Best Places to See Fall Colors in L.A.

  • Gardens and Discovery

    Oak Glen (39611 Oak Glen Rd., Oak Glen; 909-797-8507) covers more than 2,000 acres. In addition to the Southern California Montane Botanic Garden, it boasts a Children’s Outdoor Discovery Center that is free and open to the public.

  • Bring the Dog

    Solstice Canyon (3455 Solstice Canyon Rd., Malibu; 805-370-2301) is a wonderful spot to enjoy an afternoon stroll with little ones. It is filled with local plants and wildlife, and offers space for hiking, picnicking and dog walking.

  • At the Arboretum

    The Los Angeles County Arboretum (301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia; 626-821-3222) is a unique spot that offers tons of fall fun. With gardens, waterfalls, ponds, and cute cottages to visit alongside beautiful fall foliage, everyone is sure to enjoy the cool outdoors together.

  • Hiking the Canyon

    Big Sycamore Canyon (4800 Lynn Rd., Pt. Mugu, Newbury Park; 310-457-8143) boasts a loop-like trail that offers great fall views. The hiking trails are a bit more advanced and likely suited for little ones out of strollers.

  • Picnic In the Park

    Lacy Park (1485 Virginia Rd., San Marino; 626-300-0790) is a breathtaking 30-acre area with picnic areas, green areas for outdoor play and two stroller-friendly walking loops about one mile in length.

  • Great Time at Descanso

    Descanso Gardens (1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada-Flintridge; 818-949-4200) operates year round, but one of the best times to visit is during the fall when the leaves are changing colors. There are tons of opportunities to explore and wander with the family and notice fall can color the foliage.

These fun spots to check out fall foliage in the L.A. offer a great way to spend the afternoon with the family. Enjoy the cooler air and sip some cider as you experience all the season has to offer.

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