Craving apple picking in California, but not sure where to go? Oak Glen is the perfect spot for all things fall!
Hey y’all! Life update: I’ve been living in Los Angeles for roughly two weeks now and it’s honestly been a struggle getting fully transitioned. I am completing my last semester out here and will be graduating in December! As exciting as that is, it’s also extremely scary as I’m still figuring my life out. I started my internship at Red Wagon Entertainment and I am so happy to say that I am loving it! It is difficult balancing school work, an internship, a solid sleep schedule, and a social life, all while finding time to explore – which I’m sure many of you can relate to. Blogging has always been a way to let all my feelings out and share who I truly am, so I’m excited to continue allowing this to be my escape.
Although it is a struggle to make time for adventure, I have decided to dedicate at least one day a week to go outside and take in the fresh air. I know this is a small start, but baby steps until I get fully adjusted. Yesterday, I actually went apple picking in California! I can honestly say I did not know that there was anywhere to do this on the west coast. I’m such an east coast girl and not being able to experience my favorite season, this was a great way to get the taste of the fall that I desperately needed. I mean, since Starbucks has pumpkin flavors, it’s officially that time right?
My sister and brother-in-law took me to Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen and it was so much fun! Roughly 2 hours outside of Hollywood, it was definitely worth the trip. From archery to apple picking, there’s so many options for all ages.
We even picked our own bouquet of flowers!
Afterwards, we went down the road and ate some delicious BBQ! Los Rios is a must stop for food in Oak Glen. There are many stands with fall inspired foods to fill your apple and pumpkin cravings! They also sell corn on the cob and even have hard cider tasting. For kids, they have the opportunity to ride horses and make their own apple cider. It’s been a tradition for my sister to go there and I’m so glad she showed it to me. We ate at Applewood BBQ Slow Roasted Meats and I’m already craving more. I tried the half rack of ribs, which by itself was tasty, but also the live music, our picnic, and the smell of BBQ made the experience just that much more memorable.
Nick wanted a little Dolled and Proud photoshoot of his own!
The fun didn’t stop there! Though being extremely full, we had to push through and walk it off. What better place to do that than the Southern California Montane Botanic Garden? Living in Hollywood without a car alongside a busy schedule, it becomes hard to see what nature has to offer. This preserve was the perfect way to do this! It was a stunning walk and I simply can’t wait to go back again in the future.
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