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October 20, 2018

7 Frugal & Free Ways to Celebrate the Fall Season

A warm pumpkin spice latte in your hands. Those cooler temperatures in the morning and nighttime hours. Spying that flash of orange on your neighbor’s porch as you drive by. The laughter of children winding through a corn maze — yes, we’re talking fall!

What have you done to welcome in the season? If you’re having a hard time coming up with an answer, it’s time to fix that.

7 enchanting ways to celebrate fall near your Vegas home:

Pick [and Eat] Some Apples
If any place is the idyllic representation of autumn, it would be Gilcrease Orchard. Visit the orchard to enjoy their pumpkin patch, corn maze, and famous cider.

Bring your camera for plenty of photo ops; extra points if you manage to get a selfie with the adorable scarecrow. Visit during the harvest season to pick apples.

Also, bring your taste buds. Gilcrease Orchard produces 100% apple cider, with no additives. They use this cider to make apple cider donuts topped with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

Visit a Fall Botanical Exhibit
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens welcome each season with a new exhibit. This year’s free fall exhibit is inspired by the mythological goddess of harvest and is titled “Falling Asleep.” Expect a feast for the eyes, with hydrangeas, oak leaves, and even an “enchanted” tree that greets guests.

Attend a Festive Event
You don’t have to look far from your Inspirada home to find a festive event to celebrate the season. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the neighborhood.

Take a look at the upcoming events in Inspirada and the Henderson community, many celebrate the fall season or Halloween.

Shop a Farmers Market
There’s something about shopping an autumn harvest that seems so perfectly fall! Attend one of the fresh52 farmers’ markets in the neighborhood for an easy way to celebrate fall in Inspirada. View our calendar to find the next one.

Once you’ve gathered your bounty, invite over some friends and use the ingredients to serve up dinner. Light some candles or dine in your backyard, under the stars, to make the night feel magical.

See Some Fall Leaves
A little bit over an hour’s drive away from your home is Mt. Charleston. With an elevation of over 6,000 feet, the area receives average fall temperatures in the 50s and 60s. With these cooler temperatures and the deciduous trees that are found in that area, catching some vibrant fall foliage is possible. Plus, the cooler temperatures will give you an excuse to pull out flannel shirts and sweaters.

Drink Something Warm
There’s something about holding a warm cup in your hands. It feels like a rite of passage for the cooler temperatures fall brings and the perfect companion when enjoying the season in your backyard at your Inspirada home.

If you want to leave the coffee making to the expert baristas, Las Vegas is home to an amazing coffee culture. Visit our best coffeehouses blog to find our favorite locations

Celebrate Fall At Home
Bring the fall vibes into your Inspirada home with a few simple steps. Get the blankets out of storage and place them around your home. Bake something sweet, we suggest these pumpkin chocolate chips cookies. Snuggle up with those you love to watch some fall favorite movies or find a cozy spot to read a new book.

For a truly unique experience and a new fall tradition, turn your backyard into a stargazing experience. Get a hammock and some blankets and pillows as well as something warm to drink and spend the night looking up at the twinkling sky. Use an astronomy app to discover the different constellations.

The autumn season is the perfect time to enjoy fall colors, attend a community event, pick some apples, drink something warm, and — our favorite — cozy up at your Vegas home. Accomplish all the tasks on this list for a truly Vegas autumn!

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