Fall/Winter Date Ideas In Southern Illinois

1. Go for a bike ride on SIU campus. You can stop at Starbucks in the Stud Center first!Edited with Polarr Photo Editor

2. Explore the Carbondale Farmers Market.

3. Bonfire party with s’mores (more couples maybe?).20151025_203942872_iOS

4. Board game/cards night (one of our favorites).20150304_195547000_iOS

5. Bowling

6. Try out some of our local restaurants (Pita Alley, Mackies, Longbranch Cafe, Harbaughs, Quatros, Thai D, New Kahala, Blend, The Flame).

7. Spend the evening at Barnes & Noble (again, coffee first).

8. Bake together.

9. Pumpkin Patch trip (Bandys or Eckerts).20141004_202834929_iOS

10. Pizza at Turley or Evergreen Park (Frisbee or baseball catch anyone)?

11. Hiking at Giant City, Garden of the Gods or Ferne Clyffe.20141026_203803484_iOS

12. Attend a high school sporting event or an SIU game.20140927_235753156_iOS

13. Go to a Winery.

14. Listen to some local, live music.

15. Movie night with popcorn and cider.

16. Take a drive (with your favorite Fall drink) with no destination.20131103_053243000_iOS

17. Fair/festival date night.20141207_013211000_iOS

18. Berry picking. 

19. Classic dinner and a movie.

20. Take a trip to the Alto Pass lookout and see Bald Knob Cross.IMG_9061

21. Fishing date: Crab Orchard National Wildlife has three main lakes: Crab Orchard, Little Grassy and Devil’s Kitchen.

22. Take a trip to Fort Massac.

23.  Yard saling!20150914_185955610_iOS 1

24. Movie at Walker Bluff’s giant outdoor screen.

25. Photograph each other out in the beautiful, autumn leaves.

26. Trek across Pomona Natural Bridge.

27. Root beer saloon in Alto Pass.

28. Autumn Fest Arts and Craft Show – Nov. 13 and 14 at JALC.

29. Barbeque!

30. Be artsy at Cedarhurst.

31. Walkers Bluff General Store

32. Makanda ice cream shop.20150321_180606142_iOS

33. Play paint Twister.

34. Build something together!20151006_233324777_iOS

35.   SIU’s Campus Lake!20150912_201539009_iOS

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