10 Things To Do In LA This Fall

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Because we don’t experience seasonal transitions here in Southern California quite like other parts of the country, it’s nice to embrace some festive activities to help set the mood for each season. If you find yourself planning a trip to LA this time of year, or are simply looking to make the most of the season as a local, see below for 10 things to do in LA this fall:

  1. Catch an outdoor movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Throughout September and October, Cinespia features a variety of creepy movies and classic horror films that are sure to put you in the Halloween spirit. Not to mention, cozying up alongside hundreds of real gravestones under the stars makes it all the more eerie.
  2. Head to an apple orchard for apple picking – Apple picking may seem like more of an East Coast tradition, but California happens to be the second largest exporter of apples in the United States, so there are no shortage of apple orchards to pick from (no pun intended). Here are a few options located just a couple of hours outside of LA.
  3. Celebrate Oktoberfest – I’m a big fan of hard ciders, and drinking them while filling up on bratwursts sounds even more appetizing as temperatures cool down this time of year. Here are a few of the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Los Angeles.
  4. Stop by a pumpkin patch – This one may seem obvious, but sometimes a simple trip to the pumpkin patch is all you need to get into the Halloween spirit.
  5. Visit Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights – Watch some of your favorite scary movies and tv shows come to life with walk-through maze attractions, intense scare zones (haunted with roaming zombies and monsters), live shows and more.
  6. Grab a warm drink and a cozy blanket and head to the beach to watch a sunset from a lifeguard tower – Summer may seem like the most obvious time to hit the beach, but it takes on a whole new appeal during the fall. Some of LA’s best sunsets happen during cooler months, and you don’t have to compete with crowds this time of year.
  7. Go on a haunted hayride – Take a suspenseful tractor ride through Griffith Park’s old zoo while taking in all of the scary decorations on the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. Each year offers a unique theme and this year’s is the “Boogeyman.”
  8. Visit a candy store – If there’s ever a time to eat candy guilt-free, it’s the month surrounding Halloween. I’ve always wanted to try Dylan’s Candy Bar, and October is the perfect excuse to indulge in some Halloween-themed candy, like these adorable caramel apples.
  9. Go on a hike – Hiking during the summer can be rough because of the heat, so fall is an ideal time to enjoy the crisp air without suffering a heatstroke.
  10. Find fall foliage – I love visiting Descanso Gardens when the flowers are blooming in the spring, and I hear it’s just as beautiful in the fall when the grounds are covered in fall foliage.

2 Comments

  • jordan @ dancing for donuts
    October 16, 2015 at 12:59 pm 

    i looooooove these ideas!! i was just looking to go apple picking this weekend actually (fall makes me miss apple orchards on the east coast!) and it’s totally on my autumn bucket list to watch a sunset on the beach with blankets & hot cocoa 🙂

    • jenna
      October 20, 2015 at 5:15 pm 

      I’d love to know how the apple orchards compare from the east coast to the west coast, so you’ll have to let me know if you end up going!

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