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Kick off your summer sandals and slip on those fall booties, roll up your flannel sleeves and get a pumpkin spice latte into your hands STAT because oh- my- gourd, IT’S FALL YA’LL!  Whilst some of you may have already embraced fall with open arms Friday is the first official day of fall, so why not celebrate with a fall bucket-list?  Below is a list of activities that will have you falling for fall over and over again.   Solo or with the family, this list caters to all. Get to it!

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Visit Julian for Julian Apple Weekend! Apple weekend is 9/23 – 9/24 (purchase $5 tickets here!) Check out our blog post featuring what to do when visiting Julian

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Go Apple Picking:  Apple picking season is upon us and will continue through October or until the orchard runs out of apples for the year. Below are some apple orchards in Julian (about 40 miles northeast of San Diego). Click into an orchard to get more information about this year’s apple crop. Volcan Valley Apple FarmApples and ArtApple Starr OrchardPeacefield Orchard 

 

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Go Leaf Peeping & Hike some trails – Best Trails near San Diego are linked here

 

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Decorate your home or front door with gourdeous gourds and mums

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Make a Fall inspired wreath 

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Get lost in a Corn Maze at Pumpkin Patch Station 

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Go for a hay ride at Pumpkin Patch Station 

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Get a fall inspired manicure 

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Create a fall inspired tablescape that can be replicated for Thanksgiving or Friends-giving

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Plant bulbs in your garden for spring 

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Make some hot spiced cider & candy apples for the kids! Make this rummy fall libation for the adults

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Celebrate Oktoberfest at a local bar or pub! Ocean Beach Oktoberfest is 10/6 & 10/7 and kicks off  with the OktoberStretch, a mini-YOGA+ Live Music festival within the OB Oktoberfest from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Friday October 6th. The grassy space at Abbott and Newport will be filled with fun yoga classes, games, and competitions, a chill area for meditation and breathwork,live music and drum circles, and conscientious vendors.  After the Oktoberstretch enjoy the fest! $5 will get you into the beer garden – where you can enjoy music and some classic German brews (along with local favorites too)

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Decorate or carve pumpkins 

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Make or buy festive fall candles 

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Simmer fall into your home with a simmer a pot of spices on your stove

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Bake fall into home with apple crisp, pumpkin bread or a pretty pie! 

Is there anything else you would consider adding to the fall bucket list? Leave a comment below and we’ll be sure to check it out.

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