As an avid explorer and Los Angeles enthusiast, October is a month I eagerly anticipate every year. With a plethora of exciting activities and events, Los Angeles truly shines during this autumn month. Allow me to be your personal guide to the Top 5 Must-Experience Things in LA this October. I love enjoying sipping on pumpkin spice latte while enjoying these activities. Let’s embark on an adventure together.
This blog post, Top 5 Things to Do in LA in October, was originally posted on 09/29/2019 and updated on 9/24/2024.
Top 5 Things to Do in LA in October
Los Angeles is a city that comes alive with exciting activities in October. Check out our curated list of the Top 5 Things to Enjoy in LA this October.
01. Things to Do in LA in October: Nights of the Jack (10/01-10/31)
Nights of the Jack is back in 2023, and it’s better than ever with a unique drive-through edition. This immersive Halloween experience at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, CA features intricately hand-carved and illuminated jack o’lanterns along a walking trail. It’s the perfect nighttime family activity to celebrate Halloween in LA.
02. Things to Do in LA in October: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios (09/08-10/31)
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights is a must-visit for Halloween enthusiasts. It’s the spookiest Halloween event in Los Angeles, featuring eight haunted houses, scare zones, live shows, and thrilling attractions. In 2023, there are nine terrifying mazes to explore, making it an even more chilling experience.
03. Things to Do in LA in October: Halloween at Descanso (10/01-10/31)
Halloween at Descanso Gardens is an enchanting experience that you can’t miss. Strolling through a pumpkin-filled wonderland in October 2023, with the beautiful backdrop of sasanqua camellias, roses, and vibrant fall foliage, promises to be a delightful treat for you and your family.
04. Things to Do in LA in October: DineLA Restaurant Week (October 6 – 20)
As a food lover, DineLA Restaurant Week is a highlight of my October calendar. This biannual culinary event celebrates the diverse dining scene in Los Angeles. During October 2023, I plan to explore special lunch and dinner menus at local restaurants, savoring unique flavors and discovering hidden culinary gems. And for my vegetarian friends, there are plenty of options to explore! Check out this blog post for DineLA menus with vegetarian options.
05. Things to Do in LA in October: Knott’s Taste of Fall-O-Ween (Until 11/01)
Knott’s Berry Farm is synonymous with Halloween in LA, and in 2023, I’m thrilled to experience Knott’s Taste of Fall-O-Ween. It’s the ultimate family-friendly Halloween event, and while the theme park may be closed, this Halloween-themed food festival offers a delightful array of Halloween-flavored treats. I can’t wait to put on my favorite Halloween costume and indulge in these delectable delights on select Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until November 1st.
I’m eager to hear your thoughts too! Share your favorite Halloween costume ideas in the comments below, and let’s make this October in Los Angeles unforgettable!