LA County Fair

5 Things To Do In Los Angeles For A Perfect Fall Trip

Fall is a great time to visit Los Angeles. During the summer, the city is full of people visiting, and the temperature often reaches triple digits. With fewer tourists and cooler weather, Los Angeles has many activities for you to enjoy, including hikes near the city and food and music festivals. If you are planning a trip to the area, here are some of the best things to do in Los Angeles during the Fall.

LA County Fair

The LA County Fair is a month-long event held in September. Every year, over half a million people visit the fair to enjoy outdoor concerts, carnival rides, great food, and games. The fair is fun for all ages, and some of its most popular attractions include the 5-acre animal farm and the Wacky Worm (a family-friendly roller coaster). Make sure to stop by the food booths, which serve fair classics with a weird twist, including a funnel cake burrito and an enchilada hot dog. If you want a break from the heat, the Shopping & Attractions area is air-conditioned, and vendors in this area display everything from hot tubs to cooking supplies. The fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesday, and ticket prices range from $8 – $20 per person, depending on what day of the week you visit.

Santa Monica Mountains

The Santa Monica Mountains are just north of downtown Los Angeles and are a beautiful place to hike during the fall. There are more than 500 miles of hiking trails that offer gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and landscape native to the area. The Backbone Trail is one of the most popular hikes and is one of the best-preserved examples of the Mediterranean habitat in the word. The trail is 65 miles in total, so you can decide how far in you want to hike, but the trail offers stunning views of the ocean, the Channel Islands, and downtown Los Angeles.

Día de Los Muertos

Each October on the last Friday and Saturday of the month, Hollywood Forever Cemetery celebrates Día de Los Muertos. The event includes alters honoring the dead, music, and cultural dances. There are also booths with food and arts and crafts available for purchase. Attendees to the event are encouraged to dress up.


The Oktoberfest at Alpine Village is one of the oldest in Southern California and the longest running Oktoberfest in Los Angeles. This nearly two-month-long party is held every Friday thru Sunday from the beginning of September to the end of October. The event features beer from Germany as well as local craft beers, German sausages and baked goods, and of course, singing and dancing.

Visit a Theme Park

Fall is the best time to visit one of L.A.’s famous theme parks. The weather is cooling down and the parks won’t be as busy, so you won’t have to wait in line as long. Some of Los Angeles’s most popular theme parks include Disneyland and Universal Studios.

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

A Los Angeles vacation usually involves sun-filled days and exciting adventures and activities. Nothing pairs with a day in the sun quite as well as a refreshing ice cream cone. In fact, if you love tasty sweets, you might need to fulfill a craving or two during your stay. Here’s a look at some of our favorite sweet shops in the area.

Jack’s Wholesale Candy & Toy

The largest candy story in downtown Los Angeles, Jack’s Wholesale Candy & Toy sells a large variety of American and Mexican candies, chocolates, chips, snacks, novelty candy, and sodas. There’s even a bulk candy buffet for your enjoyment!

777 S Central Avenue
Los Angeles
(213) 622-9287

Dylan’s Candy Bar

Dylan Lauren (yup, she’s the daughter of Ralph Lauren) owns this tasty designer sweet shop located in the Grove, next to the farmer’s market. You can get fresh by-the-pound treats, ranging from throwback favorites to modern day treats. Check out the Lucite Dylan’s Briefcase, filled with sweets!

6333 W 3rd St,
Los Angeles
(323) 930-1600


Sweet! offers a huge selection of candy, found throughout multiple rooms and special displays. This is truly a unique shop with themed rooms, including a spooky fudge room, a RuPaul room, and even an El Vira room. Don’t miss the chocolate lab, where guests can make their own chocolate bar—choose milk, white, or dark chocolate and fillings and ingredients to complete your creation! Fun and tasty!

6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 201
Los Angeles
(323) 462-3111


This favorite sweet shop has everything from handmade chocolates to traditional candy favorites. There’s also a large selection of dried fruits and nuts— even wines! What makes this place special is that there are also kosher selections and offerings for holidays such as Rosh Hashanah and Purim.

8859 W. Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles
(310) 777-0221

Rocket Fizz

Rocket Fizz offers a huge selection of candies and sodas—even some hard to find choices. There’s even European and Asian candies—if you were looking for those Hello Kitty sweets, Rocket Fizz has them! This is truly the spot you want to go to if you want specialty sweets!

1067 Broxton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-4509

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Los Angeles’ Top Under-the-Radar Attractions – And Where to Find Them

When it comes to getting to know L.A., it pays to be in-the-know. Sure, you can check off the boxes of your sightseeing list at all of the typical tourist spots, like Disneyland, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and Rodeo Drive. There’s nothing wrong with coloring inside of the lines. However, if you’re an out-of-the-box type of vacationer, Los Angeles has so much more to offer than meets the eye. Below, we’ve put together a brief list of some of the area’s hottest attractions that you might not see on an ordinary travel guide. We hope that you enjoy these unexpectedly awesome attractions as much as we do!

The Descanso Gardens at La Cañada Flintridge

Stop and smell the five acres of roses at this expansive and exquisite locale, where visitors can observe the beautiful plant life that thrives in L.A.’s Mediterranean climate. If your visit just so happens to take place when they’re not blooming, there’s always the Camellia Collection.

The Camera Obscura at the Santa Monica Senior Recreation Center

You’ve got that right—this old-fashioned attraction is hidden away inside of a senior center! The second floor of this building houses a historic 19th century periscope that inspired the invention of photography. Not only is this old-school “webcam before webcams were a thing” intriguing, but it’s also free!

Skyslide at the U.S. Bank Tower

Take in the incredible city views from the 70th story of the U.S. Bank Tower’s exterior, where visitors can slide down to the 69th story by way of a one-thousand-foot-long glass-incased slide. The ride is short but exhilarating; there’s nothing else in L.A. like it!

The Endeavour at the California Science Center

See the last spaceship built by the NASA space program up close and personal! While visitors aren’t allowed to explore inside of the ship, you can get right underneath the massive L.A.-built aircraft—a true native star of L.A.

The Night Gallery in Lincoln Heights

For lovers of the arts and nightlife, the Night Gallery is the perfect cultural outlet. A spot for drinking, smoking, and art, this spot is open from 10:00pm until 2:00am on Tuesday through Saturday every week.

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