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Autumn Date Ideas That Will Have You Falling for Each Other

Though winter seems like it’s around the corner, there’s still plenty of fall-goodness to enjoy. Check out these autumn date ideas, courtesy of Sarah Frost.


In all ways that the general population makes fun of women for liking fall, I love everything about it.

I’ve recently moved to an area of the country where there are actually four seasons in a year, and I am thrilled about all four of them—but I really, really adore the autumnal goodness that’s upon us.

I am a quintessential girl about the entire experience: I want everything flavored pumpkin, maple lattes, gingerbread—you name it, I’m interested. And don’t forget the candle warmers in all the fall flavors so even when I’m not baking, my house can still smell like this wonderful season.

Anyway, fall is great for a lot of things—besides baked goods. (Though I’m partial to them, most recently I made pumpkin cinnamon rolls, and next week has pumpkin scones on the agenda… I mean, what?!)

It’s also great season for first dates. It’s great for second dates. It’s great for all different kinds of dates—because it really is the perfect time of year. So pull your fall coat out and get ready for these lovely autumn excursions.

Take a walk.

I get it, this sounds incredibly elementary. You want me to invite someone to go on a walk with me? Yes. Invite someone to go on a really amazing walk through all things fall. Maybe at a fall festival—there are a ton of them this time of year. Maybe walk down Main Street in a local small town and stock up on some early Christmas gifts. Either way, you’re in for a treat; the weather will probably be gorgeous and there’s bound to be about 14 different colors in the trees.

Take a hike.

Along the same lines, if you’re feeling slightly more adventurous, take a hike. The weather is perfect for outdoor activities, and fall is sure to astound you with its beauty. Not only will the leaves be changing, but the woodland creatures will also be out and about preparing for winter.

Go to a cooking class.

The fall air is known for being crisp—and sometimes we need a break from that. Most higher-end grocery stores offer weekly or monthly cooking classes. Maybe even look into your local organic or specialty store to see if they’re offering any classes on fall fixings. I mean, what better way to spend an evening with your love than cozying up over a cup of cider you made yourself?

Grab a bottle of wine (or two) and spend an early evening under the sunset.

One of the pluses about the changing of seasons is its easier to catch the sunset and not impede on normal evening activities. Grab your love, a blanket and a bottle of wine, watch the sunset and be home in time for your nightly routine.

Spend a night in.

As temperatures cool down, grab a spot in front of the fire with your love. So often we get caught up in doing and seeing that we forget to just be. Grab a blanket, grab of wine and start a fire. It will certainly be a night you won’t forget.

Whatever you do to enjoy fall, make sure to acknowledge the magic in the air—it’s all around you this time of year.

[image: via Nattu on flickr]

About the Author:

Sarah Frost

Sarah Frost thinks life is one big adventure—and should be treated that way. She grew up in Texas and quickly realized humidity is no one's best friend. Somewhere along the way she fell in love with words, and wanted to write as often as she could, so she does that as often as she can. She believes there's good in every day and the world was made for traveling, so she spends her time laughing as loudly as possible and looking for her next adventure.

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