25 Fall Date Ideas in San Antonio That Are Actually Good 

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While the winter holidays are considered by many to be the most romantic time of the year, we gotta give a shoutout to fall for being pretty damn romantic, too. Maybe because it's the beginning of cuffing season? 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 a hike
Multiple locations
Now that it’s not insanely hot outside, you’ll really be able to enjoy nature. Travel by foot or bike, and explore one of Texas’ gorgeous state parks. If y’all have already visited the nearby parks, we have a few in mind that may be a bit further, but will let you witness fall foliage without leaving the Lone Star State.
Photo via Instagram / urtinkerbell1
Hit up a festival or two (or however many you want)
Here are some food and arts happenings to choose from
Local and regional festivals are serving a wide variety of interests this fall. From all sorts of food festivals to cultural events, there’s plenty for you and your love to do this season. And don’t worry, there’s a good mixture of free or cheap events as well as pricey happenings to splurge on.
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Explore the local ghostly spirits
Multiple locations
San Antonio as a whole really loves scary stuff, especially if it falls under the paranormal category. With no shortage of ghost stories and urban legends, you and bae will have plenty of ways to explore the sites tied to ghostly happenings. Whether you choose to go on a tour or have specific ghosts you’d like to meet, y’all will have a blast getting spooked and holding each other close.
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Have a photoshoot at a pumpkin patch
Multiple locations
What is more fall than going to a pumpkin patch? Wear your most fierce getup of the season and serve some looks with your boo. Take plenty of pics for the ‘gram, and be sure to buy a few pumpkins to carve and decorate them with your date.
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Explore a nearby small town
Doing hoodrat shit around San Antonio is all fun and games, don’t get us wrong, but sometimes you just need to get away and experience something new. No matter what your inspiration may be, taking a daytrip outside 1604 will do you and your boo some good. Head up to Fredericksburg to see some fall foliage for yourself and head on a winery tour, or maybe head south to Medina County for some of their market days on the weekend. Think of it as a couples’ retreat without breaking the bank.
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Try a new restaurant
New restaurants, bars and coffee shops are popping up across San Antonio all the time. You and your dining partner may not be able to stay on top of all of the openings, it’s definitely worth heading over to a spot y’all are mutually excited about. Who knows? It might just become your go-to for date night.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Tour a local brewery
Here’s some suggestions to get you started
If you and your boo like getting boozy, it only makes sense to tour a brewery! Maybe it’s just us, but fall is the perfect time to stop and appreciate the brews in the air. Whether you have a liking to seasonal brews or you ain’t got no type, make it a point to explore a few breweries and get your drink on.
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Visit the ghost tracks
2902 Shane Road
Ok, so this urban legend has been debunked as not even have happened in San Antonio. But that totally hasn’t stopped locals from claiming it. No mind, you and your plus one should definitely hit up the city’s "ghost tracks" if you love spooky thrills. So grab some baby powder and head on over to the South Side to experience SA’s claim to fame.
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Hit up some Halloween parties
Here’s our ever-growing roundup of parties
If y’all are one of those couples that waits all year for Halloween, you better make all the Halloween happenings part of your date night plans. From drinking events to costume contests and something tailoring to pretty much every aspect of the eerie holiday, there’s something for everyone.
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Support the Spurs at a home game
1 AT&T Center Parkway, nba.com/spurs
Y’all… It’s going to be an interesting season for the Spurs. As a new era in franchise history begins, now is the time to show your loyalty to the Silver & Black and cheer on the team as it finds its footing without the Big Three and with new faces on the roster. Get your seats now while they’re cheap(er)!
Photo via Instagram / spurs
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...and that goes for the San Antonio Rampage, too
1 AT&T Center Parkway, .sarampage.com
With SA’s hockey team just being a few weeks into its season, now is the time to introduce yourself to the Rampage if you haven’t already. If you’re a fan of yelling, aggressive plays and a chilly AT&T Center, this is the spot to be. And with ticket prices being super reasonable, you might just become a regular at Rampage games.
Photo via Instagram / sarampage
Catch a free movie screening courtesy of Slab Cinema
Multiple locations, slabcinema.com
While you can catch a free movie from various venues and organizations, the traveling outdoor screen from Slab Cinema is definitely the most reliable, often and super fun at that. And with Coco, Hocus Pocus, La Bamba ("RITCHIE!"), The Breakfast Club, Black Panther and Nightmare Before Christmas on schedule, you’re bound to have a blast. Don’t forget the blankets or lawn chairs for ultimate comfort.
Photo via Instagram / slabcinema
Have a slice of pumpkin pie at Bill Miller Bar-B-Q
Multiple locations, billmillerbbq.com
Some people wait all year just to score a slice (or whole!) of pumpkin pie from Bill Miller. Whether you fall into that category or not, treat yourself to a cheap date with your sweetie before this seasonal treat disappears off the menu again.
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Volunteer at the Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner
900 E Market St, rauljimenezdinner.com
The almost 40-year tradition has touched 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.
Photo via Instagram / jimenezdinner
Get lost in a corn maze
Multiple locations
Whether if it’s for the photoshoot or to have an adventure with your date, hitting up a corn maze is bound to be a memorable date for the two of you. Most corn mazes offer plenty of other activities, like hay rides and petting zoos, so you’ll have a full day of fall fun with your beloved.
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Get spooked at a haunted house
Multiple locations
If you and bae are into spooky stuff, a haunted house will make for the perfect creepy date. While SA offers many haunted houses, making a road trip out of hitting up a few spooky sites will totally be the highlight of the season.
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Vote in the midterm elections
Find your voting location and other information here
There are few things sexier than someone who uses their vote and is an active citizen! While politics isn’t always a popular subject while dating, it’s important to take part in the midterm elections and encouraged those around you to do the same. So make a date of voting and share your act of civic duty together. Aww!
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Attend a political rally
Politics can make or break a relationship, so you and your partner should make your bond stronger if y’all are the same political party – or at least have the same stance on various issues. No matter whether you’re campaigning for a candidate or backing an organization related to whatever moral dear to your and amor’s hearts, voicing your opinion allows a whole new form of intimacy with your boo.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
Visit a museum or gallery you’ve never been to before
Most San Antonians know the more-popular museums and galleries, there’s most likely a few you and your plus one are not as familiar with. Now is the perfect time to explore a museum off the beaten path, or maybe a gallery out of your comfort zone. There’s always something on in SA, why not use some random happening as an excuse for date night?
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Coordinate your Halloween costumes
We’ve got some ideas for you
Most couples who enjoy dressing up for Halloween always make it a point to coordinate their costumes somehow. If you want to be an even bigger hit at your parties and in contests, go for something puro – barbacoa and Big Red, perhaps? Or you can go for something more topical, like Beto O’Rourke and Whataburger. Or y’all can both be Fiesta Sucia? The options are endless, fam.
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Make an altar for Dia de los Muertos
With Mexican culture at the forefront in San Antonio, traditions like Dia de los Muertos are super visible for locals and transplants alike. Going to Muertos Fest and other events in honor of the holiday are plenty fun (and should definitely be an idea), but dive deeper into your relationship and make a joint altar. Not only will you honor y’alls respective loved ones, but you’ll bond while doing so.
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Get some fresh air at a local park
Check out these super beautiful parks here in San Antonio
Though this might be a regular date idea if you and your amor own a dog together, a few hours at the park is actually a super cute way to spend time together. Unplug from your digital vices for a few hours and just savor your time – whether you choose to walk, run, play some basketball or even just lay back on the grass.
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Go to a farmers market
1314 Guadalupe St, (210) 901-9717, facebook.com/thepeoplesnitemarket
SA may not be one of those regions where we do corny shit like pick our own vegetables at a farm, we’re all about farmers markets. Definitely worth checking out is The People Nite Market, which is set up on the West Side with dates through December. Along with fresh produce and food vendors, this nite market almost feels like a block party. So join the community and hit up the next market!
Photo via Instagram / nite_people
Play some board games at your favorite warm beverage spot
With cooler weather finally here, it’s time to explore your warm beverage options. While coffee may be your go-to any time of the year, the fall is perfect to try seasonal flavors. No, we’re not talking about pumpkin. More like maple?! Whatever you choose to sip on, head over to one of the city’s chill spots like Candlelight Coffeehouse or Halcyon Coffee to enjoy your drink and a few rounds of board games or trivia with your partner-in-crime.
Photo via Instagram / halcyonsouthtownsa
See a theatre production
Here are a few ideas
From stage productions of Avenue Q and School of Rock: The Musical, there are ongoing happenings to catch-them-while-you-can shows for you and your date to pretend to be cultured. Really though, y’all will have a memorable date night and a show to boot.
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Take a hike
Multiple locations
Now that it’s not insanely hot outside, you’ll really be able to enjoy nature. Travel by foot or bike, and explore one of Texas’ gorgeous state parks. If y’all have already visited the nearby parks, we have a few in mind that may be a bit further, but will let you witness fall foliage without leaving the Lone Star State.
Photo via Instagram / urtinkerbell1