Cincinnati’s 13 Best Dates For Fall


There is something perfectly romantic about fall. Maybe it’s the fact that things are getting colder, so snuggling becomes less of an option and more of a necessity. Maybe it’s the idea of getting lost in a corn maze with your sweet thing. Whatever the reason, it’s the perfect time to grab someone cute and go on an adventure.

1. Pick Pumpkins At McGlasson Farms

This sixth generation farm is open throughout the year, providing fresh fruits, vegetables, and specialty items, like jam. In the fall, the pumpkin patch opens, and they have some of the best in town. If you’re feeling extra romantic, you can take the Anderson Ferry across the river to get you two there.

McGlasson Farms Pumpkins

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2. Take A Bike Ride Around The City

Fall weather is the perfect weather for a bike ride. You don’t have to worry about getting too cold, and you also don’t have to worry about sweating too much. And now that Cincy Red Bike is here, and only costs $8 for a day pass, there’s really no reasonA�not to take a bike ride.

Cincy Red Bikes

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3. Sit By The Fire At The Blind Lemon

Though this bar seems hidden between buildings in Mt. Adams, it’s no secret that it’s one of the most romantic spots to grab a drink in the city. Now that the weather’s cooling down, the fire pit in the courtyard is in full swing. Take your date here on a cool night and order a Blind Bailey or a Fog Horn.

Blind Lemon

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4. Pick Apples At Hidden Valley Fruit Farm

If you’re willing to make the drive to Lebanon, head over to Hidden Valley Fruit Farm to pick some apples. They’re open for picking every day from noon until 4:00 PM, and serve some pretty delicious apple cider as well. The date will be worth the drive.

Hidden Valley Fruit Orchard

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5. See The Shining At The Esquire

Get ready for Halloween and go see the classic horror film,A�The Shining, at one of the coolest movie theaters in town on October 24th at 10:30 PM. You can grab a Pumpkin Pie Chai at Sitwell’s Coffe House before or after the movie for extra fall points.

Esquire Theater

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6. Get Lost In A Corn Maze At Niederman Family Farm

Throughout the month of October, Niederman Family Farm’s corn maze is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday. Can you really think of a more fun way to spend an evening than getting lost in a corn maze with your crush?

Niederman Family Farms Corn Maze

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7. Spend The Day Hiking At Cincinnati Nature Center

Once again, fall is the perfect time to go outside. So take your date to Cincinnati Nature Center for one of the best outdoor experiences in the city. With the colors on the trees changing, you’ll have plenty to look at.

Cincinnati Nature Center

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8. Look At The Stars At The Cincinnati Observatory

On November 8th, from 10:30 PM until midnight, you and your date can head to the Cincinnati Observatory for an after hours tour and viewing. With the oldest big telescope in the country, you’ll be able to see planets and stars that others won’t be able to see for a few more months. Trust us, star-gazing is always a good date.

Cincinnati Observatory

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9. Take Your Own Fall Brew Tour

In Cincinnati, we’re very lucky to have some awesome breweries, like Mt. Carmel, Listermann, Rhinegeist,A�Ei8ht Ball, andA�Moerlein, just to name a few. Make it your personal mission to try all of their seasonal beers. Whether that means visiting each brewery over a few dates (or one, if you’re that ambitious,) or buying the bottles and drinking them at home, trying out fall beers definitely makes for a good date.

Flight of Beer

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10. Do A Wine Tasting At Verona Vineyards

Make the drive down south to visit Verona Vineyards and taste some of their delicious wines. After you’ve picked a wine you both like, buy a bottle and enjoy a picnic. What’s more romantic than lunch in a vineyard?

Verona Vineyards

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11. Visit Cincinnati’s Seven Hills

Take a day to visit the seven hills of Cincinnati. Though there’s some debate about which hills are THE seven, you and your date can explore the city, take pictures, and see the fall colors change.

Eden Park Date

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12. See American Gothic At The Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is definitely a must visit for any Cincinnati resident, but now you have even more of a reason to go back this fall. American Gothic is in the museum until November 16, 2014. After you see the exhibit, spend some time outdoors and go play on that awesome swing/sculpture, Atman, because if you’re honest with yourself, you’ve always wanted to.


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13. Have A Breakfast Date At Echo Restaurant

Switch things up a bit and have a morning date. Go to Echo Restaurant and order some of their amazing Pumpkin Pie Pancakes. There’s no better time of year to enjoy these amazing breakfast gems.

Echo Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

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