Fun Fall Activities for Singles
When you think of fall activities, how often do you picture couples doing couple-y things? From cuddling next to a warm fire to apple picking, it might seem that all hope is lost for singles this season. Well, it most definitely is not. In fact, it’s one of the best times to embrace your singleness! There are so many things you can do alone or with a group of friends that you’ll be thankful you’re going through the fall un-cuffed.
Check out our list of 20 activities you should try!
- Carve a pumpkin: This activity might be even better if you’re single, as you won’t have to take anyone else’s “constructive criticism.” Design what you like — whether that’s a ghost, a scary face, or maybe just a couple of holes. After all, we’re not all blessed with creative talent.
- Go on a hike: Fall probably has the most beautiful scenery out of the four seasons. What better way to admire the foliage than to take a stroll along a scenic trail. Hiking alone can be a great way to clear your head and enjoy the fresh air. Going with a group of friends is fun, too! Just bring your camera and get ready to selfie.
- Pumpkin Spice-ify everything: This goes beyond the PSL. Pumpkin spice cookies, breads, soaps, shampoos, candles, the list goes on. When in fall, right?
- Go to a farmer’s market: Embrace freshness and frugality, and shop at your local farmer’s market. Because the produce was grown and picked closer by, it’s much fresher than why you find in the grocery store. You might even find some things that the supermarket doesn’t have. While you’re there, gather some exciting new, fresh ingredients for turkey day!
- Scary movie marathon with friends: Unless you like watching horror movies on your own, host a marathon full of classic thrillers. Stock up on blankets, candy, popcorn, and maybe even some homemade PSLs.
- Binge watch to your heart’s desire: It’s Saturday night and you have no plans. Wait, yes you do! Put on your comfiest clothes, stretch out on your couch, and finally start binge watching Stranger Things like you’ve been planning to for months now.
- No Shave November: This one is a huge plus across the board. Guys, you can keep your face warm all season long without any complaints from your girlfriend about your beard scratching her face. And for the women, your legs are going to be covered most of the time anyway. …
- Go to a football game: ‘Tis the season for beer and tailgating. Buy some tickets to a local football game, and go with a group of friends!
- Fall cleaning: Now that you have some alone time, you can finally get into the depths of your closet. Clean out the old to make room for the new. Once you have more free space, you can fill up your closet with fall essentials — flannels, scarves, and cozy sweaters abound! Just hold off on shopping until you get to the end of our list.
- Rake some leaves: This is a good way to get outside, get active, and tick off some household chores, too. You also can turn it a philanthropic opportunity (unless you need the cash and prefer to charge your neighbors).
- Volunteer at a soup kitchen: Soup kitchens pretty much rely on volunteers. Helping out gives you the opportunity to bless the lives of others, and you’ll definitely leave feeling blessed, too.
- Visit Salem, Massachusetts: Fall is definitely the perfect time to visit the place where the historic Salem Witch Trials went down. It makes for a great weekend trip with some of your pals.
- Test your baking skills: Perfect your culinary skills, or maybe just learn some Seamless if your most-used app. Instead of buying pumpkin-flavored everything, whip up some of your own recipes! And don’t bother with a cookbook, Pinterest has all you need.
- Go apple picking: Did I really even have to put this on the list? Seems more like an unspoken yet necessary fall activity. Sip some hot cider while you pick the best apples a tree has to offer.
- Go all out with your Halloween costume: You can wear your dream costume without worrying if it has to match! Or, you can finally join in with the rest of your friends in a group ensemble.
- Hand out candy on Halloween: If you’re in a neighborhood that’s a hub for trick-or-treaters, you can enjoy the holiday at home. Manage the candy bowl, or scare trick-or-treaters.
- Catch up on some reading: Cozy up next to the fire, sit outside on a hammock — the choice is yours. Setting aside the time to read can be difficult when you’re all cuffed up. So take advantage of this time! If you’re not sure what to read, Goodreads has some great recommendations.
- Oktoberfest: You don’t have to go to Germany to enjoy this festival. There plenty of Oktoberfest options locally. Plus, it’s the perfect event to go to with a group of people. Wear suspenders and an alpine hat, and enjoy good beer and brats with your best friends.
- Haunted Tour: Grab a group of friends and go to a haunted house, haunted trail, or haunted hay ride, pretty much anything can be made haunted during the fall season.
- Enjoy it: The fall only comes around once a year, after all. Don’t waste time wishing you had a significant other to spend the season with. There are so many things you can do alone or with friends to make this fall one of the best ever.