By Kristin Mattern

Already walked down every nature trail in the area with your sweetie? It’s time for a new outdoor adventure. Take an urban stroll this weekend with your honey and enjoy the fantastic fall weather while finding all the coolest little hotspots around town! You might just uncover your new favorite place to hang out.

Before you set out on your date, you need to first decide a route. Will this be a short and brisk stroll through a familiar neighborhood, or is this a long trek through uncharted territory? Whatever kind of walk you pick, be sure to have a map with you (or a smartphone) so that you don’t get lost. Also, as you discover nifty places on your walk, you can mark them off on the map to make it easier for you and your partner to visit them again.

If you and your love are wandering around a well-known area, like a part of town you drive through to get to work, take the time to slow down and appreciate all of the little details you miss during the morning rush. As you walk hand and hand through the crisp autumn air, snap some pictures of your area. Take turns posing in front of your favorite coffee shop and stores. Discover a new little café that you’ve never noticed before and grab some lattés for your stroll around town. Play eye-spy with your darling and have fun looking at your community with a new perspective.

If you live in NYC, why don’t you and your honey walk the perimeter of Manhattan? If you did the route it would be a 32-mile walk and we know that’s a bit challenging. So try just a quarter of it instead. It’s tough but very rewarding. Dress for a hike, bring water and food, and embark on a date that promises to please. See wigwams, old architecture, green gardens, the Hudson and more on this romantic adventure.

Located in LA? Drive out to Venice Beach, located about a half an hour away from the coast. Take in the iconic boardwalk with it’s unique and colorful buildings, ferris wheel and trendy shops while enjoying the brisk fall air as it rolls off the ocean. You can even take a self-guided tour of Venice’s Murals for free. Then head over to a quaint little eatery like Il Moro Restaurant and Gastrobar and watch the sunset. It’s the perfect ending to a wonderful fall date.

Have you planned an outdoor date in your hometown? Tell us about it in the comments below!