Planning a trip to Los Angeles sometime this Fall? You’re in luck because autumn is a great time of year to visit this fantastic city. Lines are usually shorter, the weather is cooler, and there are plenty of seasonal events and things to do. If you’re looking for things to do in Los Angeles in the Fall, take a look at our suggestions for the top attractions and activities. Check out these top things to do in LA in the Fall, including...
- Fright by Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain
- Knott's Scary Farm
- Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary
- Día de Los Muertos
- and more!
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Regular admission to a number of these Los Angeles area activities is included on the Go Los Angeles® pass. Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate. Check out all Los Angeles tourist passes, attractions and prices. Please note, some of the Fall events listed below may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Los Angeles® pass.
Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Select dates, September 14 - November 3, 2019
Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain is a big event every year, offering two different styles of Halloween fun. During the day, family-friendly frights abound as kids can take advantage of in-park trick-or-treating, costume contests, and other gentle scares. But at night, all bets are off as the truly scary things come out to play. Geared towards older teens and adults, this truly terrifying atmosphere combines the mayhem of monsters, mazes, and scare zones with the excitement of all your favorite thrill rides. Getting In: Admission to Fright Fest Events (and general admission to Six Flags Magic Mountain) is included with the Go Los Angeles® pass.
Knott's Scary Farm
Select dates, September 19 - November 2, 2019 Knott's Berry Farm
One of our favorite seasonal activities is the annual Knott's Scary Farm, where the area's most historic theme park transforms into a super scary destination full of mayhem and horror. Scare yourself silly in sinister shows, haunted mazes, grotesque stage performances, and much much more. Check out Knott's Spooky Farm for a more kid-friendly version during the day. Getting In: Admission to Knott's Scary Farm is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Los Angeles® pass. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website. General admission to Knott's Berry Farm is included with the Go Los Angeles® pass.
Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary
September 26 - November 2, 2019
Go on a Whale Watching Cruise
Universal Studios Hollywood
Enjoy some time rollerblading or biking Santa Monica
Huntington Library & GardensAre you a leaf lover? A fan of ferns? Then you’ll want to check out the seasonal gardens at the Huntington (which also doubles, well, quadruples, as a library, art gallery, and research space). The Huntington gardens are filled with the bounty of nature, spanning a variety of trees, flowers, and other plants for you to enjoy. See the changing of the seasons happen before your very eyes. Getting In: Huntington Library & Gardens tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles® pass.
October 26-27, 2019 2100 N. Main Street
Farmer’s Market Fall Festival
October 12-13, 2019 Original Farmer’s Market
Día de Los Muertos
November 2, 2019 Hollywood Forever Cemetery
A Few Other Fun Things to do in Los Angeles this Fall
- Pick up a pumpkin from the Farmer’s Market and get carving.
- Visit one of the many Octoberfest celebrations in the area.
- Enjoy a hockey or basketball game.
- Keep an eye out for our special Halloween posts for holiday ideas.
- Scare yourself silly on a haunted hayride.
- Enjoy special exhibits at the area’s top museums (the L.A. Natural History Museum is a must-see - included with the Go Los Angeles® pass)
- Head out of the city for some great apple-picking opportunities.
- Hiking the trails in Griffith Park is a great way to enjoy the lovely weather.
- Visit historic places like the La Brea Tar Pits.
- Buy a ticket to one of L.A.'s many (many) costume parties.
So there’s our list of popular things to do in Los Angeles in the fall. From festivals to fall foliage (we promise, there is at least a little in L.A.), we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy. And remember, you can save on combined admission on many of these popular attractions, tours, and more with the Go Los Angeles® pass. Please note, some of the Fall events taking place mentioned in this post may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Los Angeles® pass.