Chicago's Top 5 Fall Date Ideas

By Taylor Wade
Writer for Ambiance Matchmaking


The Ambiance team has compiled our favorite Fall date ideas. Read on and start planning!


1. Make Mulled Wine or Hot Toddies

There's nothing better than a warm cup of mulled wine or a hot toddy when cool weather arrives. Trying a new recipe with your date is a great way to learn or improve a skill together, enriching your bond and giving you lots to talk about. Furthermore, coinciding a date with an activity allows for a more relaxed state in which to converse since both people are actively involved in performing a task together. 


2. Pumpkin Pie

Don't know what to do with your leftover pumpkin from Halloween? Take on the challenge of baking a pumpkin pie totally from scratch! Visit for the recipe.


3. Take a Cooking Class

Take a cooking class from The Chopping Block, Chicago's largest recreational cooking school, with two locations in The Merchandise Mart and Lincoln Square. This school offers an array of different cooking classes ranging from Italian to BBQ to French! See a complete list of classes here


4. Get Lost in a Corn Maze

Visit Pumpkin Patches And More to find local pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, gourds and other Halloween activities in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois! Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands. Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from.


5. Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest

Channel your inner child at the Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest! The festival includes ticketed attractions throughout the zoo: a Ferris wheel, corn maze, hay mountain, fun slide, inflatable obstacle courses and more.