Love & Relationships | Date Ideas for the Fall Season

November 13, 2014 | LOVE EMBRACE INSPIRE  | By Dominique Parks

Fall is the time of year when the leaves begin to change and the temperature begins to drop.  The date activities you did over the summer may not be options for the fall, because of the cooler weather.  Some will stay in cuddled up with hot chocolate and a movie, while others stick to their regular routine of dinner and a movie, but there are other activities you can do to have fun in the fall that involve staying in and going out, while not spending a lot of money in the process.
  1. Apple orchard: An apple orchard can be very fun for any age, but also very different because it’s not an activity you can do any time of the year.  Take some time out during a nice afternoon for fresh warm donuts and hot apple cider, while having a nice conversation and taking a stroll.
  2. Game/movie night: You and your significant other can invite over a few friends to play games and watch movies. It’s sure to bring lots of fun, laughter and enjoyment to any night.  When hunger strikes, order a pizza to satisfy those taste buds and get back to the festivities.  Staying in is always a great way to save and with Redbox you can rent 6-8 movies for the price of 1 movie at the theatre.   Who can beat that?
  3.   DIY project: We’ve all had that moment where we’re watching television and see a do-it-yourself project and say, “Hey Babe, we should try that one day!”  It’s rare that we actually get around to doing these activities.  Take time out during a chilly afternoon to paint that accent wall you’ve been putting off.  The holiday season is right around the corner so skip going shopping for ornaments and gifts by making some candles, soap or tree ornaments.  Doing something creative and different is always a nice way to spice up a boring day.
  4. A day at the park: There are still some warm days left in the fall, so pack a tasty lunch for two, grab a blanket and take a bike ride to your nearest park.  Once you’re there find a serene area to lie out, enjoy your meal and talk.  This is a cost effective way to have a very romantic date.
  5. Museum: Take an afternoon to stop at that museum you and your significant other are always passing by.  Whether it’s art, scientific or history, you’ll learn as individuals and more about how the other feels.  As an added bonus, some museums will offer discounts if you have AAA or a certain bank.  All you have to do is ask and show your card.
  6.  Play or musical: Check the Internet or newspaper to see if there are any plays or musicals coming to your area that you may want to see.  It’s always fun to get dressed up and do something you don’t do on a regular basis.  You can also check Living Social and Groupon for deals to save some extra change.
  7. Bowling: Call up a few friends and have a couple’s night at your favorite bowling alley.  Make fun of it by getting competitive- ladies against men or couple against couple.  You’re guaranteed to have a great time, plus the more the merrier and the more you’ll save. 
  8.  Dinner and movie: It’s the classic date that never gets old.  Take time to get dressed up, go to your favorite restaurant then catch a movie.  To save some change, go earlier in the day.  Most restaurants have lunch menus, which tend to be cheaper, and catch the matinee, which is about half the price.  It’s a win-win all around.

 What are your favorite date activities during these cooler months?




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