Southern California September 16, 2017
10 Picture Perfect Fall Day Trips To Take In Southern California
Can you feel the chill in the air in Southern California? Yep, that’s autumn knocking on our door which means that the crisp fall air is almost here. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for it to arrive. If you love all the sights, sounds and flavors of the fall season, then you’ll want to head out on a few of these picture-perfect fall day trips that should be on everyone’s SoCal bucket list.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Willowbrook Apple Farm -- 12099 Oak Glen Rd in
Oak Glen, CA
Apple picking is an absolute must to experience once the fall season rolls around in Southern California. With plenty of apple orchards to choose from it can be hard to decide to which place to pick. One of our favorites is Willowbrook Apple Farm where you can pick your own apples and make a batch of your very own cider from the U-press.
2. Briar Rose Winery -- 41720 Calle Cabrillo in Temecula, CA.
A picturesque trip to SoCal wine country is just the thing to warm you up on a crisp and chilly autumn day. The
Briar Rose Winery
is an extra special place to stop during the fall season as this local gem is right out of a storybook. Add some crunchy fall leaves to the setting and you have yourself a fairytale kind of day.
3. Antique shopping -- Olde Town Orange
What better way to embrace the fall season by heading out on a
day of antiquing
in one of SoCal's most charming towns. The Old Town district in Orange, CA is dotted with tons of shops featuring antiques and vintage goods that will make you swoon.
4. A Fall Foliage Road Trip
The fall season is the perfect time for a road trip. Take this
across SoCal to see some of the prettiest fall foliage the state has to offer. Make sure you bring comfy shoes so you can take a break outside and jump around in some colorful fall leaves.
5. Old Town Temecula -- San Diego County
Old Town Temecula
for a dreamy autumn day trip. Take a stroll along the tree-lined main street and enjoy the local shops and restaurants for a day of shopping, browsing, and dining in a picture-perfect fall setting.
6. Forest Falls -- San Bernardino National Forest
Taking a day trip to a small SoCal town tucked inside the forest is a great way to spend a fall day. The town of
has tons of great woodsy hikes to enjoy, a picturesque waterfall, and one of the best Mexican food restaurants around.
7. Snow-Line Orchards -- 39400 Oak Glen Rd in Oak Glen, CA.
How about some apple cider to kick-off the autumn season? Head to
in Oak Glen for a perfect fall day trip. You'll love the setting of this charming cider house in Oak Glen that bottles the yummiest and most flavorful apple cider you've ever tasted.
As the temperatures get cooler and the leaves start to change in SoCal you know it's time to head out of town for a little mountain getaway. You can't go wrong with the charming town of
where you'll find an abundance of fresh air, towering pine trees, delicious restaurants, and the perfect small town charm that will make your fall complete.
9. Riley's Farm --12261 S. Oak Glen Road in Oak Glen, CA.
A day trip to the town of Oak Glen wouldn't be complete without stopping at Riley's Farm and having a festive lunch at
Hawk's Head Tavern
for a round of warm comfort food that tastes just like mom used to make.
10. Oak Tree Village -- 38480 Oak Glen Rd, Oak Glen, CA 92399
There's really nothing else quite like
Oak Tree Village
. Located in Oak Glen, this charming small town destination feels like the perfect place where you can embrace everything that makes fall special -- apple pie, colorful autumn leaves, local shops, hot cider, and fresh caramel apples. Just one stroll through this little village and your autumn bucket list will be complete.
How’s that for some fun ideas to embrace the fall season? I can’t wait to hit the road and experience all of them. If you love the idea of taking a drive through SoCal to see the fall foliage, take a look at this
Fall Foliage Prediction Map that will show you where and when is the best time to view the beauty of the fall leaves in SoCal. Address: 38480 Oak Glen Rd, Oak Glen, CA 92399