Photo courtesy of Tanaka Farms
Photo courtesy of Tanaka Farms

Things To Do in LA this Weekend and Beyond: LA Zoo Movies, Backstage Puppet Tours, & Happy Halloween LA

Another day, another pumpkin, as we inch our way ever closer to another All Hallow's Eve. This week sees the start of the new kid-friendly drive through Happy Halloween LA, a behind-the-curtains Peek-a-Boo Stroll-Thru at the Bob Baker Puppet Theater, and a weekend of drive-in concerts at the OC Fairgrounds (including Jefferson Starship!) The LA Zoo gets into the drive-in movie scene (I am soooo there for the upcoming Betty White weekend!).

You can't do any better than staying home this week: Dan & Claudia Zanes perform a virtual concert; Taye Diggs teaches a workshop on acting (be still this Momma's heart!); Ventura Museum helps families prep for Día de los Muertos with a Zoom Family Altar workshop. And our patience has been rewarded: this week the LA Times Festival of Books begins at long last!  

LA is slowly opening, finding ways to adapt our beloved city to the requirements of social distancing. Check out our guides to playgrounds, spooktacular Halloween events, pumpkin patches, and drive-in movies, as well as a bunch of free things for kids in San Diego.

Read on to see just how much you can do this week without getting closer than six feet to anyone.

Pico Rivera Bicentennial Park
11003 Sports Arena Dr, ,
Whittier, CA 90601

LA Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Bob Baker Marionette Theater
4949 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Harleys Bowl
480 E Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Various Locations, including Sears Parking Lot
211 West California Avenue (across the street from Sears)
Glendale, CA 91203

Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA 93021

Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Dr
Irvine, CA 92612

Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

Descano Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Bonelli Regional Park
120 East Via Verde Dr.
San Dimas, CA 91773

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 93102

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Tina's Pumpkin Patch
4725 Woodman Ave Westfield Fashion Square
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Muckenthaler Estate & Cultural Center
1201 W Malvern Ave
Fullerton, CA

Hollywood American Legion Post 43
2035 N Highland Ave,, CA
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001

Reign of Terror Haunted House
197 N. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Los Angeles Equestrian Center
480 Riverside Dr. Griffith Park
Burbank, CA 91506

City National Grove of Anaheim
2200 East Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806

Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Gentle Barn
15825 Sierra Highway
Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Silverlakes Sports Complex
5555 Hamner Ave
Norco, CA 92860

Central location in Downtown LA
(sounds mysterious!)
Los Angeles, CA

Mile Square Regional Park
16801 Euclid Street
Fountain Valley, CA

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031

8850 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Marine Mammal Care Center
3601 South Gaffey St. #8
San Pedro, CA 90731

Third Street Promenade
and Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Underwood Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA 93021

Forneris Farms
15200 Rinaldi Street
Mission Hills, CA 91345

Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch
10601 Riverside Drive
Toluca Lake, CA

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch
1 Irvine Park Road
Irvine, CA 92862

Pa's Pumpkin Patch
6701 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90803

Mr. Bones
10100 Jefferson blvd.
Culver city, CA 90232

Palisades YMCA Pumpkin Patch
15601 Sunset Boulevard
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Tapia Bros.
5251 Hayvenhurst Ave.
Encino, CA 91316

Cal Poly Pomona
4102 S. University Drive
Pomona, CA 91768

Tina's Pumpkin Patch
4827 Sepulveda Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Shawn's Pumpkin Patch
6020 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90016

Whittier Pumpkin Patch
11760 Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90605

South Bay Galleria
1815 Hawthorne Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Riley's Apple Farm
12201 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Riley's at Los Rio Rancho
39611 Oak Glen Road #13
Oak Glen, CA

Stone Pantry Orchard
11993 S. Oak Glen Road
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Stone Soup Farm and Heritage Orchard
12131 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Willowbrook Apple Farm
12099 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Snow-Line Orchard
39400 Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Oaktree Village
38480 Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Malibu Creek State Park
1925 Las Virgenes Road
Calabasas, CA 91302

Snow-Line Orchard
39400 Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Lake Elsinore
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Lake Arrowhead Village
28200 CA-189
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

Big Bear Lake
Big Bear, CA 92315

Idyllwild-Pine Cove
Idyllwild, CA 92549

Trail of 100 Giants
Co Rte 107
Porterville, CA 93257

Bishop Creek Canyon
Bishop, CA 93514

June Lake Loop
June Lake, CA 93529

1313 Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802

California Surf Museum
312 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
71701 Gerald Ford Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Petco Park
100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Mission San Juan Capistrano
26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
230 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Coastal Cone
1583 Spinnaker Dr #104
Ventura, CA 93001
Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch 2020
Tanaka Farms - various times Pick
Underwood Family Farms' Fall Harvest on the Farm 2020
Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark - 9:00 AM
South Bay Galleria Pumpkin Patch
South Bay Galleria - 10:00 AM
Blue Whale Migration Fall/Winter 2020
Newport Landing Whale Watching - 1:00 PM
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