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10 Best Things to Do in LA this October 2023

Haunt'O'Ween with the walk through pumpkin tunnel in Los Angeles.

Is October a good month to visit Los Angeles?

Yes! There are better prices during this off-peak tourist season, the weather is mostly clear skies, and you can experience incredible holiday events for the fall season in LA.

What to do in LA this October?

There are plenty of things to do in LA this October, from Halloween Parties to Harvest Festivals to Haunted Mazes. Join the holiday fun in Los Angeles this October.

Editor's Pick ✔️

26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355

Celebrate 30 spine-tingling years with the epic Fright Fest @ Six Flags Magic Mountain. This year includes 15 eerie mazes, scare zones, and ghostly shows! From 7pm, as darkness descends, the merciless ghouls emerge. Step into the harrowing world of 'The Conjuring', survive Jigsaw's diabolical game in 'SAW X', join the haunted 'Condemned House Party', evade clowns in the streets of DC UNIVERSE™, and much, much more!

Trending Spot ⏫

1254 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Experience 8 enchanting venues, from teppanyaki magic at Maison Kasai to the cathedral allure of Sinners y Santos nightclub. Relish seiro mushi at Lucky Mizu, savor South American flavors at Qué Barbaro, and unwind at the Golden Hour carousel bar or Mr. Wanderlust's jazz lounge. Don't miss the gourmet Brown Sheep Taqueria truck and the fresh alfresco oyster bar, Mother of Pearl. Crafted by "The Houston Brothers," exclusively for adults.

Limited-Time Event ⏳

2780 Fairplex Dr, Pomona, CA 91768

Mark your calendars for October 22, 2023, as In-N-Out Burger hits a deliciously, impressive 75 years! Dive into a day of drag racing, fresh burgers, carnival fun, and music at the Pomona Dragstrip. Celebrate at their Rock 2 Freedom Concert featuring .48 Special, 311, and ZZ Top.

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Culver City Arts District on Washington Blvd

Culver City Arts District is amping up for the Art Walk and Roll Festival, a FREE event packed with renowned artists, live tunes, diverse food trucks, and unique galleries. Wander through the closed-off stretch of Washington Blvd, explore pop-up arts markets, and immerse yourself in electric mobility with a test track for e-rides and an invitation to bring your own for an electrified exploration.

New Food & Drink 🍔

Varies (currently Pop-ups, follow their Instagram)

Little Fish, an Echo Park-based pop-up renowned for its sustainable seafood delicacies, is set to establish a permanent spot in Los Angeles. Born from the combined efforts of Anna Sonenshein and Niki Vahle, this venture boasts mouthwatering dishes like the Old Bay Shrimp Roll and creamy crab toast. While the opening date remains undecided, seafood enthusiasts can keep an eye on their Instagram for upcoming pop-ups and events.

2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Tim Burton‘s The Nightmare Before Christmas in concert, at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl, featuring Danny Elfman with a live orchestra and special guests to be announced. Come early for a costume contest, and explore the grounds in an incredible trick-or-treat adventure, for kids of all ages.

6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Hollywood Forever Cemetery hosts California's grandest Day of the Dead celebration, featuring art, music, dance, and a special focus on the tradition of masks in Latin cultures this year. The event is split into two timings: Día de los Muertos from 9am-3pm for a family-friendly atmosphere, and Noche de los Muertos from 5pm-midnight, offering a luminous view of altars amidst bustling crowds.

1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

See the beauty of fall in Los Angeles at the Huntintgton Botanical Gardens, boasting 16 breathtaking themed gardens with over 83,000 living plants, including rare and endangered species, complemented by a dedicated research and conservation lab.

4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The LA hayride is a haunting experience, taking riders back to the mid-’80s in the eerie town of Midnight Falls. This year's event features new scenes and enhanced special effects, complete with lots of new stories and expierences.

12180 1/2 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

Salt & Straw unveiled its Scoops & Skulls series, featuring five innovative Halloween inspired flavors. Featuring amazing tastes like "The Great Candycopia" which mixes traditional candy favorites into butterscotch ice cream, while other flavors include a Jack o' Lantern-inspired pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting, a matcha ice cream with edible critters like chocolate crickets, and a collaboration featuring a spiced champurrado infused with traditional Mexican sesame toffee.


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