Fun Activities for the Fall
It’s the end of summer, which means fall is here. While the Fall season in Los Angeles is more like summer in other parts of the world, it doesn’t mean that it’s not a real season here. After all , it does cool down at night. In most places, the Fall season is marked by leaves changing, sweater weather and closed toed shoes. In LA you don’t really feel like it’s fall because of our year round flip flop and tank top policy. Seriously, though, Fall in LA is more marked by kids going back to school, pumpkin patches sprouting (literally and figuratively) all over the place, TV celebrities flying into town for the Emmy Awards and the beaches being a little more empty due to Summer vacationers going home. Here some of our favorite things about Fall in LA.
Tickets to talk shows, game shows and TV shows
Summer hiatus is over, which means you get the opportunity to get tickets to one of your favorite talk shows TV or game shows. Who knows, you might be a contestant on the Price is Right. Or maybe you will get to dance in the audience as Ellen comes in. You can scream out vowels at a taping of “Wheel of Fortune” or see Alex Trebek up close at a taping of “Jeopardy”. You may even be able to snag tickets to a live taping of some of the most popular comedies on television today including the “Big Bang Theory” or you can be a part of the studio audience for “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. There are so many ways to get the Hollywood Experience all while enjoying the beautiful Fall weather that LA has to offer.
Fall is the perfect time to visit one of the many amusement parks in and around the LA area. While they aren’t necessarily empty (but it is one of our dreams to never have to wait to get on to any ride at Disneyland), they are definitely less crowded. A great time to visit these parks is mid week as they are said to be less crowded during this time. We recommend everyone’s favorite – Disneyland – especially because this year, they are celebrating their 60th anniversary and they are pulling out all of the stops for this diamond themed celebration (you can even win diamonds if you are lucky!). If you have older kids, you might want to check out Six Flags Magic Mountain. It has 19 roller coasters which is the world record for the most roller coasters in an amusement park. This year, they opened Twisted Colossus which is a renovation of the old Colossus and is now the world’s longest hybrid roller coaster. If you want to have a more leisurely amusement park experience, still with a lot of excitement, check out Universal Studios and you won’t be disappointed.
Since we mentioned the crop of Pumpkin Patches we have in LA, it is only fair to talk more about them. And since we are in LA, you can imagine the star dust that we sprinkle on our patches. From big to small and everything in between, you can find it here. Nowadays, you won’t only get to pick out a pumpkin, you can also go on a pony ride, or in a bounce house or even get your face painted along with a plethora of other fun things to do besides finding that perfect pumpkin. At Mr. Bones in West Hollywood, you may run into some famous faces alongside those pumpkins (Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba and Gwen Stefani have reportedly been seen there in the past) and if you are looking for a little bit of country in a lot of city, you can check out Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch in Culver City. If you are looking to get away from it all (and when we say away, we mean a freeway drive away), you can check out Underwood Farms in Moorpark or Tanaka Farms in Irvine.
If you are 21 or older and Munich is too far to go for some tasty beer, that’s cool…we have some great Oktoberfest activities here in LA. And we are talking celebrations – not just heading to the local bar and ordering a German bier (although that is fun, too) . But if you want some live Oom-Pah-Pah music and a great food and beer selection, then we suggest you check out Alpine Village in Torrance. This huge celebration goes from mid-September to the end of October. So you have at least 6 weeks to enjoy the party. They also have celebrations at the Fairplex on weekends and they even have a Vegan Oktoberfest where all the food and beer is, yup you guessed it, vegan.
Experience the magic of Fall and so much more with us at LA Insider Tours.