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When you think about autumn, you might think of the northeast or other parts of the country renowned for their leaf-peeping. Southern California boasts some of the most impressive colour explosions brought on by the cooling fall temperatures.
Although SoCal is bustling with activity all year-long, autumn brings with it some added nuance brought on by this transitional season and there is lots to do. From whale watching in San Diego to visiting the pumpkin patch on Oma’s Family Farm, here are some of the best ways to celebrate the beginning of fall in SoCal.
Visiting Sunny San Diego
Whale watching San Diego is always in season. In the fall, though, America’s finest city applies its autumnal spirit in many ways. The San Diego area offers apple picking excursions, great parks, beaches and restaurants, and is one of the highest-rated cities for folks with dogs. Beyond that, America’s finest city, as it’s known, lets its hair down for autumn.
Beginning at the end of September, San Diego offers visitors a haunted hotel along with numerous other spooky attractions. The Haunted Hotel, located downtown, has been rated as among the top 13 haunted houses in America by Haunt World magazine and might send you running out with shivers. There is also a mile-long haunted trail at Balboa Park that brings brave visitors to a spooky old plantation.
Throwing a Party at Sea
Although you can certainly book and enjoy a private dinner cruise San Diego, private charter sailing vessels offer so much more. You can literally throw a party at sea. Many sailing outfits offer lots of charter options and several of them are effectively big parties.
From weddings and rehearsal dinners to birthdays, reunions, anniversaries, bridal showers and more, the professionals the run these sailing charters aim to let you let your hair down while they take care of everything else, from the dining to the view.
Checking Out the Fall Foliage
There are scores of places to go to see some fiery fall foliage. The following places are listed as a must-see for leaf-peepers:
- Ice House Canyon, Mt. Baldy, CA
- Oak Glen, CA
- Big Bear Lake, CA
- Julian, CA
- Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton, CA
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Nothing suggests fall like the site of a thousand pumpkins. There are oodles of pumpkin patches in SoCal and you’d be hard-pressed to find one that isn’t worth visiting.
Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center is a family-friendly attraction, full of family-friendly activities, like pony rides, hayrides, a straw maze, a bounce house and a petting zoo. Pumpkin fudge is served along with many other delicious goodies at the General Store. In the fall, SoCal gets into the autumnal spirit. Whether you’re taking a cruise that shows off the San Diego skyline 2022, picking apples with the family or visiting one of the beautiful beaches, SoCal has something for everybody. Whether you’re into whale watching or prefer a private charter of some kind, visit a sailing company online today to book the cruise of your choice off of the beautiful and temperate SoCal coast.