20 Fall Date Ideas in San Antonio That Are Actually Good 

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Lots of folks look forward to fall – whether it's because of the spooky happenings or seasonal treats like PSLs. Wherever you fall into the mix, fall is a great time to go on a lot of cute dates! No matter whether you have a new fling from Tinder, are in the honeymoon stage of your relationship or are happily married, we've rounded up some pretty good date ideas you should definitely make happen this season.
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Take in the fall colors during a hike in the Hill Country
While most of Texas doesn’t get to experience the change in foliage of the fall season, many spots in the Hill Country are fortunate enough to see this change. You’ll want to spend the full day hiking around Enchanted Rock or exploring the beauty of Lost Maples. Just remember to take lots of cute pictures with your hiking partner for the ‘gram.
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Coordinate your Halloween costumes with your bestie/S.O.
Now this is one you can do with your lover or your platonic bestie. Whether you want to go timeless (salt and pepper, apples and oranges) or go with something trendy to this year (Julian Castro and Beto O’Rourke would be hilarious), this idea is fun from start to finish.
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Taste the new flavors at a local brewery
Fall is the season of beer, so you’ll be smart to treat you and bae to a few date nights exploring what’s new on tap. Whether new brews or new (to you) drinking spots, this is a solid way to spend quality time with your date without it getting too expensive. Plus, it’s super fun!
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Get lost in a corn maze
Start here, and good luck.
Whether you’re good at solving puzzles or not, you and your date will have a blast figuring your way out of the maze. And that’s only half of the fun! Most of these mazes have other activities on-site, so you can have a full day of fall fun.
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Get boozy at the San Antonio Beer Festival
$45+, Saturday, Oct. 19, 1:30pm, Dignowity Park, 701 Nolan St, sanantoniobeerfestival.com
Back for a 13th year, the annual San Antonio Beer Festival lets you have an entire day of beer-guzzling – which is super romantic if you ask us. Walk around the grounds hand in hand and take your pick from more than 400 premium and craft beers from more than 125 breweries around the world! The event is ideal for both casual beer drinkers and craft snobs alike.
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Make an altar for Dia de los Muertos
If you and your partner have been together for awhile, you’ve likely opened up about loved ones you’ve lost. Take the opportunity to get even closer and build ofrendas together. It’s not only a beautiful experience to share with one another, it’s also puro as heck.
Photo by Matt Buikema
Spend some time with local ghostly spirits
These spots are promising.
With a city as old and historic as ours is, there’s lots of spots to get your fix of ghostly fun. From established tours and overnight sleep-ins to exploring your own “haunted” sites, you and your date will have lots to talk about if you go this route.
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Explore some new local restaurants
Find inspiration here.
While you wait for all the new restaurants set to open this fall, you and your dinner date can make your way through all the restaurants, bars and more that opened this summer. Prepare to be eating good and drinking just as well.
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Count how many pitchers of beer you can take down at Wurstfest
Friday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Nov. 10, 178 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, wurstfest.com
To be a true Texan, you’ll have to head up to New Braunfels to celebrate “the best ten days in sausage history.” The long-running sausage fest celebrates German culture right in the heart of Texas. On top of your fill of wursts, you can also expect other great foods, music, dancing, carnival rides and games. Oh, and LOTS of beer. Now that’s what we call a date night. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one.
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Pour one out at the ghost tracks
2902 Shane Road
Ok, so this urban legend has been debunked as not even have happened in San Antonio and the site has been restructured to not be physically possible for your car to roll over the tracks. But that totally hasn’t stopped locals from claiming it and keep believing. Stay local with your favorite sidekick and hit up the "ghost tracks" if you love spooky thrills. Grab some baby powder and head on over to the South Side to experience SA’s claim to fame.
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Relax in a nearby small town
San Antonio may not have all the makings of a big city, but it’s still nice to get away and relax. From Floresville and Fredericksburg to Castroville and Lockhart, there’s lots to explore in every direction without going too far from home. Consider it a refreshing day trip if you will.
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Cheer on the Spurs before the playoffs
1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
While most San Antonians are Spurs fans every day of the year, it’s super smart to be that dedicated fan early in the season. You may not be able to afford all the playoff tickets in the world, but you and your boo can hit up a game or two during less important match-ups without spending too much.
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Enjoy the cooler temperatures at a local park
While it’ll still be awhile until we get cool temperatures, the change in season will bring more pleasant weather as the weeks go on. By all means, you and your cutie pie should take advantage of this on more than one occasion. Jog in Hardberger Park, make a picnic at the Botanical Garden, take a stroll around Brackenridge Park or do some yoga at O. P. Schnabel Park. All great dates that will have you feeling one with nature.
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See how tough you are at a haunted house
Get exploring at these spots.
It’s no secret that San Antonio loves haunted shit. There’s always the option to explore places that have actual claims of being haunted, so all the more power to you if you go that route. If you’re not so brave (no judgements here), you’re always more than welcome to snuggle your cuddling partner as you make your way through a commercial haunted house. If you can laugh about it afterward, it’ll make your visit even better.
Photo via Instagram / chainsawsandlollipops
Volunteer at the Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner
900 E Market St, (210) 525-1007, rauljimenezdinner.com
In 1979, Raul Jimenez started a tradition that has touched so many San Antonians, especially those who would not have a Thanksgiving meal otherwise. If you and bae are wanting to do some good, spend some time helping out at the annual community event. Not only will it make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, but you’ll be able to make a new tradition with your sweetheart. Aww!
Photo via Instagram / jimenezdinner
Celebrate Oktoberfest around San Antonio
San Antonio may have a lot of Latino influences, but there’s no denying that we know how to party like the Germans. Celebrating brats and beer, you can catch plenty of Oktoberfest happenings throughout October – from brewery events to full-fledged festivals. If you and your boo both like to get boozy and can eat your weight in sausage, it might just be a match made in heaven.
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Have a photoshoot in a pumpkin patch
Say cheese, babies.
You may cringe at the constant pumpkin photos in your Instagram feed, but you won’t roll your eyes at the opportunity to have a cute, fun photoshoot with your favorite piece of eye candy. Ask a friend (*cough* third wheel *cough*) to tag along to be your photographer for the day, or just bug someone nearby for a few photos..
Photo via Instagram / biancacelene
Get your fix of fideo at this year’s Fideo Loco Festival
$15+, Saturday, Nov. 3, 1pm, Alamo Beer Company, 202 Lamar, eventbrite.com
Taking place at Alamo Beer Company this year, the third annual fest will bring lots and lots of samples of fideo loco. Is there a better way to spend your Saturday? Whether you’re both locals or not, you can share your/y’all’s experiences growing up on the good stuff. The real test is whether y’all both choose the same favorite.
Photo via Instagram / fideolocofestival
Attend a free movie screening
There’s no shortage of free movie screenings happening throughout San Antonio any given week, you just need to know where to look. Slab Cinema is a consistent go-to for free flicks, and there’s other organizations that put on events like this. So grab a couple of blanks so you and your snuggle buddy can get cozy during a movie. Just keep it PG, y’all.
Photo via Instagram / slabcinema
Hit up some Halloween parties
For some couples, Halloween is the best part of the year. Whether it’s the macabre culture, horror flick fascination or just plain treats of the season, take advantage of the Halloween parties happening around town. Whether you’re looking to drink or just want a reason to dress up, you and your beloved will have a blast.
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Take in the fall colors during a hike in the Hill Country
While most of Texas doesn’t get to experience the change in foliage of the fall season, many spots in the Hill Country are fortunate enough to see this change. You’ll want to spend the full day hiking around Enchanted Rock or exploring the beauty of Lost Maples. Just remember to take lots of cute pictures with your hiking partner for the ‘gram.
Photo via Instagram / peterbnyrenphoto