The onset of the fall season brings with it a lot of exciting things like Monday Night Football with the guys, the opportunity to break your favorite jacket out of the back of the closet, and of course, the fact that you aren’t going to sweat your ass off every time you step outside. 

But how do you incorporate the best aspects of the autumn season—beautiful weather, delicious seasonal beers, and yes, more football— into your dating life and still manage to avoid all of the annoying clichés that come with? Because let’s be honest, we know that going to the pumpkin patch and snapping that one perfect Instagram photo isn’t exactly your idea of a great time. 

If you’re looking to wander off the beaten path and impress your date with something a little more inventive, you’ll definitely want to check out these original fall date ideas that you’ll both enjoy. However, “Even if you do a “cliché” fall date like apple picking, any date is as fun as the people on it. So if you’re relaxed and down for a great time together, that will set a sexy and fun tone for the date,” says Sarah Jones, founder and CEO of Introverted Alpha

It’s also important to remember that, “What might be the coolest date ever to you could be horrible to her, so check in first so that you both have fun,” according to psychologist and dating expert Dr. Paulette Sherman. (So if you’ve just started dating and want to take her on a tour of a local brewery, make sure she drinks, or if you’re going to go on a haunted prison tour together, check in with her to make sure that she won’t be uncomfortable.) As long as both of you are on the same page, you’ll be guaranteed to have a great time on one of these fun, sexy dates.