Fall date 1: apple orchard
Late September through October is always the best time for this outdoor activity, and while the idea of dating at an orchard may seem odd, it’s actually quite beautiful. Whether it’s a first date or you’re well into the relationship, this is a time to roll up your sleeves and revel in being up for anything. If things go well, you can always extend this fall date by suggesting that you bake apple pie or make caramel apples together afterward. Go to pickyourown.org for a list of local apple orchards.
What to make when your sweetie doesn’t like sweets: Walnut-Crusted Chicken With Apple Chutney
Fall date 2: haunted house
If you want to get your hearts racing, consider going to a haunted house. You can both get lost in a spooky labyrinth of ghosts and goblins. Plus, it’s nice to have a date to hold onto when you get a little creeped out by what’s lurking in the shadows. Hauntworld.com has a good list of houses near you.
Look cute on your date with these fall fashion trends.
Going out to dinner is nice, but if the weather is decent, make it an outdoor activity. Head to your favorite campground or beach and find a fire pit (just make sure your fire is safe and legal, first!) where the two of you can cozy up for a romantic fall date. Enjoy a picnic-style meal or just roast marshmallows, share a blanket and sip hot cocoa.
Spice things up with this spicy hot chocolate
Fall date 4: pumpkin picking
If you’re concerned that sifting through piles of vegetables might not sustain your interest, many patches have corn mazes, hayrides, and other outdoor activities. Similar to visiting an apple orchard, pumpkin picking can act as a catalyst for a second rendezvous: If you want to see your date again, suggest getting together to carve your newly-purchased pumpkin or bake pumpkin-spice bread.
Make these in the morning: Pumpkin-Gingerbread Waffles