Fall is breezing in and you know what that means: apple harvest time. U-pick orchards from NYC to SoCal are waiting with fruit-filled trees, so get ready to hit the jackpot. From Galas to Jonagolds, we’ll help you pick a winner. Read on to discover great apple orchards from coast to coast.

New York City

Ditch the city for a day and go apple picking near the Big Apple. Our favorite local orchards have not only bumper crops, but hayrides, petting zoos and fall-themed family activities. Click here for the full list of the best orchards near the Big Apple. 

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Washington D.C.

The nation’s capitol gets our vote for apple-picking fun. Area orchards have everything from ginormous jungle gyms to relaxing wagon rides. Oh, and delicious apples, of course. Read all about the u-pick apple spots near DC by clicking here. 

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Atlanta

Whether you coat them in caramel, bake them in a pie or eat them fresh off the branch, the apples at our favorite local u-picks will make your season a whole lot yummier — and tons of fun. Curious which u-picks made our list? Click here to find out. 

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Chicago

The Windy City knows what they say about an apple a day. Stock up at a healthy array of local orchards that have a chill, life-on-the-farm feel. Find out where by reading more here. 

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Seattle

Your bushel bag will be full and happy in Washington State. We hone in on 10 picturesque orchards located within a pleasant drive of Seattle. Come hungry to explore. Click here to discover where to fill your bushel bag near the Emerald City.
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Portland

Whether you hit the Fruit Loop or explore another great spot, there are plenty of u-pick apple options near Portland. Click here for six great options. 

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San Francisco

Apple picking fun around these parts will run you about $2 a pound. You can’t put a better price on quality family time. So get your favorite pie recipe ready and take the Bay Area by storm. Read on to find out where to go pick apples near SF without making the trek to Apple Hill.

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Los Angeles

Head out to the high desert for a weekend of apples and Americana in Oak Glen, where the altitude provides the perfect climate for apple growing and picking.

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Southern California

Get back to nature near San Diego at lush orchards. We found six where Julian apples are begging to be plucked from the trees.
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Got any great u-pick apple farms to add to our list? Tell us below!

— Kelly Aiglon

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