San Diego Pumpkin Patches
October 20, 2015
The fall season in San Diego might be sunny and 75, but many come from places where the leaves turn color, the air becomes crisp, and the sky gets gray. Just because we’re in perpetual summer – not that we are complaining here! – doesn’t mean favorite fall traditions can’t be celebrated.
Pumpkin picking is an outing that the kids will love. They’ll be running through rows and following vines in search of prized pumpkin treasure. This fall keep the traditions alive by visiting one of San Diego’s local patches.
Head to Bates Nut Farm for a full service fall adventure. In addition to pumpkins, the farm offers a zoo, pony rides, hay rides, and a straw maze. This translates to hours and hours of fun for the kids.
If you are looking for a day long adventure, make the drive to Peltzer Farm in Temecula, CA. The farm, tucked in beautiful wine country, features face painting, food trucks, and rows of plump pumpkins.
If you aren’t ready to scavenge the rows, Pumpkin Station: Mission Valley has pre-picked pumpkins lined up and ready to go. You will also find giant slides, a swing ride, train ride, petting zoo, Ferris wheel and more.
Suzie’s Farm specializes in organic produce, and their pumpkins are no exception. This u-pick spot allows the kids to grab their pumpkin straight from the vine. They also offer face painting and pumpkin carving for all day fun.