I will admit that it’s saddening to watch summertime fade away. After waiting all year for some warm weather and beach days, I always feel like summer goes by too quickly. But the inevitable changing to shorter days does have its bright sides.

For example, fall presents a much more comfortable climate. The cool, crisp autumn air will alleviate the summer’s oppressive humidity. And cooler temperatures mean comfier clothes—you can finally enjoy the coziness of sweaters, sweatpants and blankets without breaking a sweat.

Fall also brings along lots of seasonal treats to enjoy. It’s finally time for cider donuts, Halloween candy and pumpkin-spice everything to be back in stock!

Then, of course, there are all the festivities that accompany fall. With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, there’s always something exciting to look forward to.

And last, but certainly not least, the return of fall means the return of all the best TV shows. Let the cozy binge-watching of This Is Us and Will & Grace resume!

So, instead of mourning the end of beach season, you can look forward to the upcoming months of coziness, yumminess and entertainment!