The crisp air and chilly nights have begun rolling in, which means it’s time to soak up the last few weeks of decent weather. If you’re like most people, you can’t believe how fast summer went this year and you’re determined to make the most of the fall season. Before you know it, we’ll all be stuck indoors for the long, cold winter months, so hopefully the following must-do activities will inspire you to get out and about!
Top 10 must-do fall activities:
- Pumpkin patch – This is a no-brainer! From apple-picking to pumpkin-patching and corn maze games to hay rides, this activity is sure to please all ages. Research the local pumpkin patches in your area and learn when they are hosting special events.
- Hot-air balloon ride – What better way to enjoy the beautiful sites of fall than to soar above the landscape in a hot-air balloon? Let’ face it – this is on most of our bucket lists, so why not make this the year to do it?!
- Football – Close your eyes. Imagine wearing your favorite sweatshirt or team colors, hearing referee whistles and a marching band in the distance, and drinking a nice warm cup of hot chocolate. That’s right – it’s football season! Fall and football go hand-and-hand; you just can’t have one without the other.
- Head to the mountains and go for a hike – There is something majestic about being in the mountains during the fall. The peace and tranquility is like nothing else. Whether you rent a cabin for a long weekend or plan a hike with your friends, as long as you’re out in the wilderness, we give you two thumbs up.
- Tending to your lawn and garden – Not much of a green thumb? Well, here’s the secret – fall is the most important time of the year to tend to your garden. Here’s a guide for “Last Planting Dates for Second-Season Crops.” If you’re not interested in gardening, here is another helpful guide for fall lawn care. Happy planting!
- Run in a race – Yes, you read correctly. Get out and move while you still can. Remember the feeling of cabin-fever in February? That ought to be enough motivation to get you on your feet. There are plenty of fundraising events to participate in this fall. In fact, here’s a list of the “The 15 Best Fall Marathons in the U.S.”
- Bake everything pumpkin and spice – There is nothing cozier than a house that smells of cinnamon and pumpkin. The thought alone makes me want to curl up on the sofa with a blanket, cup of tea, and a pumpkin muffin the size of my hand. Whether you’re a fan of cinnamon or pumpkin-flavored foods or not, you can’t deny the warm and fuzzy feeling you get because of it. Besides, your co-workers will love you for bringing in extra baked goods.
- Fall crafts – A modpodge of leaves, mason jar lanterns, DIY pumpkin designs… fall is the perfect time to try out your creative side! There are plenty of kid-friendly crafts for the whole family to enjoy. Compliments of Pinterest, here are some fall crafts for you to try this year.
- Bonfire – Ahhh the smell of fall. Aside from the crisp air and smell of leaves, bonfires are another huge indicator that the seasons have changed. If you’re not a fan of pumpkin baked goods, perhaps s’mores are more your style?!
- Host an Oktoberfest party – You don’t have to live in Germany to partake in Oktoberfest activities. In fact, there are tons of festivals located in the U.S. from the end of September through October. Additionally, many people decide to host their own Oktoberfest where friends and family members can share unique beers, pumpkin and cinnamon baked goods (hint, refer back to number seven on our list), and the only time where an all-plaid party is acceptable.
If we missed any of your favorite fall activities, please let us know in the comments section below. Happy harvesting!