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10 Fun Fall Date Ideas

Hey friends! Happy Friday:) Heading into this weekend, I thought I would do something different and share a list of my favorite fall date ideas! If you haven’t picked up on it by now, I love fall! And I love dates with my husband! Over the past couple of years of marriage we have continually learned how important it is to keep dating each other. I love the anticipation of a date night, the intentionality of planning special time together, and I’m all about that quality time (love languages anyone?).

One thing that we have found to be really helpful is having an idea bank for date ideas. It keeps things fresh and fun and helps you avoid the endless dinner and a movie cycle. (unless you’re way more into movies than I am…in that case, go for it!) Hope this list helps you make some creative memories this season!10 Fun Fall Date Ideas- Shelbie at Home

  1. Visit an Orchard: This idea jump-started the whole list! We visited Eckert’s Boyd Orchard {insert link} last Friday, and had a blast! I think making a trip to an orchard is such a classic fall activity, and most of them have so many fun things to do while you’re there. I love the idea of picking some apples and then continuing the date at home by baking a homemade apple pie together! 10 Fun Fall Date Ideas- Shelbie at Home 10 Fun Fall Date Ideas- Shelbie at Home 10 Fun Fall Date Ideas- Shelbie at Home
  2. Get Lost in a Corn Maze: I mentioned in my Fall Bucket List post that I’ve never been to a corn maze before. That changed this year! While we were at the orchard last weekend we went through their maze. I’m proud to say we only made a couple of quick wrong turns. It helps to have a husband that’s over 6 foot tall 🙂 10 Fun Fall Date Ideas- Shelbie at Home 10 Fun Fall Date Ideas- Shelbie at Home
  3. Spooky Story Night: Try out this date idea only if you’re not afraid of getting a little spooked 🙂 Head to a park, or even to your backyard with a blanket. Find a cozy spot to sit and listen to a ghost story podcast or audiobook together. Or browse your local library for some local ghost stories and read them aloud! I think this sounds so fun but I’m 90% sure I would chicken out 🙂
  4. Backyard Fire Pit & S’mores Night: In the fall, I’m basically down for s’mores anytime I get the chance. Talking around the fire after a long week is the perfect way to relax and reconnect.
  5. Tailgate at a Football Game: There’s just something so perfect about watching football on a chilly fall night. And even if your team has had its fair share of disappointments (Kentucky Football, looking at you), tailgating is always fun!  10 Fun Fall Date Ideas- Shelbie at Home
  6. Take a Hike: Confession time…I am not really what you would call an “outdoorsy” person. I don’t like bugs, snakes, getting sweaty, the list goes on and on. But my sweet husband loves hiking at Red River Gorge, so I do my very best to psych myself up for an outdoorsy day at least a couple of times a year. Plus, even if it’s not my favorite activity, I have to say the views during the fall are worth it. 10 Fun Fall Date Ideas- Shelbie at Home
  7. Farmer’s Market & Seasonal Dinner Date: One of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday morning is a visit to the Farmer’s Market. I love taking a leisurely stroll and picking out produce for the week. A great fall date idea would be to pick out seasonal veggies at your local market, and then come home and cook a fall themed meal together!10 Fun Fall Date Ideas- Shelbie at Home
  8. Hot Chocolate and Movie Night: During the fall and winter, I could have hot chocolate nightly and not get tired of it. It has been one of my favorite treats for years. This would be an awesome budget friendly, stay at home date idea!
  9. Take a Nostalgic Stroll Through Campus: Growing up, one of my favorite things about fall was all the excitement for back to school. I love buying new clothes, school supplies, and getting into the rhythm of a new year. Even though I’m no longer in school, I love the idea of walking through campus to relive memories. We were able to do this before a football game a few weeks ago. It was so crazy to see how much has changed in 2.5 short years!
  10. Go to a Fall Festival: Many churches and community organizations put on awesome events this time of year! Check out a local community calendar to see what’s going on in your area!

I hope you got some fun ideas for upcoming fall date nights! What is something fun that you love to do in the fall? I’d love to hear from you and add to my list!