Nothing says "autumn" quite like the spiked apple goodness of a glass of hard cider. Scour the area for a weekend afternoon tasting near you — bonus points if you're able to venture away from your metropolis home-base for mini-vacay!
The old-fashioned allure of heading out to the country to pick a bundle of fresh, ripe apples just never gets old. Dress in flannel, drive out to the countryside, and reap the benefits (i.e. an apple pie) later!