Fall is right around the corner, which means it's time to get cozy with the one you love, or just like more than other people. You could go on those cliche dates: apple picking, pumpkin picking, and hayrides. On the other hand you can march to the beat of your own drum and do something a little off the wall.

Break out those flannel shirts and spend the fall season going on these different dates.

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    Zombie Invasion Shootout Hayride

    Haunted hayrides and the generic hayride are overrated. V & V Adventure Farm kicks it up a notch with their Zombie Invasion Shootout Hayride. This hayride includes mounted paintball guns for you to shoot zombies as they attempt to take over. According to their site, "We have built a zombie destroying trailer and a special kind of weapon and ammo to stop these flesh eating zombies." Check it out here.

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    Halloween Movie Night at Delsea Drive-In

    Sure you can have a horror movie night at home, but that's boring. The Delsea Drive-In in Vineland holds Halloween/horror movie nights in October. Check their Facebook page for updates.

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    Camping

    Summer camping is fun and all, but sometimes it is too hot and humid to enjoy it. The fall is the perfect time to get cozy in a tent (or cabin). Spending the night around the fire in the crisp fall air is very romantic.

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    Ghost Tour

    If you like spooky stories and history, Cape May has plenty of ghost tours for you and your significant other. They have a long list of tour options including two different ghost trolley tours. Get the full list here.

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    Historic Smithville's Monster Bash

    Join the undead in Smithville on October 27th for the Monster Bash. There will be vendors, live music, make-up artists that will make you look like a zombie ($6), a zombie walk, archery, and zombie pinup contest. Get all of the details here.

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    Murder Mystery Dinner

    Yes, you could have a candle lit dinner, which is always a nice romantic date idea. However, this isn't a rom-com. Aleathea's at the Inn of Cape May is hosting a murder mystery dinner on October 6th. The night includes a 4 course dinner. Get your tickets here.

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    *BONUS* Laurel Hill Cemetery

    So, this one might not be in South Jersey, but it's too good to pass up on. Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia is hosting a number of events this fall, perfect for date night. Some of the events include a graveyard cabaret, movies at the cemetery, a beer tour of the cemetery, and so much more. Get their calendar of events here.

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