Take advantage of LA’s fall-ish season with a trip to one of our favorite spots for seeing autumn leaves, or check out the bounty of seasonal fruits and veggies at a Sunday farmers market. Keep reading for the details on these activities, plus discover the rest of our picks for what to do this weekend in LA.

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Autumn Leaves Near LA
Fall in in the air. Check out the California Fall Color Map for a foliage update on the trees in the Los Angeles Forest, San Bernardino Mountains, and Mt. San Jacinto—all within driving distance. Fri.-Sun. More details. 

Aquarium of the Pacific
While the indoor spaces of the aquarium remain closed, there’s still plenty to see outside. Exhibits include the Moon Jelly Touch Lab, Shark Lagoon, Lorikeet Forest, Ray Touch Pool and more. Purchase tickets in advance for timed entry. Fri.-Sat. More details.

Farmers Market at Palisades Village
Stock up on fresh fruits, veggies, flowers and more at the California Certified Farmers Market located on Swarthmore Ave. in Palisades Village. Added bonus: Your visit comes with exclusive discounts at the Village’s boutiques. Sun. More details.

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum
See a variety of spectacular webs—including those of the garden spider, which can range up to three meters in diameter. Talk to educators about the natural pest control that spiders provide. Peer through the glass into enclosed habitats that are home to tarantulas, wolf spiders, and jumping spider. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Moorpark College Zoo
Calling itself “the living, breathing classroom for the Exotic Animal Training and Management program,” the zoo (a part of Moorpark College) exists to educate its students on animal husbandry, training and care. More than 200 animals live at the 5-acre zoo, including alligators, geckos, monkeys, tigers, camels, snakes, lions and more. Sat. & Sun. More details.

USS Iowa Battleship Tour
Battleship USS Iowa is open for private, self-guided tours. During your fresh-air visit, kids can follow in the footsteps of sailors aboard the historic Navy ship-turned-outdoor museum. Admission also includes a scavenger hunt with the ship’s mascot, Vicky the dog. Sat. & Sun. More details. 

–Shannan Rouss

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