7. Brew for Two.
Big time beer companies and small craft breweries alike offer brewery tours to showcase the creation process. Tours are typically affordable and include samples! Oktoberfest, aka Munich’s annual beer celebration, may be over but breweries keep their Oktoberfest brews on tap for the entire fall season. Following a tour, sample a German-inspired wheat beer such as a Hefeweizen. And, of course, pumpkin is all the rage now so spice things up with a seasonal pumpkin beer as well.
8. Go Al Fresco.
A romantic picnic for two is one of the best date nights! And since the weather has cooled, you don’t have to worry about your meal melting in the heat. Maybe embrace seasonally-fresh food by packing a menu of couscous with root vegetables topped with sliced chicken, pumpkin dessert bars and homemade apple cider.
9. Keep it Fresh.
Head to a local u-pick farm for fruit picking with the apple of your eye. This flavorful date is great in and of itself but, for an added cherry on top, harvest even more fun by incorporating pickings into a date night cheese plate or cooking a meal together using your bounty.
10. Whine for Wine.
Wineries often offer tours to visitors at no cost, by donation or for a nominal fee. Stroll through grape-filled farm rows under the sun, learn about winemaking and drink up a complimentary tasting.
11. Be Fair.
There is seriously a festival for every type of interest ─ from beer to chili, from art to music, from history to comics… everything is fair game for fun this fall.