Want to take your pumpkin picking up a notch? Make your way to Tanaka Farms in Irvine (known for its Hello Kitty-themed farm experience a few years ago) for festive activities like wagon rides ($6) and a petting zoo. Just note that this themed patch gets very busy, so parking reservations are required in advance on weekends ($10). Plus, if you want to stock up on more than pumpkins, the U-pick vegetable patch is open daily for your merry picking. Look out for the debut of a sister patch in Costa Mesa that promises a more mellow experience.
Sept 18–Oct 31: Daily 9am–6pm.