Fall is a great time to immerse yourself in all the things this new season has to offer! Try some of these fun fall activities alone or with your family for a memorable fall season. And don’t forget to download the free printable fall bucket list at the end!
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It’s finally here!!!
I don’t know about you, but I think fall is one of the most magical times of the year. The weather gets a little cooler; the leaves turn bright shades of yellow, orange, and red; and there’s just a slight buzz of anticipation hanging in the air as we creep closer to the holiday season.
And let’s not forget all the cozy sweaters and cute boots that suddenly make their appearance as the weather shifts from hot to cool!
Yep, there’s just something about fall that makes me want to take a step back and drink in every minute of it.
If you’d like to fully immerse yourself in the fall season too, then you’re in the right place! I’m going to share with you some fall activities that will help you make the most of this new season. If you’d like to make this your most memorable fall yet, then keep on reading!
Fall Activities You Should Definitely Try This Year
You can do these fall activities alone, with your sweetheart, or with your whole family. And if you’d like to check them off as you go, be sure to download my free printable fall bucket list at the end of this post!
1. Make homemade apple cider.
This recipe for healthy apple cider looks delish! Plus, your whole house will smell like fall when you make it.
2. Go hiking.
Fall makes great hiking weather. Take advantage of the cooler weather and tackle a new hiking trail or two!
3. Get lost in a book.
You can’t go wrong with a novel from Jane Austen, Jodi Picoult, or Nicholas Sparks. Visit your local library and find a new book or two to read.
4. Have a picnic.
Bonus points if you have a scenic view of some fall foliage! Pack a lunch in a pretty basket and enjoy it with your favorite person (or your best furry companion!).
5. Simmer a fall fragrance on the stove.
I love to simmer cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peels together in a pot of water. It makes my home smell so good! I just keep adding water as needed, which is about every 30 minutes or so.
6. Diffuse a fall fragrance in an essential oil diffuser.
Here’s a huge list of fall essential oil blends if you need some more ideas!
7. Take a scenic drive to see the changing leaves.
You can make a weekend trip out of it or just take a day trip to enjoy nature’s artwork. Here is a list of the best places to find gorgeous fall foliage all across America.
8. Visit a thrift store to find something “new” to add to your fall wardrobe.
I love new fall clothes as much as the next person, but quality clothing gets expensive! Go on a treasure hunt at your local thrift store to find some new additions for your fall wardrobe.
9. Pick out a pumpkin from a pumpkin patch.
You probably won’t have to drive far to find a good pumpkin patch. Spend some time picking out a pretty pumpkin to display in your home.
10. Have a cozy pajama day.
You definitely won’t get much done, but sometimes it’s okay to indulge in a pajama day, especially when you’re celebrating fall!
11. Watch a fall or Halloween movie.
If you’re already staying in your pajamas all day, why not watch a fall or Halloween movie? Here is a list of my favorite non-scary Halloween movies.
12. Attend a fall festival.
Do a quick search on the Internet to find a fall festival near you. And take a couple bucks with you in case you see a fall craft that would look perfect in your home!
13. Curl up by the fireplace with a hot cup of tea, cocoa, or apple cider.
This is best done on a chilly day. Don’t have a fireplace? YouTube has plenty of fireplace videos you can play on your laptop or smart TV.
14. Visit a corn maze.
Regular or haunted, it’s your choice! (I’ll stick with a regular corn maze 😉 )
15. Carve or decorate a pumpkin.
Remember that pumpkin you picked from the pumpkin patch? Personalize it by carving it or decorating it!
16. Decorate your house for fall.
Set aside some time to dig out all of your fall decorations and put them up in your house.
17. Make some new fall decorations using supplies from Dollar Tree and craft stores.
Need some new decorations? A quick search on Pinterest for fall decorations combined with a trip to Dollar Tree and some craft stores will give you everything you need to add some fresh fall decor to your home.
18. Bundle up in a blanket and sit outside.
This is one of my favorite fall activities! I love bundling up in a cozy blanket and sitting in my front yard swing, especially as the sun sets.
19. Get rid of the summer clothes you didn’t wear this year.
Now’s the time to declutter your closet in preparation for your fall wardrobe. Donate any summer clothes you didn’t wear so someone else can enjoy them!
Related: How to Declutter Your Home Without Feeling Overwhelmed (free printable checklist!)
20. Pick out a new scarf.
What’s a fall wardrobe without a cozy scarf? You can find all sorts of pretty fall scarves at TJ Maxx.
21. Bring your fall clothes out of storage and put them in your closet.
Since you’ve already purged your closet of the summer clothes you no longer need, you can now fill your closet with this season’s items. And if you’re feeling overly ambitious, you can do a mini decluttering of your fall clothes to make room for any new items you might add to your fall wardrobe this year.
22. Make cinnamon apples.
I love cinnamon apples! They’re great all year long, but especially in the fall. Give this recipe for stovetop cinnamon sautéed apples a try. It’s healthy and delicious!
23. Stay in a lodge or B&B with a view of the changing leaves.
This fall activity isn’t free, but it certainly is a nice treat! Stay one night or make it a long weekend for the ultimate fall getaway.
24. DIY a wreath for your front door.
You can find all sorts of inspiration on Pinterest. Even if you aren’t overly crafty, all you need is a grapevine wreath, fake flowers, and wide ribbon from a craft store to make your very own DIY fall wreath!
25. Bundle up and take a hayride.
It’s a bit cliché, but fall just wouldn’t be complete without a hayride.
26. Go on a camping trip.
As with hiking, fall makes great camping weather. It isn’t too hot or too cold, and you don’t have to worry about pesky mosquitoes! Take advantage of this ideal weather and go on a camping trip with your family.
27. Go apple picking or buy fresh apples from a roadside stand.
Fall is the best time to get fresh, local apples. You can pick them yourself from an apple orchard, or you can let someone else do the hard work and just buy them from a roadside stand. Either way, you get to enjoy fresh apples that are way better than anything from a grocery store!
28. Sit next to an outdoor fire.
There’s nothing quite like spending a fall evening outdoors. Bundle up next to a fire and enjoy the crispness of the evening. Roasted marshmallows are totally optional, but definitely recommended!
29. Get outside.
You just can’t beat this perfect weather! Make the most of it by getting outside. You can tend to your yard, go for a walk, or go for a drive with the windows down. Drink in all the fresh fall air!
30. Test a new recipe that you can make again for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is NOT the time to make a brand-new recipe. Instead, pick a weekend this fall to test your recipes so you can perfect them before the big day. And the best part is that you get to enjoy some tasty new dishes that you normally wouldn’t make!
Free Printable Fall Bucket List
And now for the free checklist I promised you!
Wrapping It Up
Now is the best time to enjoy some fall activities by yourself or with your family. Slow down, drink in the new season, and make new memories with the ones you love most. And be sure to download my free fall bucket list so you can check off each activity as you go!
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