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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Date Ideas to Spice Up Autumn Nights

Autumn is, by far, my favorite season. I love the weather, outdoor sports, and pumpkin anything! So it is probably no surprise that I don't consider Spring the season of love. Without a doubt, Autumn is the most romantic season. A chill in the air will make lovers desire to spend hours on end snuggling under blankets, strolling hand-in-hand clad in flannel, and cozying up to a fire. Fall is the perfect time to fall in love all over again. So here are some date ideas to spice up Autumn nights.

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Get lost in a corn maze.

Just the 2 of you all alone spending hours wandering through a maze. What could be better?

Take in a college football game.

Yes, college football will be different this year, but you can still enjoy the season. If you can't go to a game in person, make it an event at home. If you can go to a game in person, do it, but stay socially distanced and wear your mask. My husband and I make a yearly pilgrimage to Virginia Tech to cheer on his beloved Hokies every year for the last 13 years. Those trips are some of our favorite memories.

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Play in the Leaves.

Remember how fun playing in the leaves was when you were a child? It still is! It's time to get out the rakes and beautify your yard, and then spend the rest of the day jumping and playing in the leaves.

Create a cozy bed in a truck and stargaze.

If you don't have a truck, borrow a friend's. Cover the truck's bed with pillows and blankets, fill a thermos with hot cider, and drive to a dark, secluded spot where you can look up at the stars. Make a wish on a shooting star.

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Head to a Pumpkin Patch.

Charlie Brown, it's time to search for the "Great Pumpkin." Head to a pumpkin patch and pick you out some winners. You can even turn this into a second date with a pumpkin carving contest. The winner gets to watch the other person clean up the pumpkin guts. Mine never look anything like this BTW's

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Picnic in a local park.

Fall offers up perfect weather, so gather up some snug blankets, warm apple cider, and a football and enjoy the great outdoors while you still can.


Challenge each other to a pie-baking contest. Think apple, pumpkin, rhubarb; you will want to take advantage of seasonal flavors. The best part is that you get to eat both pies!

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Get the pants scared off of you.

Nothing brings people closer, like jumping in fear. Kick-off your Autumn nights by visiting a local haunted house! You will be jumping into each other's arms all night long.

Get your Party on at Oktoberfest!

There are many festivals all around the country. This year they will be pared down affairs, but you still be able to have some fun. Don't forget your beer stein!

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Take a ride in a Hot Air Balloon.

The scenery will be incredible once the leaves start to change, and hot air balloon rides are very intimate and romantic; all you need to bring are cocoa and blankets.

Build a Bonfire.

Invite your friends, bring out the marshmallows for roasting, apple cider, and cozy blankets, and everyone will have a good time. Make sure to get a permit!

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Go to an orchard.

You can pick out your apples, berries, and pumpkins. You can use them for your pie baking contest.

Snuggle-In Movie

Clean out your living room, make you a cozy movie-watching nook, and then do a scary movie marathon.

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Take a sunset bike ride for 2.

Exercise together, and enjoy the gorgeous fall foliage. Consider riding through a nearby park, or investigate the trails in your area.

Visit a local vineyard and do a wine tasting.

Are you looking to have a double date? Visiting a local winery is a great idea for a small group of couples. Then someone else gets to be the designated driver.

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Take a Roadtrip

If you are anything like me, you are tired of being cooped inside by the pandemic. Now would be a perfect time to hit the open road. You will love watching the vibrant leaves as you drive.

Is there better season is there to rekindle your passion? Whether you’ve just started dating, in a long-term relationship, engaged, or married, Autumn is the perfect time to get cozy and nurture your love. This blog is part 1 of my date ideas to spice up Autumn nights.

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