Fall just might the best season of all time (sorry summer, I still love you though). Think about it: the weather is basically perfect and so the fashion is amazing – it’s cool enough to wear all of your cute jackets, yet not so cold that you’re bundled up like an Eskimo. There are pumpkin things everywhere, the leaves are the prettiest they’ll be all year, apples are in season, Thanksgiving happens and, I’ve saved the best for last, Halloween.
But, unfortunately, fall doesn’t last too long. All that means, though, is that you have to pack in as many fun activities as you can! There are tons of amazing things you have to do during fall, most of which are included in this list right here. If you want to have the best autumn ever, keep reading and check out these 20 things you HAVE to do this fall.
Play In The LeavesI don't know why this is fun, it just is. Find yourself a big pile of crunchy, colorful leaves and stomp around. Or, if you're not afraid of bugs, sit in them and throw them around like this cute couple. Source: ShutterStock
Plan Your Halloween In AdvanceI know it seems early, but you should start planning your Halloween now. If you don't plan early, you'll be panicking on October 29 when you realize you still don't have a costume and OMG what are you even doing for Halloween anyway?! Source: ShutterStock
Find Fresh Apple CideStore-bought apple cider just doesn't compare to fresh apple cider. Do yourself a favor and find a cider mill (I travel all the way to upstate New York for one) and enjoy some fresh apple cider. Warm it up for a cozy treat or just drink it cold. There isn't much time to enjoy cider, so have lots of it while you can! Source: ShutterStock
Watch Classic Scary MoviesLooking forward to Halloween makes fall a little bit spooky - and Halloween obviously also makes fall the perfect time to watch scary movies. I'm not big on horror films, but every year I try (and usually fail) to have a Scream marathon and I always watch The Shining, which never fails to give me nightmares. If you can't watch scary movies, watch It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown or just watch that either way because it's amazing.
Go Pumpkin PickingPumpkins might be my favorite thing about autumn and pumpkin picking is so much fun. If you're in a relationship, this would make a perfect and adorable fall date. If you're not, no worries - pumpkin picking is just as fun with your family or friends! Not only do you get pumpkins, but most farms have fun things like yummy treats or cool Halloween decorations and a corn maze. Source: ShutterStock
Eat Tons Of CandyThanks to Halloween, it is absolutely acceptable to stuff your face with candy during the fall. And there are so many delicious options! You obviously have to buy Candy Corn and the pumpkin Snickers are amazing. I don't know why Snickers is better in pumpkin form, it just is. Anyway, take advantage of the cheap Halloween candy prices and go all out. Source: ShutterStock
Take Advantage Of Fall Fashion While You CanFall is the best time to break out your cute boots and light jackets. Come winter, your boots will get all messy from snow and your light jackets will turn into puffy coats. Get into fall trends by trying these plaid options or these faux-leather options. So stylish!
Get Into Fall SportsI'm not big on football, but if you are, now is your time to shine! Go tailgate your little butts or just enjoy football parties where you can eat lots of food. Personally, fall baseball is my favorite part of baseball season because it's the most exciting. Get into a sport! They're fun! Source: ShutterStock
Make Your Own Candy ApplesSure, you could go out and buy your own candy and caramel apples, but why do that when you could have fun making them yourself? There are recipes all over the Internet and they aren't that difficult. Also, candy and caramel apples are delicious. Source: ShutterStock
Make Your Own Halloween CostumeHalloween costumes can get seriously expensive and when you think about it, it's a little silly to spend so much money on something you're probably only going to wear once. Instead of breaking the bank on a costume, plan to make one yourself. It's fun, you won't have to worry about wearing the same thing as someone else and homemade costumes almost always get more compliments than store-bought ones. Source: ShutterStock
Plan A Group Halloween CostumeFor a few years, my friends and I did group costumes for Halloween and it was really fun! This is us two years ago when we were all zombies. Get a few people together and do something together - it makes Halloween that much more fun.
Eat Halloween OreosI don't know why Halloween Oreos are so much better than regular Oreos - the only difference is the cream is orange - but they just are. Eat these. Also, get Cap N' Crunch Halloween cereal. It turns your milk green!
Go To A Haunted HouseGoing to haunted houses might be my favorite thing to do in the fall. They're so much fun! If you find a really good one, they can be really scary and totally worth the wait and money. Get a bunch of friends together or make it a date night with your boo. Source: ShutterStock
Eat and Drink Everything PumpkinI don't know if you guys have heard, but Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back and they're just as amazing as you imagined they would be. But don't stop there! You can literally find pumpkin anything right now, from PopTarts to pasta to pancakes to ice cream. Go pumpkin crazy while you can - these little guys are only in season for a little while.
Go Hiking or Take A Bike RideAutumn is a perfect time to take a long walk, hike or bike ride. Again, this would make for a great cute date or outing with family and friends. Fall is great for this stuff because it's cool enough so that you're not sweating your butt off but you're also not freezing. Plus, the foliage is so, so pretty and worth seeing. Source: ShutterStock
Break Out The Ouija Board and Ghost StoriesI know Ouija Boards are totally fake, but... whatever. They're fun! Have a sleepover with your girls and make things spooky by watching a scary movie, playing with the Ouija Board and sharing ghost stories.
Carve PumpkinsPumpkin carving is the best! Go online and pick out really fun patterns and then get to work. This is so much fun and - again - would make the cutest date night. Source: ShutterStock
Make Pumpkin SeedsWhile you're carving pumpkins, make sure you save the seeds. Afterwards, clean them, sprinkle them with olive oil and salt (or really whatever you want) and roast them. Homemade pumpkin seeds are the BEST. Seriously, they're amazing. They are nothing like the pumpkin seeds you can buy at the store - these are the real deal. Prepare to get addicted. Source: ShutterStock
Go Apple PickingIf you're not so into pumpkins or you just want to do more outdoor fall activities, go apple picking! It's fun and fresh apples right off the tree are so delicious. Get enough to make yummy apple things like pie or cobbler. Source: ShutterStock
Do A Zombie CrawlIf there is some kind of Zombie Crawl/Walk/Run event near you, do it! I know there is one in New York and a few on Long Island, where I live. Everyone dresses up as zombies and they go all out. It's really creepy but also really fun and different. Source: ShutterStock
What is your favorite thing to do during the fall? Which of these things are you going to do? What did I forget about? Tell me in the comments.