Fall is my favorite season of the year. It brings crisp air, beautiful colors, the need for blankets, and all things cozy! However, to truly experience fall, you need a Fall Bucket List!
If you are feeling anything like me and want some fall activities to enjoy, keep reading! I have compiled a list of things we can experience this fall, and a few couple specific Fall Bucket List ideas to really set the mood this season!
Fall Bucket List Ideas
1 // Get away for a weekend to see the leaves changing colors
It is not a proper Fall Bucket List without driving about to see the leaves changing colors. Driving as close as an hour or as far as across country, fall looks different everywhere.
If where you live has not started changing yet, go somewhere that is. Being able to appreciate nature during this transition for even a day longer brightens my life!
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2 // Go on a picnic.
Being out in nature on a beautiful fall day is more than many could ask for sometimes. Going to the park, by the lake, or a beautiful field can transform a meal into a fabulous time with your spouse, child, or friend.
3 // Try a fall-inspired drink.
If you have not fallen onto the Pumpkin Spice trend yet, why not?? What about trying Apple Cider? A drink that is dedicated to the season makes it that much more special!
I love diffusing smells that are full of spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon because it is special to this time of the year. Same with a drink!
Treat yourself to at least one fall-inspired drink!
4 // Do some fall [spring] cleaning.
There is nothing like enjoying the fall with some good ole spring cleaning!
If you’re someone who only does spring cleaning once a year, this will be an absolute treat for you! Yes, there is work involved, but the atmosphere of your home will transform into something more breathable and clean.
Trust me, you’ll enjoy it once you’re done!
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5 // Make your home a bit more cozy for the cooler weather that is approaching.
With the first crisp, cold night of fall, enjoy bringing out the blankets and ambient lighting. Apple cider or tea in your favorite mug by a warm fire… ahh! There is nothing like it!
6 // Try a capsule wardrobe.
There is no time like the present to simplify. The fall is a great time to try a capsule wardrobe, too!
It increases your intentionality through the season and gives it more purpose because you can focus on what is truly important in this season versus what you’ll wear.
7 // Visit a pumpkin patch.
Does fall even happen if you don’t visit a pumpkin patch?
Seriously though, doing all of the fall events during the season provides entertainment and memories that last a lifetime!
Each fall season is different, so make the most of it!
8 // Walk through a corn maze.
Whether it is a scary corn maze or one you do for a different type of exercise, this is always a fun way to experience the fall season.
9 // Go to a festival.
Festivals are very popular this time of the year. I love walking through all the vendor areas and enjoying live concerts. The food is incredible to experience as well!
This is something that should be on your list this season!
10 // Take family pictures for Christmas Cards.
With the foliage changing, it is the perfect time to take Christmas Card pictures! It keeps the warmth of fall as winter approaches and makes for very colorful Christmas Cards.
11 // Go on an anniversary trip
Whether you have an anniversary [as I do] or you want to create a new tradition, taking a trip in the fall is like no other time of the year. Places are colorful and people seem happier this time of the year!
12 // Jump in a pile of leaves.
No one likes raking leaves, but everyone loves jumping in them or throwing them into the air. I am not sure why this causes such happiness, but it does! Therefore, this has to be on the list!
13 // Bake cookies or a pie!
Who doesn’t enjoy making a cozy comfort food this time of the year? Let the baking season begin!
14 // Go on a hayride.
Hayrides are a great way to go on a ride without driving! It is fall themed with chili air to breathe in and hay to sit on, and simply sounds wonderful!
15 // Dress up for Halloween.
Who does not like to play dress up at least once a year? What will you be for Halloween?
16 // Go through a Haunted House!
Most people like a good scare, and where I live the haunted houses are pretty good! Not that I have been.. I have just heard from everyone else! haha!
17 // Volunteer for something.
From working in a soup kitchen or helping someone on a project, volunteering is something that never goes out of style.
I also like to make contributions to our local homeless shelter with lint and toilet paper rolls, so that they can have access to easy fire starters. It is also a great way to reduce this kind of waste.
18 // Eat S’mores!
Who does not love a yummy treat?! Especially one that makes such a mess when you try to eat it?! S’mores and a campfire are always great for fall evenings!
19 // Do some DIY projects.
DIY projects are fun to do in general, but I especially love to do them during the fall season. There is just something about the colorful landscape that gets me excited to do something new and fun.
20 // Read a few books while enjoying the fall weather.
Grabbing a blanket, finding a cozy spot, and diving into a good book makes this fall season complete! You can learn so much during this season and explore new worlds.
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BONUS! Fall Bucket List Ideas for Couples
1 // Build a pillow fort
Spend a cozy evening with your loved one in a pillow fort. Play games like 20 Questions or Truth or Dare.
2 // Go for a hike together
Enjoy being outdoors with your significant other by going for a hike to a beautiful, scenic location. Even if it is somewhere you’ve hiked at a different time of the year, there is nothing like hiking in the fall.
3 // Cook a seasonal meal together
Cooking in season is a great option because it is less expensive. However, when you intentionally cook a meal with your loved one, you create a special memory that only the two of you experience.
4 // Have a date by the fire
Take your dinner from the table to a blanket on the floor in front of a cozy fire. Spend the evening discussing your future and celebrating your love for each other.
5 // Go stargazing
Grab all the blankets and pillows, and get out into the countryside to go stargazing. See how many constellations you can identify, or even better, have a competition to see who can identify the most.
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Fall is the perfect time of year to really get out and experience life! With winter right around the corner, it is best to fill your happiness bucket as much as possible, and all of these ideas can help you do that!
What is on your Fall Bucket List? Let me know below in the comments!
If you want to see how I did with this list, check out my Fall Bucket List Review!
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