Bucket List-Worthy Activities To Do This Year
‘Tis the season for coziness, comfort food, and pumpkin pie (or pumpkin spice lattes.) Regardless of whether the leaves around you change or not, fall is a time to take advantage of the downtime to do things on your own or with socially-distanced friends and family. Even working out with one of the best cooling towels! The best part? So many of these fall festivities can be done absolutely free. That’s right, we’re talking about no-cost activities you can do with absolutely no commitment!
We’ve also included some notes about how to stay safe during your 2020 autumn fun, but you can read more about safe fall and holiday season guidelines from the CDC. Celebrating by yourself or with members of your household is low-risk, but you should also factor in where you’re going (hopefully somewhere outdoors!), how long you’ll be there, how many people will be there, and the community levels of infection both where you live and where you might be going.
1. Visit A Pumpkin Patch
Cliche? Yes. Necessary? Of course. Check out the farms in your surrounding area to pick out some orange beauties.
2. Decorate Or Carve Said Pumpkins
If you’ve never carved a pumpkin before, you can find tutorials on YouTube and use these sketches to make it easier. Plus, check out some of our fun pumpkin decorating ideas.
3. DIY Fall Decor
Instead of going to the store and spending money on autumn decorations, get crafty! We have some quick and easy Halloween projects right here.
4. Watch Your Favorite Halloween Movies Or TV Shows.
What better way to get into the fall spirit than re-watching your favorite Halloween flicks? Tune in to some of the classics, like “Hocus Pocus” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
5. Make Your Own PSL.
Save some cash and DIY a better-than-Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte at home—this version even has real pumpkin in it. Not a PSL fan? Try making your own mulled cider for a delicious fall treat.
6. Leaf Hunting
Among many things, fall is known for its leaf-altering beauty. If you live in an area where the trees change colors, go check out the view! Here are the best places and times to leaf peep.
7. Or, Virtual Leaf Hunting
If the leaves don’t change much in your neck of the woods, or you just want to see them without exiting your house, log into one of these virtual leaf peeping webcams.
8. Apple Picking
If you happen to live in a part of the country where apples grow, take advantage and go pick them apples! It’s a great time of the year for the tasty fruit. Just make sure the orchard is enforcing social distancing, mask-wearing, and using hand sanitizer before picking apples.
9. Baking A Pie
Once you have your pumpkins and apples, consider baking a homemade pie (or several). There’s nothing like a fall day at home with a pie baking in the oven, smelling up your whole space with its buttery, fruity goodness. You can also invite a bunch of friends and family over and make a day of it!
10. Autumn Camping
Even if you have good weather all year-round, use the fall season to the fullest. Make an effort to go explore your local hiking trails and camping grounds, or make a long weekend out of it somewhere nearby.