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The Ultimate Fall Bucket List

The season of cozy socks, chunky cardigans and felt fedoras is finally here! We’ve been mentally preparing for weeks, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we have a fall bucket list. Print or screenshot this list of fall must-do activities and check them off before the season ends. Our bucket list captures the best parts of fall – but you won’t see the typical apple picking or PSL drinking here – these are seasonal experiences that will create lifelong memories.

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1. Farmer’s Market

You may have hit up your local farmer’s market weekly over the summer, but it’s a completely different experience in the fall. You can wear your favorite fall jacket and new peep-toe ankle boots while sipping hot chocolate for days (well, for hours, but you get the point). Don’t forget to bring a tote to hold the pumpkin-scented candle you’re bound to buy.

2. Bonfire

So many favorite childhood memories involve a bonfire at your bestie’s house. Fall is the time for nostalgia, so why not invite a few of your girlfriends over for an evening bonfire? You’ll love catching up by the heat over a cider or two – and of course, all of the s’mores.

3. Tour Cider Mills

Speaking of cider, have you ever toured a cider mill? If you live in the Midwest or Northeast, cider mills are an absolute must. Match your fall outfit to your bag and you have the perfect backdrop for your next profile picture. Find one near you.

4. Host a Tailgate

Everyone loves a good tailgate, but hosting one can take the game to a new level. Whether the weather isn’t cooperating or your squad prefers to enjoy the game on the comfort of a couch, an at-home tailgate can be the perfect opportunity to let your hostess skills shine. Bring on the spinach dip and (spiked) apple cider.

5. Bake a (new) Pumpkin Recipe

It wouldn’t be fall without a pumpkin recipe or two. Get out of your pumpkin bread rut with a new recipe. Roast the leftover seeds from your carved pumpkin for a delicious low-cal snack. This guide will help you achieve your ideal flavor from sweet to savory.

6. Sunrise Kayaking

Fall was made for spending time outdoors. Plan a sunrise kayak trip with bae to really appreciate the changing colors of the season. Pack a few breakfast staples in your lunch bag, get in an arm workout and sip a toasty thermos of coffee in the crisp morning air.

7. Halloween Costume DIY

Your best friend always throws her annual costume party and you want a shot at the grand prize this year. Team up with your girlfriend for a clever group costume. Halloween doesn’t have to break the bank – spend an afternoon crafting and make them together! We have a feeling you ladies will win with this modern and hilarious costume.

8. Shopping Day-Trip

We all need a getaway every once in awhile, so plan a day trip with your girls. Go hands-free with a crossbody and make the drive to a neighboring town with an adorable Main Street. It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping, so take a day to treat yo’self (and everyone on your holiday list).

9. Hiking

If you’re looking to mix up your workout routine, throw a hike into the mix. Hiking is great exercise in a beautiful, Instagram-worthy setting (no filter needed). You’ll be thankful to get in a few final outdoor workout sessions before a coldfront comes through. Load up your backpack with snacks, layers and water if you’re planning on making it a long trek.

10. Fall Décor DIY

With the change in seasons, we love to infuse autumnal elements into our living space, just as we do with our closets. We know your Pinterest board is full of Fall DIYs, so plan an afternoon to make that fall wreath for your door or those glitter pumpkins to spruce up your entryway. If whimsical is more your style, how cool are these emoji pumpkins?

You better get started – or at least pin this for later. What are you most looking forward to this fall? Share below in the comments!

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