Fall in Love with these Autumn Date Ideas

This fall, greet the crisp, autumn air by snuggling up close with the one you love most. A collage of blushing amber and crimson hues provide the perfect backdrop for these autumn date ideas. Enjoy the best of the season with your special someone in Almost Heaven.

The Classics

Pumpkin Picking

Going pumpkin picking is a must-do for the fall season in Almost Heaven. So, this fall, be sure to grab your favorite person and pick your favorite pumpkin. With so many farms across the state, you’ll be sure to find an adorable pumpkin patch near you. After finding a patch and scouting out the perfect pumpkins, check out some additional activities. Many of these farms, like Gritt’s Farm, also offer hayrides and corn mazes—which will help you two make a whole day out of your fall date.

After picking your perfect pumpkins, take them home and continue the fun by carving out spooky faces or using them to bake your favorite fall treats.

Leaf Peeping

Adorned in hues of red, yellow and orange, the Mountain State is the place to catch the most vibrant fall color—and all the feels. Immerse yourself in shades of autumn by venturing out into Almost Heaven’s scenic landscapes, vast forests and charming mountain towns. Explore these breathtaking scenes by hiking, biking or even horseback riding in the state’s parks and forests.

Pro Leaf-Peeping Tip: Use our 2021 Fall Foliage Map, featuring the best predictions for color this season, to plan your date.

Keep It Sweet

Fall Flavor Taste-Testing

For this date, sit back at your favorite coffee shop and talk over a warm pumpkin spice latte and tasty seasonal desserts. Though this may be a laid-back approach, this date allows you to soak up the ambiance of fall and spend some quality time with your sweetheart.

In fact, you may enjoy this date so much, you’d do it all over again. If so, you can make this a series of dates. Once a week, find a new café to unwind and relax in. Start mapping out your route with these five WV coffee shops.

Scavenger Hunt Baking

This isn’t one of your basic baking days at home. For this date, you’ll need to collect ingredients only from local farmers’ markets—with plans to recreate your favorite fall recipes with a special twist. Places like Capitol Market in Charleston are the go-to for this type of task. With a plethora of pumpkins outside and West Virginia-made herbs and spices inside, you and your fellow baker are set.

Autumn Adventures

Epic Adventuring

If you and your significant other are looking for an exhilarating adventure to enjoy together, you’ve come to the right place. Almost Heaven is full of thrilling outdoor adventure year-round, and fall is certainly no exception. Take zip-lining for an example; combining pure excitement and prime leaf-peeping opportunities, it’s one of the perfect ways to immerse yourselves in the season. Not so sure about speeding through the tree-tops? Opt for a scenic nature hike or a rugged mountain biking excursion along a mountain trail.


What’s more adventurous than packing up the car and setting out for a fall escape with your other half? Country roads lined with falling leaves will lead you to your greatest fall escape. The opportunities are endless, but to get some inspiration, check out these fall foliage road trips. In Almost Heaven, making new memories together has never been easier.

How will you be spending the fall season with your special someone? Check out our official fall 2021 bucket list for even more inspiration.

This post was last updated on February 23, 2022