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49 Incredible Things To Do In November In L.A.

By Secret Los Angeles November 2, 2020

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It’s going to be a month to remember!

It’s the month where Halloween simmers down and we begin to gear up for the Holidays, and L.A. is still brimming with exciting events to keep you busy this month. Whether it’s watching the greenery turn different shades of orange, yellow and brown, celebrating Thanksgiving at an outdoor patio, or exploring the city’s beautiful surroundings, November is set to be a month to remember.

1. Wander Through Thess Incredible, Illuminated Installations

Credit: Museum of Dream Space

This dazzling wonderland of light installations has reopened and there’s an all-new space in Hollywood. This year, The Museum of Dream Space (MODS) is bigger, better, and more magical than ever! It initially popped up in Beverly Hills last year and filled social media feeds with a gorgeous kaleidoscope of mirrors and lighting displays. Find out all the details here.

2. Go On A Foodie Adventure Through L.A. With This Delicious Mystery Picnic

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If you have an appetite for good food and love exploring the city, then this self-guided food adventure is the perfect way to see LA’s best neighborhoods and skip the crowds! Starting with a picnic basket, have fun solving personally-curated clues and riddles sent to your smartphone that’ll take you on a journey to collect your special gourmet picnic food bit by bit. Each clue you solve will lead you closer to your next picnic food pickup and even closer to your final stunning secret picnic spot. Book your spot here.

3. Get A Taste Of Flaming Gourmet Meals With A Side Breathtaking Views

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This fall, The Gastro Garage will be lighting up the sky high above Hollywood as they return for an already popular Pop-Up Experience on the rooftop at W Hollywood Hotel. The unique dining spectacle will continue to serve the 8-course “Mechanics Menu,” featuring the Gastro Garage’s signature Gastro Tanks and Drill Bits! Book your seats to the hottest (and tastiest) show of the season!

4. Enjoy Movie Magic Outdoors On A Giant Screen With The Rooftop Cinema Club

Rooftop Cinema Club
Rooftop Cinema Club

The beloved movie club is landing at the Santa Monica Airport this month with a 52-foot outdoor screen! November will feature a classic shot or set in L.A. before it switches into the holiday mode for December. There’ll be all sorts of delicious concessions to snack on in this unusual alfresco location. Find out more here.

5. Have Some Festive Spirits Delivered To Your Door With A Holiday Mixology Glass

Dewar’s & The Dead Rabbits Cocktail Class is Hosted by John Dewar & Sons National Whisky Ambassador Gareth Howells come and join Sam Casuga and Ian Alexander, Head bartenders form the multiple award-winning ‘Best Bar in the World’ – The Dead Rabbit, NYC. This is a true one of a kind opportunity to have one on one cocktail training from the World’s Best! Book your one-of-a-kind tasting experience here.

6. Lounge In The Sun At This Stunning European Oasis In L.A.

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This hidden gem is going to be your new favorite hangout, whether it’s brunch, lunch or a dinner date, you’ll find California fare with a Mediterranean twist that carries through into the decor and ambiance. Read more about Cara Hotel’s dreamy new restaurant.

7-12. Catch The Fall Foliage At These 6 Spots In L.A.

It’s true L.A. doesn’t see the seasonal changes as clearly as our East Coast counterparts, but while we may envy the autumnal tones and crunchy leaves that fill the streets, we can still get a taste of that as we head into winter. And these are the top places to see it.

13. Sip On World-Class Wines Without Leaving The City

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Discover the French and Californian Winelands without leaving the city. Saviar brings you a perfectly curated selection of wines and will introduce you to a world of flavor notes that you never imagined existed. It’s all paired with deluxe charcuterie boards in a gorgeous outdoor setting in L.A. Book your taste escape here.

14. Have A Candlelight Picnic On A Santa Monica Beach

Allow the Santa Monica Picnic Co to treat you to a luxurious picnic in a gorgeous beach setting. You’ll have a delicious meal prepared by a chef with lush furnishings like flowers, umbrellas and cozy blankets to create an unforgettable moment for you and you S.O. Book your seaside meal here.

15. Step Into Another World At This Joshua Tree ‘Bubble House’

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Credit: Marbella Lane Properties

Stargazers, it’s time to leave the world behind and lose yourself in the Milky Way at this unique desert abode. You’ll have panoramic views of the sunset at dusk and a window into space at night. It’s the perfect mix of rustic charm and modern touches. Find out more here.

16. Head To This Gallery And Experience A Visual And Textural Kaleidoscope

The Dominican textile artist Uzumaki Cepeda from 29 Rooms Exhibit has just opened a brand new gallery in Chinatown and it’s as fresh as the faux fur feels! While the gallery is currently open to the public by appointment, you can also check out her collab with cannabis brand Caliva, called “Uzumaki’s Deli”, through Monday, November 16 for more fun pieces from her collection. Running through the end of November, her show is a must for anyone who loves cool textures, vibrant colors, and one-of-a-kind eccentric pieces.

Location: 424 W College St suite B, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States

17-18. Escape To This Pastoral Haven For Delicious Food And Meet Your New Therapy Pet

Come for the farm-fresh fare and drinks, stay for goats! You can escape to the idyllic pastoral setting of the Santa Monica Mountains and enjoy a number of upscale outdoor experiences that are guaranteed to be blissful! You can choose any one of these experiences with the irresistible distraction of adorable four-legged residents:

19. Allow The Dinner Table To Become The Stage With This Theatrical Culinary Experience

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Twelfth Night: Welcome to Our Table combines live theatrics, cinematic flair, and at-home interaction in a celebration of whimsy benefitting Food Bank For New York City. Enjoy Shakespeare in the comfort of your own home with this event sure to overload the senses! Book your seat at the table.

20. Pet These Adorable, Adoptable Cats At This Cafe

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Speaking of therapy pets, these furry felines are also looking for adoration and attention. You’ll get 90 minutes to bond and relax with a beverage of your choice. The nonprofit CatCafe Lounge is the best way to unwind while doing something to help the cute creatures. Book your session here.

21-32. Take In Panoramic Views Of L.A. While Sipping On A Craft Cocktails At One Of These 12 Rooftops

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It may technically be fall but L.A. still has a good amount of “summer” days left in it that demand to be enjoyed on these lush rooftops. Gather your favorite people and enjoy sundowners or a brunch with incredible views of the L.A. skyline.

33. Ride Through A Breathtaking Canyon

Ride through oak forests, grassy fields filled with wildflowers, and over dry arroyos. A beautiful bottle of wine (one per couple) and some snacks will be waiting for you upon your return to the ranch to complete this unique 2-hour experience specially created for Fever members only! Beginners and experienced riders welcome. Book your countryside escape here.

34. Prepare To Party With A Captain At The Acey-Deucy Club In March

As we know, the pandemic has interfered with our plans and one of the most anticipated themed cocktail bar openings has been delayed. The Acey-Deucy Club marries a Cold War submarine era with tiki fare and anyone that plans to step aboard should be booking tickets right about now.

35. Get Your Holiday Shopping Done On Buena Vista Street

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Disney Parks announced that the eateries and shops in the quaint Buena Vista street are set to reopen on November 19. Find all the details here.

36. Get Into The Saturday Groove With This Bottomless Mimosa Disco Brunch

Looking for something groovy to do for Saturday brunch? Check out the brand new, boozy bottomless mimosa brunch with a disco twist on the El Cid patio. The already historic venue will be transformed from its idyllic hidden paradise patio to a daytime discotheque of vintage brunch vibes. This special themed brunch will celebrate the 70s and 80s. Dressing up is highly, highly encouraged with photo-op moments as you enter the venue. Book your magical gourmet adventure here.

37. Take Your Workout Outdoors With These Beach Tennis Lessons

Beach Tennis lessons are a great way to exercise, socialize and burn calories—plus SoCal boasts some incredible sandy shores. During the lesson, you will learn the basic techniques and shots necessary to play a game. Cardio Beach Tennis is a faster-paced class where there are fewer instructions but more moving. Get active and book your class here.

38. Watch A Film Under The Stars At One Of These 7 Drive-in Cinemas

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Roll into an open car park and tune in for the evening show as a pink Californian sunset glows in the background. During this phase of “social distancing,” drive-in theatres around the US are seeing a rise in popularity. On top of that, the Electric Dusk has just announced its reopening this weekend! So, hop in your car and check out one of these amazing options.

39-48. Enjoy The Fresh Air At One Of These 11 Gorgeous Outdoor Patios

Credit: De Buena Planta

The outdoor scene is thriving at the moment and there are plenty of newcomers like De Buena Planta that deserve a visit before winter hits. Browse our list of stunning outdoor patios in L.A. enjoy craft cocktails and seasonal fare in the fresh open-air settings here.

49. Get Into The Festive Spirit And Book A Ticket To One Of These Spectacular Holiday Drive-Thrus

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The North Pole is coming to California and bells of joy are already jingling in our heads just thinking about this spectacular seasonal drive-through rolling into L.A. The team behind the sold-out Haunt’Oween LA Drive-Thru, are dazzling us with another Hollywood-grade installation featuring countless candy canes, epically-scaled lighting displays, a Christmas tree maze and enough cheer to get you through the rest of 2020. Find out more here.

[Featured Image: Marbella Lane Properties via Airbnb]

If you’ve already ticked these off your list for the month or you’re just looking for more ideas, you can check out a ton of other things to do in LA here!