Fall In Love
With Fall

With summer winding down, it’s time to start thinking ahead to cooler temperatures, especially when it comes to love. Not sure what to do or where to go with your guy? Between outdoor adventures and season-specific outings, fall can be a lot more fun than you think.

Couple picking apples

Go apple picking

There’s no better way to eat seasonal and local than by heading to the closest apple farm to pick your own fruit. Not only will you be enjoying the fresh air, but you can gather enough goodies to go home and try your hand at baking a pie together. The crisp, fall air is energizing and apple picking is something you can only do in the fall, which makes it special. Check out PickYourOwn.org to find a farm near you.

Hit up a state fair

Cotton candy and rides and games, oh my! What could be better than a day spent arm in arm with your man while you take in the action at a local state fair? Greasy food, silly rides and the chance for him to win you a stuffed animal all combine for a laid back but ultra-fun day for two. Fall is prime time for fairs, so do a quick search here to find the closest one to you.

Head out on a hike

A fall hike is a great way to get to know someone better or boost your bond with someone you’ve been seeing for a while. Whether you’re six months into a relationship or six years, a brisk walk through some gorgeous trails makes for a romantic (and athletic) afternoon. Local Hikes provides a comprehensive list of hiking trails near metropolitan areas making it easy to find one near you. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the fall colors.

Stay in and get cozy

Too blustery out for a hike or trip to the fair? There’s nothing more romantic than staying in and cuddling up under a blanket together for a cozy night in. Stock up on your favorite snacks, choose some movies you both want to watch, light some candles, open a bottle of wine and spend the afternoon or evening relaxing in the warmth of your living room.

Take a day trip

Whether it’s to hike further afield, check out a cute town you’ve never been to, or simply do something different for a day, taking a mini road trip is a fun fall date that goes beyond your usual activities. The best reason to get out of town in the fall? To see the fall foliage! Check out where to head to see the bursts of yellow, red and orange with a handy fall foliage map.

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Comments on "5 Fall date ideas to rev up the romance"

Amy September 21, 2012 | 1:21 PM

Apple picking does sound like a great idea. It's something different, which I like. Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm totally looking forward to fall now.

Chriselle September 05, 2012 | 9:55 AM

I've never thought of apple picking before! What a cute and romantic idea. Staying in and snuggling is still my all time favorite date idea though.

Laurel September 04, 2012 | 3:47 PM

I love seasonal themed dates! They are so much fun. One of the best day dates I had with my guy was when we went apple picking. It was also at a place where we got to pick our pumpkins, and get really yummy cider and donuts. Anything fall is always cozy and romantic.

Lauren September 04, 2012 | 9:53 AM

These are definitely great ideas to try out for fall! I think in relationships it's important to try new things and keep in interesting. Apple picking and going to a state fair aren't things you can do all the time - so may as well grab your sweetie and take advantage!

Kenia September 04, 2012 | 9:44 AM

Great tips. Something new to try for the new season!

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