Autumn is perhaps everyone's favorite time of year: the changing leaves, the smell of the air, the yummy fall treats like pumpkin pie, apple cider, hot cocoa and Pumpkin Spice everything. Days get shorter and nights get longer. Yes, it gets a little colder, but that only means it’s time to break out those cute sweaters, flannel shirts and adorable leggings! Not to mention your favorite boots and colorful scarves! Of course, when we think of fall, we think of romance. There are plenty of romantic date ideas for you and your partner this Fall.
So as we say goodbye to summer and prepare for winter, embrace all the fall has to offer. Fall is the best season for falling in love from romantic hayrides to haunted houses to festivals. And what can be more romantic and cozy than a Fall wedding?
In the following article we shall give you some perfectly cozy and romantic fall date ideas. So break out that sexy sweater and cuddle up on the sofa with your beau in front of the fireplace!
1. Attend Your Local OktoberfestSource: krueger_dirndl via Instagram
What says Fall better than Oktoberfest? Celebrate October with a pumpkin ale or hard pear or apple cider. ‘Tis the season for festive adult beverages!
2. Go wine tastingSource: The Londoner
Speaking of adult beverages, why not attend a wine or beer festival? It’s the perfect time of year to sit outside and sample the local brew! Check out your local winery and sample the local flavor. A lot of wineries have romantic date packages as well.
3. Go Apple PickingSource: The Classygirlswearpearls
Most local farms offer couples packages for fruit picking. As a an added bonus, you can go home and bake some fall goodies together: apple pie is always a favorite fall treat!
4. Have a Fall Photoshoot
Choose your favorite scenic fall spot and have a fun photoshoot. You can either hire a professional, ask a friend or have fun taking selfies together with fun and fall props and nature’s gorgeous colorful backgrounds! Wear coordinating outfits in brilliant fall colors. Capture the day for eternity with romantic fall photos to share with your family and friends.
5. Go to a Haunted HouseSource: ymarra via Instagram
Horror is always fun. There are tons of haunted houses and hayrides during the Fall season. Tour a pentiariary. For example. Eastern State Penn in Philadelphia, PA is renowned for its terrifying haunted tours. Salem, MA is also another popular destination during the Halloween season.
6. Go on a picnicSource: Great Romance Photography
Of course not everyone can go to Manhattan NY’s Central Park, which is absolutely breathtaking in the Fall. However, you can pick your favorite park and pack a romantic and simple picnic lunch and snuggle up together on a blanket and take in the foliage.
7. Have a Haunted Movie MarathonSource: Sallypinera Photography
‘Tis the season to be spooky. Whether you like classic thrillers like “Frankenstein” or gory movies like “Halloween” you can find a number of scary movies to cuddle up with your honey. And if you don’t like scary movies, find a movie you both enjoy. Nothing says “Show me love” like cozying up on the couch watching a scary movie with some buttered popcorn and hot cocoa.
8. Attend a Fall Festival or FairSource: sarahkjp via Instagram
There are plenty of festivals this time of year. Look online on in your local paper to find your favorite fall event. There's always lots of good food at festivals!
9. Get lost in a corn mazeSource: JoPhoto Photography
Corn mazes are both fun and romantic. Hold hands as your make your way through the twists and turns together. A haunted corn maze is always a plus!
10. Go on a historic ghost walkSource: bridgetmallory via Instagram
Many older towns and villages have a rich history that includes ghosts and goblins. A haunted ghost walk is one of the best romantic date ideas for those chilly fall nights.
11. Have a bonfireSource: Velvet Owl Photography
Nothing says romance like sitting in front of a bonfire. You can toast marshmallows and even make s’more. Who doesn’t love a gooey, chocolaty, marshmallow treat on a cold autumn night under the stars?
12. Go to the ZooSource: Renschemari Photography
The Fall is the perfect time to go to the zoo. It’s not as crowded, nor is it hot and humid, plus the zoo is gorgeous this time of year. You can leisurely enjoy the day together.
13. Go Horseback Riding
Horseback riding is fun any time of year, but there’s something extra special about riding in the Fall. You can flaunt your cowboy boots and cutest flannel shirt!
14. Go on a bike rideSource: Rachel Moore Photography
Take a bike ride along your favorite bicycle path. Bring along a picnic or a thermos of hot coffee or hot cocoa to share.
15. Go on a hayrideSource: Bamberphotography Photography
Hayrides are always fun, not to mention romantic. Bring a warm blanket and cuddle up with your significant other as you look at the stars. Extra points if it’s a haunted hayride!
16. Carve PumpkinsSource: OneOne Photography
What’s a better way to celebrate Halloween than with pumpkins? Go pumpkin picking together and then go home and carve your pumpkins together, using the “innards” to make a pumpkin pie! Show off your artistic skills!
17. Shop for Halloween CostumesSource: The Hellofashionblog
Shopping is always fun and shopping for cute and scary costumes is twice the fun. Bonus points for creative couple costumes!
18. Sit in a Coffee Shop
Coffee shops are always a fun date, but there’s something even more romantic about a cafe during the Fall. Plus Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Hot Apple Cider are always yummy!
19. Attend your local homecoming
Supporting your local team is always fun and it will bring back a lot of special memories, while also clearing new memories with your love!
20. Go to a bookstoreSource: Heidi Ryder Photography
Bookstores are always a good idea. Hit your local Barnes and Noble, or better yet, find a used bookstore and browse for hours.
21. Go antiquingSource: Gideon Photography
Everyone loves antiques. Purpose your favorite antique store. You never know what you’ll find. You can also check out flea markets and thrift stores.
22. Make Fall GoodiesSource: Erika Delgado Photography
Fall is all about comfort foods. Bake apple pies, pumpkin cobbler, apple tarts. You can make your own candy or caramel apples. There are always a ton of fun fall recipes on Pinterest.
23. Fly a KiteSource: marycostaphoto via Instagram
Embrace your inner child and fly a cute that you made together on a crisp and windy fall afternoon.
24. Watch the sunsetSource: Brittrene Photography
Sunsets are always breathtaking, but there's something special about a Fall sunset. Find your favorite spot and snuggle up as the sun and moon cross paths.
25. Go for a driveSource: loveluella via Instagram
You don’t have to have a destination in mind. Just drive around aimlessly and enjoy the Fall foliage together. Put on your favorite tunes and grab a coffee and some apple cider or pumpkin donuts to go from your favorite coffee shop or bakery!
There you have it. Our top 25 romantic date ideas for Fall! Grab your partner and get cozy!
FAQ: Romantic Date Ideas
How can I be romantic on a first date?
- Make dinner. It’s a never dying classic!
- Cook together.
- Walk your pets.
- Listen to your favorite music
- Make a sweet deal.
- Don’t be trivial.
How long is a first date usually?
When asked “How long should my first date last?”, psychologists usually don’t recommend more than an hour. Spending more than an hour on your first date may have many consequences that you might have never imagined.
How do you flirt on a date?
- Close your eyes a little and then look around your partner’s face and table so that you don’t look down.
- Match your partner’s energy.
- Listen a lot.
- Consider the context.
- Relax and enjoy the moment!