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5 Great Hill Country Fall ‘Date Night’ Ideas

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Tony Maples Photography


There are so many different places to take your sweetie this Fall in the Hill Country! We have narrowed it down to five Fall date ideas for you and your main squeeze to venture out on. Grab your sweetie and get outside!

1. Dine Outside by a Cozy Campfire



Set up a picnic outside by a cozy, crackling campfire. There are many places to do this around the Hill Country! Most of our State Parks have a place where you can make a fire and have dinner under the stars. Even if it’s in your backyard, the fall time is the perfect time to get outdoors for a dinner date and some smores for dessert.

2. Picnic/Stargazing at Enchanted Rock at Sunset



A romantic trip to Enchanted Rock at Sunset is a great way to get away from the city and enjoy a beautiful Hill Country Sunset and a dark sky full of millions of stars. There are many opportunities to get out to Enchanted rock at night for stargazing. Check Texas Parks & Wildlife for event dates to make sure the park will be open for public access. Although there is no camping on top of the rock at night, it is still a great place to stargaze!

3. Haunted Houses or Pumpkin Patches



Get outside and enjoy the fall season with pumpkins, frightening haunted houses, and get some great pictures together at the same time! There are many different pumpkin patches around the Texas Hill Country you can check out that would make for a perfect daytime afternoon date. A haunted house date in the evening would be a great way to get out and catch a scare with your honey (and hold them tight). Whether it’s the House of Torment in Austin, Terror Mansion in San Antonio, or a Hill Country Pumpkin Patch, this date is sure to be a great one!

4. Horseback Riding & Trail Rides



Texas Trail Rides has over 3,000 acres of primeval Hill Country views, spring fed lakes, and beautiful bluffs to look out over. There are also multiple ranches in the Hill Country where you can take a horseback ride, including Bar M Ranch in Bandera and Cross-G-Ranch Trail rides in Pipe Creek, and many other ranches throughout the Hill Country offer trail rides.

5. Hunting or Outdoor Shooting Range



If you don’t have your own land to hunt, there are some great outfitters across the Texas Hill Country to experience a fun hunting weekend trip together. Otherwise, get out to an outdoor shooting range. Make a day out of this gorgeous fall weather practicing or learning how to shoot. A few outdoor shooting ranges include Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls, Bexar Community Shooting Range in Marion, and Caliber Canyon Gun Range in Boerne, just to name a few!