Harness the most fun out of the spooky season by planning to hit up a few of the many special events in Los Angeles this fall. Here are six of the best things to do in LA this Halloween season.
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights: Universal Studios is no stranger to throwing an amazing special event. Its most popular event of the year is undoubtedly the Halloween Horror Nights. After checking out all of the thrill rides at this park, you can get spooked at the scare zones, head through a dark maze, and more. Be sure to leave time to sample all of the festive fall food.
Knott's Scary Farm: The normally family-friendly Knott's Berry Farm transforms into Knott's Scary Farm during select nights this fall. You will love exploring the themed corn mazes or indulging in the special "boo-fet" dinner. A series of haunted houses will keep you busy all night. You have never seen this classic Orange County theme park in this light before.
Escape Halloween: Combine your love of music and art with a trip to the annual Escape Halloween festival. This music festival takes the best of the famous San Bernardino rave scene and adds a spooky twist to make it the perfect Halloween event to get yourself into the spirit of the season. In addition to the musical performances, guests will also be able to view artwork, take in a freak show, or explore corn mazes.
Pumpkins in the Pines: Looking for a fun outing that is more appropriate for kids? Head to the Lake Arrowhead theme park on weekends in October for a host of special activities that highlight the fall season. While Lake Arrowhead is typically distinguished with a Christmas theme, it is pumpkins and hay bales that take center stage in October. The popular Pumpkins in the Pines slate of activities is all happening at the park's Santa Village, providing loads of fun for the whole family as well as some great photo opportunities.
Street Food Cinema: What could be more LA than outdoor movies? A number of rotating iconic parks in the area take turns hosting a series of outdoor movie nights that feature Halloween classics. Wherever you are in the metro area, you will find a park convenient to you that will be hosting a screening of one of these spooky favorites. A variety of food trucks will offer all of the grub that you need.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: The legendary Griffith Park hayride is a Halloween favorite in LA. The hayride takes riders through the fictitious town of Midnight Falls on a scary adventure. Other attractions at the park include the (S)Laughterhouse maze, the haunted Midnight Mortuary, and the town square filled with jack-o-lanterns.
Halloween in LA is a time like no other. Make the most of the thrills and chills of this Southern California hotspot by putting a few of these fun ideas on your bucket list.