50 Reasons Fall Is Our Favorite Season Ever
Leaves are cool and all, but can we also get a holler for fewer mosquito bites, new seasons of TV, and no more bikini line maintenance? Fall. Is. The. Best.
Dipping caramel apples
Whoever came up with the idea to dip one of the tastiest fruits in one of the yummiest candies was a genius. Start simple with the humble caramel apple or go all out with layers of peanut butter, candy, cookies, toffee, nuts, and other goodies. The only hard and fast rule? You must use tart Granny Smith apples. Only heathens dip red delicious.
No more itchy bug bites
Mosquitoes, biting gnats, ticks, and other pesky bugs can make being outside in the summer downright miserable but dropping temps drop those pests fast. You can finally enjoy your backyard bonfire without slapping yourself (and others) like a maniac. Check out these other tips for improving your health this fall.
Hayrides (haunting optional)
Not many sensations say “fall” more than the familiar bumping of a wagon along a dirt path with a puttering tractor in front. Whether you’re heading for a pumpkin patch, getting spooked in the dark, or just taking a ride around a field, a hayride is a must for the fall!
Gaining an hour of sleep
Sure, November’s end of daylight savings might be a bummer because it means it gets darker earlier, but on the bright side (so to speak), we all get to sleep for an extra hour! Plus, it’s a great time to get a little extra me time in the morning, when you’re not waking up in the pitch dark. Find out more of the best ways to adjust to the end of daylight saving time.
It’s the best time to go camping
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Summer camping can be a blast too, of course. But there’s nothing like camping in the fall—you’ll encounter fewer bugs, as well as the cool, crisp feeling of waking up in a tent on a chilly morning. Plus, one of the best parts of camping is getting cozy in front of a crackling fire with some blankets, and who wants to do that during the summer? Even if you don’t live in an area where the trees turn beautiful colors, fall is the best time for a camping trip!
It’s also a great time to travel, period
Sure, summer and vacations are pretty much synonymous. True, school vacations are in winter and spring. But don’t let that deter you from planning a getaway in fall—it’s actually one of the best times to travel! You’ll find lower fares and less crowded destinations, not to mention all these other great reasons you should take a fall vacation.
Hair removal needs go way down
Whether it’s your bikini line, your back carpet, or just your legs, chances are you feel like you have to do a little “landscaping” before you can wear your favorite summer swimsuit or outfit. Well, drop the razor, tweezers, and wax because we have great news for you: In the fall no one will ever know how furry you are, much less care!
Warm days, cool nights
On the one hand, fall weather can be frustratingly variable, making you feel like you need to wear half your closet to survive the temperature swings. But on the other hand, it’s kind of the best of both winter and summer. You get to enjoy beautiful, warm days outdoors and then snuggle up on the couch during chilly evenings.
Watching your favorite spooky movies
Whether you prefer fun family-friendly classics like these great Halloween movies for kids or scream-inducing terror-fests like the 35 scariest movies of all time, there’s nothing like gathering friends and family for the spook-tacular time that is a fall movie night.
Putting away the lawnmower
Unless you live in a place with a year-round warm climate, fall gives you official permission to let your lush, green lawn and garden turn brown. It’s fine! It’s how it prepares for winter! And you’re free from mowing and weeding it every week, plus you save on water bills. That doesn’t mean fall scenery isn’t gorgeous, however. Check out 38 of the most stunning photos of fall across America.