All dressed up for Halloween night, now where should you go? When it comes to the best places to trick or treat in Los Angeles, some neighborhoods go all out with Halloween decorations and special effects, making the experience even more spectacular for the whole family. If you’re looking for the best neighborhoods and spots, check out our list of the best places to trick or treat in Los Angeles.
Best Places to Trick Or Treat In Los Angeles
From haunted houses to amazing decorations, there are tons of neighborhoods across Los Angeles that really get into the spirit of Halloween. Here are a few of our favorites in alphabetical order:
One of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles is definitely home to a ghost or two. The old Victorian homes don’t even need decorations to look spooky, but they get all dressed up anyway, making this a popular destination to trick or treat, especially with the older kids. Be sure to take a stroll down Carroll Avenue which is often referred to as the Haunted District because they really know how to set up the best yard haunts.
If you grew up in LA, you undoubtedly heard the urban legends that Beverly Hills was one of the best places to trick or treat in Los Angeles because of the full-size candy bars. We’re not sure if that is pure myth, but you certainly won’t be disappointed by the neighborhood that is home to the famed witch’s house on Walden Drive that feels like visiting a movie set on Halloween.
Right next door to North Santa Monica you’ll find Brentwood Glen. Just west of the 405 and south of Sunset Blvd. you’ll find the perfect neighborhood for a spooktacular Halloween experience. This neighborhood is known for being generous with their treats so you may get lucky and score those much-coveted full-sized candy bars.
Just about anywhere you go in Cheviot Hills is sure to be a festive and fun atmosphere. With spooky decor and great trick or treating you can’t go wrong here. Start your evening on Motor Ave that has always had some of the most popular houses in previous years.
The Heart of Screenland really knows how to create the magic for Halloween fun. The best spots in the area around Veterans Park, Lindberg Park, and Culver City High School.
Head to the area around Hill Drive for some of the best trick or treating in town in this hip neighborhood.
The South Bay knows how to scare up a Happy Halloween! Just take a stroll down First or Second Street and go as long as your little ghouls will walk. You’ll find a seemingly endless supply of Halloween tricks and candy all the way down to Naples Island.
North Santa Monica
Off of Montana Avenue near the Brentwood Country Mart, just about any street you walk down is a great place to check out Halloween tricks and plenty of great candy. If you’re looking for a fun scare, the Haunted House at 16th St. and Georgina is a must-visit. Just be prepared for a wait to enter.
You’ll find plenty of treats and tricks in the Palisades, especially in the North Village area along the narrow alphabet streets (just North of Sunset Boulevard).
There are plenty of great streets to enjoy the Halloween fun in Redondo, but if you’re looking for something a little different head to Riviera Village for their annual trick or treat event. On October 31st a section of Catalina Ave is closed off to traffic to allow trick-or-treaters to walk around a grab treats from the shops between 3 and 6pm. This is a great option for families with younger kids.
Boney Island has moved to new digs at the Natural History Museum and is one of the best Halloween events to check out. However, there’s still plenty of Halloween festivities to check out in this popular neighborhood. Check out the area north of Moorpark and west of Coldwater
Sherwood Forest (Northridge)
This hidden neighborhood near CSUN is known for attracting plenty of attention on Halloween. The houses go all out, especially the pocket off of Nordhoff and Balboa.
This residential area is legendary when it comes to Halloween trick-or-treating. You really can’t go wrong anywhere in the neighborhood that hands out plenty of candy to go with the spectacular decorations. Fans of scary movies will want to be on the lookout for the notorious Michael Myers’ Halloween house at 1000 Mission Street, which was used in the original film starring a teenage Jamie Lee Curtis.
Known as one of the best places to trick or treat in Los Angeles, you really can’t go wrong on any street in Toluca Lake. The neighborhood is the former home of Bob Hope, where the Halloween spirit can be felt on every corner. This normally quiet neighborhood transforms into a Halloween wonderland of spooky decorations. The best part about this spot is that the entire area gets in on it, meaning you don’t have to walk further than the surrounding streets to get your fill of decorations (and candy)! Toluca Estates Dr. and Valley Spring Lane is a great spot to start.
Exploring the canals is always a unique adventure for boat lovers, but on Halloween, it’s an especially good place to be. The houses and boats are all decked out in decorations, and you’ll also enjoy a car-free zone making it the perfect family-friendly event.