There are so many magical things to do in North Carolina this fall that you'll need an official autumn bucket list just to see it all. Once the trees change colors, you can embark on a journey across the state that you won't soon forget. Bring your other half along to experience the best of what North Caroline has to offer this season.
September is finally here and it's almost time for ultra-cozy activities in the Tar Heel State. From movies under the stars to scenic trails, there's never a dull moment to be had once the weather cools down.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by all the options, check out the perfect autumn day wishlist below to create some heartwarming memories. It's the ultimate checklist for all those seeking adventure this season.
Before you go, spooky season is the perfect excuse to go full-on comfy mode. Bundle up for your outings in all the seasonal essentials like your favorite boots, leggings, and a soft sweater.
An autumn adventure is even better with a cozy sweater, and you can explore all of these fun fall excursions in style.
Watch A Drive-In Movie With Your BFF
Price: $20 per carload
Address: 114 Raven Circle, Kings Mountain, NC
Why You Need To Go: Hounds Drive-In Theater is showing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets this weekend. Don't miss it!
Take A Drive For All The Fall Views
Address: Boone, NC
Why You Need To Go: Cruise through Boone for incredible hues that will brighten up a boring afternoon. You'll be treated to all the lovely scents and sounds of the season.
Visit The State Farmer's Market
Price: Free entry
When: Monday through Saturday, from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh, NC
Why You Need To Go: The Raleigh Farmer's Market is a wonderland of bright flowers, huge pumpkins, and fresh produce. Enjoy the crisp air as you pick out your fall favorites.
Go For A Ride In A Hot Air Balloon
Address: 1572 Sand Hill Rd., Candler, NC
Why You Need To Go: Have you ever wanted to soar high above the mountaintops? You can float over North Carolina this fall with Asheville Hot Air Balloons for unbeatable views.
Pick Out The Perfect Pumpkin
Price: 2020 prices will be posted here soon
Address: 1606 Pickett Rd., Sanford, NC
Why You Need To Go: Gross Farms has one of the cutest pumpkin patches in the state. Pick out the plumpest one and carve out a jack-o-lantern for your doorstep.
Hike A Scenic Trail With Your Boo
Price: Free entry, free hiking permit required
Address: 9872 N.C. 105 S., Suite 6, Banner Elk, NC
Why You Need To Go: Explore Grandfather Mountain State Park with your S/O and enter a world of vibrant color.
Follow The Yellow Brick Road
Price: Start at $150
When: Now until September 27, 2020
Address: 1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy., Beech Mountain, NC
Why You Need To Go: Book a private group tour of Oz with your besties soon before they sell out! You can follow the yellow brick road and feel just like Dorothy.
Happy fall adventuring!
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.