4 places to see colorful fall foliage in Los Angeles – from Timeout.com

4 places to see colorful fall foliage in Los Angeles

By Ansley Rubinstein

Although it feels as though Los Angeles has re-entered the seventh circle of summer, there are a couple of places where fall foliage almost (almost!) makes La La Land feel like the East Coast.
Fall color in Los Angeles is actually quite unique thanks to the region’s Mediterranean climate that enables exotic deciduous trees to thrive, unlike in other parts of North America—so take that, New England. LA’s temperatures also remain in the 70s and 80s well throughout October and November, so the fall colors continue. So while winter isn’t really coming, these are the best places to pretend it is:1. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens

Located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, this 127-acre botanical garden is home to Freeman’s maples (bright red), Shagbark hickories (bright yellow) and Japanese birch trees (red and yellow).

2. The Huntington Library and Gardens

It’s hard to believe this oasis is practically in the heart of Pasadena. Wander through various themed gardens while spotting the sweet gum and red gum trees currently changing color. Camellias also bloom throughout November, which add even more vibrancy to the autumn mix.

3. Oak Glen

Sure, apple picking season is over, but don’t cry over spilt cider. This 5-mile loop (follow Oak Glen Road) is still ablaze with changing leaves. On average, Oak Glen is also 10-15 degrees cooler than in the city, so maybe bring a hat and gloves (finger-less ones, of course).

4. Big Bear

Big Bear’s fall foliage is thanks to the plentiful oaks, aspens, cottonwoods and rust-colored ferns, which are particularly spectacular along Mill Creek Road, The Pine Knot Trail and the Castle Rock Trail.

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Ansley Dawn is an actress, writer, and traveler. She loves exploring the great outdoors and wearing hats. Preferably both at the same time. Follow her on Instagram @ansleydawn104 and Twitter @ansleydawn. Learn more at ansleydawn.com


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4 places to see colorful fall foliage in Los Angeles – from Timeout.com

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