By Maria del Cisne Vital

Pumpkin spice, fall foliage, and cozy sweaters— these are a few of our favorite fall things! With summer coming to an end, now is the perfect time to take your significant other out for a fun fall date. Check below for some ideas that will surely get your date to cozy up to you:

Apple Picking at Oak Glen

Apple picking is a great way to bond with your date because it’s just you, them and a whole bunch of apples. Work as a team to pick that one apple that is out of reach! By the end of the date, you’ll have a basket full of apples and a heart full of love.  Oak Glen is a five-mile loop of farms, orchards and shops where you can pick apples, berries and more. If you’re of age, stop by the Oak Glen Cider Company for a hard cider to end your night.

Oak Glen, CA 92399

The Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

Picking a pumpkin with your main squeeze is peak fall date cuteness. Starting in September, the Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch will be open for the public to peruse the acres of pumpkins— from small pumpkins that fit in your palm to giant ones you can’t even carry, they even have pink ones. There’s also a corn maze to get lost in, but don’t worry, your date will be there to hold your hand through it all!  

5380 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

(949) 653-2100

South Bay Drive-in Movie Theatre

Get ready for the coziest date ever! Bring blankets, snacks, lawn chairs, or just set up inside of your car for a night at San Diego’s South Bay Drive-in Theatre. With the most recent blockbusters available seven days a week, you’ll be able to watch the best films in the comfort of your own car. Nothing says romance like a movie night cuddled up under the stars. If you can’t make it out to San Diego they also have branches in Riverside and Montclair!

2170 Coronado Ave, San Diego, CA 92154

(619) 423-2727

Hike to the Hollywood Sign

Romance is always in the air in LaLaLand. Take a hike up to the Hollywood Sign and get breathtaking views of L.A.’s skyline. An easy hike, the Mt. Hollywood Trail starts at the Griffith Observatory’s parking lot and ends under the sign, where you get a great side-view of it. For a more rigorous course, the Cahuenga Peak Hike starts at the Aileen Getty Ridge Trail. Make your way up until you’re overlooking the back of the Hollywood sign, the entirety of Downtown Los Angeles, and, sometimes, the Pacific Ocean.

Griffith Observatory – Mt. Hollywood Trail Start
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(213) 473-0800

Aileen Getty Ridge Trail – Cahuenga Peak Hike

Wonder View Drive & Lake Hollywood Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights

Need someone to hold on to when you get scared? Bring your honey to Halloween Horror Nights for a frightful night filled with creepy characters, monster-filled mazes and more. A big step in a relationship is facing your fears together.  You will surely do that here when you see the scariest horror movies and TV shows brought to life as you maneuver your way through the park with your date.

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

(800) 864-8377