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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UC Berkeley chapter.

Fall has finally started and is in full swing. The weather is cooling down, leaves are falling, and wind is now blowing in the air. Fall has to be one of the best seasons because it doesn’t matter if you like outdoor activities, being indoors in the cozy atmosphere or the delicious seasonal treaties, there’s something for everyone to love about fall. Here are some fall-themed activities to do!


A fall-themed baking night could be fun to do with friends, significant others, or family. This can be the time to experiment with seasonal recipes that have ingredients such as pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Baking pinking bread, apple pies, or seasonal cookies will let you take in all the fall flavors. This will make your place smell delicious and you can pack some of the treats for a picnic. 

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An essential outdoor fall activity would be having a picnic with friends or a special someone. Packing seasonal treats like pumpkin sugar cookies, fudge, caramel apple dip, and many other scrumptious seasonal snacks. Take a drive or bus ride to a beautiful nearby park and absorb yourself in the fall vibes and beautiful scenery around you. 


With the chillier and windy weather approaching, one can now enjoy a nice hike without sweating or having the sun bear down on you. So lace up your hiking boots or sneakers, and hit some beautiful trails and explore their fall scenery. Hike through forest or state parks that have welcomed the autumn season. Consider taking pictures while hiking to capture the beauty of fall. 

pumpkin carving

No one can deny that a fall must-do activity is pumpkin carving. This can allow you to release your inner artist and create beautiful pumpkin carvings that can be used to decorate your home. Having a pumpkin in or around your house is truly a sign that fall’s arrived. 

movie nights

At night, one just wants to be cozy and having a movie night is the best way to do this. Watching seasonal movies or feel-good movies curled up with a warm fuzzy blanket is the best way to wind down from a chilly day. Having a cup of hot chocolate or a warmed fresh baked good is also a lovely way to end the day. 

One should embrace the changing season. Autumn is a magical time where everyone can find something they like. If you like outdoor activities, baking, movies, or like to be creative, the fall season has an activity for you. Embrace the seasonal treats and make lasting memories with loved ones. Enjoy the fall and all its activities!

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Ahtziri Junes

UC Berkeley '25

:) I'm here to have fun, meet new people, make friends and to live life