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Best Hotel for Fall Activities in Burbank, CA

When you think of classic fall getaways in the U.S., your thoughts might well drift to New England or the Midwest with their fiery fall foliage. But as it happens our neck of the woods here at Hotel Amarano—Burbank, CA and the rest of greater L.A.—has a great deal to offer in the autumnal awesomeness department.

If you’re partaking of our boutique luxury in downtown Burbank this time of year, here are some of the easy-to-reach destinations serving up some fantastic seasonal enticements!

Apple Picking

There aren’t many more classic fall activities than picking your own shiny red treasures from a fragrant apple orchard. It may surprise you to learn that your Hotel Amarano base puts you within pretty easy reach of more than a few open-to-the-public orchards, but gorgeous, foothills-tucked Oak Glen to the east has a truly venerable apple-growing tradition. From Willowbrook Apple Farm to Riley’s Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard, check out some of the Oak Glen u-pick options over at this Time Out roundup!

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes

It goes without saying that pumpkin patches and corn mazes are just as much autumnal touchstones as apple orchards, and here again Hotel Amarano gives you a great launch pad. Head over to Van Nuys not far west for Tapia Brothers Farm, for example, or north to Forneris Farms in the San Fernando Valley, where you’ll find both of these seasonal attractions, plus plenty of family-friendly fall spirit.

The Southern California Version of Leaf-Peeping

No, you won’t find those endless vistas of multicolored glory such as Vermont or Wisconsin present in October around these parts, but you actually can track down pockets of plenty-vibrant fall color in L.A.’s beautiful hinterland—particularly up in the mountains. Big Bear up in the San Bernardinos is among the most renowned of Southern California’s “leaf-peeping” destinations, not least for its regionally unusual grove of quaking aspens (those white-trunked hardwoods that famously turn the Colorado Rockies into a golden wonderland in the fall).

The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a closer-to-home option for enjoying fall colors, given its vast diversity of trees and shrubs.

Burbank Beer Festival & Fall Street Fair

Toast to a good time and celebrate craft brews at the annual Burbank Beer Festival. Featuring over 85 beers on tap with live music and entertainment, this free street fair is the perfect opportunity to ring in the autumn season. With two beer sessions to choose from and a promise to hold the festival rain or shine, the Burbank Beer Festival is sure to be good old fashioned Fall fun.

Join Us at Hotel Amarano for a Fall Escape in Downtown Burbank

We’d love to host you this fall here at our boutique hotel in Downtown Burbank, the Media Capital of the World. Whether it’s apple-picking, corn-mazing, or leaf-peeping—or perhaps indulging in a few healthy frights over at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood—you’ll love what the season brings when it comes backed up by our peerless hospitality!

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