Jellies and Skelies, California Academy of Sciences

We went to Creatures of the NightLife at California Academy of Sciences on Thursday for the Halloween-themed NightLife event, replete with costume-clad patrons and a Zombie Drag Show.  Aside from peoples’ costumes, I loved the jellyfish, giant skeletons, and the skulls exhibit.

California Academy of Sciences is located in Golden Gate Park at 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco, CA, 94118

© Sarah Milstein 2014

Apple Hill, Placerville

I remember going to Apple Hill as a kid and eating corn dogs, apple pie, and caramel apples (maybe not all at the same time).  I also liked to pick out our pumpkin for Halloween.  If you want to beat the crowds, go on a day like today, but it wasn’t quite as exciting as I remembered.  Maybe it’s because I’m not 10 anymore, but it was a bit of a ghost town and there were no pumpkins yet.  If you go, try a Mutsu apple and eat an apple turnover at Boa Vista Orchards.  Both were so good, we got a bunch to take home!

Boa Vista Orchards, 2952 Carson Road, Placerville, California, 95667.

Although much of the experience of going to Apple Hill is about eating, you can also go wine tasting, pick apples, fish, and shop for crafts.

© Sarah Milstein 2013