These 100+ Fall Date Ideas are the perfect way to spend time together this fall! Have some fun and pick your favorites for the most fun fall dating you’ve ever had!
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FUN FALL DATE NIGHT IDEAS
Dating in the fall is so much fun! There are a TON of things you can do to make date night fun! If you want something more specific than just an ordinary date night idea, then this fall specific list is perfect for you.
Keep it fun and get to know your date even more with these fun ideas! Make pillow forts, go to a corn maze, paint a pumpkin and more – read the full list below!
If this is a first date, I’d recommend looking at my list of first date ideas – those are a little more tricky! Several of these fall date night ideas would work well for first dates too!
FALL DATING TIPS
- Weather. Fall weather can be highly unpredictable. If you’re planning an outdoor date idea for fall, have an indoor back up just in case!
- Clothing. It can be COLD in the fall, but it can also be really warm too! Dress in layers!
- Stress. The holiday season can be stressful enough, so don’t pick fall date nights that will make life even more stressful. Find something you can enjoy together!
WHAT IF WE DON’T WANT TO GO ON A HALLOWEEN DATE?
If you want to skip the spooky stuff, there’s a TON of ideas on this list that are just fall ideas, not Halloween or spooky related. Enjoy these ideas all season long!
100+ FALL DATE NIGHT IDEAS
1. Have a pumpkin chunkin’ contest!
Start with tiny pumpkins and work your way up to bigger ones to see who can throw them the farthest!
2. Visit a corn maze.
3. Go to a pumpkin patch.
4. Carve a pumpkin.
You could even combine number 3 and number 4!
5. Take a scenic walk.
6. Go to a fall festival.
Fairs and fall fests are ALL over this time of year!
7. Make your favorite fall soup!
8. Have a bonfire.
9. Make caramel apples.
10. Watch a scary movie.
11. Make a scarecrow.
Use old leaves, straw, r whatever you have access to and create a scarecrow!
12. Go on a fun run.
Lots of places have 5ks and fun runs this time of year!
13. Do a service project.
Find a local elderly or disabled person and help them get their yard free from leaves and natural debris!
14. Go on a hike.
15. Go on a scenic drive.
Look up good places to see fall foliage in your area and plan out a beautiful drive.
16. Make a pumpkin craft.
Guys like creating too, and this list of 100+ pumpkin crafts for adults will give you some good ideas!
17. Go see a concert.
18. Go to a sip and paint.
Grab a beer, wine, or beverage of choice at a sip & paint event and make your own piece of art!
19. Go to a football game.
Even if it’s just your local high school, this is a great fall date idea!
20. Make a giant leaf pile to jump into.
21. Go to a theme park.
Lots of theme parks are all decorated for fall this time of year. Some, like Silver Dollar City, have entire fall festivals!
22. Go apple picking.
23. Have an apple cider tasting.
It’s like a beer flight, but for apple cider!
24. Make a fall wreath.
Make a fall wreath together, like this cute mesh pumpkin wreath, and leave it up for all of fall!
25. Make leaf etchings.
Collect some fallen leaves and place them under a sheet of paper. Gently rub a pencil over the top of the paper and watch the design of the leaf come through!
26. Go on a ghost tour.
Lots of local places (check Groupon!) have these available from trained local historians!
27. Go to a haunted house.
28. Go to a nature center.
29. Go star gazing.
Get a blanket and some pillows and snuggle up and watch the stars.
30. Go camping.
Take looking at stars a step further and go camping for a night or two!
31. Go out for coffee.
It’s the time of the Pumpkin Spice Latte! Go get coffee – it’s required!
32. Make your own hot cocoa.
This can seem boring, but use this recipe to make amazing hot cocoa, then relax and enjoy each other’s company!
33. Read a book.
Sounds cheesy, but one of my favorite memories ever is of reading a book to my significant other!
34. Visit a winery.
35. Go out to brunch.
Almost every brunch place will have a special menu. Try something off that menu!
36. Go play paintball.
It’s much more enjoyable this time of year!
37. Go bobbing for apples.
38. Plant a mum.
39. Explore your downtown.
Fall weather is so nice to walk in, so take advantage of that and explore your downtown together!
40. Have a tea tasting.
Get several types of hot tea, and try them out to see which is your favorite!
41. Have a pumpkin spice night!
Go find and buy as many pumpkin spice flavored things and try them!
42. Go on a bike ride.
43. Make chili together.
Use this awesome thick chili recipe and make it together!
44. Have a movie marathon!
Nothing is better on a cold, rainy fall day, than snuggling up under some blankets with some snacks and having a movie marathon or binging a show!
45. Visit a nature park.
46. Go on a hay ride.
47. Go to a drive-in movie.
Way cooler than going to a movie theater!
48. Go to Oktoberfest.
49. Rent a cabin for the weekend.
You could even go in with friends!
50. Go to a farmer’s market.
51. Bake cookies.
52. Ride horses.
53. Volunteer for a worthy cause.
Lots of places offer volunteer opportunities in the fall!
54. Have a board game night!
We love board games! Get a new one, or play an old favorite!
55. Hunt A Killer.
This is an AWESOME spooky fall date night idea! If you’ve never heard of these, you need to check them out! I linked to our favorite, but check out the others too!
56. Play the I Am Thankful game.
Print out this game of questions for free, and learn some things about each other you may not have thought to ask!
57. Go to a Halloween party.
Dress up in cute costumes and enjoy some Halloween festivities together!
58. Have a photo shoot.
Take cute couples photos with the fall foliage!
59. Have a spooky photo shoot.
Dress up in spooky attire and have a photographer take some photos for you!
60. Paint a pumpkin.
Skip the carving and grab the paints and turn your pumpkin into a work of art!
61. Go to a brewery.
62. Find and visit a sunflower field.
Take pictures of each other while you’re there!
63. Fly kites.
Fall breeze is the perfect excuse to fly kites together!
64. Go thrift store shopping.
65. Re-do a piece of furniture together.
Grab something from the thrift store and give it a makeover! Do something you haven’t tried! Reupholster a chair, paint a couch – have fun with it!
66. Go on a fall picnic.
Bring the basket and picnic blanket too!
67. Bake a pie.
68. Go ziplining.
69. Try out geocaching.
This is such a fun adventure!
70. Go to the zoo.
Lots of zoos have fall events – some even let you visit at night!
71. Build a blanket fort.
Go all out – get battery powered light strands and candles and make it amazing!
72. Have a lazy day.
Stay in your pajamas, play video games and watch movies, order Doordash – sometimes these are the BEST days! See my whole list of at home date night ideas here!
73. Go to an escape room.
See if you can find a spooky themed one!
74. Roast marshmallows.
Build a little fire, or do it indoors!
75. Go on a night walk.
76. Visit a hot tub.
77. Go see a play.
Lots of local theaters put on plays in the fall!
78. Go to a baseball game.
79. Put up fall decorations.
Whether Halloween decor, or general fall decor, make a day of decorating your house, porch, and yard!
80. Go to see a scary movie in theaters.
Go see a new scary movie that’s in theaters right now!
81. Watch the sunset.
Grab blankets, ditch the phones, and just spend some time close and in nature!
82. Make candy apples.
These are not the same as caramel apples, and actually take some practice to get the hang of it!
83. Host a fall party.
Work together to make a fun gathering for a few friends!
84. Go on a fall scavenger hunt.
Use this free printable to make it easy!
85. Go see an orchestra.
Find an orchestra or symphony and watch them perform!
86. Go on a tasting tour.
Check Groupon or Airbnb for good local experiences!
87. Give each other massages.
Watch a youtube video, get some good massage oil, and set a timer!
88. Go to a local park.
Take a walk, swing on the swings, and even go down the slides!
89. Play a sport together.
Volleyball, football, badminton, golf – all good ideas for sports you can play together in the fall!
90. Go on a fall decor home tour.
Find out where the best decorated houses for fall and Halloween are, and drive around and look at them together!
91. Take a cooking class together.
92. Watch a football game at home.
Go all out with snacks, pick a team and paint your face and wear a jersey, make bets on the scores and more!
93. Go to a Friendsgiving.
If one of your friends is hosting this year, go! You won’t regret it!
94. Go to a parade.
Lots of fall and Christmas parades happen during the fall!
95. Make grape jam.
Go pick some grapes, and make your own grape jam with this recipe! You don’t need any canning skills to do this either!
96. Go skeet shooting.
97. Make popcorn balls.
This old fashioned snack is so easy to make and makes a cute fall date idea! Make popcorn balls and pop in your favorite fall movie!
98. Make a leaf collection.
Go collect some leaves, and then look up and identify them together!
99. Pass out Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters.
This can be SO much fun! Dress up, pick out candy, and make kids smile all night!
100. Do random acts of kindness.
Come up with ideas in advance, or wing it! I’ll never forget when a couple was doing this on Christmas eve and just handed me $20 while I was doing some last minute shopping. I still think about that and smile!
HAVE MORE FALL DATE NIGHT IDEAS?
Do you have more ideas to add to our list of 100+ Fall Date Night Ideas? Add them in the comments! We love to mix it up, and not do the same, old boring things all the time! Pin this post to one of your Pinterest boards so you don’t lose this list next time you need something to do on date night!