7 Perfect Dates for Fall

1. Go to a pumpkin patch

There are plenty of pumpkin patches in the Pittsburgh area. Soergel Orchards in Wexford, Trax Farms in Finleyville, and Triple B Farms in Monongahela are all open in September as well as October. Pick out some pumpkins and take a hay ride at one of these cute little farms settled just outside of the city. 


2. Carve your pumpkins

Get a little messy and carve your newly picked pumpkins together. Print out some of your favorite patterns or logos from http://www.zombiepumpkins.com and turn them into a jack o’ lantern. If you want to skip the mess and go an easier route, you can opt for painting your pumpkins instead (check out glow-in-the-dark paint for an extra spooky effect, or glitter for a girly touch). If you decide to carve the pumpkins, clean and roast the leftover seeds so you can eat them afterwards.


3. Get scared at a haunted house

Haunted houses are a fun way to spend time with each other, as well as others. This is the perfect place for a Fall group date. Some of the larger haunted houses in Pittsburgh include The ScareHouse and Hundred Acres Manor. For a complete list of haunted houses in the Pittsburgh area, check out Cassi’s article The 10 Haunted Attractions That You Must Visit This Season.


4. Go on a bike ride

Fall is the perfect time for a bike ride, especially in Pittsburgh. The changing leaves mixed with the scenic view of the river, with the beautiful city in the background, makes for one beautiful ride. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail is a 24-mile trail throughout the Golden Triangle and it’s surrounding sections of Pittsburgh. Check out http://www.traillink.com to map out your ride and see other trails near the city.


5. Spend a night watching movies

Fall is the ideal time to watch both Halloween movies as well as scary movies. Some of the best Halloween movies to watch include Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, the Scream series, and Halloween. Snack on some candy corn and pumpkin seeds and sip on some apple cider as you cuddle up on the couch to watch these classics.


6. Have a little taste

Wine and beer tastings are great events that both you and your man will love. The Harvest Moon Wine Festival on September 27th (this weekend!) has both wine and specialty beer tastings. The Great Pumpkin beer tasting in Robinson on October 10th features over 700 different types of brew. Remember, these events are all 21+. Check out more wine tastings at http://www.localwineevents.com. For beer tastings, go to http://triblive.com and search “beer tasting” under events. 


7. Make some festive food

Nothing is better than sleeping in on a crisp Fall morning. So why not have breakfast in bed? Pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes are just the to start your day. For dinner, add a twist on traditional chili with this simple pumpkin chili recipe. For dessert try this pumpkin spice smoothie (add some Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie or Burnett’s Pumpkin Spice vodka for a spiked smoothie!). For dessert, check out this easy no-bake pumpkin cheesecake. Fall is the time for pumpkin everything, so why not enjoy cooking up some fun with your date?