Los Angeles is a beautiful southern California city that’s home to iconic locations such as Beverly Hills and sightseeing attractions such as the Hollywood sign. It’s also home to a number of memorable, hidden gems. If you’re looking for some more off-the-beaten-path things to check out the next time you're in the city, here are 10 phone options that won’t disappoint.
1. Take A Walk Along The Venice Canals
Located near the more widely known Venice Beach, Los Angeles continues its Venetian theme with a series of canals. Located in a nearby neighborhood, they're the perfect place for an afternoon stroll – and also pretty cool to see!
2. Explore An Abandoned Zoo
You won’t find any animals in this zoo – it's been empty for years. What you can look forward to, however, is exploring the now-empty zoo grounds – including some abandoned animal enclosures and a picnic area.
3. Enjoy A Drink At Black Rabbit Rose
Here’s an option that combines a unique experience with some great drinks. Black Rabbit Rose is part bar, part magic show theatre. Tickets for shows are available online, or you can also stop by just the lounge to enjoy a drink.
4. Take A Stroll Around Lake Hollywood
If you’re looking to enjoy some fresh air without going far from the city, head over to Lake Hollywood. The area is home to a 3.5-mile loop walking trail that offers views of the Hollywood sign at various points. It’s also a good place to potentially see wildlife without going too far – you might catch glimpses of animals such as deer and rabbits.
5. Hop On Over To The Bunny Museum
The Bunny Museum offers exactly what the name implies – a vast collection of bunny-related memorabilia, from plushies to figurines. Located about 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in the Altadena area, the Bunny Museum to a truly expansive collection of over 35,000 bunny-related items.
6. Stop By Time Travel Mart
If you’re looking for a quirky place to find some souvenirs from your trip, time travel mart is the option for you. You can also rest assured that your money is going towards a good cause – proceeds at the Time Travel Mart go to supporting their nonprofit organization, which aims to help local youth with writing.
7. Explore The Museum Of Neon Art
If you’ve ever been curious about the history of those flashy, Las Vegas strip-esque signs, this is the place for you! The museum of Neon Art is a unique museum dedicated to preserving and showcasing neon signs. The last bookstore. Tickets can be purchased on-site, with more information available online.
8. Experience Flutter
Flutter is an interactive, immersive art installation in Los Angeles that combines a wide variety of experiences over a 90-minute tour, including light displays, painting, and surround sound, to create a truly memorable time. Tickets are available online.
9. Check Out The Last Bookstore
The Last Bookstore is the largest new and used bookstore in California, home to over 20,000 books. This sprawling bookstore is the perfect place to spend an afternoon strolling through the booklined hallways and taking in the unique feel and ambiance. It’s also a great place to pick up something to remember your trip to LA by.
10. Grab A Drink At Redwood Bar And Grill
If you’re looking for a unique place to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat, look no further than Redwood Bar and Grill! This pirate-themed bar is located in downtown Los Angeles and also offers live music.
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