Los Angeles does autumn its own way: The hills turn golden brown. The light changes in subtle ways. The heat is less intense; the winds whip up. It might not be traditional by East Coast standards, but California sycamores, ginkgos, and sweet gum trees, among a few others, turn yellow, orange, and red this time of year.
To find the warm sepia hues that signal the transition from summer to winter, head to botanical gardens and the hills, mountains, deserts, and canyons. Here, 15 reliable locations, all within two hours of Downtown.
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