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- Fall is an amazing time with tons of seasonal activities to add to your must-do list.
- College football, Black Friday, and mild weather are just are few perks that come with fall.
- Fall also signals that it's time to welcome back beloved pumpkin spice coffee drinks.
Farmers markets are filled with colorful picks.
Going to a farmers market during the fall can be a feast for your senses.
Whether you're picking out pumpkins and gourds to decorate your doorstep, or prepping for a feast full of finally-available fall veggies like Brussels sprouts and acorn squash, a local farmers market probably has what you need — and a few things that you don't, but stash in your shopping tote anyway.
Pies are the go-to dessert of the season.
'Tis the season for pie, especially apple and pumpkin. Now is the time to get your fill from your favorite bakery, farmers market vendor, or — if you've got the skills — bake your own.
You can stock up during once-a-year holiday sales.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the biggest days of the year for bargain shoppers. And for good reason, retail and online stores typically post some pretty significant markdowns on those days.
More recently, Small Business Saturday has been added to the mix. Observed on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this annual event encourages consumers to visit and support the small, local businesses in their community.
You can finally light your fall-scented candles.
Who doesn't enjoy a house that smells like vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, or pumpkin pie? Lighting a candle with a signature fall sent can instantly change the look and feel of a room, invoking cozy, fall vibes in the flick of a match.
Travel is cheaper.
Fall is one of the best times of the year to travel. Not only is it cheaper than traveling during the summer or holidays, but there are fewer crowds, beautiful foliage, and milder weather that's perfect for exploring.
Pumpkin flavored everything hits shelves.
Fall is known for pumpkin-spiced drinks and treats, like the famous pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks, which has a huge fanbase. But once fall hits, the shelves are filled with delicious pumpkin-flavored products, from pumpkin M&Ms to pumpkin ice cream, which we eagerly await all year.
The weather is milder.
Not too hot, yet not too cold either, fall weather is perfect for exploring, snuggling under the covers, or bringing out the fall scented candles.
Your wardrobe is cozier.
Two words: sweater weather. Falls marks the time of the year where you can snuggle up in a cozy sweater without having to worry about a bulky jacket just yet. Even better, between boots, hats, scarves and light coats the number of outfits to mix and match seems infinite.
It's prime partner-finding time.
So many people get into a relationship during the fall that there's a name for the phenomenon: cuffing season. Studies have found that people are more likely to start coupling up in the fall and winter than during any other season.
It's tailgating season.
Fall marks the start of football season! So put on your favorite jersey and head to the nearest tailgate.
TV is great.
With iconic shows like "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" airing on TV during the fall, it is one of the best seasons for television. Even better, you can binge watch shows and stay indoors for hours without feeling guilty.
The foliage is stunning.
The stunning hues of fiery red, yellow, and orange that take over trees every autumn are truly breathtaking.
The holidays are around the corner.
Fall brings you one step closer to the holiday season.
It's back-to-school time.
Parents can rejoice in the fact that their kids once again have someplace to be every day, and students can get excited to see all their friends again. A true win-win.
There's apple picking.
Pick your own apples and make some homemade apple pie, cider doughnuts, and other fall treats.
Thanksgiving means quality time with family, great shopping deals, football, and, of course, a belly full of turkey.
The seasonal food is amazing.
Fall cuisine is a category all its own. Peak season for apples, pears, squash, and sweet potatoes, fall might be the best time of the year for food. Whether you're getting outdoorsy and going apple picking, or noshing on seasonal dishes at a restaurant, your taste buds are sure to love fall.
Hot chocolate becomes a totally acceptable order.
Although hot chocolate is delicious year-round, the chilly fall weather makes it that much better.
It's campfire season.
Fall is the perfect time to go camping, and with camping obviously comes a cozy campfire and delicious s'mores.
Outdoor decorations become a thing.
It seems like every street gets a little more festive during the falls months as people put pumpkins on their porches or hang wreaths on their doors. Of course, holiday decorations also start popping up to get you into the spirit.
There are piles of leaves to jump in.
The stunning foliage is not only beautiful, but also fun to play in.
There are pumpkin patches to visit.
Nothing screams fall like pumpkin picking. It's the perfect fall date activity or trip with the kids.