Los Angeles Fall Bucket List: 35 Things To Do This Season

Los Angeles Fall Bucket List: 35 Things To Do This Season

#PSL season is finally upon us, and with our Los Angeles fall bucket list you can find tons of unique (and sometimes free) things to do, see, make, and eat all around LA. We’ve separated the list into three categories specific to fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Check back because we will be adding more cool events and ideas in upcoming months.

Fall Fun

Visit Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch and grab a bunch to bring home and decorate. Here are some unique ideas.

Go apple picking at Riley’s Farm and make gourmet caramel apples.

Spend a Saturday getting lost at Big Horse Corn Maze.

Los Angeles Fall Bucket List

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Get your camera ready, and take a road trip to view the fall foliage around Los Angeles. Our favorite spots to check out are Ice House Canyon, Julian, Lake Arrowhead, and Idyllwild.

Los Angeles Fall Bucket List
Los Angeles Fall Bucket List
Los Angeles Fall Bucket List

Bath & Body Works – “Leaves” 3-Wick Candle

$15 – 25

LAFCO – Pumpkin Pomander Candle


Veda – Keap Candle Wood Cabin


Update your home with fall scented candles. These are our are our favorites.

Stock up on cozy sweaters and update your autumn wardrobe by attending a sample sale. Check out Chicmi’s Calendar to see what labels and designers have events going on this season.

Don’t forget to checkout our Fall Shopping Guide!

Sample delicious beer at Oktoberfest in Lake Arrowhead, CA. (9.16 -10.29)

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Spend a weekend at a cozy cabin in the woods.

Make homemade pumpkin spice lattes (aka #PSL) and 10-minute cinnamon donut holes to eat while watching all the fall season TV premieres.

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask - A Girl in LA
Philosphy Pumpkin Icing Shampoo - A Girl in LA
Los Angeles Fall Bucket List

Peter Thomas Roth – Pumpkin Enzyme Mask


Philosophy – Pumpkin Icing Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath


Too Cool For School – 24k Gold Pumpkin Sheet Mask


Have a spa day with these pumpkin scented products.

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Bake from scratch caramel apple cookies to eat and enjoy by the fire.

Make homemade fall potpourri with this simple recipe.

Gilded Harvest Place Cards - A Girl in LA

DIY: Check out these 30 fall decorating ideas to get you into the fall spirit. We can’t wait to make the Cinnamon Stick Candles and the Gilded Harvest Place Cards.

Gather your friends and family and tailgate at a USC or RAMS football game.

Dine at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood and try their roasted pumpkin topped pizza.

Easy and Healthy Fall Recipes

Make one (or all) of our favorite fall recipes.

Halloween Happenings

Get spooked by going on Los Angeles’s most famous haunted hayride, which takes place in Griffith Park’s abandoned zoo. Read about the real life hauntings of Griffith Park.

Visit one of LA’s many haunted houses like Creep Los Angeles, The Queen Mary: Dark Harbor, Reign of Terror, The Tension Experience, or The Haunted Shack which happens to be free.

Here’s a list of even more haunted houses that are worth a visit.

To old to trick-or-treat? Indulge like a grownup by stopping by Dylan’s Candy Bar and stocking up on Halloween candy.

Get your Halloween costume ready by shopping at one of LA’s famous costume stores, The Costume Shopee.

Here’s a list of easy, last minute costumes for when you’re running out of time.

Check out all the Halloween attractions going on in LA like Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, Knott’s Scary Farm and Halloween Time at Disneyland.

Spend a Sunday doing nothing but watching Halloween movies and making pumpkin spice waffles with vanilla ice cream.

Hear the tales of the dead; the notorious crimes that were committed in Los Angeles; and where these ghosts haunt by going on a creepy ghost tour. Our favorites are

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Explore the all the rumored haunted places in LA:

Make your skin crawl by visiting Hollywood’s Museum of Death.

Attend Cinespia: Night of the Living Dead at the haunted Hollywood Forever Cemetery. (10.21)

Spend October 31st on West Hollywood Boulevard, which happens to be the United States biggest Halloween bash.

Attend Labyrinth + Masquerade Ball inspired by David Bowie. (10.28)

Check out all of the Day of the Dead festivities going on in and around Los Angeles.

Ideas For a Festive Thanksgiving

Watch The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. (11.23)

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Buy fresh autumn flowers in the flower district to display in your home.

Eat the best pumpkin pie in the world from Urth Caffe.

Start your Holiday shopping by taking advantage of all the Black Friday deals.

Stay in and make a homemade dinner from scratch by following these recipes:

Have Thanksgiving dinner at Bottega Louie, The Ivy, Cafe Gratitude, or The Four Seasons which are known for their exquisite Thanksgiving menu.