San Fernando Valley is one of the best places to be during autumn! There is an abundance of activities to partake in with friends and family that will help you make a smooth transition from summer to fall. From harvest festivals to haunted houses and pumpkin patches, there is no shortage of things to do. Here is your guide for fun fall activities to do in the San Fernando Valley this fall!
1. Universal Studios-Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights
Going to Halloween Horror Nights has become a tradition for many San Fernando Valley natives. There is something about getting the living daylights scared out of you that creates the perfect opportunity for bonding with your friends. Make your way through a variety of haunted mazes with themes like The Walking Dead and Insidious and travel on the Terror Tram to an adventure that will be to die for. This is the perfect fall activity for any Halloween Horror lover!
2. Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College Farm Center
All of the fall essentials can be found at the Pierce College harvest festival. From a corn maze to a farm animal show, this is fun for the whole family. After enjoying all of the daytime activities, take a hayride around the farm and pick up some pumpkins to carve on your way out. This is a fun and inexpensive way to bond with the family!
3. The Phantom of the Opera Screening at Walt Disney Concert Hall
The 1925 classic is screened with live organ music bringing the element of opera to life.Experiencing the movie with live music will change your perspective of this classic. Plus, the movie is perfectly themed for fall with masquerade balls and murder. Enjoy a night out with your significant other and get all dressed up for this magical affair!
4. Night of the Living Zoo at the Los Angeles Zoo
Experience the LA Zoo like you’ve never seen it before! The zoo transforms into a Halloween paradise complete with costume contests, fortune tellers, and other attractions. This is a great place to bring a date or invite your family along for a fun night!
5. Whale Watching
If you’re tired of all the Halloween parties, try whale watching! Santa Monica is a great place to go see the humpback whales. Seeing a whale up close is an experience you’ll definitely want to cross off of your bucketlist and the fall time here in the Valley is the perfect time to do it! So what are you waiting for? Book a boat today!
6. Wine Tasting
Take in a local wine tasting this fall! Wine makes us think of nestling by the fire with our favorite red and reading a chilling thriller. Warm reds are all the rage in the colder months and it is also a sophisticated way to spend the season. Try Silverlake Wines on Thursday nights for a popular local spot!
7. Apple Picking
Besides the pumpkin patches that pop up during this time of year in LA, an alternative is to go apple picking in the San Bernardino Mountains. Walking through the fields picking fresh apples will make you feel like a fall queen. Make an apple pie or set up a game of bobbing for apples with your freshly picked batch. If you really want to embrace the fall, you might even brew up a cauldron of apple cider. Nothing screams fall like apple cider!
8. Forneris Farm Pumpkin Patch
Is fall ever complete without a pumpkin? If fall had a mascot, then the pumpkin would definitely be it. So make sure to make your way to the Forneris Farm for some of the best pumpkins in town. Get lost in the corn maze and pick up a few pumpkins to make all of the fall culinary classics like pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes…etc. Oh and of course you’ll need some to carve into jack-o-lanterns!