When I think of fall or the month of October, I think of staying cozy, sipping hot drinks, exploring haunted houses and pumpkin patches, and anything else that can be pretty relaxing (other than getting chased by clowns through a haunted house…that’s the only exception). I know it can be upsetting having to transition away from a nice, hot, adventure-filled summer, but when you discover all the things to do in Seattle Southside during the cooler months, transitioning to fall won’t be a problem at all!


Haunted Houses

Skeleton and casket full of candy

Many jumptastic scares can be found in and around Seattle Southside. Start with the Haunted Chocolate Factory Tour at Seattle Chocolate for a real "trick-or-treat" experience. Next, walk through the Georgetown Morgue Haunted House, or Fright Fest at Wild Waves Theme Park which also features some chilling thrill rides. Whatever type of haunted house you fancy, there’s various options located just nearby.

Go Shopping!

Westfield Southcenter shopping mall exterior at night

It’s time to officially put away your shorts, tank tops, and sunglasses and get ready for the cooler weather coming our way. Things you need to stock up on for our chilly autumn season include a new pair of boots, scarves, gloves, hats, thicker blankets, portable heaters, and sure, a pumpkin spice latte will suffice. Whatever you need for this fall, you can get at Westfield Southcenter, guaranteed.

FOOOOOTBALL!

Father and Kids riding the light rail to a Seahawks game

Whether you’re watching the game from home, listening along to the radio, refreshing your web browser every few seconds for live updates while at work (that's me), or if you took the Link light rail down to catch the game at the Clink, fall is the best time to get involved with your favorite sports. Now that the hot, sunny weather is pretty much gone, you have no reason to debate between going out for a swim, or staying warm by being worked up by watching your favorite team play. (Go Hawks!)

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkins at the market

There’s quite a few pumpkin patches located all throughout Washington State. Some are local, like Carpinito Brothers in Kent and Mosby Farms in Auburn, both located only a few miles from Seattle Southside, or you can take a road trip a few hours out if you desire to get farmlands full of pumpkins. Bring the family along with you and explore what each farm has to offer. Some even include fun corn-mazes!

Go Walk/Run/Bike

Trees with changing leaves on the Interurban TrailFall is the perfect time for a walk/run because the air is fresh and crisp. This is especially true along some of our favorite trails like Des Moines Creek and the Interurban Trail. Take some time to relax, enjoy nature, and explore all the different leaves you find that have fallen, while you hear them crunch as you walk.