Fall is my favorite time of the year! It wasn’t until I started traveling outside of California more and more that I started appreciating how beautiful the change in weather truly is! For anyone who is interested in getting the full “Fall Foliage” experience, I highly recommend traveling across the Northern Hemisphere – color change in leaves, crisp chill in the evening air… ahhh, I just love it all!
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus
The harvest season is also the perfect time for all kinds of fun activities with your friends and family. If there’s one thing us millennials love more than getting that perfect Fall ‘gram feed inspo, it’s doing it without breaking the bank… especially not right before the holidays.
I’ve made a list of a few of my favorite budget-friendly activities to do this time of year!
My boyfriend actually introduced this to me. Oktoberfest originates in Munich, Germany, and is the world’s largest beer festival. Started as a royal wedding celebration, the 16-to-18-day festival has expanded into a worldwide celebration of harvest season. Although I’m not a big beer drinker, I could never resist a chance to eat good food and listen to great live music! Check your local areas for Oktoberfests in late September/early October near you.
You all know I’m a foodie, so it’s a given that FOOD + OUTDOORS = WIN! Finally, you can enjoy sandwiches and soup without being roasted in the sun.
3. Road Trip
As if you haven’t caught on the tone of this article yet, I will encourage you to go outside as much as possible because autumn days are numbered (#WinterIsComing). Leisure Sunday drives are the best! Sometimes, my boyfriend and I like to just cruise around without a destination in mind just to check out the leaves changing color.
2. Go to a Pumpkin Patch
Whether you want to pick out a pumpkin for your pad or just cruise around for a good photo op, a pumpkin patch is always a good idea! My boyfriend and I love to go to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, the best family-owned Fall attraction in Gretna, NE. There are tons of family-friendly activities to do at Vala’s, like haunted houses, hayrides, corn mazes, train rides, and more. (We also became friends with the Vala’s family and they are some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met!)
1. Apple Orchard
Speaking of activities at Vala’s, there is also an apple orchard there! Apple-picking has become a bit of a tradition for us. I’m not a big fruit eater but I sure love apple crisps and apple cider!
What are some of your favorite fall activities? Comment below and let me know!