Fall is creeping upon us.  While that means shorter days and lower temperatures, it also means that nature’s best show is about to start.  Fall showcases the change of leaves from rich, summer green to all the reds, yellows, and oranges of fall.  It’s the perfect time to take a walk with that special someone, or even pack up and take a weekend away with nature.  So get out there and enjoy the show!

For a simple date, pack a picnic lunch and head to an arboretum or your closest national park.  These parks often times have events surrounding the coming of fall, but even without such festivities, the parks are a good place to relax with a loved one.

For those more fully invested in the outdoor experience, there are foliage tours all over the country, particularly in New England.  If you’re looking for a romantic weekend vacation, there’s no better place than under the blanket of beautiful fall colors.  There are also bird watching tours that you can take in addition to or alongside the foliage tours.

In the Dallas area?  Check out the festivals available at the Dallas Arboretum.