You can do almost anything within a short drive of Los Angeles, even visit an apple orchard. Riley’s at Los Rio Rancho is the place to go for this all-American family day activity, where the rolling hills of Oak Glen make the stresses of the city fade away like morning fog. This year-round destination has activities galore, so pack up the car and head east for a fruitful day of family fun. Let the little ones run wild through the corn maze, giggling as they navigate the twists and turns to emerge with victorious smiles. Hitch on to a hay ride past fields of raspberries and pumpkins. And when it’s time for lunch, roll out a blanket and dig into a picnic basket in one of the wide-open sunny spaces. (Forgot to pack your apple pie? Rest assured that the country store has you covered.) August through November is “u-pick” season, but even if you can’t pluck fresh Pippens, Rome Beauties, and Spartans off the branches, there are more than enough apples on sale to satisfy your cravings. It’s worth taking a look at the calendar of events, because there are some doozies planned this year. The Hometown Jamboree, the Apple Butter Festival, and the Chuck Wagon Supper are all great draws, featuring live music, home-cooked barbecue, and contests like the Apple Blossom Queen pagaent. The Rileys sure know how to throw a party, and at Los Rio Rancho, your family will feel like the guests of honor.