Date Ideas In Los Angeles For Fall

From culinary adventures to stunning views from both rooftops and horseback, here are our favorite fall date ideas that we’re totally willing to let you take credit for.

Get cozy over boozy cider and mead

Take a break from your usual hop-heavy brewery date night, and discover refreshing new flavors together at Honest Abe’s Cider House and Meadery. Located just down the road from the spooky and sour brews of Phantom Carriage Brewery in Carson,

Hollywood Bowl

The season continues into fall with an epic lineup that includes Ozzy Osbourne, Arctic Monkeys, and Willie Nelson. Plus, don’t sleep on the annual Halloween tradition of The Nightmare Before Christmas with Danny Elfman and a live orchestra and choir. You can also impress your date with top-notch eats before and during the show courtesy of James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin, and excellent wines curated by Caroline Styne.

Pacific Surfliner

A day trip by train along the coast aboard the Pacific Surfliner is full of so much romantic California charm, it’s perfect for more advanced date plans. Hop on an early train on Saturday from Union Station, admire views of the Pacific as you breeze northward, and you’ll be in Santa Barbara by lunchtime.

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

Each year there seems to be more spooky haunts to explore around LA come Halloween, but one of the best in town is still Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Go on a culinary adventure at Smorgasburg

Yes, you’ll have to deal with long lines and masses of people taking photos of every bite they eat, but it’s worth it — and now that the weather is cooling (slightly), you won’t melt on the asphalt. Every Sunday, this sprawling food fair hosts vendors with plenty of fall-friendly fare like Katsu Sando with their fried cutlet sandwiches, Filipino brioche from Ensaymada Project, and Brothecary, known for its bloated XLB dumplings.