Push pause on the lunch packing, bedtime stories, soccer games, and laundry. Just for a few hours. You and your partner owe it to yourselves to take a little time out, just for you. Easier said than done, but there's no better time to dial in a date night than fall. We've got ten ideas for some do-able getaways that'll leave you refreshed and ready to tackle parenting again, at least for a while.
1. Corn Maze: Dark Mode
Corn mazes are the ultimate wholesome family fun, but let's be honest, after the novelty wears off, the kids can get a little whiny. This year mix it up and make the adventure adults only. Even better, do it after dark. Stars and spooky sounds make things way more exciting.
2. Farmers Market Morning
It's harvest time and that means tons of fabulous foodie finds at the farmers market. Grab some coffee and pastries and enjoy the vibe. Or for you competitive types, throw down a cooking challenge that begins with unique market purchases. Either way, it'll be a tasty way to spend some time together.
3. Fall Foliage + Fitness
Don't miss out on those beautiful fall colors. Snag your better half and hit the trail for some hiking and seasonal sights. Get your QT and steps all in one, genius.
4. Cooking 101
Fall and baking go hand in hand. Take your culinary skills up a notch by signing up for a couples cooking class. You'll both learn something, have fun together and no need to argue about where to eat.
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5. Haunted House Who?
Eat, drink, and be scary at a haunted house. Forget those kiddy versions with bowls of grapes and jump scares, go all in with some serious spooking. Equally scary is heading home to see what mess the kids have left you to deal with.
6. Movie Under the Stars
Put the kids to bed, grab a blanket, and head outside for a movie date night at home. Nothing like cuddling al fresco with your fave flick to set the mood.
7. Game On
Become a football fanatic, or pretend for a day. Get tickets to a big game near you, tailgate with friends, and get some adult conversation you so desperately deserve. Showing off your cornhole game is just an added bonus. And even better, score some serious savings on NFL tickets here >>
8. Brewery Bonanza
Hit up your local brewery for some tasting and time away. Who says date nights have to be fancy? With your fave person and your fave beverage, the night is destined for perfection.
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9. Bookstore Browsing
If you enjoy long, romantic walks through the library, then browsing your local bookstore is the ultimate night out. Sit in the overstuffed chairs. Eat the baked goods. This date is gonna be lit-erary.
10. Make an Escape
Put your communication skills (and your relationship) to the test with an escape room adventure. Of course getting stuck somewhere other than home doesn't seem like the worst idea...