Think about it: Fall is great! The weather finally cools down, which means you can walk out of your house without immediately breaking into a heavy sweat. Two of the year’s absolute best holidays, Halloween and Thanksgiving take place in the autumn months. And can we just talk about all of the wonderful comfort foods that come with the fall weather? Of course, you get pumpkin and squash, but once again it’s finally acceptable to break out your slow cooker and make stews and soups again.
Yeah. Basically, fall is heaven.
Nothing warms our heart quite like apple cider. Whether you drink it fresh and cold or prefer to mull your cider in beautiful fall spices, this is the ultimate autumn beverage.
I think we can all agree that apples are pretty much the best fruit, right? In the fall, say goodbye to pale, sad grocery store apples and have a beautiful day in nature picking apples in an orchard with your friends and family. It’s a fun time — and you get fresh apples!
Maybe we were total nerds, but there was something electric about going back to school. New pencils, reuniting with friends, and learning new and exciting things always made us love a new school year. Plus, parents finally get a bit of a break from having their children home all summer.
How much did you miss wearing boots? If you’re anything like us, the answer is a lot. But it’s fall now! Time to put those sandals away and break out the fuzzy socks and leather boots.
It’s not always totally acceptable to just have bowls of candy bars sitting around your house. But in the fall, it’s seasonal and decorative, duh! So feel free to binge on those Snickers bars — we won’t tell.
Remember those fresh apples you just picked? Destroy any healthiness they had about them by dipping them in caramel. A simple caramel apple recipe is best, of course, and you can easily customize your treats with candy or nuts.
Now that the weather has cooled down, you can finally snuggle up with the ones you love. Whether it’s your cat, your significant other, or your own self, find a big, fluffy blanket. Get cozy!
The spookiest day of the year (and our favorite excuse to dress oddly and eat candy) lands right in the middle of fall. We’re here for special Halloween candies, and the year in pop culture parodied in dress.
Whether you’re cruising through a pumpkin patch, going on a haunted hayride, or just going around a fall fair, there’s a certain wonderfully autumnal pleasure in going on a classic hayride.
Whether you’re roasting s’mores and hot dogs over a bonfire or finally giving your neglected fireplace some use after a long, hot summer, you can finally cozy up in front of the flames.
Say what you want about overcast, shorter days. Fall weather means one thing: the changing of the leaves. Orange, red, yellow, and even brown leaves turn everyday sights into IRL works of art.
Not only do leaves look beautiful, but they’re also a complete and total blast to jump and play in. After along, hard day of raking up the leaves, have a little bit of fun before hauling them out to the curb.
Who doesn’t love giant mugs of beer, polka music, and more sausage than you could ever even fathom? Oh yes. That is Oktoberfest. The official Oktoberfest may take place in Munich, but there are smaller festivals across the world, including the U.S. And of course, you can always throw your own Oktoberfest bash.
Pumpkin beers are easy to hate on, for some reason, but we love them! The rich spices, hearty ales, and deep, rich orange color are beyond pleasing. So pour a pint and enjoy!
Put those tank tops away and snuggle up. Your favorite knit sweaters, puffball hats, and wool socks are prime for wearing now. It’s like a whole new wardrobe!
You know that smell… a cool breeze, crisp leaves, and maybe a little bit of lingering rain in the air. It is the epitome of fall.
Say goodbye to repeats and browsing Hulu for endless hours looking for something new to watch. Starting in September, TV shows are back on a regular schedule. So sink in to your couch and watch some new TV… finally.