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Fall Date Night Ideas-Marine Corps Base Quantico


When fall season rolls around, it begins to get cooler outside and all you want to do is snuggle up with your loved one. There so many romantic ideas to savor up the beauty and the bearable fall weather temperatures. The ideas are ideal regardless whether you want to stay in or venture out and explore Quantico. Fall is one is of the favorite seasons to get creative when it comes to date ideas. Everything is pumpkin-spice flavored, the trees are changing colors, everything looks magical and you have endless excuses to cozy indoors and cuddle in front of a fire or under a warm blanket. It’s a perfect red and orange-colored world, with beautiful scenery, cozy sweaters and warm ciders, it’s the season to fall in love all over again with these fall date night ideas.

Go apple picking

Fall is the season for apple picking. Enjoying these juicy, freshly picked fruits is a perfect way to spend the day. Make plans to visit one of the numerous orchards near you to pick your own fruits or find apple themed festivals close to the Marine Corps Base in Quantico for ready to eat flavorful and delicious treats. Take a tour of any of the apple farms close by, make your own apple cider or butter and hopefully get to eat some delicious cider donuts. There is nothing more romantic than strolling through a fragrant apple orchard and stealing kisses between apple trees. Apple picking is the perfect way to spend a leisurely romantic afternoon with your partner. Check out for apple picking and apple festival destination ideas.

Hit up a fall festival or fair

County fairs and festivals don’t get as much credit as they deserve anymore. Don’t worry if you are used to big city events, going to a small-town county fair or festival is a charming date idea. Play games, ride all the rides, buy cotton candy, kiss at the top of the Ferris wheel and enjoy a night out. This season comes with an abundance of fairs and festivals. Nothing says I love you like buying a funnel cake or winning a stuffed animal for your partner or date. It doesn’t get much better than this. Be on the lookout for special deals and offers online on fair admission. You might snag up early bird passes at a great discount. To find out festivals and fairs click

Get spooked

Remember when you would pick out the scariest movies so that you could get closer to your date? Use the same rule for your date idea. Visit a haunted house or watch a spooky movie together. Walking through a haunted house and getting scared together is sure to bring you two lovebirds closer together (literally!). It’s a perfect excuse to jump into your partner’s arms and hug them tight. Hold hands as you navigated through the creepy and spooky haunted hallways. Visit to find a haunted house close by.

Hit the park

Living around the Marine Corps Base you are lucky enough to be close by parks that are bursting with breathtaking fall colors. Spending some romantic time in the park during fall with your partner is a must. Take a quite stroll in the park or make a picnic under the trees. Remember to bring along lots of pillows, blankets, a book, puzzle and hot chocolate or cider. Spread out under a tree and enjoy some quality time. If you both enjoy camping, head out to a nearby park bundle up and star gaze. If both of you love adventure, make your date more interesting by cycling to the park. The sound of the crunching leaves beneath the bike tires is sure to put you in the fall mood. Some of the great outdoor places to explore include Wolftrap Farm Park, C&O Canal, Shenandoah National Park, Great Falls Park, Scenic Laurel Falls trail, Prince William Forest Park and Luray Caverns. Don’t forget to get your FREE military national park pass or military discounts!

Drink up

There is no better way to say “cheers” to fall than with a festive drink. Take advantage of the season because pumpkin spice lattes don’t last forever. Spend some quality time enjoying a pumpkin spice latte for a memorable fall coffee date. For an afternoon or evening fall date night idea, find a brewery that serves wicked pumpkin beer or local bars and wineries that have festive drinks. Nowadays there are so many craft breweries which makes it easier to find interesting options near you. Plan a tour of different breweries and wineries. Get an inside peek of the facilities and learn more about different beer and wine as you support the local businesses. Most of these places serve appetizers, desserts or cheese plate with the drinks. Check out for ideas.

Forget the traffic and cozy up indoors

You can still have a great date from the comfort of your home. Spice up the date with endless interesting activities like cooking and watching. Make a delicious warm dinner together. Cooking with your partner is one of the great ways of testing your partnership to make sure you can work together without driving each other insane. Bake your favorite fall dessert like an apple or pumpkin pie, brownies, or cookies to go with the meal. You can also make. Try baking something new together with the apples you picked earlier. Later heat things up with a romantic candlelit dinner complete with a homemade dessert. Finish up your date by watching a new TV show together. Relax on the couch and catch up or follow up on your favorite show.

Fall is the perfect time to rekindle the romance by getting out and enjoying the adventures the season has to offer with your spouse or partner. The scent of the season, changing leaves, cider and pumpkins are extremely irresistible and romantic. It’s time to get your date on!