I love the fall. There is just something about the crispness in the air, the comfort foods, the colors, the holidays and just the feel of it all. And it’s a wonderful time of year to enjoy some quality time with your family. There are harvest festivals, Halloween and then it all caps off with Thanksgiving.
Do you want to make the most of your fall family fun time? Here are 6 fabulous fall suggestions for the whole family.
Have Harvest Dinner With the Pilgrims:
Each fall the Plimoth Plantation hosts a “Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims.” At the dinner, guests are entertained by the Pilgrim hosts – actors posing as the residents of 1627 Plimoth – as they dine on Thanksgiving-ish fare. The dinner takes place throughout October and November, you can find out more info about this unique experience right here.
See the Fall Leaves:
I live in California, and our fall leaves are nothing compared to what is seen, in vast vistas of red, orange and brown, in the eastern areas. The colors of autumn are a gorgeous display and something your kids will never forget. Check out this great slideshow The Huffington Post has on 10 Great Fall Foliage that you can check out right here.
One of the big things that fall brings, besides colorful leaves is football, lots and lots of football. You can get tickets to one of your local team’s games or go for a unique experience. For example, you can do Football Chalk Time with Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle (New York Wide Receivers) which is happening on November 19th in New York City (you can get more info right here). Or if your family is more into college ball, you can get tickets for the big LSU vs. Ole Miss game (you can get more info right here).
Broadway Close Up Experience:
This is perfect for families whose older kids have been bit by the drama bug. The Broadway Close Up Experience lets you get a VERY exclusive meet-and-greet with Broadway professionals. You’ll get a one-on-one meeting with a Broadway actor or choreographer or producer (among others) and get the inside scoop of how they got to where they are today. You’ll also hear tales from the backstage and tricks of their trade. It’s isn’t a cheap experience, but if you can afford it and your kids are really into it, it could be a very eye-opening experience for you all. You can find out more info about The Broadway Close Up Experience right here.
One thing families love to indulge in at any time of year, but particularly in the fall and winter, is delicious, creamy chocolate. At Jacques Torres Chocolate in New York City, you can get a private chocolate making lesson. A perfect way to learn to create holiday treats! Find out more about the class right here.
Nothing says fall like a freshly baked apple pie; there is just something about it. Fall is a great time to go get some fresh air and get the kids to work picking some apples from a apple orchid. It’s a wonderful experience for the kids, and one that can be delicious too!
Photo Source: Plimoth.org