This article is a continuation of my fall dating ideas article. You can see part one by clicking here. When I wrote part one, fall weather had not arrived. Most of us are experiencing fall weather and we can enjoy fall activities coupled with fall weather. You do not have to be in a relationship in order to enjoy these activities. To make your day go smoother, please check the weather. Today maybe sunny and unseasonably warm but tomorrow could be windy with a frost warning. Checking the weather will ensure that you are dressed appropriately. Make sure you and your date or your group are in agreement for your event. If you have seasonal allergies, an outdoor activity may not be a good idea. If you love being outside, being indoors may not appeal to you. You can compromise and find an activity that will be enjoyable for both or all of you.
- Hiking: This is a good activity for the couple or group that likes the outdoors. It will give you exclusive time alone and disconnected from your phone and other electronic devices. You can talk, explore nature and bond as a group. Make you dress appropriately and take plenty of food and snacks. Take a familiar trail and be mindful of when the sun will set.
- Fall menu tastings: A lot of eateries and restaurants are debuting their fall menu items. If you do not like pumpkin spice or apples, this may not be your season. My top three favorites are: Cheesecake Factory’s Pumpkin Cheesecake (eaten over several days) Panera Bread’s vegetarian autumn squash soup and a hometown favorite Fresh Bakery’s fall menu (in addition to everything on the menu).
- Cooking classes: Have you wanted to learn a new cuisine or how to make a fall dish? A cooking class is a way to bond and learn something new. Google your hometown and cooking class to get some places. Most cooking classes require a deposit and fill up quickly.
- Indoor places of interest: You have the option of touring places like aquariums, art galleries, museums and indoor sporting events like basketball and hockey. This guarantees that if someone has allergy issues or does not like being outdoors, this is a fun option. For a ticketed event, do your research and get your tickets in advance.
- Staying Home: If you are just starting to date or this is a first date, this is not an option. If you need some first date advice, click here. This is for anyone who has been dating awhile, engaged, married or us hanging with family and/or friends. You can do game night, Netflix with a meal, appetizers or snacks. The plus side is the commute is easy and you can be as casual and as comfortable as you would like to be.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you have a good time and fully engage with your date or whoever is accompanying on this adventure. Happy Fall or Autumn to all!