Autumn is one of the most romantic times to fall in love. The leaves are a beautiful hue, the air crisp and the temperature designed for cuddling under a blanket. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 20 of the most romantic ways to spend your time with a partner this season. From the sweet to the adventurous, there’s something on this list for every sweetheart.
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Go berry or apple picking
‘Tis the season to pick fresh fruit then bake delicious treats together! In Canada, apples are particularly juicy at this time of the year since they're finally in season.
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Tour a vineyard
Fall is harvest season at most vineyards which means you can watch the actual winemaking process happen while indulging in a glass of local pinot. Some retailers may even offer their bottles at a reduced rate as they close up shop for the season.
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Visit a corn maze
Corn is in season in August and once all of the veggie has been plucked, farmers tend to turn their plots of land into giant mazes for folks to run through. Get out and enjoy nature just like kids!
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Go on a hay ride
Imagine cuddling up with a loved one under a blanket while being pulled through the countryside by a horse-drawn carriage? Sounds dreamy!
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Hit the road
Fall is the time to go on a road trip. Drive through the country and admire the beautiful foliage.
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Watch a scary movie
With Halloween around the corner, there is no better time to be a little bit scared than in autumn.
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Shop for mums
These beautiful flowers are only available once a year and are usually found in the best of a city’s floral shops. Swing by, smell the roses (as it were) then plant this bunch of blooms in a basket.
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There is nothing better than visiting a pumpkin patch then turning your find into a cool lantern or art object for your front porch.
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Hit a festival
There are so many wonderful festivals to take in in the fall, especially in farm country where hoedowns and tractor pulls are common. Hop online to check out events happening in your area!
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The joy of cooking
Even if you don’t know how to cook, you can pull together a recipe with the help of a solid cookbook (perhaps the one mentioned in this slide's title?). Find a heart-warming recipe like stew or chili then make it together.
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Pack a picnic
Just because the temperature has dropped doesn’t mean you can’t cuddle up under a tree. It just means you need to change the supplies you bring. Swap out fruits and veggies for warm soups packed in a Thermos.
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Simple, sweet and a ton of fun, baking some cookies or goodies together can be a great way to spend time. The best part is you'll have something to indulge in after!
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Shop for a costume
Why go to a store and buy a new costume when you can spend the day in your local thrift shop trying on a variety of outfits while goofing off with your partner?
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Go to a sports match
Basketball, hockey and football are all in full swing in the fall. Get thee some tickets and spend a day watching a good old game.
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Go to a bookstore
Once the temperature drops, people tend to hibernate, and one way everyone can spend that indoor time is by flipping through a good book. Grab your partner and a latte and head to your local store to find a good read.
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Watch the sunset
Because smog and humid air dissipate in the fall, the sky will never look clearer or air feel cleaner. Spend some time outside watching the sun rise or set over a forest’s colourful foliage.
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Bake a turkey
If you don’t know how to do this, fall could be a good time to learn, especially with Thanksgiving dinner around the corner!
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Plan a Halloween party
Who says adults can’t have fun around Halloween? Grab your partner and start planning a fun party for pals, complete with tricks and treats.
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Have a campfire
If you can afford to spend a weekend out of town, do it–-and go somewhere with a fire pit. There is no better time to curl up in front of a campfire than there is in the fall.
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Plan a trip
Summer is peak travel season, which means it can be hard to afford a flight anywhere. Things tend to die down in the fall right before the holidays kick off. If you’re a wanderlusty couple, this is the time to contemplate leaving on a jet plane.