As summer comes to an end, it’s time to get excited about autumn. There’s so much to love about the fall—from the brilliant bonfires to the radiant fall foliage. People across the country start gulping down pumpkin spice like it’s their job, football games get rowdy, and Halloween and all things spooky get on the brain. When it comes to couples and planning that perfect date night, there are so many options it can get hard to find the right one. To help you and your planning, we’ve listed out some of the best fall date night experiences, from classic to spooky.
Take a Cooking Class
A romantic night is on the horizon when you book a cooking class with your significant other. With the holidays right around the corner, brushing up on your cooking and baking skills is never a bad idea. Cooking classes are a fun way to learn more about your significant other, not to mention you’ll get to dig into some delicious fall cuisine.
Head to a Haunted Farm
Of course, we need to have a haunted farm on this list! A new take on the typical stuffy haunted house, haunted farms offer plenty of scares and beautiful starry sights. Rather than walking in tight hallways, at the Ravenwood Haunted Farm in Haverhill, you’ll wander through trails and corn mazes. Around every turn, different characters and monsters will spook you and your significant other—it’s oddly romantic!
Make sure to spend a day or night at your local Oktoberfest while you can. From massive steins to various fall-themed activities, you and your partner are sure to enjoy yourselves. Share a pretzel, stroll through the different shops, or share a beer. Make it a fall-themed day and head out to your cooking class or haunted farm afterward.
Go to a Cider Tasting
Fall oozes delicious scents, and tasty cider is just one of them. If you and your partner don’t feel like apple picking, then opt for a scrumptious cider tasting. Find a cidery near you and enjoy a night of easy sips and gentle conversation. And if you take some home with you, you’ll be able to carry on the date from there.
Solve an Escape Room
Escape rooms are fun year-round, but they’re something else in the fall—especially around Halloween. The scares are higher and your stress to get out elevates ten-fold, but that’s what makes it fun. It’s a great date idea for those nights when undesirable weather keeps you inside, and you could even make it a group date! There are escape rooms all over these days, so take some time to research the best one for you.
Host a Bonfire and Outdoor Movie Night
Bonfires are a tried-and-true, quintessential fall activity, which means it had to be on this list. And when you pair a warm fire with a backyard movie, you’ll be in for an even bigger treat. Whether you decide to prop up your laptop outside or go big with a projector and sheet, you’ll be sure to get nice and cozy with one another.
Visit a Fall Festival
There are a ton of entertaining fall festivals throughout the season. From Pumpkin Festivals, like ours, to Johnny Appleseed festivals, you’ll book up every weekend in no time. Like Oktoberfests, fall festivals are a great way to spend time with your loved one. Pick your favorite and revel in the amazing experience that these fests and fairs offer to the public.