Fall is (almost) here and that means it’s time to start planning some fall-themed dates. Whether you just met someone or have been with your SO for years, we have some ideas on how you can make this fall’s dates the best yet. So here are 11 romantic fall date ideas in Seattle.

Grab a coffee

Grabbing a coffee is an easy date that you can almost never go wrong with. Pick a spot and sit or take your coffee to go and stroll the neighborhood. Whether it’s your first time meeting or you’ve been together for years, this is always a great choice.

Hop on the ferry


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Whether you want to take a day trip or see the sound up close and personal, taking a ferry is an amazing experience. You and your SO can walk, bike, or drive on and enjoy the upper decks or sit inside and take in the views from the seating area. Plus you can always zip over to an accessible island like Bainbridge for a little hike or meal.

When: Service daily
Where: 801 Alaskan Way
Cost: Varies by route

Ride a scenic train

When was the last time you rode a train? Chances are that it’s been a while. So why not treat yourself and a date to a seasonal train ride on a local railroad?

When: October 8th-9th & 29th-30th
Where: 207 Railroad Ave, Yacolt, WA
Cost: $12-$18

Hike to see the changing leaves


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Hiking is a classic PNW date and another one you can almost never go wrong with. Unless of course, your date hates hiking in which case we’re confused as to why they live in the PNW. Anyway, we have a whole list of scenic hikes that you can check out for all skill levels.

Visit Wonderland

Themed things are really popping off these days and if you and your date happen to be into Alice in Wonderland, you’re in luck. That’s because there are not one but several wonderland-themed events happening across the city this fall. Be sure to check them out if that’s up your alley.

Get seriously spooked


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What’s a more appropriate fall date than getting a little spooked? Get truly boo’ed up at Stalker Farms this October with their eight terrifying but fun fall attractions. Enjoy a haunted corn maze, spooky campfires, all sorts of monsters, and more.

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Rent a romantic Airbnb

What’s a more romantic way to spend a weekend than by getting away? Washington has so many amazing Airbnbs that you and your SO can rent. Whether you want to completely unplug or simply try WFH in a different spot for a while, we have you covered with a whole list of spots.

Enjoy one of the best food tours in the world


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If you and your SO like to eat then there’s a local food tour you should consider checking out on your next date day or night. In TripAdvisor’s worldwide ranking of food experiences for 2022, Seattle landed in 13th place for its Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market. Take a chance and see the market in a new way!

When: Tours daily
Where: Pike Place Market
Cost: $63.49

Ride the Seattle Great Wheel

Might seem a little cheesy but we think it’s one of the best ways to see the sound. And honestly who doesn’t love a good old Ferris wheel? If you really want to kick your experience up a notch you can book the VIP glass-bottom car for a breathtaking ride. Just don’t scare yourself too much, might be a little awkward on a date.

When: Monday-Thursday 11 am-9 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am-11 pm, Sunday 10 am-10 pm
Where: 1301 Alaskan Way
Cost: $16+

Take to the skies


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Yea you probably won’t be doing this on a first date. But if you’re really looking to wow your SO or maybe even pop the question, this is a great way to do so. You can choose from a whole host of different airborne tours and they aren’t as expensive as you think they might be.

Hit the road on a day trip

One of our favorite ways to bond with people is through adventuring. Honestly, Seattle is probably one of the best places to do just that. After all, you have the outdoors just a stone’s throw out of the city and plenty of cool things to check out like this town full of murals. If you’re looking for something scenic, we made a little list for you.

Enjoy your dates!