There’s more than pumpkins to pick this time of year. Find out which of our favorite farms has U-pick flower fields open now, plus discover more things to do this weekend—from a drive-in at the LA Zoo to a behind-the-scenes private tour at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Read on for all the details.


Fall Harvest of the Farm
Stop and smell the flowers this weekend at Underwood Farms. In addition to acres of pumpkins, the Moorpark destination also has sunflowers, marigolds and more in its U-pick fields. While you’re there, be sure to check out the Country Store, take the kids on a wagon ride and visit the animals. Fri.-SunMore details.

LA Zoo Drive-In Movies
Movies at the Los Angeles Zoo start this weekend, with Dr. Dolittle on Fri., Zootopia on Sat., and Rise of the Planet of the Apes on Sun. Act fast to get your tickets before they sell out! Fri.-Sun. More details.

Peek-a-Boo Stroll Through
Don’t miss your chance to go behind-the-scenes at the celebrated Bob Baker Marionette Theater. They’re offering private tours this month, where kids can see meet the marionettes and see what they’ve been up to. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Tina’s Pumpkin Patch
Kids can make their way through a straw maze, take a pony ride and of course pick their own pumpkin at this Sherman Oaks patch, which has social distancing guidelines in place to keep everyone safe. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Poolside Cinema at Fairmont Miramar
Make a splash with dinner and a movie outdoors at this Santa Monica hotel. Showing on Fri. night? The 2003 family-friendly flick, Cheaper by the Dozen, starring Steve Martin. Fri. More details.

Nights of the Jack Drive-Thru
Cruise over to King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas for an extended driving trail featuring thousands of hand-carved and illuminated Jack O’ Lanterns. It’s the Instagrammable Halloween wonderland and experience that everyone will be talking about! Fri.-Sun. More details.

Hauntoween LA
Gather your little ghouls and goblins for this fun, immersive, interactive, and safe drive-thru experience, opening this weekend. The kid-friendly, non-scary adventure is full of intricate sets, live performers and music. And, of course, there’s candy at the end! Fri.-Sun. More details.

Halloween at Descanso
Throughout the month of October, celebrate Halloween at Descanso, a pumpkin-filled extravaganza that invites guests to safely wind their way through socially-distanced, pumpkin-themed displays in the most popular sections of Descanso Gardens. Fri.-SunMore details.

–Shannan Rouss


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