Top 10 Off The Beaten Path Things To Do In Los Angeles This Fall

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Los Angeles is home to iconic attractions like the Hollywood Sign and Rodeo Drive, but it’s also home to an equal amount of memorable, off-the-beaten-track things to do. Here are 10 such suggestions that are sure to make for a fun outing this fall!

Los Angeles Skyline

1. Dream Space Museum

If you’re looking for the perfect place to take some memorable and out-of-the-ordinary photos this fall, look no further than the Dream Space Museum! This interactive museum features countless stunning exhibits and light displays that are not only mesmerizing to experience, but also create incredible backdrops for photos.

Dream Space Museum in Los Angeles

2. The Last Bookstore

The last library is the largest used and new bookstore in the state. Sitting in a former bank, a visit here truly feels like visiting a library from a fantasy novel – you’ll walk through endless rows of books, local artwork sometimes adorning the walls, and high ceilings above you. Even if you’re not a big reader, it can still be a fun step, if only to check it out and say you were.

The last bookstore in Los Angeles

3. Delirium

If you’re looking to add some spooky fun to your trip this fall, consider buying tickets for Delusion. Part haunted house, part immersive theatrical experience, Delusion is sure to give you a memorable time. It differs from traditional haunted houses by offering a complex and interactive storyline in which guests become involved as they work to solve a mystery and “rescue” characters.

iron fence

4. Clifton’s Republic

Clifton’s Republic is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and also has an interesting past. The Lounge was once one of the oldest cafeteria-style restaurants in Los Angeles. Although it closed in 2018, it has since reopened as Clifton’s Republic and still features much of the goofy forest-themed decor the cafeteria had.

Clifton's Republic in Los Angeles

5. The CatCafé Lounge

Here is a great option for animal lovers! The CatCafé Lounge offers customers the opportunity to not only enjoy a cup of coffee, but also to spend time with adorable cats. Even better, the cats in the living room are adoptable.

The CatCafe lounge in Los Angeles

6. Los Angeles Haunted Hay Ride

Here’s another option for those looking for something to get them into the Halloween spirit this fall. Griffith Park offers visitors a haunted wagon ride, which features all kinds of spooky scares, in the weeks leading up to Halloween. More information on dates and tickets is available online.

Los Angeles Haunted Hay Walk

7. Tanaka Farms

If you’re looking to enjoy some classic fall fun, consider stopping at Tanaka Farms. This interactive farm features a pumpkin patch, market and farm animals and is perfect for visitors of all ages!

Tanaka Farms

8. Street cinema

This fall, savor delicious street food accompanied by an outdoor movie at Street food cinema. A wide selection of movies are scheduled, ranging from classics like Grease to new hits like Twilight. During the month of October, several scary films are also showing, such as Beetlejuice.

street cinema

9. Snowy Orchards

If you’re willing to venture out of town for a bit to Oak Glen, Snow-Line Orchards and Vineyard it will be worth more than your time. Visitors can expect wine tastings, delicious apple cider donuts and pick-your-own raspberries.

snowy orchards

10. Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens are beautiful to visit any time of the year, but a visit in the fall offers a few more reasons to add it to your itinerary. For starters, it’s a great place to see fall leaf exhibits, which are rarer in the Los Angeles area. Carved in the gardens of Descanso is another reason to visit – it’s a display of beautiful, intricately carved pumpkins.

Descanso Gardens

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