3 Great Date Night Ideas for Fall

Summer gets a lot of credit for being the time of year to get outdoors, but we think fall is one of the best seasons for outdoor romance. The weather is just made for snuggling and the cool air is invigorating. The scenery is a real boon, too, if you live in an area where the leaves turn.

TheNest.com has some great fall date night ideas in their article “7 Fall Date Night Ideas.” They seem to agree about the romance of fall.

The air is getting crisper, the leaves are changing, and nature has become the perfect backdrop for a romantic get-together.”

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They have some fun and unique suggestions, such as going apple picking, running through a corn maze or visiting a “haunted house.” Definitely check out the article for some new ideas, but we want to share some of our tried and true favorites.

1. Couples-Only Campout

This is a great one for those times when you don’t have much cash or you just want to do something fun at home. Set the tent up in the backyard, pile on the sleeping bags on enjoy some wine, grilled steaks and even some s’mores together. If you have a safe place to put it nearby, light up the fire pit. One caveat: If you have kids you may want to schedule them for sleepovers on your camping night. We know firsthand that nothing kills the mood like a kid with a flashlight in one hand and your tent zipper in the other!

2. Have a Picnic

The great thing about fall picnics is that you’re not out in the heat and there’s usually not much insect activity, either. The beautiful trees combine with the crisp air to make fall picnics truly magical, no matter how simple they are. The cool thing about a picnic is that if you work close enough to each other, you could even pull this off on your lunch hour if you wanted a little midday romance. Just pack the picnic the night before and throw a blanket and a cooler into your trunk in the morning. It’s cheap and it’s fun and very romantic.

3. Go to a Carnival or Fair

There’s something very romantic about a county or state fair in the fall. The temperatures and the scary rides are made for canoodling, the bright lights and music are an exciting backdrop and who can resist a guy who spends $10 winning you a $2 stuffed animal? Remember how romantic you used to think fairs were when you were a teenager? They’re even better when you’re older!

Date nights don’t have to be expensive or elaborate or fancy. Try one of these fun ideas, or some of the date night ideas from TheNest and see how romantic just having fun can be. Fall is the perfect time to do it!

One Response to 3 Great Date Night Ideas for Fall

  1. Cathy Lorient October 2, 2012 at 3:11 am #

    What are your date night ideas this fall? Share them here. We’d love to hear more ideas.

    – Cathy Lorient

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