5 Fun Fall Date Ideas in Columbus

The first official day of fall has come to mark the changing of the season. And if you’re ready for the coats, flannel, scarves, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but are having trouble coming up with the perfect autumnal date then I’ve got 5 Fun Fall Date Ideas for you!


1: Have a Treesome

Live the social media cliche and go apple picking. It’s a fun activity to do with a partner (especially when you’re on the shorter side and need a little help getting that perfect-just-out-of-reach apple). And as an added bonus, you’ll have a snack right at your fingertips!


Here are 3 that we recommend:

Lynd Fruit Farm

Legend Hills Orchard

CherryHawk Farm


2: Embrace the Season  

Bundle up and go for a hike, or take a drive and check out the foliage. One of the great things about living in central Ohio is the easy access to some amazing natural spots. Not only are local parks and trails great photo-ops, but also great ways to connect with nature and the outdoors.


Here are 3 that we recommend:

Fall Color Driving Report

Hocking Hills

Serpent Mound


3. Feel the Festivities

Attend a local festival where everyone is also ready to celebrate the season. This is a great way to experience a lot of different food, music, and fun all in one place.


Here are 2 that we recommend:

Columbus Italian Festival

Circleville Pumpkin Show


4. Get Crafty

Maybe festivals feel a little too broad. If so, check out some of the art shows and gallery exhibits. Gallery Hop takes place every first Saturday of the month in the Short North, and Franklinton Fridays happens every second Friday of the month. See what local artists and curators have put together and experience some of Columbus’s art scene.


Here are 3 that we recommend:

Wexner Center for the Arts – Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life

Columbus Museum of Art – Think Outside the Brick

Killer Craft Show


5. A Literal Ghosting

It’s also Halloween! There are plenty of ghoulish going-ons all over Columbus. From haunted tours to classic horror cinema, you can be sure to scare up a great time.   


Here are 3 that we recommend:

Ghost Tours

Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon at The Drexel

Halloween Happy Hour Concert


Nicci Sprouse-Grosso is President of A-List Introductions and has become known as Columbus’ foremost executive matchmaker. She founded the company in 2011 and has interviewed and matched over 1,000 successful singles.

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Nicci Sprouse
A-LIST Introductions is a members-only dating and matchmaking firm. We help successful singles thrive by offering: executive matchmaking, dating & relationship coaching, and group dates - empowering our members to connect and grow.