Who doesn’t LOVE Fall? It’s the time of the year where you can embrace your basic-ness and do everything pumpkin related you have previously made fun of all year long. While the East Coast is basically the epitome of Fall activities, LA doesn’t ‘Fall’ short of its’ own coziness in a cup.
Kelly’s West Coast Pics
Even though the weather may not feel like Fall, you can still get into the mood with a little Fall apple picking. You can even make your own cider! Who doesn’t like to get a little crafty?! It’s open on the weekends through November.
We grew up going to either Disneyland of Knott’s Berry Farm whenever we were visiting my poppa during the summer. But this year, I am so excited to be here during the Fall to go to Knott’s Scary Farm! From haunted mazes to scary attractions, the entire park transforms through October.
While I haven’t yet had the chance to head to Big Bear, our mom’s have talked about their weekends up there in their weekend home our whole lives. From snowboarding, to tubing to cozying by the fire – it truly sounds like an idyllic weekend.
I am lucky enough to live down the street from The Grove and absolutely love spending late nights there just walking around and people watching. They recently set up beautiful Fall décor so you can fulfill all of your hay bail and pumpkin Instagram pictures without heading outside the city!
If you want a mix of fashion, food and music this is the best place to hit up on a Sunday. It’s on the smaller side compared to other farmer’s markets in LA and October/November means seasonal treats! Caramel apples on a stick to cure your hangover anyone?
Courtney’s East Coast Picks
If anyone saw my Instagram Stories from this past weekend they know that, I spent my Sunday at Scribner’s Lodge in the Catskills about a 2 hour drive outside of NYC. I will be doing an entire dedicated blog post to this stay (that will be going live this weekend) so I don’t want to give too much away in this expert but the grounds were stunning. The people were so kind in this is PEAK season to get there asap. So plan a trip and go watch those leaves change.
A Boat Ride Through Central Park
I did this last year and let me tell you… going in the fall over the spring is 10x smarter. Riding the boats throughout the park has always been on my NYC Bucket List but in the 2 years I’ve called this place home, I have never had the time to actually do it. Part of me always thought the lines would be crazy or it would be outrageously expensive but to my surprise neither were true! Important fact #1 – there are SO MANY boats at the Boat House. They have to have around 200. So there was literally no line, just boats waiting for people! Important fact #2 – It is so cheap!! For everything in this city to be so GD expensive it is a wonder that the park has kept their prices so cheap. For Kyle and I to go we paid $35 for an hour but you get $20 back at the end for returning the boat (which I had to wonder did they think I was going to steal it lol? Like what was I going to do with a boat anyway in the middle of Manhattan) so all in all it costs $15. AMAZING RIGHT?!
Visiting Angry Orchard Cider House
Many people do not know this but the true Angry Orchard Cider House is located in the Hudson Valley of New York. This is also something we did last year and had a great time. You can do cider tastings, apple orchards, live music and my fave the – donuts! We rented a car to get out there but there is also trains and other forms of transportation. For more information Lex put together this cute little VLOG from our trip HERE. Check it out!! DISCLAIMER: You cannot pick the apples off the trees a this orchard because they need them to make the Angry Orchard Cider. You can grab any that have already fallen. However if your jam is to pick them off the tree’s you should check out: Jenkins & Lueken Orchards.
Drinks at Beetle House in East Village
Everyday is Halloween at this bar in the East Village! Inspired by Tim Burton everyday is Halloween here. I mean this is literally what their about page says on their website: “THE IDEA WAS SIMPLE. CREATE A SPACE WHERE PEOPLE WHO LOVE HALLOWEEN, HORROR FILMS, AND GOTHIC DARK MUSIC CAN GATHER FOR A MEAL AND DRINKS. A SAFE SPACE WHERE IT REALLY FEELS LIKE HALLOWEEN ALL YEAR ROUND AND PEOPLE CAN COME AND ENJOY GOOD FOOD, GOOD DRINKS, LISTEN TO GOOD MUSIC, AND FEEL COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE TO BE AS FREAKY AS THEY WANT TO BE. THIS WOULD BE MY HOME FOR THE FREAKS, WEIRDOS, AND GROWN UP GOTH KIDS OF THE CITY.” ~ZACH NEIL. On my bucket list.
Halloween is on a Wednesday this year. Boo. So chances are majority of New Yorker’s are not trying to go out and party but would still like to do something to get them in the spirit. One of my favorite events is the NYC Halloween Parade that takes place in the Village! It is from 7pm-10:30pm on October 31st. The Parade runs up 6th avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street!
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