When it comes to autumn, it is safe to say that love is in the air. With the leaves changing colors and the temperature dropping, there is no better time to create memories with that special someone. Whether you two have been together for years or are in that awkward “getting to know you stage”, this season has a variety of perfect dates.
With Halloween right around the corner, go get spooked with your sweetie! Instead of opting for the run-of-the-mill scary movie, be adventurous and go to a haunted house. There’s no better opportunity to get a little closer (literally) than holding hands while being scared out of your minds! Seeing your significant other terrified may bring a few laughs, but it will also show you a side that you may not get to see very often. To find a haunted house in North Carolina check out, http://www.nchaunts.com/nchauntsFmap.shtml
One of the many benefits of going to UNC-Chapel Hill is its central location. The school is merely hours away from the beach and the mountains. As the leaves change colors, the Appalachian Mountains are a sight to see in the fall. Whether it’s just a day trip or a short weekend vacation, hiking to the top of mountain together will surely be an unforgettable moment. If you can’t make it to the mountains, there are also many parks in the Triangle Area that offer great hiking trails.
Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Normally getting lost is a gut-wrenching feeling, but not in this case. It can be a fun challenge to work your way out of the maze. It is a romantic avenue where couples have to put their heads together in order to find a way out. If communication is an issue, going to a corn maze may help you all to better understand how to productively work together, or it could be a train wreck. You decide. Either way it will be a new experience to share.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Bring out your inner child by going to a pumpkin patch! These patches usually have a variety of activities tailored towards couples including hayrides, local food and drinks, and games. However, the real fun comes after you leave. Make a night of pumpkin carving and roasting seeds. Then cuddle up under a warm blanket and enjoy a quiet night in.
Shopping at the Local Farmers’ Market
For those of us who like to eat, help out your local economy and enjoy locally grown produce while bonding with your date at the local farmers’ market. You can then keep the date going, and bring back whatever you buy to cook a meal together. The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays year round from 7a.m. to noon.