We're entering the season of all things scary and spooky — Jack-o-Lanterns, haunted houses, thriller movies, and most of all, falling in love. But no worries, if you find yourself victim to this year's cuffing season, there's plenty of fun activities to fill it with. Get ready to impress the heck out of your date with these 12 romantic date ideas in Houston.
Old Time Tree Farm's Pumpkin Patch
When: All October
Address: 7632 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77379
Why you need to go: Ride out in a tractor to handpick your own pumpkin with your date. Before you buy a dog together, test out the waters with a pumpkin.
Water Lantern Festival
When: Oct. 19
Address: 12044 Beach St., Houston, TX 77044
Why you need to go: There's a date night special on this (for good reason). This will make for the perfect Disney-moment kiss that'll make all your friends gag.
Truck Yard Bar
Price: $4 and up
Address: 2118 Lamar St. Houston, Texas
Why you need to go: Because nothing will sweep them off their feet like a Ferris wheel. Plus, there are so many food trucks.
Grilled Cheese Festival
When: Nov. 16
Address: 2811 Travis St., Houston, Texas 77006
Why you need to go: I'll admit, this one is a little cheesy. But if you really wanna spoil you S/O, the unlimited free cheese samples will definitely do the trick. Pro tip: Check with your date that they're not lactose intolerant.
Watch A Scary Movie In The Woods
When: Aug. 26
Address: Magnolia Garden Park, 12044 Beach St.
Why you need to go: This spooky outdoor event is perfect because the more scared you can get your date, the more she'll trust and cuddle you. Trust me, it's science.
Address: 22422 FM 2920, Hockley, Texas 77447
Why you need to go: Perfect if you date is an '80s girl at heart, or just loves a good sunset. It's basically like living in a country song.
When: Sept. 27-28
Address: 105 Sabine St., Houston, TX 77007
Why you need to go: So much German food and German chocolate cake to show your date that you're not the wurst.
Ghost Hunting In Galveston
Address: 1402 Broadway Ave. J Galveston, TX 77550
Why you need to go: Go on an adventure and explore a stunning haunted Victorian home with your love.
TreeVentures Obstacle Course And Zipline
Address: 6464 Creekside Forest Dr., The Woodlands, Texas
Why you need to go: Because it'll be less hot and therefore, more fun in the fall! With more than 70 obstacles — you can symbolically fall in love together.
When: Sept. 7
Address: Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St.
Why you need to go: Because nothing says romance quite like pickle breath, am I right? Plus, it's free and a day they'll never forget.
Watch The Waugh Drive Bat Colony
Address: 2999 S. Wayside, Houston, TX., 77023
Why you need to go: This one definitely depends on how much of a bat-lover your date is. But there's something magical and unique about watching 200,000 emerge from under a bridge into the Houston skyline.
Escape From A Serial Killer's House
Address: 367 Sawdust Spring, Texas 77380
Why you need to go: Nothing brings couples together quite like the life-threating pressure of potentially getting murdered. Couples who solve crimes together, stay together. Facts.
Now go out, young lovers. Have the best dates of your lives and stay safe!