4 Things to do in OC This Fall

Although it may feel like summer in Orange County, fall is officially here! Southern California may not have the typical fall ambiance people are looking for, but it is one of our favorite seasons here – less crowded beaches, brisk mornings and warm afternoons, and plenty of fun-filled fall activities! We have compiled a list of 4 things to do while visiting Orange County this fall. 



We love a traditional Bratwurst and a cold beer! Gather your lederhosen and enjoy live music, biergartens, dachshund races and more at one of Orange County Oktoberfest celebrations. Festivals begin in September and run through the month of October. 

Oktoberfest in OC

Apple Orchards in Oak Glen

96 miles from San Clemente Inn, Oak Glen is home to multiple apple orchards and is a must see during the fall season. Pick apples, press cider, or visit the petting zoo. Each apple farm has their own unique features that will make your visit one to remember. Learn more about each orchard here.


Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin patches are more than just a field full of pumpkins, most patches offer a variety of activities your family will be sure to enjoy. Visit one or all four of our favorite pumpkin patches in OC. 


  • Tanaka FarmsIrvine 

Open: September 18th – October 31st, Daily 9am – 6pm

  • Irvine Park Railroad – Orange

Open: September 18th – October 31st, Weekdays 10am –5pm, Weekends 9am – 6pm

  • Pumpkin City – Laguna Hills

Open: October 1st – 31st, Monday – Thursday 11am – 8:30pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 10pm

  • Zoomars – San Juan Capistrano

Open: September 18th – 31st, Daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Pumpkin patches also make the best fall backdrop, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to take family photos! Here are some tips for capturing special moments with your family while on vacation. 

OC Pumpkin Patch


Amusement Parks

Theme parks are transforming into spooktacular Halloween events. You won’t want to miss the festivities at Disneyland and California Adventure. Visit Knotts Spooky Farm or if you’re looking for a little more thrill, dare to plan a trip to Knotts Scary Farm! 


Book your stay at San Clemente Inn! Gather the apples you picked from the orchard and make your own apple pie or apple cider, leaving the aroma of fall floating throughout your suite.


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