Fall is 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. Here are 12 romantic fall date ideas in Seattle.

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:Β 801 Alaskan Way
Cost: Varies by route

Hike to see the changing leaves

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.

Get seriously spooked

What’s a more appropriate fall date than getting a little spooked? Get truly boo’ed up at one of the many haunted events happening this October. You can head to Stalker Farms for a terrifying corn maze or over to Seattle’s very own Georgetown Morgue to see if you survive the night.

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? Plus, this one is decorated for Halloween!

When:Β Saturdays and Sundays, October 14th-15th, 21st-22nd, 28th-29th
Where:Β 38625 SE King Street
Cost: Adults $32, Seniors $28, Children $16

Take a cooking class together


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Learning with someone is a great way to bond, especially when you combine that with food! The Pantry offers all sorts of different cooking classes ranging from specific dishes to specific cuisines and even plant-based eats. Classes change and new ones are offered regularly making it a date you can do more than once.

Where: 1417 NW 70th Street
Cost: $140 per person

Head to Leavenworth

Leavenworth isn’t just for Christmas, the beloved small town might even be better in fall. You can enjoy a host of activities ranging from checking out some of the best fall foliage in the nation to a luxurious stay at the Post Hotel. In between you can check out the nearby Alpine Coaster or a zip line adventure.

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Head to the pumpkin patch

Washington has plenty of amazing u-pick pumpkin patches that are perfect for exploring on a date. You can each pick out your favorite pumpkin and show each other your creative side by carving or even roasting the pumpkin seeds.

Get cozy on a hot tub boat

Looking for a way to stay warm with you SO this fall? Renting a hot tub boat on Lake Union is a great and unique way to do just that. What’s more, Lake Union has not one but two companies that offer this unique way of transportation. Why not try it out?

When: Varies by company
Where: Lake Union
Cost: $400+

Ride the Seattle Great Wheel

The Seattle Great Wheel is one of the most unique ways to see Puget Sound. Plus, who doesn’t love a good old Ferris wheel? If you 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-10 PM, Sunday 10 AM-9 PM
Where:Β 1301 Alaskan Way
Cost: $18+

Take to the skies


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This probably isn’t for a first date but if you’re looking to wow your SO and create some unforgettable memories, this is a great way to do so. Several local aviation companies offer stunning tours of the city as well as Washington’s surrounding nature.

Hit the road on a day trip

One of our favorite ways to bond with people is through adventuring. After all, you have the outdoors just a stone’s throw out of the city. What’s more, there are so many ways to organize a road trip, check out Washington’s most unique museums, or do a ghost town loop. The options are almost endless!

Enjoy a Candlelight concert

What’s more romantic than a candlelit concert? There are 10 different candlelight concerts taking place in Seattle this fall. From Pink Floyd to Hans Zimmer, there are all sorts of different concerts to enjoy.

When:Β Thursday, October 12th-Thursday, December 21st
Where: Multiple venues across Seattle
Cost: $30+

Enjoy your dates!