Fall Date Ideas - For Your Partner, Best Friend, and Family


Cheers to the weekend, you’ve been waiting for this all week. Maybe you finally have extra time to spend with your partner, your girls, or even your family. The weekend is the time to let loose, escape your comfort zone, and have fun.

We’ve put together a list of our favorite date ideas guaranteed to create epic memories and adventures this Fall.

Dates with the Partner



Go to a Haunted House

Face your fears with your boyfriend right by your side. Have some good scary fun. Check out these local sites to visit in October.

Go to a Football Game

Cheer on your favorite local sports team together. Check out one of the Bengals upcoming games.

Go on a Bookstore Date

Your local bookstore trip can be paired with a stop at a nearby cafe, for a nice evening. Some bookstores have poets, artists, and speakers on occasion, so see what’s available. Weave through the isle of the store and find a new book that fits your interests and learn more about your partner at the same time.

Attend Cooking Class

Make your date entertaining and fun. Take the pressure off and just enjoy the other person’s company. A cooking class is a great way to learn about personalities, and interests. Check for classes in your area to see what they offer that fits your taste.

Explore the City - try a  Winery or Brewery Tour

Most cities have bikes downtown to rent for a few hours. Go for a bike ride, and travel around the city. Explore new places that you’ve always wanted to try - there are dozens of small or family-owned restaurants, shops, wineries or more.

Go Watch a Local Indie Movie

Trade the typical movie dates, not to mention the high price tag, for something new and authentic. Take your date to a local theater, like the NEON, to check out the latest indie flicks.

Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you're trying to really impress your date - and want to check something off your bucket list, consider a hot air balloon ride, overlooking the city. Just like this one in Waynesville.

Dates with the Friends



Enjoy a Spa Night

After working all week, it's time to wind down and relax. Try these 25 DIY Spa Recipes at home or for a girls night in.

Attend a Halloween Costume Party

Get in character and party with your girls. Try these easy to create group Halloween costumes with your girlfriends. If you can’t find a party, throw your own.

Explore a Flea Market

Do you love the DIY shows on HGTVs? Then stop by your local flea market, like Treasure Aisles in Middletown, to find new pieces for your home. After your day of shopping, ask your girls to help you redecorate your place. You just might find an antique treasure.

Chili Cook-Off with Friends

Who makes the best chili in your group? Put the money where their mouth is. Have everyone put in a few dollars for the winning dish. Recruit judges and have everyone bring their best chili recipe and enjoy a night with loved ones.

Sign Up for an Art Class - Pottery or Painting

Here’s a new way to unwind with your friends. Paint, create, and sip wine, while a guide helps you create a lasting masterpiece. No previous art experience required. Check out places like Pinot's Palette and Cozy Melts.


Dates with the Family


Have a Fall Photo Shoot

Gather the family, find a good fall outdoors backdrop and take photos. Start making those Christmas cards early with your fall photos you take.

Pick Pumpkins - and Then Carve or Decorate Them

There are dozens of places to find pumpkins. Have your little ones help you choose the best pumpkin, carve it or decorate it, and then place it outside your house. They’ll love this family activity. Check out Young's Dairy for a “pick your own pumpkin” event, family hayrides, corn mazes and more.

Attend a Fall Festival Together

Rides, games, and fall activities - are the perfect recipe for a family day of fun. Check out local festivals in your area, like these in Dayton and Cincinnati.

Bake and Make Holiday Treats

As the colder air sets, spend a Saturday with the family making delicious treats and watching holiday-themed movies. If you can, make a bonfire with s'mores!

Volunteer Together

There is always something to be thankful for, so do your share and give back. Volunteering with the whole family will deepen your bond and make you feel good that you’re helping others. Not to mention it’s free!

What do you enjoy doing on your fall date nights? Comment below!

With love always,


Kristina Thomas