Hip and Random Kicks in LA

Try These Creative Activities in LA

Looking for cool, off the beaten path things to do in Los Angeles? You don’t have to be a local to be in the know, thanks to the Internet. Hit the escape button from LA traffic jams with a trip up the Angeles Crest Highway, which winds through a beautiful mountain range with a spectacular view. Bring your snow chains, coat and hat, as you’ll also encounter a winter wonderland of snow. Who says it doesn’t snow in Southern California?

Another great offbeat Los Angeles trip, though not necessarily legal, is to visit the Lost Sunken City near Long Beach, a section of a cliff-side neighborhood that literally slid into the ocean during a landslide. It’s fenced off and the whole area is covered in graffiti, but what better way to venture off the beaten path? It’s definitely one of the more creative ways to get your kicks in Los Angeles. The locals use it to party with bon fires and a few beers. It’s also one of the best places to catch the most gorgeous sunset of your life. Bring a coat, however, as it tends to get chilly at night.

Education That’s the Cult of Cool

If you’re looking for some offbeat education during your visit of LA, stop in to the Museum of Jurassic Technology, which displays some of the coolest inventions in the history of human advancement. Who said knowledge isn’t cool?

Jumbo’s Clown Room is as Offbeat as Los Angeles Gets

Pole dancing is as offbeat as Los Angeles gets when you’ve got all types of body shapes swinging on stage. Though it’s not an actual strip club (the women don’t actually get naked, but perform some amazing pole moves stripped down to their underwear), you get dancers of all shapes and sizes with plenty of piercings, tattoos and rock and roll attitude to keep it hip and classy. The audience is not just some dude fest either. Men, women and old timers make up a welcoming crowd that is just there to have some good natured fun and rock the roof off the house. Bring plenty of 1s, because even though they might be in their undies, these women are dancing for the money.