Fall Bucket List – 25 Fun Things To Do

A Leaf

It’s that time of year again. It’s time to create your “Fall Bucket List.” If you live in the NY area, fall is in the air. Cooler weather, leaves turning vibrant colors as well as leaves starting to fall off the trees. My daughter actually took the picture of the leaf in this post at her school bus stop last year. Take the time to enjoy the beauty of nature all around you.

Here is my “Fall Bucket List” so far:

  1. Adventureland
  2. Attend a local Oktoberfest festival
  3. Bake a pie
  4. Bowling
  5. Breathe in the fresh crisp fall air
  6. Buy fall scented candles and soaps at Bath and Body Works (Weekend Apple Picking, Crisp Morning Air and Vampire Blood for Halloween are some of our favorites!)
  7. Buy some fall flowers – Mums anyone?
  8. Carve a pumpkin
  9. Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Friends – visit a real life Central Perk coffee shop which is open at 199 Lafayette St. in NYC from Sept. 17-Oct. 18
  10. Create Acorn Cap Jewels (Gather acorn caps, color the inside of the acorn cap with markers and then fill the inside of the acorn cap with white glue. After the glue dries, the acorn caps will glisten like jewels.)
  11. Eat something with pumpkin in it (Cheesecake, Latte, Munchkins, Soup, etc.)
  12. Go apple picking
  13. Go to the movies and see a grown-up film without kids
  14. Have a picnic (weather permitting)
  15. Hiking and/or walk around the lake at Bear Mountain State Park
  16. Jump in a pile of leaves (parental supervision)
  17. Plan a fall getaway – Iloveny.com/fall
  18. Stay at a hotel with an indoor pool
  19. Take a walk on the Hi-Line in NYC which is now extended to 34th Street
  20. Take pictures of the pretty fall leaves
  21. Travel out east to the Hamptons and the North Fork in the off-season
  22. Treat yourself to a massage
  23. Walk in your neighborhood and have a fall photo shoot
  24. Watch a scary or spooky movie with the kids
  25. Watch episodes from an “old school” TV series with your kids – Addams Family, The Brady Bunch, Get Smart, I Love Lucy, Lost in Space, Munsters, Welcome Back Kotter

Mommy Poppins® also has Top 100 Things to Do with your Kids Before They Grow Up in NYC and Long Island . Good stuff…

What is on your Fall Bucket List?