Fall is upon us, and there’s nothing better than breathing in the crisp autumn air, sipping hot apple cider, and watching the leaves change at a local fall festival…
… that is if government bureaucrats don’t completely ruin the greatest season ever with strict “safety” measures.
The good news is – regardless of what politicians do or do not do, you can still enjoy most of your favorite fall activities – with little to no modifications.
And despite what you may hear, fall is not canceled.
So if you’re looking for some fun things to do, here are some of the best things to look forward to this autumn season.
Changing Autumn Leaves
Good news is you can still safely partake in this classic fall activity!
The government may have too much power, but they can’t stop the leaves from changing (or you from enjoying the process)!
If you live in one of the scenic areas, take a day trip (complete with a packed picnic lunch) and drive through the parkways, soaking in the breathtaking colors of fall.
Not many trees near you?
Since you’ll have your own vehicle, you won’t need to worry about masks and social distancing.
America is full of beautiful farms with gorgeous crisp apples just waiting for you to enjoy.
Yeah, yeah, some might try and scare you from touching the same apples that others may have touched – but come on.
Pick your apples, sanitize your hands, and get on with it!
Fresh apples are perfect dipped in sweet caramel or chopped up for a fresh apple pie.
Don’t forget the fresh apple cider!
Since Covid-19 basically canceled summer at the beach, many travelers are longing for the chance to spend their fall nights among the great outdoors.
S’mores. Bonfires. Cider.
Nothing is better.
Many parks are open and allowing campers to roll in their RVs and pitch tents for a camping experience under the stars.
The cool nights and the bright autumn trees in hues of reds and yellows is the perfect backdrop for the best night ever.
Camping not your thing?
Local Fall Festivals
But, with all the things you can do, some of your favorite pastimes might still be on hold this year.
Chances are, there won’t be too many pie eating contests or bier gardens this fall.
Others are doing “virtual festivals” (really what’s the point) or modified in-person gatherings like “drive through” activities.
Yeah, no thanks.
It’s just not the same.
However, I suspect many rural towns are likely to still host gatherings – whether it’s a farmer’s market “celebration” or an evening bonfire.
Check your local areas – but be prepared, your favorite festivals might be squashed this year.
Don’t count on it.
Many cities have already canceled trick-or-treat for kiddos – causing parents to come up with their own Halloween block party candy extravaganza ideas.
Haunted Houses are opting for “drive through” versions – and don’t plan on your local bar hosting a bangin’ Halloween party.
Gathering loads of (drunk) people together in a tight indoor setting is probably not the safest choice this year.
Don’t focus on what you can’t do this fall – as there are so many things you can do!
From enjoying s’mores over a roaring fire, to camping under the stars, to soaking in the breathtaking trees as the leaves change, and everything in between – you can still keep your favorite fall traditions alive.
So get creative. Have fun. And don’t let COVID-19 cancel your fall experience!
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