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Southern California Fall Family Activities


If you’re traveling to Southern California or live locally and are looking for fun fall activities for the whole family, this article is for you. We know that trying to plan a family outing can be chaotic, which is why we’ve done the leg work for you and pulled together this list. From the iconic classics of Disneyland and Downtown Disney to animal-themed outings like whale watching and a visit to the San Diego Zoo, this list has activities that are fun for the whole family.  


So. Cal Fall Family Activities at a Glance


Disneyland and Downtown Disney

This is a must-visit stop for families visiting Southern California. Fall is a great time to visit Disneyland as you will have missed most of the summer rush, while just beating the start of school. The weather in Southern California tends to be a bit cooler in the fall, allowing you to enjoy this iconic park without the sweltering heat of summer. 

As a bonus, if you are looking for a break from the chaos of the parks, Downtown Disney offers a fun family experience without an admission cost. Plus, the nearby proximity to Downtown Disney gives you two activities within easy travel distance of one another, allowing you to get more bang for your buck when visiting this location. 


San Diego Zoo

Located just minutes away from downtown San Diego, the San Diego Zoo is one of the most popular family travel locations in Southern California, and for good reason. This zoo is committed to wildlife preservation and offers plenty of activities throughout the zoo that are fun for the whole family. 

Those looking to see the animals within the park can stroll through at their leisure, while there are plenty of VIP programs that allow you and your family to get up close and personal with the animals. Keep in mind that later in the fall schools may have field trips scheduled in the zoo, which may make things a bit more crowded. Still, experiencing the cooler weather and even cooler animals are well worth braving the crowds. 


Los Angeles Tour

If you truly want a family activity that’s relaxing and fully planned, you should check out our Los Angeles Tours. These tours are guided by local employees who know all the best locations to stop at and visit along the way. 

Since we will pick you up from your hotel, these tours are the perfect no-stress option for busy families looking to experience Los Angeles without the hassle of planning out an itinerary. With stops like the Hollywood Walk of fame, Hollywood Hills, and Beverly Hills, as well as countless other classic locations, this tour is sure to entertain the whole family. 


Coastal Tour with Whale Watching

Looking to experience the beauty of the California Riviera from the comfort of a guided tour? Look no further. This coastal tour takes you along classic shoreline locations all from the comfort of an airconditioned vehicle. Combining the best of land and sea, this coastal tour ends with a ride on a whale-watching vessel so you can see the natural glory of California ocean life up close and personal. If you’re looking for a great way to experience the majesty of the Pacific Coast without the stress of planning your itinerary, this is a family-friendly fall activity for you. 


Looking for more fall activities in Southern California? Check out our other tours! With tour options in Orange County, San Diego, and more, you’re sure to find something the whole family will enjoy.