My 9 Favorite Things to do in Fall
Every season has its joys, but there’s something sensually magical about fall that turns ordinary activities like reading or bingeing Netflix and into something cozy and intimate. In this post, I’ve put together this list of my favorite fall activities. Luckily, fall doesn’t end until December 21st, so there’s plenty of time to partake in these autumn delights.
READ A NEW BOOK (OR TWO, OR THREE…)
Cozying up on the couch with a blanket, a book, and a glass of wine is one of my favorite pastimes. Light a fire or fall candle to set the mood–but be wary! You may just look up and realize you’ve spent an entire day lost in a book (which isn’t a bad thing).
Looking for some accountability? Gather your girlfriends and start a book club. Book clubs are a fun and inexpensive way to get your girls together and talk about the books you’ve read. If you’re in need of some book suggestions, check out my post on lazy fall weekends for a few of my favorites.
EXPLORE YOUR FAVORITE HIKING TRAILS
Every season brings different ways to enjoy the outdoors–skiing in summer, hiking in winter, gardening in spring. While cozying up in a ski resort or swimming in your own backyard are both lovely, fall begs for more exploration.
To truly enjoy all that fall has to offer, search online for the best trails near you. The smell of distant campfires and chimeneas; the warm, enchanting colors and crisp breezes all make for a perfect hike. Set an entire day aside, pack a lunch in a backpack (don’t forget water!) and spend a day wandering the trails.
BUNDLE UP ON THE COUCH AND WATCH NETFLIX
If you’re not much of a reader or a hiker but you still love to bundle up on the couch with a blanket and some bourbon spiked apple cider, find a new Netflix show instead. There are plenty of new shows on Netflix this month, or you could binge one of my favorites–Ozark or Wentworth.
Whether you’re bingeing solo or with your bae, spending a day having a movie marathon or going through season after season of your favorite show is one of the best ways to spend your fall days.
KNIT A NEW SCARF
The weather is getting cooler, which means it’s time for a new scarf (or hat, or gloves…) If you finish all your autumn reads and run out of Ozark seasons, you could cozy up with one of my favorite fall activities–knitting.
Whether you want to treat yourself to a new scarf or prepare for Christmas by making some gloves for your girlfriends, these fall knitting patterns will help you do just that.
HEAD TO A FALL FESTIVAL
Beer festivals, harvest fairs, farmers markets, and holiday craft shows are abundant when autumn arrives. Enjoy a good fall stout, stock your pantry with the best fall produce, or get a head start on Christmas shopping at these events.
PREP FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH WREATH-MAKING
With the holidays fast approaching, fall is the perfect time to get a head start on decorating. Rather than filling your house with the mass-produced wreaths from the craft store, why not spend a Saturday making a wreath for Thanksgiving or Christmas? There’s a wreath for every holiday, so if you get on a roll, you can prep for spring holidays.
My guess? You don’t want your home to look like everyone else’s this holiday season. DIY wreaths are the perfect way to make your home stand out, especially if you plan on throwing holiday parties.
If you’re having trouble designing your holiday event, don’t forget to check out my services.
CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Between holidays and football parties, fall seems to be the best time to catch up with friends and family. For those friends and family members who live far away and can’t make it to your holiday events, why not give them a call? Or embrace the intimate and classy tradition of handwritten letters. It doesn’t matter how you catch up (unless it’s a damn text message); the important part is that you spend the season being intentional with those you love, no matter the distance between you.
This may be my favorite thing to do in the fall, and it’s perfect for holiday parties and lazy fall mornings (or to hide in the pantry and keep to yourself). Pumpkin bread, gingerbread, or something a little more unique like this autumn pear bread–there are so many autumn recipes to choose from.
ENJOY A WINE TASTING OR BOURBON TRAIL
Fall began in September, which just so happens to be Bourbon Heritage Month. So what better way to celebrate the season than hitting up your local bourbon trails? If you’re still feeling spooky after Halloween, there are plenty of bourbon trails that also host ghost tours.
If bourbon isn’t your thing, there are plenty of wine tastings all over the country. If you’d rather enjoy your wine by the fire with your friends, you could host your own wine tasting. (I can help!)
Winter will be here before you know it, so enjoy these fall activities while the leaves are still golden. And don’t forget to ask me how I can help you host that luxurious and intimate holiday party you’ve been dreaming of.