The weekend is here and we’ve got all sorts of inspiration to go around. The pumpkin patches are starting to open up and that means that fall is in the air. Where will your adventures take you?

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LEGO DOTs Comes to the Conservatory of Flowers
LEGO DOTs, a new 2D tile-based play experience where children have the freedom to highlight their own creative style, will be coming to the Conservatory of Flowers where you’ll find a rainbow made out of LEGO DOTs that arches over the entrance. Event details.

Pumpkin Patch & Petting Zoo Are Open
Advance-purchase admission tickets are required and available online. Purchase either a morning or afternoon pass. Pick your pumpkin, ride the train and meet the animals. Event details.

Fort Mason Flix
Running six days a week through October 18, FORT MASON FLIX will feature an oversized, high definition LED Screen. Check out the schedule and reserve your tickets. Event details.

Fair Food Drive-Thru
Come enjoy corn dogs, funnel cake, cotton candy and all your favorite fair foods at this drive-through event at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Event details.

Book Your Outdoor Alcatraz Tour
Experience Alcatraz without all the crowds. The outdoor areas are open to visitors for self-guided tours. Once on the Island, walk through history with the new, limited-edition Audio Tour: Alcatraz in Times of Change! Learn about the many layers of Alcatraz while walking the Island’s scenic outdoor paths. Daily. Event details

Sundae School Is in Session
For the first time ever, the Museum of Ice Cream is hosting in-person workshops to create your own ice cream! This hands-on workshop lets you explore your imagination through the love of sweets. You’ll learn about the history of ice cream, and make our very own flavor from scratch. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Visit the Presidio’s StoryWalk: The Hike
Read along with The Hike by Alison Farrell as you learn about nature in your national park. Find it along the Presidio Promenade. Start at the Presidio Visitor Center and follow the signs to the first panel, located at the intersection of Lincoln Blvd. and Patten Rd. Daily. Event details

Visit Muir Woods Without the Crowds
Book your parking spot reservation and visit Muir Woods without the usual crowds of visitors. The shuttles are not running right now so all parking spots are within walking distance of the Muir Woods entrance. Entrance numbers are limited to keep crowd numbers down. Daily. Event details

Tour the Gardens at the Winchester Mystery House
Sarah Winchester’s Garden Tour is a self-guided and audio-led outdoor tour. Visitors will be able to explore the beautiful Victorian Gardens while learning more about Sarah Winchester’s story and iconic mansion. The re-imagined outdoor tour will be a completely touch-less experience featuring 20 stops throughout four acres of the beautiful Victorian Gardens. Daily. Wed.-Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth

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