Fall nights are the perfect time to cozy up with your partner or get to know someone new with a fun activity. We've put together a list of some of our favorite fall date night (or fall day date) ideas in Columbus!

Start with a Taste of Fall Flavor

Food and drinks are central to the dating experience, and no matter what kind of date you're having, you can infuse it with fall flavor in Columbus. Columbus coffee shops have plenty of options for flavorful drinks, while local breweries have made the shift to the season's sweet, malty and refreshing flavors. Download the Columbus Coffee Trail passport to win prizes together along the way! 

Farm-to-table restaurants throughout the city highlight autumn harvest from central Ohio farms, so be sure to check out seasonal menu items at places like The Guild House, Third & Hollywood, and Watershed Kitchen & Bar. You can also take the season's bounty home with you by visiting an area apple orchard!


German Shephard posing excitedly at an apple orchard

Credit: @bear2ohio. Photo captured at Lynd Fruit Farm.


Get Out and Enjoy the Fall Aesthetic

One of the best things about fall in central Ohio is the scenery. Red, orange and yellow leaves offset with a flannel shirt, knit hat and comfortable booties create a picture-perfect scene. If you're about the fall aesthetic, then Columbus has you covered. Get active and take a fall hike to watch the leaves change, snap a seasonal pic in a local pumpkin patch, or cozy up for a romantic, leisurely stroll through the scenes at Franklin Park Conservatory's Pumpkins Aglow. 


Yellow fall leaves abound at Schiller Park

Credit: @NoteToSarah. Photo captured at German Village's Schiller Park.


Shop and Explore in German Village

There's really no other place like German Village in the fall. Get lost together in the 32 rooms full of your favorite stories at The Book Loft or shop for locally made treasures at The Red Stable. If your date is a DIY-er, take them to make their own candle at Tiki Botanicals or simply walk through the brick-paved streets to spy the spooky decorations sprinkled throughout the neighborhood.


Two women walking and holding hands by the Book Loft in German Village


Complete the Pumpkin Trek

Set out on a fall-themed adventure in Grove City and savor the sights, scents, and flavors of all things fall-related while completing the Grove City Pumpkin Trek. This year the trek has gone digital! Travel to the 11 locations listed on the trek and purchase a fall-related food or retail item to earn points and complete the trek. Those who complete the trek will have their choice of a coupon to make a free candle at The Chandler, a Pumpkin Trek tote bag, and a Pumpkin Trek t-shirt.


Grove City Pumpkin Trek


Catch an Outdoor Movie

Land-Grant's Beer Garden Movie Series takes place every Tuesday in their outdoor beer garden. Their September and October lineup includes some incredible Halloween classics like IT (10/03) and The Exorcist (10/17). Don your fall apparel, grab your blankets and prepare for a movie night under the stars paired with delicious Land-Grant Beers, including fall-favorite, Lawnraker, while it lasts! Learn more here.


Land-Grant Brewing beer garden at night

Land-Grant Brewing's outdoor movie series

Attend Columbus' Signature Fall Events

There's no shortage of fall events to enjoy in Columbus on your next date night. Experience the seasonal sights, sounds, sips and more right here in Columbus. View a list of can't-miss fall events, here.  




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