Los Angeles is usually an oasis of warmth and sunshine all year round. The palm trees usually keep their green hue and there’s never a spike in allergies — just the same old 70-degree weather that we always boast about. While that sounds heavenly in the dead of an east coast winter, Angelinos often find themselves sweating to death during a season where the rest of the country bundles up (#westcoastproblems). However, just because the weather doesn’t change, that doesn’t mean Los Angeles lack fall activities. You might have to wear a tee instead of a sweater, but here are all of the quintessential fall activities to do in the City of Angels.
Located about an hour outside of the city, this apple farm is worth the drive — we promise. The apple farm is in Oak Glen, a small town where you can truly experience the change of seasons in all of Southern California — so even if you don’t like apples, you’ll see some beautiful and *quintessential* fall foliage. You can spend the day picking apples or sipping on cider while admiring the seasonal change.
Location: 12099 S. Oak Glen Rd. Yucaipa, CA 92399
Wirtshaus is located what I’d call the smack center of Los Angeles, La Brea. This German restaurant serves a huge variety of German sausages and other traditional German bites, but in fall, it turns into a massive Oktoberfest. They throw a huge Oktoberfest party almost every Friday of fall, so grab your lederhosen, throw some braids in your hair, and head on down!
Location: 345 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tapia Brothers Farm is a pumpkin patch unlike any other. It has a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, and tons of simply adorable family fall activities. It’s the perfect place to go with a group of friends, family, or your significant other for a really adorable fall date.
Location: 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave Encino, CA 91436
Descanso Gardens is technically not within city limits, but it’s close enough to make it worth the drive. Admission is cheap, you can bring a picnic, and sit down anywhere in the whole gardens. Because the gardens are so expansive, you can find a secluded spot amongst changing leaves almost anywhere you want.
Location: 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
While Thanksgiving is this Thursday, it might be a better idea to lay low this holiday and wait ’till Sunday to stuff your face with drool-worthy foods. Smorgasburg is a weekly Sunday open-air market that houses some the best LA meals your mouth will ever taste. With 65 vendors to choose from, make a full day out of it — and bring a handful of cash — to satisfy your Thanksgiving cravings sans dishes.
Location: Alameda Produce Market — 746 Market Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Written by Hannah Smith
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