Top 10 Offbeat 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 number of offbeat and memorable things to do. Here are 10 such suggestions that are sure to be a fun outing this fall!

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1. Space of Dreams Museum

If you’re looking for the perfect spot to snap some memorable, out-of-this-world photos this fall, look no further than the Space of Dreams Museum! This interactive museum features countless impressive exhibits and light displays that are not only fascinating to experience, but also make amazing photo backdrops.

Space Museum of Dreams in Los Angeles

2. The last bookstore

The Last Bookstore is the largest new and used bookstore in the state. Sitting on an old-fashioned bench, a visit here really does feel like visiting a library from a fantasy novel: you’ll walk through endless rows of books, local art occasionally adorns the walls, and high ceilings loom over you. Even if you’re not a big reader, this can be a fun stop if only to check it out and say you’ve done it.

The last bookstore in Los Angeles

3. Delirium

If you’re looking to add some spooky fun to your trip this fall, consider purchasing Delusion tickets. Part haunted house, part immersive theatrical experience, Delusion is sure to make for a memorable moment. It differs from traditional haunted houses by offering an intricate, interactive storyline that guests become a part of as they work to solve a mystery and “rescue” the characters.

iron fence

4. Republic of Clifton

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

Republic of Clifton in Los Angeles

5. The Cat Cafe Lounge

Here is a great option for animal lovers! CatCafe Lounge offers guests the opportunity to not only enjoy a cup of coffee, but also spend time with some adorable cats. Even better, the cats in the salon are adoptable.

The CatCafe Lounge in Los Angeles

6. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

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

Los Angeles Haunted Hay Ride

7. Tanaka Farms

If you’re looking to enjoy some classic fall fun, consider stopping by 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 Food Cinema

Enjoy delicious street food along with an outdoor movie this fall at Street Food Cinema. A wide selection of movies are scheduled, ranging from classics like Grease to new hits like Twilight. Several spooky movies are also screened during the month of October, such as Beetlejuice.

street food cinema

9. Snow line gardens

If you’re willing to go out of town for a bit to Oak Glen, Snow-Line Orchards and Winery will make your time worthwhile. Visitors can expect wine tastings, delicious apple cider donuts and raspberries.

snow line orchards

10. Rest gardens

Descanso Gardens is beautiful to visit any time of year, but a fall visit offers a couple of extra reasons to add it to your itinerary. For starters, it’s a great place to see some displays of fall leaves, more rare in the Los Angeles area. Carving at Descanso Gardens is another reason to visit: it’s a display of beautiful, intricately carved gourds.

Rest Gardens

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