Halloween weekend is approaching faster than ever and everyone is scrambling to find a costume party they can show off their creative looks at. Though Austin is famous for its bar-crazy 6th street, anyone who lives here knows how insanely packed and awful the street gets during Halloween. For a night of fun-filled adventures that aren't down Dirty 6th, here is a list of the X best Halloween weekend date ideas in Austin.
House of Torment
When: Now - November 9
Address: 2632 Ridgepoint Dr, Austin, TX 78754
Why You Need To Go: There's no better way to impress your date than to show off your fearlessness at the scariest haunted house in Austin. Or if you break character and start screaming too, at least you get to show off your vulnerable side. It's a win-win!
Sweet Berry Farm
When: Now - November 10
Address: 1801 FM1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Why You Need To Go: Their Texas-shaped corn maze cannot be missed this season! Spend hours exploring the grounds and maybe even get lost among the twists and turns of the Texas maze. The cutest date ever.
When: Halloween day
Address: Any neighborhood
Why You Need To Go: Who says you can get too old to trick-or-treat? Put on your matching Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask costumes and stop by a few houses in your own neighborhood or at one of the more well-known, festive neighborhoods in Austin like Rosedale or Bouldin.
Ghost Hunting at Haunted Spots
Why You Need To Go: Hop in your car and go exploring for the most haunted spots in Austin. Take a short drive out to Bastrop and visit the actual site of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre and even spend the night! Other spooky locations in Austin include the Driskill, Oakwood Cemetery, and Texas Governor’s Mansion.
Horror Movies In The Forest
When: September 28 - October 31
Address: 2103 E M. Franklin Ave, Austin, Texas 78723
Why You Need To Go: This drive-in theater in Austin is already super fun and unique. Hopping out of your car to watch a horror movie in an extremely haunted setting is even better.
Address: 11500 E Rock Rose Ave Austin, TX 78758
Why You Need To Go: Though you may want to avoid the bar scene, you might still feel like dancing the night away. One of the coolest dance clubs in Austin is the Rose Room and they are hosting a giant Halloween themed event this month that you need to check out. This spot is so out-of-the-norm for Austin, you'll feel like you're stepping straight into Vegas!
Address: 11621 Rock Rose Ave #100, Austin, TX 78758
Why You Need To Go: Need your Halloween candy fix but don't wanna spend the night trick-or-treating for it? Head to arguably the cutest candy store in Austin, IT'SUGAR. Pick out gigantic sized candies for you to share and load up on all of your childhood favorites.
Pumpkin Patch Picking
Why You Need To Go: Picking out the prettiest pumpkin with your person is positively the perfect Halloween date. Trust us when we say your girl would swoon if you brought her to a gorgeous pumpkin patch and painted pumpkins with her. Plus, there are tons of patches all over Austin to choose from.