10 Fall Date Ideas for Local Couples

Looking for a fun way to spend some time with your sweetie this time of year? Take a peek at some of our favorite fall date night ideas.

Woman and man hugging in a field

Fall is the time to get cozy with your significant other. But, given the current pandemic, planning dates can be more of a struggle than it’s worth. Check out these unique fall date night ideas in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, so you can stop spending time planning, and more time enjoying the holidays.

Go Axe Throwing

Bring a little danger to an otherwise sweet time of the year by going axe throwing. This fun activity can help ease some of your built-up tension from the year while you’re also having a great time.

Walk a Nature Trail

Detroit has many beautiful nature trails and it would be a shame not to take advantage of them. With the leaves changing in the fall, it’s a great way to get some fresh air with a little romance.

Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony 2020

Tree Lighting at the Rink at Campus Martius Park in Detroit
Photo via Downtown Detroit Partnership Facebook page

This annual event sets the stage for winter and the end-of-the-year holidays. Get a first look at tradition with your favorite person

English Gardens Christmas Open House

A variety of houseplants on a wooden shelf
Photo via Pexels

This nursery open house is a cute way to get out of the house, see some nature, and buy something that you both love. Getting a plant is right up there with getting a pet. With a lot of attention and care, it’ll only grow with you.

Go on a Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt is a date like you’ve never had before. A clever way to see more of the city, it guides you along the sights while searching for clues. It’s fun, mysterious and informative all in one.

Stay a Night in a Hotel

A night at a hotel brings a little mystery to your hometown. A clean room and a different view goes a long way in seeing the city with a fresh set of eyes.

Visit a Nature Center

Going to the zoo is a nice way to make conversation while supporting animal conservation.

Spend the Day at an Art Museum

An image of one of the houses in the Heidelberg Project
Photo via the Heidelberg Project on Facebook

Metro Detroit has many amazing museums including the MOCAD and the DIA. An art museum is a great way to have some deeper conversations while enjoying different art styles and interactive mediums.

Go Geocaching

Geo-caching is a fun local date for those looking for a bit of adventure. By hiding little trinkets in strange spots around town, you can see who had found the items before you — and leave something of your own behind.

Pick Pumpkins at a Pumpkin Patch

Grandma gives little boy a pumpkin. A pumpkin patch in the background

A two-in-one date, you can pick pumpkins for the fall and then decorate them afterwards, bake them, or get a cute photo together.

Do you have any other cool fall date night ideas? Share them with us in the comments!

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