Winter can be very romantic with cozy nights by the fire, and family oriented holidays like Christmas. But fall has many fun and romantic activities to offer as well, so go out and do these there dates before the snow starts to come down! These three ideas are easy to set up, do not require a high budget, and offer very unique atmospheres for you and your loved one.
I love going on picnics, especially this time of year. A picnic at a local park is cheap, easy to plan and intimate. This is one date where bad weather will not ruin your plans – just postpone it. Since school is back in for students, the park during the day will be substantially quieter than during the summer. Surprise your date by asking them to meet you at the park during a lunch break, or by picking them up straight from work. Going to a park for lunch instead of a restaurant helps you avoid the crowds and the wait. If a picnic is a little too immature in your eyes (although I’d beg to differ), think about picking up several types of fancy cheese or olive oil and bread and have a little tasting session of each. If your date is a cheese aficionado, ask them to close their eyes and feed them a piece of cheese and see if they can guess what kind it is. Delicious and simple, easy planning: what more do you need in a date?
Hikes or long walks are a great way to spend some alone time with your loved one in a serene outdoor environment. Although typically an activity reserved for summer mornings, there are a few reasons to love doing it in the fall. For one, the leaves will all be changing color and liter the trail with little spots of color. Also you won’t have to battle the intense heat of summer, nor will there be as many hikers on the trails. Many parks or places that charge admission for trails will have reduced rates since fall is considered off season. If you both have the time, go on a hike to get to your picnic destination. This way, no one will feel guilty about the delicious treats you bring with you. If there aren’t any nature trails or hiking areas around you, look for lakes, canals, or city gardens.
If hiking is not an option and picnics are not your thing, never fear! Local sports teams, whether amateur or professional, are very active in the fall. Ask around to see if there’s a corporate game coming up, or if your friends are part of a recreational team. Better yet, renew some high school competition and stop by a local school’s next football game, even if you have been out of school for years. School spirit is running high right now because many schools are celebrating Homecoming this month. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate to share with your date and cheer like crazy! While a simple date, huddling close to your date on your school’s bleachers may spark more romance than a dinner at a fancy restaurant.
Enjoy the weather and the season before autumn ends, and don’t worry about winter’s activities until after Thanksgiving. There will be plenty of time for those ideas later.