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9 Romantic Fall Date Ideas in Jacksonville

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Fall is the perfect season for couples to continue to strengthen their bond. Being BOO’ed up for the season just seems to make it a bit more special! However, planning the perfect date can sometimes be hard, but we’re here to make it easier with a few romantic fall date ideas in Jacksonville.

Throw on a flannel or a cozy sweater and get on your way! 

It goes without saying that candles are a staple of fall. Take your date night up a notch by making your very own costume fall-scented candle!

Wick: A Candle Bar has a wonderful selection of seasonal scents, including butterscotch, hazelnut, and pecan pie just to name a few. Couples also select their very own jar, design a unique label, and pour their creation. But seriously, who doesn’t want to watch Hocus Pocus with our OWN candle burning?

How about a romantic fall date idea that includes drinks and food? As the season changes, so do the tap lists at all of the best Jacksonville Breweries! They each bring in their own twist of fall flavors to their craft beer.

Engine 15 not only brews beer but they also brew hard cider. Dinner and drinks is a classic date, but it’s better when trying new things! 

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Buy Fresh Fruit & Bake a Pie

Head over to local farmers’ markets, select fresh, locally-sourced fruits, and bake your very own pie! Start the day by holding hands with your partner browsing the market and end it with a delicious bit from a freshly-baked pie.

We’re hungry just thinking about it…this is definitely one of our favorite romantic fall date ideas in Jacksonville. We even found a list of awesome fall pie recipes to get you started! 

Have some skele-fun with your partner at a fall festival! Dress in your cutest fall outfit and immerse yourself into all things fall.

Each festival brings its own flavor but a lot of them featuring a pumpkin patch, farm animals, live music, and a corn maze! Honestly, each are so unique (and fun) that it might be hard picking just one to go to–maybe you can attend multiple!

You’re sure to get cute couple photos if you try all of our fall date ideas but this one is a guaranteed IG post. Pro tip: Start the day out at a festival and end it at a brewery sipping on pumpkin-flavored beer.

Going to fall festivals and pumpkin patches are traditional fall date ideas that everyone does. Take a step further and surprise your partner with a fall-themed craft night at Pinspiration!

You can select the canvas you paint and be guided by an instructor or try a take-home craft. If you decide to take your craft date home, may we suggest adding a bottle of wine and burning that candle you poured at Wick: A Candle Bar.

Alright, this may be the MOST romantic on our list of fall date ideas! Horseback riding at Diamond D Ranch is an experience unlike any other.

There are different time options but each allows you to take a scenic trail ride on a 500-acre ranch! If possible, we suggest selecting the 2-hour trail ride, as it gives riders the chance to view Jennings State Park–a perfect chance to watch the leaves change colors!

Seriously, this is one of those “Can  You Feel the Love Tonight” Lion King moments…so romantic! 

They come around once a year…and they come alive with vengeance. Visit a haunted house and show your partner how brave you really are.

Our favorite is 13th Floor, but warning, we barely made it out! This isn’t the most romantic fall date but it will definitely create a memory that will last a lifetime…while making your heart skip a beat or two. 

Hiking Adventure

Romantic date ideas in Jacksonville…exercise edition! Take a gorgeous hike at Little Mini waterfall, Bell Springs Trailhead, Florida Trail, White Springs, or your favorite state park to watch the seasons change.

The peaceful sound of nature, combine with the serenity it provides, makes for a romantic day with your loved one. Take it one step further by stopping at your favorite local bakery and picking up fall-flavored picnic snacks.

This is definitely a “Colors of the Wind” Instagram moment! 

Plan a Weekend Trip

There are plenty of gorgeous places within a short drive from Jacksonville that would be perfect for this. Just picture exploring Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens or Ichetucknee Springs State Park with your favorite person in the world.

Weekend trips are already romantic but take it a step further by putting a fall date ideas twist on it! 

Additional Fall Date Ideas

Go to a Pumpkin Patch and carve pumpkins! Download our map below and see how many you can get it this year! You could also attend a Halloween Event, there are plenty of wicked-awesome ones this year.

More Things to Do in Jacksonville

It’s time to stop, smell the pumpkin spice latte, and go on a date. Fill up every single weekend for the next few months with any of these cute fall date ideas! 

For additional fall activities, search #BooNATION on the UNATION app or website. Best sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram, and our Facebook Group as those members get exclusive access to our fall content before it’s posted on other pages. 

Britta Moletz

Britta Moletz

Britta is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Pittsburgh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Pittsburgh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinPittsburgh on Instagramand Facebook.

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