Los Angeles in October usually brings hot temperatures, dry air and brown trees getting ready to shed their crispy leaves, making it hard to create those crisp autumn moments that make you crave a pumpkin latte. But it’s not impossible! We know just where you and your brood can ring in the changing of seasons New England style. Flip through our slideshow to find LA’s wicked awesome foliage spots that make it easy to get the fall-fix you’re looking for.

Lacy Park

Beautiful and historic Lacy Park is home to several varieties of deciduous trees, spanning over 30 acres of lush beauty. An afternoon stroll around its mile-long walking path is sure to inspire that fall feeling in the whole family so make sure to have a thermos of hot cocoa on stand-by for an after-walk treat. Bring bikes, trikes, scooters and roller-skates as the path is perfect for all things with wheels (and fur—take your 4 legged friends for a leashed romp around the very dog-friendly grounds). Your tiny foliage followers will love the recently updated playground and you will love the array of color splashed across the trees come late October.

Know Before You Go: While this park is free for all during the week, on weekends those who don’t live in San Marino must pay a $4 entrance fee.

1485 Virginia Rd.
San Marino
Online: ci.san-marino.ca.us/277/Lacy-Park

photo: Danny N. via Yelp

Where do you take the family when you want to feel like fall?

–Jenifer Scott

main image of kids in leaves by Seth Lemmons via Flickr