20 things that are better in the fall


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Fall is more than just stunning colors. – Shutterstock/ Jay Yuan

Sure, the summer has sun and beach vacays, the winter has snow and sports, but fall is an especially magical season that’s often overlooked.

With its stunning foliagemild weather, and pumpkin-spiced treats, what’s not to love?

Keep scrolling to see all the things that are better in the fall.


Travel is cheaper

Travel is cheaper
The streets of Barcelona in the fall.
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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

Pumpkin flavored everything hits shelves
Starbucks’ PSL.
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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

The weather is milder
Fall climate is the perfect weather for exploring.
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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

Your wardrobe is cozier
Sweater weather.
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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

It's prime partner-finding time
Fall is the start of cuffing season.
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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

It's tailgating season
Every football game deserves a good tailgate.
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Fall marks the start of football season! So put on your favorite jersey and head to the nearest tailgate.


TV is great

TV is great
Grey’s Anatomy’s 14th season premieres this fall.

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 foliage is stunning
Fall scenery in Quebec, Canada.
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The stunning hues of fiery red, yellow, and orange that take over trees every autumn are truly breathtaking.


The holidays are around the corner

The holidays are around the corner
New Years, Christmas, Hanukkah, and more are almost here! 
Reuters/Michaela Rehle

Fall brings you one step closer to the holiday season.


It’s back-to-school time

It's back-to-school time
Wake Forest University in the fall.
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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

There's apple picking
These apples didn’t pick themselves.

Pick your own apples and make some homemade apple pie, cider doughnuts, and other fall treats.


There’s Thanksgiving

There's Thanksgiving
Turkey time!
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Thanksgiving means quality time with family, great shopping deals, football, and, of course, a belly full of turkey.


The seasonal food is amazing

The seasonal food is amazing
Fall is the beat season for apples, pears, squash, and sweet potatoes.
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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

Hot chocolate becomes a totally acceptable order
The perfect fall treat.
 Facebook/Hot Chocolate Chicago

Although hot chocolate is delicious year-round, the chilly fall weather makes it that much better.


It’s a season of great festivals around the world

It's a season of great festivals around the world
Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.

Fall sees a lot of epic festivals around the world, like Oktoberfest, Diwali, London Fashion Week, Halloween, and Dia de los Muertos.

It’s prime shopping time

It's prime shopping time
Save your big purchases for fall.

There’s both Black Friday and Cyber Monday to look forward to for some great sales and deals.

It’s campfire season

It's campfire season
Don’t forget the s’mores!
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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

Outdoor decorations become a thing
Bring your reefs out.
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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

There are piles of leaves to jump in
Fun for all ages.
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The stunning foliage is not only beautiful, but also fun to play in.

There are pumpkin patches to visit

There are pumpkin patches to visit
A pumpkin patch.

Nothing screams fall like pumpkin picking. It’s the perfect fall date activity or trip with the kids.