Fall: The leaves. The temperatures. The food. The fun!
I am not a summer person. My ideal outdoor temperature is between 60-70 degrees. That’s why I love when autumn starts to creep in. The nights get cool, and the days are nice to be outside in jeans and a t-shirt; not to mention all the food and drinks that come out, especially for all of you who like things pumpkin spiced!
Here are some fun, inexpensive, things to do this fall:
- Find a Fall Festival: There are so many fun fall festivals in our area this time of year. Some are just for fun, but others are for a good cause to support different things within the community. Either way, it’s fun for the whole family!
- Go Apple/Pumpkin Picking: You can’t have fall without pumpkins and apples! Check with your local farms to see prices and schedules. Places like Groupon or Living Social can have great deals on admission or products.
- Take a Drive to See the Leaves: Since I can remember, my family would always head to Shenandoah National Park to see the leaves change in Skyline Drive. The colors are always so vibrant and beautiful. Make a picnic lunch, and enjoy the sights.
- Take a Weekend Trip: This does not have to be expensive. We find that as things slow down in the summer, it’s a great time to visit family close by. If you don’t have family close by, plan a trip with your friends; everyone splits the cost of a hotel. Moms and Dads need their own time too!
- Have a Baking Day: I love to pick a weekend, and make goodies for my friends and family. Nothing puts you in the mood for fall faster than a pie in the oven, or apple butter in the crockpot.
What are some of your favorite inexpensive fall must-dos?