We'll come right out and say it: Fall enthusiasts get a bit of a bad rap. With endless memes mocking PSL drinkers (cue eyeroll) and the so-called basic-girl uniform (who doesn't love sweaters, scarves, and boots?), it's easy to forget how many amazing benefits the in-between season actually boasts. Crisp, sunny weather (without the humidity and frizz), picturesque foliage, and the food — don't get us started on the food. Fall-lovers have the right idea.
If you live in an area where the temps remain more or less the same — looking at you, West Coasters — don't feel like you're missing out on the best of fall's festivities. In fact, to prove there's still plenty of seasonal fun to be had whatever your zip code, we've rounded up 29 whatever-the-weather, fall-centric activities — from vineyard hopping to antique shopping to coordinating squad-worthy halloween costumes — that'll guarantee the season is full of adventure. No post-summer blues here.
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S'mores = definitely not optional. Don't have access to an open fire? Fake it till you make it with these delicious s'mores dumplings.
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No better way to spend the day than scooping up fresh apples at your local orchard. Be sure to grab a box (or two, who's counting) of apple-cider donuts for the road.
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Nothing says fall getaway quite like a dreamy rental tucked in the woods with your closest pals.
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Pick up farm-fresh ingredients, and maybe even snap that bl0gger-style produce pic. (You know the one.)
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Carve — or don't — said pumpkin into Pinterest-inspired perfection.
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Switch out your sappy beach reads for an intense thriller or nonfiction novel. Not sure where to start? Peruse our editors' latest picks here.