Red is for lipstick, gold is for Oscar and orange is smog fueled sunsets on the LA color wheel. It’s also for the colors of fall, as the trees begin to turn. But in a city where the streets are lined with palm trees, it’s hard to find those autumn colors.  Leaf through our flipbook to learn where you can see those beautiful gold and red leaves without hopping a plane to Vermont.

Descanso Gardens

If you’re in the mood for a walk through the woods on a trail that tots can toddle safely on their own, or that easily accommodates a stroller, as colored leaves drift past your face and small piles build up just waiting to be jumped into, then Descanso Gardens is your spot. Add in the gorgeous Japanese Garden for your personal moment of Zen, plus a ride on the Enchanted Train and a snack bar with food for all, and you’ve got our favorite spot for a SoCal leafe viewing expedition.

1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge

photo: Keith Evans via flickr

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

–Kate Woodruff Felton & Meghan Rose