Add to Calendar: Fun Fall Activities Near Atlanta for Couples

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Add to Calendar: Fun Fall Activities Near Atlanta for Couples

It’s always good to get outside and do some fun fall activities. There is more to fall here in the south than college football. Some may not agree. However, there are “off” days for your favorite team. The other option is to plan something on a Sunday so that you really take the day off to enjoy the beauty of nature around you.

So many activities are planned around children this time of year. Adults like to go and have fun and act likes kids themselves too. So I have rounded up some things that are fun to do as a couple. If you really want to avoid the children crowds, then I would suggest that you do these activities during the week if possible. That really helps cut back on ALL crowds if you ask me.

You can read about my other fun ideas for different times of the year. Many of these things you can do year round. Fun cold weather ideas can be found here. You can also check out this post of things to do until fall arrives.

Just a reminder. Click on all of the underlined words to get more information about each of these fun activities. It will direct you to their websites.

My Favorite Fall Activity

Oakland Cemetery: Capturing the Spirit of Oakland

What is fall without a cemetery tour. Capturing the Spirit of Oakland is no ordinary cemetery tour. This cemetery dates back to the 1850s and some of Atlanta’s most famous families are buried here. The tour comes to life with local actors. It truly is something that every Atlantan should experience at least one fall. Here’s the kicker. You HAVE to mark your calendar now for next July when the tickets go on sale. There are a limited number of tickets and it is only for two weekends every year. Plan to make a full evening out of it. There are great restaurants nearby so make reservations ahead of time for that too.

Oakland Cemetery has other great tours and festivals throughout the year so make sure you check out their website for details.

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Outdoor Fall Activities

When you think about a fun outdoor activity to do on a fall day it usually involves pumpkins and/or apples. We are so lucky that we live close to the north Georgia mountains where you can make your way up to Ellijay to all of the apple orchards. Going to an orchard, picking or buying some apples and having lunch outdoors is a lovely way to spend a day. Many of the orchards now have all sorts of pumpkins as well. The other famous stop for pumpkins is Burt’s Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville.

Today I wanted to open up some other options that don’t always come to mind right away.

Gibbs Gardens

This 300+ acre residential style garden is a destination to enjoy seasonal color. It is located about 1 hour north of Atlanta in Ball Ground. Whether you are an avid gardener or just someone who likes to admire other’s gardening skills this is a place to enjoy in the fall. You will want to make sure you go when the Fall Wildflower Meadow is in full bloom.

The Labyrinth of Rome, Georgia

Looking for an interesting way to do some walking meditation. This is a must visit for you. The Labyrinth of Rome is about an hour or so north of the city going towards Tennessee. This site was originally built as part of a WPA project in the 1930s.

Yes, a labyrinth is a one way path that is often confusing due to its design. However, it is all about enjoying the journey to the end of the maze. Afterwards you can check out the local historic district where there are all sorts of shops and restaurants to make it a full day.

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze

Ok, I had to add one activity in where you can truly feel like a kid while enjoying the outdoors. Why not enjoy a great corn maze. Yes, this one is a 15 acre maze and can be enjoyed during the day or by moonlight. They also have a pumpkin patch and all sorts of other traditional fall activities. They are open September – November. Check out their website for details and hours of operation.

Walking Food & Cocktail Tours

Nothing like trying new food, cocktails, and beers in a fun way with othesr. Walking tours are offered in different parts of the city. Why not grab another couple and make it a double date.

Atlanta Food Walks

Atlanta Food Walks offers different walking food tours. All of the have a local guide so not only do you get to eat great food, but you also get a history lesson as you walk through some of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods.

History, food, fun, and you get to walk off some of the tasty calories that you consumed.

Southern Culinary Tours

Now if you are into trying locally brewed beers or great craft cocktails, then you need to check out the variety of tours that they have to offer. They have brewery tours in a few different areas of the city.


As always, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this post. I hope that I introduced you to something new and fun to do with your spouse or another person you enjoy spending time with. Fun fall activities are always something to look forward to each and every year. Fingers crossed that we will have a fall full of colorful leaves.

Remember to always have a little SASs in your day!


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  1. jodie filogomo says:

    Culinary tours!! yes, we haven’t tried any of those out here. We used to do that all the time when we traveled.

    1. Glad I helped you remember them. You will have to look for some in Phoenix. You guys would love the Oakland Cemetary tour here. It is quite interesting. So many famous people buried there and a lot of Civil War history. All with the Atlanta skyline in view. I have my calendar marked for next July to order tickets. We haven’t been for about 5 years now and it changes a little every year.

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