Whether you are newly single or have been for a while, looking for things to do at the beginning of each season can sometimes be like a chore. I’ve just made it easier for you. Here are 41 fun fall activities for single women over 50.
Before we dive deep into this, I want to note that these fall activities for single women don’t necessarily have to be done solo. Call a friend or two and enjoy them with others. Just because you are alone and single doesn’t mean you have to be or feel lonely.
But if you prefer to do things alone, then by all means: check off some of the things on this list!
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41 Fall Activities For Single Women Over 50
To make it easier for you to navigate this blog, I’m going to separate the fall activities into a few different categories. We don’t all want to be outside socializing.
I so get that. Some of us introverts still want to enjoy fall activities, just not with a bunch of other people.
Without further ado…
10 Fall Activities to Enjoy With Your Friends
Now while these fall activities most certainly can be enjoyed any time of year, there’s just something about fall that make these fun things to do more special.
By the way, some of these can be enjoyed alone too but are so much more enjoyable with friends.
1 Have a Board Game Night
Call over your girlie friends and play some classic Monopoly or Pictionary. Or maybe you prefer card games. Nothing beats a good game of euchre among friends!
2 Backyard Campfire
Why are we not having these more often?? Backyard campfires are da bomb when it comes to enjoying friends, wine, apple cider, or whatever your drink of choice may be. Don’t have a firepit? Check out these ones on Amazon! (or call a friend who has one and have a party there!)
3 Go Apple Picking
I suspect this is only a good one depending on where you live but trust me, do it once, and you’ll be excited for next year to do it again. This is something you can most certainly do alone but more fun with friends. Why? Because when you’re all done, you can head on to #4
4 Enjoy Apple Cider at an Outdoor Cafe
I drool when I think of apple cider. For real. So how about finding a nice outdoor cafe and enjoying some apple cider with your friends? Or maybe even a hot chocolate! Yum.
5 Weekly Fall Potluck Dinner
There are probably a few of you alone every weekend, so why not have a weekly fall potluck dinner? But wait! You can do this any time of the year too, to be honest!
6 Join a Community Garden
I’ll admit I don’t know too much about this, but I’ve heard about them, and they sound great! You can rent or buy a little plot of land in a community garden area and start planting some veggies and fruits!
7 Have a Spiced Latte Party
Woot! Call the girls and get together at someone’s house each weekend and host a spiced latte party. Each weekend it can be a different flavour latte. Don’t forget to call me for this one!
8 Visit Haunted Houses
Where’s your sense of adventure?! Ha! I think haunted houses are super fun, but I definitely wouldn’t want to go visit them alone. Nope, nope, nope! And what better time to visit them than in the fall?
9 Halloween Decorating Party
If you love Halloween, why not have a Halloween decorating party? One weekend do your house, the next weekend go to your friend’s house and so on and so on. Not into Halloween so much? How about #10, then?
10 Fall Crafts Get-Together
Why not get together with your peeps and make some fall crafts? You can hang them up or donate them to a nursing home for the seniors to enjoy!
20 Indoor Fall Activities
These indoor fall activities can be enjoyed alone or with a close friend or a few friends. It’s entirely up to you! To be honest, I prefer to do a lot of things alone. People sometimes make me cranky. Must be my old age! Haha!!
1 Knit a Blanket
Pick up those knitting needles and start making a blanket. Or socks, or a scarf or whatever. When was the last time you knitted anything? Remember the comfort and joy it brought you? Time to do start again. Not sure how to knit but want to learn? That brings us to #2
2 Learn a New Skill
What better time to learn something new than in the fall when it’s starting to get chillier out, and you’d rather be indoors? YouTube is a gold mine of tutorials to teach you just about anything you want to learn. Trust me on this.
3 Binge on an Old Netflix Series
Ok, so this basically can be done anytime, but it’s better in the fall while you’re wrapped up in a blankie on the couch sipping apple cider or hot chocolate. I’m hooked on Vikings again.
4 Purge Your Closet
While this may not sound like too much fun, it also kinda can be. When you go through all your old fall/winter clothes and get rid of the ones you don’t want anymore, you make room for more clothes! Or you just make room, period!
5 Bake a Pie
But not just any pie. Apple, of course! No really. You can bake any kind of pie you want, and why not? When was the last time you baked a pie just for yourself? Or you could bake a pie and invite a friend over for tea and pie.
6 Crossword Puzzles
All done bingeing your favourite Netflix show and still don’t know what to do? Crossword puzzles are super fun and also a great way to exercise your brain and keep it busy. Crossword puzzles not your thing? Maybe #7 is
7 Jigsaw puzzles
There’s just something about cooler weather and staying inside and putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Or is that just me?
8 Bake Some Treats For a Senior’s Facility
Ask first, but this is something you can do that just might bring you a ton of joy. I love doing things for others. It always makes me so happy to see the receiver’s smiling face!
9 Have a Spa Day
Yes, in your house, alone if you want to. Give yourself a mini mani/pedi, soak in a nice bubble bath, give yourself a facial. Oh, the possibilities are endless.
10 Clean Up Your Spotify Playlist
I know you’ve been meaning to do this. What better time than now, while it’s getting chilly and you don’t feel like going outside? Go through your playlist and get rid of the songs you are done with and add some fun new ones.
11 Declutter a Room
I know I said this was a list of fun fall activities, but hear me out on this. I get that decluttering isn’t much fun, BUT the rewards are too numerous to mention here. Get to that closet, shelf, room, drawer, or wherever it is that all your clutter has piled up, and start cleaning!
12 Rearrange Your Space
All my friends laugh at me. I seriously do this more often than anyone should but to me, this is fun! Tired of your living room looking the same? Is it starting to feel stagnate? Time to switch it up! Or maybe your bedroom needs a refresh. Whatever. Pick a room/space!
13 Online Shopping
You may as well get a head start on some Christmas shopping! I mean, why not? If you wait until the last minute, many things will be overpriced or unavailable. Get to it now!
14 Make Candles/Crafts
If you prefer to make your gifts for family and friends, now’s a good time to get started. Whether you like making candles or any other crafts for your friends, you can head to the local craft store, stock up and go!
15 Plan Q4
If you work online or even just like to have things more organized and planned out, get a planner and start working on Q4. What did you miss the mark on in Q3? What things do you want to do and see differently in Q4? Now’s the time.
16 Rent a Cabin in the Woods
If you live in the city and don’t get out as often as you’d like because it’s too crowded and busy, why not rent a cabin in the woods and enjoy some peace, quiet, and solitude?
17 Switch up Your Workout Routine
Keep in mind that as the weather gets cooler, chances are you aren’t going to be sweating that much when you work out (for those of you who work out at home). Time to switch up your workout routine to make sure you break a sweat! And why not push yourself a little too?
18 Plant an Indoor Garden
If you have the space, sunlight, and patience, why not? What a great way to have all your own herbs on hand when you need them too!
19 Perk Up Your Space
It’s time to put all the cheery bright sunshiny summery things away and get your house ready for the fall. Place a fall wreath on the outside door and a splash of orange, burnt rust, brown, and deep yellow hues to your space.
20 Gather Fall Recipes
Pinterest is a gold mine for recipes for every season! If you love to use your crockpot, Pinterest is the place for you. Find some fall weather recipes and get a head start on meal prepping.
Roundup of Indoor Fall Activities
I hope you liked this little list of indoor fall activities. I’m perfectly fine curling up on the couch bingeing on GoT or Vikings. Because I usually work just about every day, my evenings are mine to sit and be a vegetable, and I have no shame about it either.
11 Outdoor Fall Activities
I hope you liked the indoor fall activities. While I feel this list is kinda small, there are literally a million fall activities you can do just about every day!
Now we’re going to move on to the outdoor fall activities and keep in mind these also can be done alone or with special friends/family.
1 Book a Train Ride
Many cities have fall and winter train rides for a small price for a few hours. What a great way to see all the autumn leaves on the trees, and why not sit back and relax while someone else does the driving?
2 Hit Up the Farmers’ Market
This truly is the best time to buy (if you don’t bake) delicious apple pies, jams, sauces, and so much more. Not a crafty person? You’re sure to find everything you need at the farmers’ market.
3 Bike Ride or Hike
This is the perfect time of year to go on that long bike ride or hike to see all the trees and maybe even feed some chipmunks so they can get ready for winter hibernation. And let’s not forget the weather will be perfect too! Not too hot, not too cold.
4 Road Trip
If you’re like me, you don’t like hiking or bike riding. Ha! Put me in a car any day, and let’s road trip. You can stop along the way, whatever way you’re on, and take in the scenery. This brings us to #5
5 Take Outdoor Pictures
Grab your camera or cell phone and take some pics of those gorgeous trees and all their lush leaves. If you’re lucky enough to live by the water, you will capture some stunning mirror images in the water.
6 Pick Some Fall Leaves
And while you’re already out and about, why not pick some fall leaves to put on your table or your front porch? Having a dinner party? Decorate your house with those leaves!
7 Visit a Pumpkin Patch
I’ll be honest, I’ve never done this, but by looking at some photos online, this looks like a ton of fun. Call a friend and go visit a pumpkin patch, pick out your favourite one, and do #8 and 9!
8 Roast Pumpkin Seeds
The best pumpkin seeds are the ones you’ve picked out and roasted yourself, in my opinion. Yup, it’s kinda messy and gross, but they sure come out nice when they’re done.
9 Decorate Pumpkins
While your seeds are roasting, get your carving knife out and start decorating your pumpkin. Halloween is just around the corner, so why not get a head start on your pumpkin face?
10 Go For a Hayride
I went on one so many years ago, and I still remember it to this day. It was so much fun! Grab a group of friends and book a hayride. You won’t forget this special day. Trust me.
I always throw in volunteering, no matter what I’m talking about! If you feel lonely and bored and not sure what to do, please, please, please find an organization that calls to your heart and offer to volunteer. Trust me when I say this will be the best thing you can ever do for yourself and others.
Roundup of Fall Activities
I hope you liked this roundup of fall activities. Remember, some of the activities with friends can also be done alone if you happen to be an introvert or maybe you’re just not that into peopling.
I totally get you. There are some days I’m not either.
More Fall Activities to Enjoy Alone or With Friends
While this list of 41 fall activities to enjoy alone or with friends is pretty decent, maybe there are still some things you’d like to do that aren’t on this list.
Here are a few more things you might enjoy doing.
- Tailgate party
- Halloween costume making
- Walking through a corn maze
- Making your own mulled wine
- Making your own pumpkin spice anything
- Write in a gratitude journal (though you should do this every day anyway)
- Curl up by the fire with a good book
What Are Your Favorite Fall Activities?
Maybe you have some favorite fall activities that I missed. What are they? Do share them down below with the other readers.
I miss the fall and the changing of the seasons. When I moved to Guatemala 8 years ago, I didn’t realize just how much I would miss the fall colours and so much more. But I have to say, I certainly don’t miss the fall going into winter!
xo iva xo