With crisp, refreshing air and trees ablaze with color, fall is the perfect time for outdoor adventures. And there are plenty of fun fall activities in Orange County, from apple picking to horse riding and open-air festivals. You’ll have endless reasons to escape working on IT all day.
For inspiration, here’s a rundown of the best outdoor things to do in Orange County this fall.
Party at a pumpkin patch
Stop worrying about technology trouble and embrace your inner child instead!
The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch offers hours of fun for the young and young at heart, with hayrides, face painting, games and tandem bikes. Traditional fall activities don’t get much better than checking out giant pumpkins and you’ll see them here at the Weigh Off, on September 22nd.
Where: 1 Irvine Park Rd
When: 15 September – 31 October 2018
Cost: Pumpkin Patch admission is free, activities are $5.00 each
Gallop through fall foliage
One of the best ways to get outside and enjoy fall foliage is to go for a gallop within scenic landscapes.
The Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center makes this easy for you, with more than 150 acres of public trails. If the kids are complaining that you’re spending too much time in the office with your head stuck in cloud computing, treat them to a riding lesson with professional trainers.
Where: 18381 Goldenwest Street
When: Open daily from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Cost: Check the website for pricing, here
Sample craft brews with views
This outdoor event showcases more than 100 craft beers to sample and a view you don’t want to miss. You’ll also enjoy exhibits, games, live entertainment and craft brew seminars from industry experts.
Where: Lakeview Park, 5305 E Santiago Canyon Rd
When: 15 September 2018
Cost: general admission $45.00, VIP admission $60.00
Find your festive spirit
Reduce your telecom spend, so you can save cash for exciting fall activities, like the iconic Tustin Tiller Days. It’s been running since 1957 and celebrates the agricultural heritage of Orange County.
Get into the festive spirit with games, carnival rides, live entertainment, a sports zone and a backyard brewfest. Make sure you don’t miss the big parade on October 6 through downtown Tustin, with floats, bands, tractors, and horses putting on a colorful show.
Where: 17533 Beneta Way
When: 5 – 7 October 2018
Cost: Presale $25, gate price $30
Pick your own seasonal bounty
One of the best things to do in Orange County during the fall is picking your own apples, pears and pumpkins. Riley’s Farm is the place to do it, with one of the largest apple orchards in The Glen and acres of pumpkin fields to spare.
Once you’ve collected your bounty of heirloom apples to take home, embark on a living history adventure tour across the spectacular property where you can shoot arrows, meet the Redcoats, and pan for gold.
Where: 12261 South Oak Glen Road
When: Picking dates, tour times and prices vary—find out more here.
Fall activities for the win
Now that you’re inspired, you won’t want to miss out on the fun! Make sure you streamline work processes now, so you’ll have time to schedule in some of the best fall activities in Orange County.