Now that we're reaching the tail end of the sweaty season, it's high time to actually enjoy the outdoors. Here, 10 ways to make the best of fall with someone else, whether your hobbies are beer, art, or ghost hunting.
If you're into scary stories but not here for engineered spooks (like haunted houses), study up on real haunted areas *and* break the tension of your typical date with a ghost tour.
If you're an art buff, fall's the perfect time to get your fix in an outdoor setting. Suggest a date to a pretty outdoor sculpture museum or a zen garden with peaceful fountains and scenery.
If not for the views alone, do it for the endorphins.
Almost as refreshing as drinking a fresh Martinelli's is going apple picking for the fruit itself. Perk #1: Visiting an orchard usually involves a scenic drive through farmlands to get there. Perk #2: Once you're through picking apples, there are cider and apple cider donuts at the end to reward your labors.
If you can handle it, here's one way to get your thrills: an adrenaline-racing, shiver-inducing tour of a haunted house attraction. Squeezing each other's hands strongly encouraged.
Nothing's more romantic than leaves falling, a brisk wind blowing, and a beautiful backdrop to your date.
Even if you're not as stoked about PSL season as the average person, fall wouldn't be the same without these orange guys. A visit to a pumpkin patch is the chance to spend a brisk day outdoors and makes an easy set-up for part two: Taking a pumpkin home and carving it.
Expert level: difficult. Sure, if you've never been camping before this isn't the ideal starting point. But if you're both outdoorsy types and want to spend a night or weekend away in nature now that you've gotten to know each other, there's no better chance to get some fresh air and gauge how you both function in cramped spaces.
Fact: Corn mazes are far less spooky with another person close at hand. Use your wits to find your way out of the maze, while learning about each other—and should you get cold or creeped out, you can edge a little closer.
How many more excuses do you need to indulge in German food, beer, and carbs than Oktoberfest? Even if you're not partaking, sharing a beer sampler with someone else at any other time in fall is the definition of a good time (seriously, look it up).