Boredom. That word doesn’t exist in Southern California. And if it does, you aren’t looking in the right places!
In Los Angeles and the surrounding areas alone, we have are over 220 unique and exciting places we can visit on any given day of the week.
So now, what’s your excuse for boredom? Go. Get out there and explore the world around you, at least in the Los Angeles that is!
TOP 5 UNIQUE PLACES TO VISIT IN LA:
1. Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village
Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village located in Simi Valley, is a fanciful wonderland crafted from castoff materials. Appealing to all age groups and admired by art scholars across the world, Bottle Village is a one-third acre site covered with an assemblage of shrines, wishing wells, mosaic walks, structures and follies constructed primarily from discarded glass bottles. Their next public tour is on March 8 @ 10am for a small cost. Advance reservations are required. http://bottlevillage.com/
2. The Old Zoo in LA
The Old Zoo in LA is tucked away in a Griffith Park dell lie the oxidized remnants of what served as the city’s official zoo from 1912 to 1966. The faux-rock outcropping of the big game exhibit is the most striking vestige, but the cramped iron cages, some with ivy creeping through, will haunt you. At the end of Griffith Park Drive, walk through the picnic area and up the wide path to the Old Zoo picnic grounds. FREE. http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-old-zoo-griffith-park-los-angeles-2
3. Flight Path Museum @ LAX
As the daughter of a retired American Airlines captain, The Flight Path Museum holds a special place in my heart. The museum’s main gallery includes models, photographs, uniforms and other artifacts highlighting the role of airlines, aircraft manufacturers, aerospace companies, and the airport in the history of Southern California. Many items are from private collections, never before on public display. The museum hosts excellent school tours, including a K-9 dog demonstration which our homeschool group liked the best. Admission is FREE. http://www.flightpath.us/
4. Angels Attic Dollhouse Museum
There is something universally magical and fascinating about dollhouses and miniatures. They are an art form and have captivated young and old from the beginning of recorded history. Right here in LA, you can visit one of the world’s largest collections of dollhouses and miniatures at The Angels Attic Dollhouse Museum in Santa Monica. They are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. Closed all major holidays. Admission is Adults – $8.00, Children Under 12 – $5.00, Seniors – $7.00. http://www.angelsattic.com/
This little gem is in the middle of The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy in Whittier. There is a lot of history dating back to the 1800’s. If you have the time, and it will only take 15 minutes or so, give this little spot a whirl. Admission is FREE. http://www.yelp.com/biz/los-angeles-county-sheriffs-museum-whittier
And as an added BONUS, just for our readers:
St. Vincent Medical Center
St. Vincent Medical Center is Los Angeles’ first hospital. View historical documentation, artifacts & photos of the 1863 smallpox epidemic at the on-site conservancy. You can set up a visit Monday – Friday by appointment only by calling 213-484-7940. Admission is FREE.
For a complete list of over 200+ places to visit in Los Angeles, check out SoCal Field Trip’s LA Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/socalfieldtrips/los-angeles-area-field-trip-ideas/. While you there, sign up to follow all of our field trip boards. We are adding new places to visit and explore all the time!
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