There's a reason why so many people say fall is their favorite season: It's arguably the best time of year for foliage, seasonal food and drink, wine tastings, and outdoor activities. That's what makes a fall bachelorette party so much fun, especially if you're the type of bride who isn't looking for a major party atmosphere. If you're in the process of planning an autumnal bachelorette party, here are a few activity and adventure ideas to get you started.
Take advantage of the beautiful weather and go camping—or better yet, glamping—for a long weekend with your ladies. Find a destination that's within driving distance so you can kick off the festivities with a road trip and a really good playlist.
Take a seasonal cooking class.
Organize a cooking class at a local farmhouse or cooking school. Some cooking schools work with resorts nearby to develop an agenda that can fill a whole weekend, so you can work with them to customize a few days of activities that celebrates the season. If your bride love a good cocktail, look for cocktail and mixology classes nearby. Be sure to request that the host incorporate all local, seasonal ingredients to keep this party fall-focused.
Plan an apple-centric event.
'Tis the season for apples! Picking apples, tasting apple cider, and baking pies and crumbles are all fun activities that everyone in the bridal party crew can get involved with. Contact a nearby orchard and see if they can set you up with a day of activities enjoying the season's bounty.
Visit the vineyards.
Looking for something a little less tame? A visit to the vineyards is a great way to experience fall's best offerings in a truly celebratory way. Book in a day of winery tours and schedule stops at local foodie destinations for a winning itinerary.
Focus on wellness.
Sometimes the best way to enjoy the change of season is with a relaxing spa weekend in the countryside. If the bride loves a good relaxing massage and a whole lot of hot tub time, a trip to a luxury resort may be in order. You could also organize a wellness weekend in the mountains. Book a morning yoga session overlooking the fall foliage, go for an afternoon hike, and spend the night cooking a wholesome meal together.
Plan a fall foliage road trip.
If your bachelorette party crew is a smaller group, a fall foliage road trip could be a really fun way to celebrate the season and the bride. Do your research and find beautiful lookouts, hiking trails, roadside diners, and all the best stops along the way.
Attend an outdoor festival.
When the bride is all about good music and big festivals, keep an eye out for upcoming fall music festivals or outdoor concerts she'd love. If you're feeling up to the challenge, you might even find a way to make this portion of the celebration a surprise. Music not her thing? Oktoberfest and other autumn-themed events happen throughout the season.