It’s basically just confined to one mountainous area, but Oak Glen becomes an apple picking frenzy each fall. The season typically runs from September to November, though this year it’s looking you’ll have to wait until October to find trees blooming with these delicious fruits just waiting to be picked. Purists can eat their apples straight from the tree, while others may choose to let the pros handle things and order some cider or a pie.
Fall in Los Angeles is an elusive thing. There’s no nip to the air—au contraire, some of the warmest (and wild-fiery) days fall in these months—and any dramatic color changes take place in fashion rather than on trees.
Mostly, we think of fall as that period of time in L.A. after (most of) the tourists typically leave and just before palm trees get the Christmas light treatment. Even if you’re still sunning yourself on L.A.’s best beaches come October, you’ll recognize the signs: the impulse to jack up your reading list, to buy sweaters you won’t wear for weeks, to throw a scarf on over your sundress, to order seasonal squash dishes. You may even start craving the best pie in the city.
No matter, here are the best things to do during this very peculiar fall in L.A.—or, at least, things that’ll help make it feel like autumn is actually a thing here.