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Los Angeles — By M. L. Johnson on September 11, 2009 at 1:15 am

4 Wonderful Ways to Experience in Los Angeles in the Fall

I know. Many of you don’t actually believe there are seasons in Southern California, but you are so wrong. We have mountains, deserts, beaches, and–yes–also an eternal flower-filled Spring, which occurs even in Fall. Perhaps it won’t rain, but it does get crisp from Fall-ish weather or a blistering Santa Ana. Confused? Don’t be. This is the land of all things possible.

San Bernardino National Forest

San Bernardino National Forest

1. San Bernardino National Forest: this sprawling mountain playground offers lakes for canoeing and fishing, abundant hiking and biking trails. Apple orchards where you can pick your own fruit ring the curving, view-filled highway.

2. Santa Monica Beach: the beaches won’t be empty (they never are), but they will be devoid of the summer vacation crowds. You’ll have plenty of room to cycle, rollerblade, work out at Muscle Beach, and build castles or bury your head in the sand.

3. Mojave National Preserve: between Los Angeles and Las Vegas this 1.6-million-acre park shelters canyons, mesa, abandoned mines, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, sand dunes, and all the solitude you’ve ever yearned.

4. Griffith Park: L.A.’s sublime urban wilderness offers more than 4,000 acres of chaparral-covered terrain and beautiful parklands. Within its boundaries are hiking, cycling, and horse riding trails, Los Angeles Zoo, numerous playing fields, a golf course, childrens’ playgrounds, the and the landmark Griffith Observatory.

Photo credit: Big Bear Discovery Center

4 places are mentioned in this post!
  1. Santa Monica's beach is 3mi/5km long and ranks as one of the best in
  2. Santa Monica's beach is 3mi/5km long and ranks as one of the best in
  3. Griffith Park's main entrance is at Riverside Drive and Los Feliz
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