Halloween Date Ideas for You and Your Boo

The Halloween season is one of the best times to be dating. It’s finally a little chilly out, so you can break into the joys of fall fashion, and maybe steal your date’s coat. Not everything to do with Halloween has to be scary, but nothing brings two people together better than a fright or two! So grab your boo and keep a few of these Halloween date ideas on hand. 

Watch a scary movie at Blue Starlite Drive-In

2015 E M Franklin Ave, Austin, TX 78723

Known as the Haunted Drive-In, all October Blue Starlite has showings of classic Halloween movies through more recent releases. Come in your car, or sit on benches in their Haunted Forest, order some great snacks, and enjoy a date night right out of the 1960s!

Go pumpkin picking at Barton Hill Farms

1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX 78602

Barton Hill Farms is one of the best pumpkin patches around, and perfect for a super cute autumnal date! There’s loads of additional activities, plus great food and beer — you’ll easily spend the whole day here.

Lose your sh*t at House of Torment

2632 Ridgepoint Dr, Austin, TX 78754

House of Torment is an Austin icon, and more than a little scary. This haunted house great for a date, though it is often full of groups so it won’t be as private as other options, but it would be spectacular for a double — or even triple — date.

Dress up for this Halloween party at Playland Skate Center

8822 McCann Dr, Austin, TX 78757

Playland Skate Center has an annual adults-only Halloween party, complete with beer, several costume contest categories, and even cash prizes! It’s a very fun, very silly event that’ll have you and your date skating the night away at one of the best Halloween date ideas on this list. 

Brave Trick or Drink with Austin Barcrawlerz

716 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Trick or Drink is a 3 day long Halloween bar crawl (though going all 3 days is not required) that will grant you access to some excellent drink specials at some of Austin’s most popular bars. You’ll start at Kung Fu Saloon, then move on to other bars like Soho Lounge, Speakeasy, Recess Arcade Bar, and more!

Enjoy a haunted art show

1123 Lott Ave, Austin, TX 78721

This is a completely free event happening in East Austin hosted by 3 incredible local artists (@jud.paints, @chelseascreename, and @hummellart). They’ll be showcasing over 100 of their own original works — all available for sale — in what they’re calling a spooky setting. It’s the second event they’ve done and it sounds awesome!

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Photo Credit: Questo

Experience Ghosts of Austin: Night Walk

Hosted by the app Questo, this event is one of the best Halloween date ideas out there — think escape room, only throughout Austin. You’ll be visiting the most haunted places in town, working to solve puzzles, riddles, and crack codes, all while learning frightening stories about the places you’re visiting and probably pass by everyday.


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