Los Angeles is a beautiful Southern California city. A popular choice for a getaway, Los Angeles is chock-full of fun and memorable things to do. Here are seven off-the-beaten-path things to do on your next visit to the city.
1. Descanso Gardens
If you’re looking for a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, consider heading over to Descanso Gardens. This 150-acre botanical garden features gorgeous trees, ponds, and streams. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful backdrop for some vacation photos, a calmer and family-friendly place to spend a few hours, or simply a relaxing stroll, a visit to Descanso Gardens is a great choice.
2. See The Abandoned Griffith Park Zoo
Griffith Park might be best known for its observatory and trail to the iconic Hollywood sign. However, it’s also home to some more unique attractions, such as the ruins of an old zoo. The zoo has long since closed, and a picnic area now sis in the area used to be in, along with the remains of some of the old animal cages. The old enclosures can make both a fun place to explore, as well as a unique backdrop for some memorable vacation photos.
3. Take A One Of A Kind Yoga Class
If you’re looking for a unique, out-of-the-box activity during your next trip to Los Angeles, why not try a yoga class with a twist? Goat Yoga, offered at Laughing Frog Yoga, adds a unique twist to this popular activity by adding adorable miniature goats. This is a great choice for animal lovers, as well as those looking for a memorable and quirky activity, and they have tickets for multiple dates over January and February.
4. Explore The Museum Of Illusions
Los Angeles’s Museum of Illusions is a memorable interactive museum that features exhibits showcasing various mind-bending illusions. Such illusions include an upside-down house, as well as various optical illusions. Tickets are available online.
5. Check Out Yayoi’s Infinity Mirror Rooms
Head over to the Broad to see a truly breathtaking, immersive art exhibit – Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror rooms. This stunning display creates the illusion of an endless room you can step into, and you can see it yourself by purchasing timed-entry tickets for the exhibit along with your general admission ticket to the museum. While the larger exhibit does require timed-entry tickets, if you’re looking for a spur-of-the-moment activity, there’s also a smaller mirror room exhibit, Longing For Eternity, that you can check out on the seventh floor of the Broad.
6. Grab A Drink At Lock and Key Bar
Looking for a unique place to enjoy a drink on your next trip to Los Angeles? Look no further than Lock and Key! This speakeasy-themed bar is hidden behind an unassuming red door and features a one-of-a-kind, vintage ambiance.
7. Enjoy A Meal At Off Vine
Off Vine is a charming, off-the-beaten-path restaurant that’s the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal. Sitting inside a renovated cottage, the restaurant offers California cuisine and comfort food. It’s also a great place to step aside for the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city for a bit.
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