The cool winds are starting to blow and leaves are taking on new tones, signaling that fall is upon us in California. If you’re looking for ways to get into the seasonal spirit, there are plenty of things to see and do near Los Angeles that will help you get in the mood to celebrate. Here are four of the best fall events that you don’t want to miss checking out this Fall:
Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Get into the seasonal mood with a trip to the pumpkin patch, where you can pick your own gourds to take home and carve or just have an extended photo shoot to share on social media. Going into its 21st year of celebrating the season, Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark is a popular choice with locals, thanks to the extensive schedule of activities throughout the month.
In addition to tractor rides and a corn maze, there’s often live music and a selection of food vendors serving up old-fashioned favorites like kettle corn and shaved ice. Open from 9 to 6 every day of the week through October, the festival is also budget-friendly, with prices ranging from $5-20 depending on the date.
Dark Harbor At The Queen Mary
If you prefer to celebrate fall with a healthy scare to get you in the seasonal mood, the Queen Mary provides an authentically scary experience. The iconic ship, that is now a floating hotel, has long been rumored to be teeming with ghosts of souls who perished there. In fact, it was named as one of the most haunted places in America.
With mazes with plenty of scary characters inside, live music, and haunted bars, it’s more intense (and fun!) than any horror movie you’ve ever seen. The Queen Mary is located at the port at Long Beach, and Dark Harbor runs until the start of November.
Learn All About Insects At The Natural History Museum
Always an interesting place to visit with tons of interesting information, the Natural History Museum is a must-see for insect lovers this fall, as two of the most complex insects take center stage. Visit the spider pavilion to learn more about our eight-legged friends and see species from all around the world, running now until Nov. 25. While you’re there, you can also visit the newly revamped Dinosaur Exhibit, a world leader in information about the Prehistoric age.
To learn more about the museum’s exhibits, plan your visit, or buy tickets, visit: https://nhm.org/site/.
If you want to celebrate in the classic German style, you’re in luck. There are multiple Oktoberfest celebrations in the LA area this year. With some running until the first weekend of November, there’s plenty of time to get your Lederhosen out. In addition to the Downtown LA Oktoberfest, you can travel up to Big Bear to celebrate along the lake, jet over to Burbank, or hit the longest running Oktoberfest in Alpine Village.
Keep Your Los Angeles Home Comfortable this Fall
When you’re done seeing the best Los Angeles and the surrounding areas have to offer in the fall months, you’ll want to return home to a place that feels comfortable and welcoming. If your HVAC unit no longer works to keep your home at the temperature you would like, call Brody Pennell Heating and Air Conditioning at (310) 896-4911 for fast, affordable repairs.