Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or are just trying to get a first date idea, the fall season offers unique and fun date options. From Halloween-inspired dates to year-round options that up the ante in fall, here are the best fall date ideas in the Los Angeles area.
Best fall date ideas in L.A.
This is a win-win for people looking for a fall date. Heading to one of these spots, mostly near Oak Glen, will not only allow you to pick your own apples, but at some locations you can indulge in apple pies, cider and more. An added bonus: You’ll be more likely to spot some fall foliage in the farms’ mountainside locales. Speaking of…
Yes, it does exist—and spotting those rare bursts of color is one of the best fall activities. From local gardens to the nearby mountains, there are plenty of spots to enjoy the colorful fall foliage all around L.A. Take a romantic walk through the foliage—bring a picnic along with you to really up the ante.
Head to one of L.A.’s many pumpkin patches to find the orangest, roundest pumpkin you can find. Once you get back home, turn the pumpkin carving into a friendly competition of who can craft the best jack-o’-lantern. When you’re all done, snack on the pumpkin seeds you’ve just gutted—roast them first, of course.
Taking a date to a haunted house or attraction like Griffith Park’s perennial Haunted Hayride might seem like a cheap way to get up close and personal quickly, but who doesn’t like a little scare? Those who scream together, stay together—okay, maybe not, but it’s a fun date for those who can handle it.
Rooftop Cinema Club may be a popular summertime activity, but we think it amps up the romance factor during fall. With the weather cooling off, you can snuggle up under the complimentary blankets provided.
We happen to think that going on a picnic is a great date idea in all months, but especially during fall, when the weather is a perfectly mild 75 degrees—nobody likes a sweaty date.
For a few fleeting months, it’s chilly enough in L.A. that heaters are a must for alfresco dining But for those utterly bitterly cold nights—you know, when it dips below 60—cozy up inside at fireplace-equipped bar. These spots are keeping us warm with crackling flames and seasonal cocktails all fall and winter long.
Who said you have to be a kid to go trick or treating? Tap into your inner child and head to one of these top locations for trick or treating. You and your date can swap candy afterward and enjoy a sugar high together.
If there’s one upside to fall’s turbulent Santa Ana winds, it’s the often crystal-clear skies they leave in their wake. Once the temperatures settle back down, go for a hike and breathe in those beautiful city views—hiking in a pair is the best encouragement.
If hiking seems like an awful date idea, take in those same city views from these vantage points that require nothing more than a short walk from the parking lot—no uphill climb required.