Fall is one of my favorite times of year for romance. There are so many fun fall activities for couples that the fall date ideas are endless.
Unlike other times of year, I have so many fall date ideas that I can’t possibly fit them into one season!
If you’re like me and want to get and out and experience fall with your significant other, then you’ll probably like at least a few of these fall date ideas. These fall activities range from super active/intensive (hiking, a weekend away, etc.) to casual coffee dates and low-key haunted activities.
Check out these 52+ fall date ideas to get some inspiration about what fall activities you’d like to plan together!
52. Take A Mini Road Trip
A quick road trip getaway is an amazing date idea. Life moves fast and it can be nice to throw on your shades and take it slow as you listen to an audiobook, jam out to that road trip playlist you created together or just enjoy those spontaneous road trip conversations.
Whether you want to take a road trip that only lasts a few hours to check out a new town or you want to actually go away for a week and drive far and wide, this is definitely one of the best fall date ideas because it’s low-key yet adventurous.
51. Check Out The Fall Foliage
What a beautiful Fall date idea to check out the foliage with the changing leaves all around you. You will be cozying up together under that fleece throw blanket and sipping apple cider before you know it.
50. Have A Fall Picnic
Plan to bring some of your favorite foods and get out into the crisp autumn air with a picnic. If you are up for an inexpensive date, warm apple crisp, while sporting the cutest boots you own then it is time to pack a basket that would make Yogi Bear proud and have yourself a picnic.
49. Go Apple Picking
Would it really be Fall without some fresh apple picking? You will want to take your time and find that perfect red or golden delicious piece of Autumn.
48. Find A Local Cider Donut Stand
When the aroma of fresh cider donuts wraps around you, there isn’t any passing them up. Get them while they are hot and you will not be disappointed.
47. Go To An Outdoor Concert
Live music can make for some incredible memories and the energy of an outdoor concert is amazing. All the positive vibes tend to make an impression and make for a beautiful date night.
46. Head To The Drive-In Theater
Hit the concessions stand or bring your own snacks to the drive-in. Dress code is whatever is comfortable and you can often catch double features of some old classics you both remember.
45. Bake A Pumpkin Pie
When you are planning Fall activities, you know there had better be pumpkin involved. Pre-heat the oven and bake a pumpkin pie together. It can be a great way to unwind and there is a scrumptious payoff in the end.
44. Take A Hay Ride
Sitting back and taking in the scenery is easy to do on a hay ride. Lighthearted and low paced, this is the perfect chance to sit close and enjoy a traditional autumn activity.
43. Visit The Zoo
You can get to know some wildlife at your local zoo. Many venues will even allow you to pet their friendliest residents. Be sure to have your camera handy.
42. Explore A Haunted Historical Location
Haunted sites can be a little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun. The stories behind some locations might raise your hair and truly amaze you.
41. Check Out Local Fairs And Festivals
Is it really Fall without a local harvest festival? People singing, sharing stories, and enjoying the harvest from local land is fun and memorable.
This was one of the fall activities that I loved as a teenager, but it’s still one of my favorite fall date ideas now, if only for nostalgic purposes!
40. Have A Cozy Wine And Cheese Night
Your favorite warm socks plus your favorite cheeses and wine is a winning combination. You can display them however you choose and decide on your favorites after some taste tests.
39. Watch A Scary Movie At Home
Curling up together on the sofa is an excellent date night idea and a scary movie is a great opportunity to cuddle up close during the most thrilling scenes.
38. Carve And Decorate Pumpkins
Every Fall display needs a touch of pumpkin! Carve and decorate pumpkins with fun and whacky designs and you can invite friends to add to the creativity.
You can’t really say you’ve done fall activities as a couple unless you’ve decorated pumpkins. It’s simply a must!
37. Plan A Puzzle Night
A puzzle night is the perfect blend of focus and fun! If you want fall activities that are low key and don’t require you to actually leave your home, grab a semi-complicated puzzle and give it a go.
36. Write Down What You’re Thankful For
You can really magnify the gratitude in your relationship by taking time to write down what you’re thankful for.
This is one of the Thanksgiving-oriented fall date ideas that works when you’re seeking something to do in the colder months, after Halloween fall activities are over.
35. Go On A Hiking Adventure
An adventure by foot is a great idea. The first time I laced up a pair of hiking boots and unplugged was truly restorative. Nature can really have a profound impact.
This is a great fall date for just about anyone! Even if you’re not an expert hiker, you can find a short trail and enjoy the foliage along the way.
34. Have A Bonfire In Your Backyard
Campfire stories around the bonfire are always a hit. The warm communal feeling on cool Fall nights is so romantic and you don’t need much for it to be magical.
This is one of the most classic fall date ideas for a reason. You can enjoy a bonfire in just about any weather!
33. Go Camping
You bought that camping stove so put it to good use! Head out and enjoy a day of fight and a night under the stars. Don’t forget your bug spray!
32. Visit An Old Cemetery
There is something solemn yet very beautiful about visiting a cemetery. There are monuments and memorials to life that are reminders of the start and end of many stories, but also of that dash in between.
This is one of my favorite fall activities for couples, especially around Halloween. Then again, we live in Salem Massachusetts, so we enjoy a lot of spooky fall date ideas!
31. Check Out A Local Cidery
Picking out your favorite ciders from a delicious flight of local tastes is always a fun Fall activity. You can even tour many cideries and see how those flavors make their way to your table.
Cider is super popular right now, so cideries are opening everywhere. This is one of my favorite fall date ideas that I always recommend for people who don’t enjoy the taste of beer.
30. Host Oktoberfest At Home With Beer and Sausages
Skip the crowded bar scene and plan your Oktoberfest at home! Pick a centerpiece you both enjoy and enjoy all the scents and tastes of the season.
29. Get Lost In A Corn Maze
There are not many unforgettable Fall activities like getting lost in a corn maze. There will definitely be a collective effort to find your way through but getting lost is half the fun!
Heading to a corn maze is one of my favorite fall date ideas. Corn mazes are simply must-do fall activities! There are many options – you can go to a daytime maze or enjoy a haunted corn maze at night.
28. Taste Test Beers At A Local Brewery
Grab a sampling of some of the local brews and even take your favorites home for later. There are so many fall brews where we live that this is one of our favorite seasonal fall date ideas!
27. Head To A Haunted House
The scare factor of a haunted house only increases the excitement of the day. We all know that there are almost twice as many smiles as there are screams.
26. Have A Wine And Paint Night
If you have a flare for artistry, then a wine and paint night is where you should be. Even if you are not a Rembrandt, there can be so much joy in the process from start to finish.
25. Make Candy Apples At Home
A little bit tart and a little bit sweet, homemade candy apples are always a perfect treat.
24. Go To Your Local Amusement Park’s Haunted Fest
Your local amusement park is going to be a hit with its haunted attractions. Prepare for shrieks and thrills and a whole lot of fun.
23. Plan A Fall-Themed Photoshoot
If you don’t get it on film, did it really happen? What better way to preserve fall memories than to plan a photoshoot. Hire your favorite local photographer or give it a shot yourself!
22. Go Stargazing Under Cozy Blankets
Basking under the moonlight and enjoying the stars is a classic any time of year and the Fall is no exception. Snuggle up under your fleece blankets and gaze in wonder.
21. Rent An Airbnb In A Gorgeous Fall Location For A Weekend
Make an introduction to local spots in a place you’ve never stayed before. An Airbnb is a great choice for a weekend away to see more Fall colors and won’t take much planning.
20. Whip Up A Fall Cocktail
Essence of apples. Maple flavors. There are just so many ways to spruce up a cocktail for fall. Get experimental and find out what you enjoy.
19. Go Shopping For Halloween Costumes
Don’t put it off until the last minute. Head out and pick a Halloween costume together. You can even craft something fun and original.
18. Take A Train Ride Through The Country
A train ride can be so comfortable and scenic. Plan ahead and you will save time and money on your boarding plans. It is so fun and easy and you can grab mementos at stops along the way.
17. Check Out A Local Café
A local café is a fun stop to dine and check support a local business. Cafes in your area often have fresh selections of the day or week that are so enjoyable.
16. Pick Pumpkins At A Pumpkin Patch
Finding the perfect gourd down at the pumpkin patch is so much fun. Getting to see all of the people flock to the area with kids in tow will leave you with a smile.
15. Go To A Football Game + Tailgate
Are you ready for some football? If there is one fall activity that will never get old, it has to be tailgating. Set up prior to the game with your main squeeze or invite friends for a day date with the whole gang.
14. Make A Romantic Fall Dinner
Dinner at home can be so romantic and a fall dinner is a great way to show you care. Take your time curating the menu together and you can’t go wrong.
13. Go For A Bike Ride
There is no need to go full tour de force but a bike ride is an excellent idea for an active date. Take in the sights and just cruise.
12. Watch Your Favorite Halloween Movies From Childhood
Paging the great pumpkin! No one uses VHS anymore but the childhood memories remain. Watch an old movie that you both will remember from your childhood in the spirit of Halloween
11. Go Wine Tasting At A Local Vineyard
Enjoy a bit of the local grapes at a vineyard near you. It is always a good time to quiz the sommelier on what wine would best match your taste buds. Such a great idea if you love the fruit of the vine.
10. Bundle Up And Have A BBQ
Toss some burgers and dogs on the grill. It isn’t just for summer fun if you’ve got a hankering for something savory and smoky.
9. Go To A Renaissance Fair
There is a lot of lively energy, live music, and great costumes at a renaissance fair. It is a fall date idea in a category all its own. Take time away from the usual and be transported back in time in this awesome setting.
8. Have A Pumpkin Beer Taste Test
If apple cider and pumpkin spice are not the only fall delights that get your mouth watering, then a pumpkin beer taste test is one you can’t miss. There is a surprising variety from different regions and you are sure to find one you love.
7. Take A Walk In Your Local Park
A stroll through the park is such a feel good activity. Keep it light, hold hands, and make it a walk to remember.
6. Go Horseback Riding
If you’ve never been horseback riding then a bit of tranquility and adventure might be just what you need. Experienced owners can pair you with the right horse for you so you can enjoy nature at a romantic pace.
5. Head To A Spa For A Romantic Weekend
After the week you’ve had, you could use some TLC at the spa. Soak away the Monday to Friday hustle and bustle and even get a massage. Treat yourself. After all, you deserve a touch of self-care.
4. Make Autumn Crafts Together
I know you have been meaning to do something with that construction paper, and a fall date idea is the perfect opportunity to do some crafts. Tap into your artistic side and even incorporate some natural elements from the outdoors.
3. Book A Fall Cabin For A Weekend Away
Instead of emails and waiting for traffic lights to turn green, sneak off to a cabin away from it all and watch the leaves turn brown. It’s something straight out of a Pamela Clare novel and you’ll certainly remember this one.
2. Go To An Arcade
If you are willing to put your Ms. Pac-man skills to the test then grab a roll of quarters and make an afternoon of it. Your local arcade could use some visitors and it sure is a whole lot of fun.
1. Take A Ghost Tour
Hear the stories behind some locations with some spooky history. A ghost tour is sure to get your heart beat up and to intrigue you from start to finish.
One of our favorite fall activities as a couple is going on a ghost tour here in Salem! The tours range from super informative and historical to ultra spooky.
However, ghost tours aren’t just fall activities in Salem. There are many haunted places in the U.S. and even in the world. Check out the haunted stories in your local area then find ghost tours based around those events.
I hope these fall activities for couples gave you some inspiration for future fall date ideas! There are so many great fall activities that you don’t want to miss out on, so get out there and plan some adventures.