From Pumpkin Patches To Leaf-Peeping, Here Are 12 Things To Do In LA This Fall

Consider this your SoCal autumn to-do list.

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Pumpkin spice is back on the menu, haunted decor is creeping up in stores, and the weather outside is slowly cooling down. This means fall is here. To get you into the spirit of the season, you’ll want to plan some things to do in Los Angeles in fall 2022.

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Along with getting your scare on at a haunted house and visiting a pumpkin patch, there are plenty of things to do in Los Angeles this fall. You just have to know what’s worth visiting, trying, and tasting. To help you and your friends plan out your days, here are the 12 of the best things to do this fall in LA.

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Enjoy Halloween Time At Disneyland Or Universal

You have your pick of Halloween theme park events in SoCal, but Disneyland and Universal Studios offer some of the most spooktacular celebrations in the fall.

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Visit Nights Of The Jack

For a nighttime event that’s less scary and more Insta-worthy, check out Nights of the Jack in Calabasas. In fact, this is a favorite fall activity among the Kardashians.

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Watch A Horror Movie In The Cemetery

Cinespia is a Los Angeles tradition that carries on through the fall with horror movies and Insta-worthy photo booths where you can snap the cutest photos and videos for your feed.

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Visit Haunted Spots In Hollywood

Hollywood has a few ghost stories to tell, so visit some of the most haunted spots in October. Grab dinner at Musso & Frank Grill or a drink at The Roosevelt Hotel.

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Go To A Pumpkin Patch With Your Besties

Los Angeles has plenty of pumpkin patches to choose from. Two of the most Insta-worthy are Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch and Tanaka Farms.

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Order A PSL From Your Fave Café

It just doesn’t feel like the fall until you’ve had your first pumpkin spice latte, so plan to stop by your fave café for a PSL. For a more spooktacular sip, Alfred has a Black Flame Latte inspired by Hocus Pocus 2 on their menu right now.

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Go Leaf-Peeping In Descanso Gardens

While it may be Southern California, you can still see the fall foliage in Los Angeles. A great place to spot some colorful leaves on trees is at Descanso Gardens, which also has a pumpkin event in October.

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Get Lost In A Corn Maze

If “It’s Corn” is stuck in your head, a visit to a corn maze is something you should do this fall. Los Angeles has a few corn mazes to choose from, but Forneris Farms has a new one to navigate every year.

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Grab A Slice Of Pie

Foodies can get a taste of fall by grabbing a slice of pie from some of the best pie shops in LA. For a couple options, Republic of Pie has a huge variety, and The Village Bakery and Café has delicious and Insta-worthy hand pies.

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Go Apple Picking

Another fall farm activity in Los Angeles is to go apple picking with your besties. Apple season has already begun at Los Rios Rancho.

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Check Out The Pumpkin Decor In Toluca Lake

Driving around to look at decorated houses may be a wintertime thing in most places, but the houses in Toluca Lake really bring it in the fall as well. Grab a PSL and go for a drive to spot some jaw-dropping pumpkin decor.

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Drink Beer At Oktoberfest

Who doesn’t love beer and pretzels? Foodies will definitely want to visit an Oktoberfest celebration this fall, like the Craftoberfest happening at the Rose Bowl in November.

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