It’s no secret that fall is full of fun activities — the pumpkin patch, apple picking, and more. Not to mention, these fall festivities also make for perfect dates! Whether you and your special someone have been dating for years or you’re a new couple, going out on dates will always be important. With this in mind, check out some of these fall date ideas around Charlottesville to try with your significant other!
Take a trip back in time and enjoy a movie at the Goochland Drive-In. Located about 40 minutes down the road in Goochland, Virginia, it’s certainly worth the trip. Pack up a bunch of blankets and hit the road to enjoy a movie from the comfort of your car. Or, you can buy lawn tickets to watch the film from a lawn chair! Buy your tickets online ahead of time, and be sure to arrive early. Gates close 20 minutes before showtime. Keep in mind, outside food and drinks are not permitted. Instead, grab a snack from the snack bar, like popcorn, nachos, mozzarella sticks, and more. A movie at the drive-in? It doesn’t get more old-school romantic than that!
Take a Hike
There’s no better time to enjoy the outdoors than in the midst of fall’s splendor. With that being said, take your date on a hike to enjoy the beautiful autumnal colors in the mountains of Charlottesville! Charlottesville is located near so many different beautiful hikes, such as Humpback Rocks. Or, if you’re in the mood for more of a casual hike, visit the Rivanna Trail or Kemper Park. No matter where you choose to go, you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors with your special someone. Pack a picnic and hit the trails! For more inspiration on where to hike, check out our blog Best Hiking Trails Near Charlottesville.
Explore Local Wineries or Breweries
Go on a day date and explore the delectable wineries and breweries that Charlottesville has to offer! Stay close to the downtown Charlottesville area and enjoy breweries like Three Notch’d, South Street Brewery, and Random Row Brewing Co., all located within 5 to 10 minutes from each other! Or, you could head out to the Monticello Wine Trail and enjoy the breathtaking sights that the wineries have to offer. From wineries like King Family Vineyards, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, and Veritas Vineyard & Winery, there are over 40 different wineries along the trail to choose from. Plan out your transportation to the wineries or breweries, and enjoy a day of fun.
Bake a Fall Dessert
Looking for a date night in? Try baking a fall dessert together! Pumpkin and apple are popular flavors in the fall, but you can also switch it up with maple or toffee. Light some candles, turn on some music, and start baking! Once your dessert is ready to enjoy, you can put on a movie. Cozy up on the couch with your baked treat, and enjoy a movie together! Check out some of these recipes on our blog Thanksgiving Desserts to Try This Year.
You simply can’t go through the fall season without making a trip to Carter Mountain. Spend the afternoon picking your own apples! Afterward, enjoy breathtaking views of the valley while enjoying an ice-cold cider from the Bold Rock Tap Room and a tasty apple cider donut from the market. Once you head home with your bag of apples, you can bake a sweet apple treat! You won’t want to miss this go-to fall date.
For a traditional date night, have a romantic meal at The Alley Light. Here, you can enjoy small plates, craft cocktails, and wine. Their dishes include marinated calamari, goat cheese and fennel, a house-made seafood board, and more! Can’t decide what you want? Not a problem! Order a few different dishes and share them to experience their delectable French cuisine. The Alley Light is located in the Downtown Mall, so before dinner, you can explore some of the shops or stop by the Downtown Tasting Room for wine!
Whether you’re in the mood to explore the outdoors or enjoy a romantic dinner, there are many fall date ideas to choose from! Since Arden Place is conveniently located in Charlottesville, you can enjoy the proximity to beautiful hiking, incredible wineries, and delicious breweries that the area has to offer. So grab your special someone and go on a date!
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