The Perfect Fall Weekend Date in Columbus

Eat & Drink, Things to Do


Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on September 5, 2023
Photo by The Book Loft of German Village via Facebook

Let it be heard that Fall in Columbus without a doubt the best time of year for dates. The world is basically a paid actor in making everything 50x more cozy, cute, and festive. Whether you’ve been married for 20 plus years or are going on a first date, this fall date idea will make you feel all the romantic warm ‘n fuzzies.

Time to layer up just enough to where you can still say, “I’m cold” and then have to walk real close. Prepare for a festive day 😉



Mission Coffee

2060 S High St, Columbus, OH 43207

Real talk, how could we let you start a perfect Fall date without including a place for you to acquire cozy fall drinks? Sorry, we just couldn’t do that do you. Head to Mission Coffee Co. for hot tea, coffee, or even hot chocolate. We highly suggest their Caramel Apple Draft Latte if you’re not wanting to fully commit to a hot drink yet – but you cannot go wrong with anything there.

Photo by Mission Coffee Co. LLC via Facebook

The Book Loft

631 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206

Take your drinks over to The Book Loft and peruse around 32 rooms that are bursting at the seams with books. The Book Loft dates all the way back to Pre-Civil War days and carries many stories within its walls. Find a new novel to start, pick out a coffee table book, or just enjoy the journey. The Book Loft is sizable, so if you get lost – at least it’s with someone special 😉

Photo by Arthur G Photography via The Book Loft of German Village


 410 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206

All that book-hunting has probably got you and your date feeling a little extra hungry for some farm-to-table food. The good news is, Skillet will deliver. Breakfast (or lunch) is served! We would be doing you a major disservice if we didn’t at least tell you that the split and griddled cinnamon rolls are heavenly – just like your date.

Photo by Skillet, Rustic.Urban.Food via Facebook

Fall Festival

Now that your appetites have been satisfied, it’s time to hone in on all things fall with a Fall Festival! Sometimes, the simplest of activities are the ones that make the best memories. Stroll hand-in-hand, eat all the Fall foods, stock up on some local essentials, and enjoy each other’s company.

Photo by The Circleville Pumpkin Show via Facebook

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