13 cute date ideas for fall that won’t break the bank


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) – Fall has arrived! The leaves are changing, the temperature is getting colder, and the love in the air is getting stronger! This fall we have got you covered in the dating department. Whether you’re trying to plan a date with your husband, significant other, or someone new here are 13 fun fall-themed ideas that won’t break the bank.

1. Romantic Bonfire

Want to heat things up this fall? Start a romantic bonfire for two in your backyard or a nearby beach or campground. These areas aren’t as populated in the fall as they normally are making it a perfect date setting. Be sure to grab a blanket or two for you and your date to cuddle up with and don’t forget the s’mores!

2. Haunted House

Get your scare on and plan a date to a haunted house or corn maze near you. Haunted attractions are loads of fun this time of year and make great inexpensive date. Make sure you and your date are both on the same page for how much “scare” each person is willing to endure. This can also make for a fun double or group date!

3. Apple Picking

What’s more fall than apple picking? Stop by and visit your local apple orchard and pick some apples. Afterwards you each can bring some home and enjoy a tasty treat for the next several days!

4. Scary Movie Night

Who doesn’t love a good movie? Make a list with your date of some of your favorite scary films and watch as many as you can before the night is up! It’s a great excuse to stay in and spend a night in the comfort of your own home. Just remember to pass the popcorn!

5. Brew Up Some Love

Tour your local brewery or winery! You’ll have a blast with your date sampling all the seasonal brews and local wines. This also makes a fun group and double date!

6. Take A Walk

Here’s an idea that is so easy and will cost you nothing at all. Take your date and go on the same walk three weekends in a row! Pick a route that has lots of fall foliage and together watch the leaves change colors week to week.

7. Pumpkin Party

Plan a trip to your local farm, farmers market, or grocery store and pick out some pumpkins. Once you’ve picked your pumpkins bring them home and carve them.  Try saving the pumpkin seeds to cook up for a tasty snack to enjoy once you’re all done.

8. Night Under The Stars

Even though the nights are getting colder that doesn’t mean that you still can’t enjoy a romantic evening outside enjoying the stars. Bundle up and grab some blankets and head out somewhere with your date where you can see lots of stars. Spend the evening cuddled up together talking and trying to identify as many constellations as you can!

9. Hiking

Hiking is fun any season of the year but especially in the fall. It’s not too hot and it’s not too cold and the scenery is just beautiful. Hitting the local trails is a great way to get some one-on-one time with your date. It’s also fun to bring a picnic or some hot cider to enjoy along the way.

10. Go Exploring

Take your date on an adventure this fall and visit a town the two of you have never been before. This idea will give you and your date an excuse to go out and try something new!

11. Volunteer

With the holidays around the corner get in the spirit with your date by volunteering your time this fall. This is a very busy time of year so offering a lending hand to those who could use it most is not only a great date idea but it’s also a great way to give back to the community.

12. Get Crafty

If you’re feeling creative a great date idea is to make a DIY fall themed craft! You can make your very own seasonal decor or make something to give as a gift to your friends or family so grab your date and get crafting!

13. Get Your Chef On 

You don’t have to be a top chef to have fun in the kitchen! There are so many great fall recipes ideas to try this time of year. Bake a pie, make your own pumpkin spice, cook up some hearty butternut squash soup -whatever you want! The possibilities are endless! You and your date will have so much fun and will be able to enjoy something delicious afterwards that you made together. How sweet!

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