Well, we finally had a fall day here in San Diego. I don’t know about you, but give me a mere 73 degree day with a cloudy morning and I will almost do backflips! I wore a sweater today, as did most of my office, and it is finally feeling like Fall is upon us. Next thing on my agenda is to buy some cute boots!
If a cloudy day didn’t do it for you, here are a few activities around town to get you in the fall spirit:
Julian, CA– Just about an hour away lies the gold mining town of Julian. Here you can go apple picking, wine tasting, and peruse through cute shops on Main Street all while feeling the cool crisp mountain air. Be sure to check the weather beforehand to make sure you go on a cool day. if you head up in late November/December, you might even get to see snow!
Bernardo Winery 37th Annual Fall Craft Fair– October 18-19th –With Christmas being right around the corner, this might be the perfect place to get ahead on Christmas shopping for unique crafts, soaps, foods for family and friends alike! Located at the Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo with over 125 vendors,you can find a present for someone and get in the Fall spirit all at the same time! But if you are out of luck, you can always enjoy some wine tasting at the 100+ year old winery.
Bates Nut Farm -Throughout the month of October, head up to Bates (near Valley View Casino) for a day at the pumpkin patch. Pick your own pumpkin, look through their store for delicious goodies and crafts, and feed the farm animals. They have plenty of activities on the weekends including a costume contest (for humans and dogs), so check their calendar for more details!
Watch Football -No sport says “FALL” in America like Football. Check out my NFL football bar guide to cheer on your team all while enjoying sunny San Diego.
To enjoy the more spooky aspect of Fall, here are three places you might want to experience!
The Haunted Hotel -If you’re into being trapped and scared in narrow corridors and zombie filled rooms, this might be the spot for you. The Haunted Hotel is located near Barleymash in the Gaslamp Quarter. (I will never check this out- so you will have to fill me in on what you think!) It runs through November 1st, so you’ve got a few weeks!
The Scream Zone -Ah, yet another event I will not be attending. Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, there are multiple “activites” to participate in, including the Zombie Paintball Safari, House of Horror and Haunted Hayride. Be prepared to scream.