastic fall date ideas. It is highly unlikely that you will regret trying a new and unexpected date; at the very least, you might get a laugh or a great story.
And before you ask, our list has everything you are looking for at different prices because a beautiful fall date shouldn’t cost a penny. Whether you’re outdoors, looking to learn a skill from your lover, or just want some ideas for setting a sexy tone, we’ve got you covered. Mark these dates and you’re good to go the next time you’re trying to figure out date night.
Read on for 27 sweet fall date ideas:
Make a seasonal playlist together. That way, every time you hear it, you will be transported to this exact moment in your lives together.
Go to the coziest wine bar you know. Hop on the bar or curl up in a private booth and enjoy a delicious wine.
Snuggle up under the covers and take turns reading poetry to each other. If you have a fire roaring in the fireplace, even better!
Go on a weekend getaway. Even a quick trip can spice up a relationship. Go to the countryside or somewhere with lots of fresh air, good food, and little else.
Take a cocktail class. Find one you can attend in person in your neighborhood or check out some virtual classes instead.
Restaurant swaps. Pick two restaurants each that you’ve been wanting to try and take turns surprising each other with your choice every weekend in October.
Take a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Fall harvest is the best time to see them!
Take turns preparing each other’s favorite food. If you are a breakfast person, surprise them with a beloved morning dish. No matter what time of day, it is always a good time to pamper each other.
Go pick apples. Find your closest orchard and stock up on tasty apples. You will have tart and apple sauce for the next few days.
Spend the afternoon at a local cider or distillery. Get fresh cider or liqueurs from the closest cider and enjoy the flavors of fall.
Go look at the stars. Load up some blankets, hot drinks in a thermos, and some snacks, then head to a gazebo to see the stars.
Take a road trip and check out the leaves. Take a look at the amazing fall foliage and spend some time together in the car, listening to music and chatting.
Build a blanket. The trick is to spend the entire day hanging out together.
Take a hayride. Take advantage of your inner child and enjoy the surroundings and the silliness.
Book a couples massage. It is always a good time for a massage, even better if it is by candlelight.
Visit a used bookstore. Get lost in the stacks and pick out some classics you’ve always wanted to read.
Plan a puzzle night. Even if you are not a puzzle person, it is a lovely activity to do together.
To ride a horse. You will feel like you are in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Take tennis lessons. I’m not sure I’ve heard it, but tennis is having a moment. Buy something cheap rackets, balls, and paying a sporty teenager to give you some lessons on the local courts.
Take a different nature walk every weekend. Enjoy the milder temperatures and beautiful surroundings by taking walks and nature walks around the city. Bonus points if they are out of your way.
Ride a bike. There is no better way to enjoy the cool and bright autumn mornings than to spend them outdoors by bike. Then stop and indulge yourself!
Something spooky or Halloween
Walk of the cemetery. Take a look at your local cemetery and take a walk at dusk. Bonus points if you bring a thermos full of spiked cider.
Scary movie night. Snuggle up under the covers and choose a classic movie or enjoy a never-before-seen movie.
Midnight viewing of the Rocky Horror Show. Find out if this iconic musical can be seen in your city at midnight, if not, stay up until midnight and enjoy it in your living room.
Visit a haunted house or a historic house. Hold on to each other as you explore a local haunted site.
Carve pumpkins together. This is not the scariest plan, but that depends on the skill level and the environment that is established while carving!