Fall is the best time to go see a movie
Spending a rainy Sunday at the movies is a classic #SundayFunday activity any time of year, but the fall is the best time to go, hands down. The films are just better. In the summer, you’re stuck with blockbusters like the seventh version of Spiderman. (Not to mention you’re spending the whole time wishing you could be watching this movie outside.) But come October, when silver-screen contenders are pandering for an Oscar-nomination, you’ll not only be entertained, but cultured too. Plus, seeing a movie on a Sunday afternoon means cheap matinee tickets, so you can splurge on the XXL popcorn. (Or really just the medium size, amirite?)
Because summer isn’t the only season with festivals
Festivals in the summer get all the love, with their teeth-rattling, bass-heavy music lineups and clumps of sweaty bodies too close together. Weekend fall festivals, however, celebrate harvest season (and zombies-jumping-out-of-hay-bales-and-scaring-you season) and are severely underrated in comparison. You’ve got chowder cook-offs and chili competitions, where burly dudes stir giant pots of delicately crafted meat and seafood soups. There’s craft beer festivals, with every type of seasonal brew you can drink, (and all the apple cider you can handle) -- and you won’t sweat through your flannel. To find out what’s going on near you, you can check out the website for your local park, check Facebook events in your area, or, you know, head over to one of the city sections of this lovely website. An added bonus of these fests: you’ll also still have the ability to hear the Monday morning meeting, which we guess is a good thing.
Fall Sundays are the best days to go on a date
It’s cold. We get it. There are going to be some Sundays where all you want to do is hibernate -- preferably not alone (which is why fall is cuffing season). Maybe after spending a full weekend on the go, come Sunday all you want to do is cuddle up with someone and watch The Walking Dead. Everyone is on the prowl for someone to shack up with through the brutal winter days ahead, and the best day to go on a date for a potential candidate is on Sunday. 1.You have the perfect excuse to head out early if it isn’t going well and 2.You get to see your date in a beautiful, autumnal glow (AKA broad daylight). Also, being able to actually talk over coffee (which is a pretty successful first date) will more likely result in a long-term thing than screaming to each other over drinks in a loud bar.
Miss summer barbecues? Just replace ‘em with a Sunday dinner.
Italian-Americans have one Sunday tradition you should be copying: the Sunday dinner. While you might not have a secret family “gravy” recipe or an Italian nonna who dumps extra cheese into the lasagna, you still have the perfect excuse to gather your buds at your house over grub way after cookout season is over. Like a barbecue, you can start these gatherings early (say 2pm?) so everyone is out of your hair by 6, and no one will leave hungry. (Bonus: your friends won’t be asking you whether you plan on getting married in this lifetime like Nonna.) Really, as amazing as potato salad is, the food at these gatherings is secondary to having the opportunity to chill with your friends while some chicken bakes in the oven. Point is, it doesn’t need to be a lot of hard work and planning. We do suggest you use it as a chance to hone your cocktail mixing skills, though.