Fall travel guide

Explore beaches, back roads, vineyards, and more during the West's golden season

18 great California fall trips

It's a perfect time to explore the coast towns, tasting rooms, foodie havens, and natural wonders

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Torrey Pines State Reserve
Gina Sabatella

Vintage California in La Jolla

Fall's a great time to take in this graceful, vintage version of Southern California. Crowds are down, the theater season at the beloved La Jolla Playhouse is in full swing, and there are still plenty of days that carry the last hints of summer's warmth.

And with its rare trees and isolated beaches, La Jolla's Torrey Pines State Reserve offers miles of hiking trails and an unspoiled stretch of coastline.

More: Where to go and what to do

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