So Cal may not be what many think of as the quintessential fall destination — warm temperatures and practically endless sunshine don’t exactly read “autumn.” But what many don’t realize is Southern California is so much more than sandy beaches and palm trees. For those in the know, there are plenty of great things for family travelers to do in Southern California that give a true sense of the fall season.
Despite being a vast concrete jungle, Los Angeles and the surrounding counties have their fair share of wide-open spaces ripe with farmland, creating great opportunities for fall activities like apple picking, hayrides and pumpkin patches to visit. Head to the hills of Oak Glen for rolling hillsides dotted with farms like Parrish Pioneer Ranch for a fun day of fall activities. The family will love picking apples, sampling local cider and shopping in Granny’s Attic. While you’re there, stop in for a meal at Angus McCurdy’s, the quaint restaurant housed in an 1867 barn.
Located about 90 minutes east of downtown Los Angeles by car, Oak Glen is nestled in the Little San Bernardino Mountains. As you head up the hill to this quaint little community, the change of scenery is enthralling and the feeling of fall is captivating. Oak Glen Road is an easy-to-follow loop, taking you through town where you can see fall colors and picturesque farms and shops. Oak Glen Road will make you forget you are just hours from the sandy beaches of Southern California.
This October, take the whole family to London and take time to not only enjoy the classic sites but also these scary fun Halloween events and experiences. Whether it’s a spooky-filled trip to the London Zoo or a step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here are the three can’t-miss experiences:
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
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Make your family trip to Orlando so much more than just visiting the theme parks. Thanks to new vacation bundles from luxury hotels in Orlando, available as of Sept. 1, you can enjoy exclusive boating experiences during your trip.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Where can family travelers experience a truly unique (and possibly unusual) Halloween tradition? Look no further than Morro Bay, California, a city hosting the annual Witches Paddle. Just as it sounds, the Witches Paddle sees hundreds of people don witches’ costumes in honor of Halloween before taking to the water on stand-up paddleboards.