Date Ideas for Busy Parents - fall fun

I feel like I’ve been living in a cave for the last few months!  Between the vacation, recovery from said vacation, and the fact that my meds were off, dating has NOT been on my radar.  It’s a shame cause hubby rocks and there are some awesome fun fall things to do together!   With that being said, the date ideas for busy parents theme for October is Fall Fun.

For Free

Sort on cash?  Go for a hike or a bike ride and admire the fall colors!   There are still some fairly nice days, even here in the frozen tundra :).   You could pack some apples or donuts and a thermos of warm spiced cider before you come home.

For Cheap

If hiking isn’t your style and you have some spare change, try a u-pick apple orchard.   Often they will have apples to try.  You could even buy a small bag to take home and make an apple pie.

Another frugal idea is a corn maze.  We have several options in our area and while the kids hated it, I would love to wander through and sneak a few kisses ;).

Our local radio station has a daily discount and we got hayrides, cider & apples for 1/2 off.  I found tickets for the haunted lighthouse and corn mazes, too.  If you can’t find a local site like that, try Groupon!

For Fun

If have the budget for it & a sitter, fall is an awesome time for a getaway.  Some hotels may charge more during color tour, but I bet it will still be less than summer rates, so book an overnight trip.

Find an awesome place to view the changing colors and spend the night. Go out for a hardy seasonal meal, enjoy some beer or spiced cider, and sit in front of a warm fireplace.  If you can find a room with a fireplace AND a jacuzzi, it won’t matter if you missed the leaves or not ;).


I think fall might be my favorite season and I always have more to do than I can fit into the 6 weeks of fall we get.

What are your favorite fall date ideas?

Jen S.


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