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Los Angeles County is advising that residents refrain from trick-or-treating in 2020. Initially explicitly banned, the county somewhat softened its stance on door-to-door trick-or-treating as well as “trunk-or-treating” events and has said they are “not recommended.” Beverly Hills, meanwhile, has flat-out prohibited trick-or-treating, and it’ll restrict pedestrian and vehicle traffic on the streets near the whimsical Spadena House.
As a result, we don’t recommend going trick-or-treating at all, and if you’re looking to avoid crowds, we would specifically say to steer clear of the locations in this story.
The 2019 version of our story appears below.
When looking for the best places to trick or treat in Los Angeles, there are options all throughout the city. Picking the best neighborhood where kids (and let’s be honest, parents) can score the best Halloween candy is a crucial aspect to nailing the holiday. There are plenty of options: Stroll through the posh streets of Brentwood, head over the hill to old-school Toluca Lake and or hit Venice Beach for seaside trick or treating—gondola rides included. Dress up in your best Halloween costumes and hit the streets. And if you’re looking for something to do after you’ve put the kids to bed, L.A. has some of the best Halloween parties around!
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