Autumn in Philadelphia is downright magical! The air is cool and crisp, the leaves are changing, and love is always in the air. For couples of every kind looking for fall date ideas, the city offers many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors minus the heat and humidity from summer. From outdoor fun events to romantic long drives, we’ve rounded up eight cute fall date ideas your partner will absolutely love.
Indeed, the changing of the leaves is the glory of the fall season. Hues of crimson, orange, and mustard dance across the horizon creating an aesthetically pleasing canvas of nature. Revel in the beauty of the autumn leaves by taking your bae on a drive to some of the best spots in Philly to go leaf-peeping. Make sure you plan to go when the leaves are expected to reach peak foliage. Don’t forget to snap photos together at each location.
Dress in your coziest flannels, jeans, and boots and enjoy a lazy afternoon visiting a local orchard with your partner apple-picking. Who doesn’t love apples in fall! Start off by spending time at the orchard picking different types of apples. The picturesque setting is perfect for selfies with your babe. Next, feed your date a bite of the apple you picked after all, an apple fresh off the tree is by far the juiciest. Lastly, save some for later. You and your partner can continue the fun by baking an homemade pie together. Yum!
3. Enjoy A Fall Foliage Picnic
Who said picnics are only for the summer! Bring a cozy blanket, warm cider, and seasonal bites for a romantic outdoor picnic. Be sure to use your imagination to ignite a sensory experience for you two to share. Delight your partner’s tastebuds with bites such as figs, floral honey, delectable cheeses, currants, and fruit. Up the notch by turning your phone on DND and enjoy the sounds and smells of nature. If it gets chilly- cuddle!
Pumpkins are undoubtedly the ultimate fall staple. Take your partner to a local pumpkin patch near Philly for an afternoon picking the perfect pepo. Additionally, many pumpkin patches offer hayrides and other autumnal activities to for you to engage. Unleash your inner child by painting your pumpkins together or carving them.
We can’t get enough of the Autumn breeze. Use the crisp fall air for the backdrop of a simple yet intimate date night with your babe. Watch scary movies outdoors by driving to an outdoor movie screening or by setting up your own. All you need is a projector, a backyard, candles and the mood is set. Jump at the scenes in the movie that are cheesy or scary or wrap your arm around your partner while caressing their hair. Later that night, plan a jump scare! Closeness is key.
Indeed, dates can be fun and sporty. Philadelphia is a city big on sports and during fall the city bleeds green. Plan a fun day with your partner by attending a home Eagles game. Before kick-off however, get the real experience by tailgating. Dance, drink, eat, and meet other Philly couples as you guys enjoy each other and rev up before the start of the game. Fun dates usually lead to funner nights. Go Eagles!
Take a hike…literally. Philadelphia is home to many beauteous parks and trails making this one of the easier fall date ideas to seamlessly plan. Add a little razzle dazzle by adding a game to the hike. Maybe you two can compete to see who finds “x” as many items along the way. Of course there will be plenty of opportunities to take photos together and become one with each other and nature.
8. Go On A Scenic Drive
Sometimes the simple things are the most unforgettable. Fill up the tank, ask Siri for the best playlist, and hit the road with your partner. Stop spontaneously along the way when either of you feel compelled. There are many storybook small towns near Philadelphia to visit as well. Sometimes having no plan is the best plan and there’s no other person to get lost with than the one you love (or may be falling for).