Fall Dates To Get Excited For
We’re two weeks away from the official start of fall and every year, the season makes me giddy with anticipation. Texans seem to always be waiting longer than most for cooler weather, but I say we’ve got more time to plan activities and map out a bucket list. We’ve shared fall dates on a budget, but it was time for a little update and some new ideas for the current season. We hope that by the end of this post, you’ve created a mental bucket list of opportunity and that you’re excited about fall! Don’t forget to pin the top image to save these ideas!
1. Go Leaf Peeping For A Weekend
This doesn’t have to be an extravagant trip to the mountains of Vermont; in fact, I’m willing to bet that almost every person could find an easy weekend road trip that would take them to some fall foliage. Brandon and I are excited to be close to New Mexico mountains and plan on taking advantage of the color change there. Embrace where you are and find a spot where you can sneak away for the weekend to go leaf peeping.
2. Take A Hike Or Go Camping
Depending on your status of “outdoorsy-ness”, you can plan on a fun hike or a camping trip. Fall weather is our absolute favorite and we always challenge ourselves to be outside as much as possible. Especially for Texans, those 60 degree days only last for so long. If camping isn’t your speed, just spend a day outside hiking and enjoying the gorgeous nature around you.
3. Carve Pumpkins & Roast Seeds
One of my favorite classic dates: pumpkin carving. Put a spin on it this year and invite a few other couples over for some old-fashioned fun. Make a batch of spiked cider, play music, watch a football game, and have a carving contest. This is such a fun activity that will always stay classic at any age. When you’re done carving, try out this recipe for roasting the seeds. Every year, this is one of our favorite fall dates to get excited for!
4. Visit An Orchard
You know that Brandon and I jump at any chance to visit a farm or an orchard of some kind. Fall is the perfect opportunity for apple picking, visiting a pumpkin patch, or even just going to a local farm in your area. We’ve never gone apple picking (it’s not really a thing in Texas), but it’s high on our list. If you go, tag us in a picture so we can live vicariously through you!!
5. Pack A Picnic
We love picnics year round, but something about the fall season makes them much cozier and exciting. A hot thermos of tea, apple streusel, and warm paninis would be the must-have items in our basket. This is such a great date idea for anyone on a budget. Find your favorite local park and just set up camp for the afternoon. Talk, bring books, and enjoy a crisp afternoon together.
6. Visit A Brewery
Fall is definitely the time when cider and beer seems to taste best. Most big cities have some kind of local brewery that will undoubtedly offer a tasting or tour. Take advantage and plan a date!
7. Throw A Scary Movie Party
Make it a double date with a scary movie party. There are so many on Netflix, or you can simply turn on the TV anytime in the month of October and find one. Make some homemade popcorn, stock up on candy favorites, and settle in for a cozy evening.
8. Find A Festival
Fall festivals are a common occurrence in both large and small towns. With them, they usually bring hayrides, a carnival atmosphere, delightfully greasy food, games, music, and more. Do a little research and find one near you this season. Even if you have to drive to the next town, festivals are a fun and cheap date.
9. Take A Class
I’ve been wanting to do a candle making class for a long time now! Fall seems like an appropriate time to make a new scent and bring in a homemade candle for our home. Just google “candle making class” and see if there’s one offered in your area! If not, there’s definitely going to be an option for a cooking class, painting class, or something else that can serve as a great date option.
10. Update The Front Porch
Every autumn, we get excited about decorating our front porch (I know, we’re old and lame). We fill it with seasonal pumpkins, a fall door mat, a wreath, and some fresh mums. This year, I’m completely inspired by this front porch. GOALS! I love the idea of shopping for items together and making an afternoon of it.
11. Find A Restaurant With A Seasonal Menu
I love when a restaurant changes its menu seasonally to match the produce. Fall produce brings items like figs, sweet potatoes, apples, squash, and so many other delicious fruits and vegetables. Many restaurants will update their menu to reflect these changes so your favorite spot may have an entirely new menu for the fall season. Time to book yourselves a table!
12. Take A Few Pictures
We’ve encouraged this in many blog posts, but taking photos together is such a great way to capture memories and important seasons of life. Fall is a great time to start thinking about your Christmas card, or just document a new season together. You can definitely hire a photographer for this, but we’d encourage you to try a few photos yourself or have a family member step in and help. Here are our tips on posing together as a couple!
We hope this helps you figure out some fall dates to get excited for! Leave a comment and let us know which one sounds the best to you!