We know that there's nothing like summer love, but cozying up to your special someone with a cup of warm apple cider is incomparable. Maybe your ideal date is indoors watching a holiday movie. Perhaps you're an outdoorsy person that is looking to hike. From pumpkin carving to visiting the state fair, these date ideas will give you and your loved ones an excuse to get out of the house. Not only will these dates allow for more bonding time, but they're budget friendly, too.

Visit a pumpkin patch 

Visit your local pumpkin patch with your pumpkin! Not only is the patch an opportunity to take an autumn-inspired picture for Instagram, but you and your significant other can plan to carve the pumpkin you choose for your next date.

Go apple picking at the orchard 

If you happen to be located near an apple orchard, challenge your date to an apple picking contest! As you’re chatting in the orchard, you and your date can decide if you’ll be baking apple pie or turnovers with your fresh treats.

Watch a scary movie outdoors 

Drive-in theaters are the perfect outdoor activity for a moderately chilly fall evening. Halloween is just around the corner, so a thriller like Halloween or comedy horror like Jennifer’s Body would be ideal to stream on a projector in a backyard or rooftop.

Have a hot cocoa bar & movie night

Although the return of colder temperatures means less outdoor activities, nothing is wrong with spending a night-in to watch a cheesy rom-com. What would make a movie night feel more fall-friendly? A hot cocoa bar! Let your company bring their own mugs and deck out your kitchen counter with marshmallows and hot chocolate.

Start a beach bonfire

Spend your evening warming up to your new date or partner near a bonfire! Whether it’s in your backyard or the beach, bring ingredients for s’mores to spice up the energy. This will be the perfect time to cozy up to your date and stargaze together.

Visiting the state fair/carnival

You deserve to win a stuffed teddy bear and show off your hidden talent for carnival games with your boo! If you’re lucky enough to live near a seasonal carnival or state fair, swap out your regular date night for a night out on the carousel.

Map out a camping trip

Take advantage of the cooler weather and pack up the camping essentials and start your adventure. Before starting your journey, double check the weather for the closest hiking trails near you and don’t forget to pack snacks!

Venture through a corn maze

  • There’s nothing that screams “fall” more than getting lost within a corn maze with your significant other after you both missed the wrong turn. Whenever you make it out of the maze, corn mazes usually have hayrides 

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