So you may have heard that Los Angeles doesn’t experience seasons… I’ll admit that this is halfway true. We don’t get snow or as many changing trees as other parts of the country, but we do get some chillier weather and our favorite fall traditions! Here are five ways to enjoy the fall in Los Angeles.

  1. Root on the Dodgers at a game


Whatever team you claim in the MLB, there is no denying that Dodgers games are fun! The photo above is from when I went to Game 5 of the Dodgers’ Division Series against the Nationals. Sadly, we lost which ends our playoff hopes for this year but the game was sold out and the atmosphere was electric!

2. Go to an outdoor concert


Concerts in beautiful L.A outdoor venues are awesome to go to before the weather gets chillier. This photo is from Rufus Du Sol, who I saw last week at the L.A State Historic Park! From this venue, you can see all of the downtown skyline. It’s also just a short Metro ride away from campus.

3. Experience Dia De Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery 


Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated between the end of October and beginning of November in which people celebrate the lives of those who have passed away. Every year, there is a big celebration at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery where thousands of people make altars for their family, friends, pets, or even favorite celebrities who have died. It my seem sad, but it’s actually a very happy and vibrant celebration! I love to go see the altars, eat amazing Mexican food, and see lots of live music and performances.

4. Go on a camping trip


Fall is one of the best times to go camping in Southern California! In summer, when the photo above was taken of me in Yosemite, the crowds can be huge and it can be way too hot. In the fall, you can find a great campsite and be able to go out in the sun during the day without getting too sunburnt. For this reason, I am going camping next week during our Fall Break in Death Valley! I am very stoked.

We love the fall here in L.A, and there are so many things to do during this season! Get outside and go enjoy some 🙂

Celeste Goodwin

Celeste Goodwin

MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering YEAR: Class of 2020 HOMETOWN: San Pedro, California PRONOUNS: she/her/hers