15 Fun Activities Every Family Should Do This Fall

15 Fun Activities Every Family Should Do This Fall

Fall is the perfect season to embark on new adventures and experience fun activities with your family. It's the best season for family bonding – create new memories and share different experiences with one another. The weather is perfect; it's not too hot or too cold, the leaves are changing colors around you, county fairs and fall festivals are starting up again and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. The transition from summer into winter is often perceived as a new beginning. Make the most of the opportunity and spend more time with your family.

Go Apple Picking

Apple picking is one of the most common activities families participate in during the fall months. Just head to your local orchard and pick some of the freshest fruit around. Then, when you get home, make an apple pie or delicious apple cider together as a family.

Visit Walt Disney World

There is no better family-friendly amusement park to visit during the fall – the weather is just right – it's not too hot or too cold. Walt Disney World is a magical place, where children's dreams may actually come true. Check out some of the things that you may have never tried yet, then go out there and experience them together as a family.

Go on a Road Trip

Road trips are incredible family bonding experiences. Now imagine a trip during spectacular fall foliage – view the colorful leaves changing and beautiful scenery. Some of the best fall drives include Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina, Michigan's Gold Coast and the Moosehead Lake Region in Maine.

Go to a Fall Festival

Autumn is the perfect time to experience the overflowing fields and orchards, and what better way to experience this than at a fall festival? Take the kids to the Sonoma County Harvest Fair in California, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico, the TerraVita Food & Drink Festival in North Carolina and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in Disney World in Florida.

Carve and Decorate Pumpkins

Take your family to a pumpkin picking patch and pick your own pumpkins, or head to your local store and purchase some. After that, head home and enjoy a full day of pumpkin carving and decorating with your kids. Be creative, have fun and even add a new piece to your fall décor.

Go Camping

Get away from home and head out into the wilderness. Camping with your kids can be a very rewarding experience. It gives you the chance to explore nature and bond with one another. Some of the best places to go camping during the fall include the Tuweep Campground in Grand Canyon, Nevada, the Plymouth Park Campground in Washington and James Island County Park in Charleston, South Carolina.

Take a hot air balloon ride

Get more adventurous with the family, especially if you have small kids, and go on a hot air balloon ride. Luckily there are great opportunities to lift off all over the country. When it comes to sightseeing, there are few more thrilling methods. Drifting with the whim of the wind, most trips will have you floating for about an hour and you never quite know where you'll land.

Get lost in a corn maze

The possibility of being "lost and stuck" is intriguing. Running through fields and trying to find a way out is a great bonding experience in the outdoors. Just make sure the kids are with at least one parent. 

Go on a bike tour

Biking is one of the best ways to travel because it takes you places you can't visit by car and it also enhances your awareness. Show your children hidden gems. They'll be awe-struck by what nature has to offer. Exploring at a pace that keeps you completely aware of all your surroundings is very comforting. Many tours include tasty food, amazing wine for the adults, other adventures and stunning views.

Sleep in a treehouse

The options are endless: From rural tree lodgings to modern, fancy, and high-tech. Imagine spending the night surrounded by nature, sleeping in a comfy bed in a room with a magical view of a forest or an ocean... All of that while there is nothing but air beneath. This is the perfect break from your hectic everyday life.

Explore stunning fall colors

The incredible hues peak between September and October all across the U.S. Adventurers and fans of outdoor activities can't wait to put their hiking boots on and set up a tent for an unforgettable camping experience among purple dogwoods and maroon leaves. And remember – New England is not the only region you can see the majestic displays.

Make a Halloween costume

Bond with your kids and make their Halloween costume this year instead of going to a store and buying it. Whether they want to be a Superman, 80's workout woman or Rocky, spend time together figuring out how you can make their fantasy come true. You can find creative ways to dress up your pet as well.

Get spooked in a haunted house

Spine-chilling, adrenaline-pumping haunted houses are absolutely worth a visit this Halloween. The kids will thank you for the awesome experience. They like the holiday spirit of a truly terrifying, scare-your-pants-off experience — even if it's totally fabricated.

Go on a picnic

Picnics are a great opportunity to trick the kids into spending more time outside. Gather under beautiful trees and enjoy life with them – while you are literally getting healthier. Being in parks and in the wilderness in general is one of the best ways to cope better with stress, feel happier and have more self-esteem, according to science

Go to a Football Game

Fall is here which means football is back! Take your family to a game and support your favorite team. Have fun tailgating before the game, take tons of family photos, then head into the stadium and cheer on your team in this high-energy environment.