3400 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

LA's Trail Less Traveled: Four Intriguing Venues to Visit

06 September 2018 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
The Stahl House The Stahl House Wikimedia Commons

When mentioning the Los Angeles area, most people immediately conjure up thoughts of movie stars, impeccable shopping, fantastic beaches, and plenty of sunshine for everyone. These are all true about the Greater Los Angeles area, and then some!

Whether you are a first-time visitor to the area, or a lifelong Angeleno, there are lots of fantastic, unique experiences waiting for you to discover just off the beaten path. Here are four cool, out of the ordinary places to check out:

1.  Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens

This esoteric marvel is truly a gem within the city limits. The Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens is a sanctuary like no other. With 16 water features, a labyrinth, garden areas, and a historic mansion to explore, there is no doubt you will feel as if you've been transported to a secluded hideaway. There is no admission fee required; however, it is asked that you reserve tickets prior to your visit.

2.  Stahl House

No doubt you are familiar with the phrase, "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." Here is your chance to visit a real glass house! Declared as a cultural landmark in 1999, the 2,200 square foot Stahl House is an architectural wonder. Set in the hills above Sunset Boulevard, this structure is known for its exterior see-through walls. Stahl House has been featured in many movies, commercials, and architectural publications. There is no other house like it anywhere in the world. Advance ticket purchase is required to tour the house.

3.  Pan Am Experience

Although it would be quite interesting to travel back in time to the 1970's to experience a flight on the iconic and luxurious Pan Am Airlines, Los Angeles has the next best thing without leaving the ground. How about first-class dinner and drinks served inside an actual Pan Am 747 aircraft? Using vintage items, the interior has been impeccably restored to its former incarnation as an ultra-sophisticated aircraft cabin.

From the moment guests check-in for their flightPan Am Experience provides each guest with a VIP event that is second to none. You won't find any plastic plates during this voyage; it's authentic Pan Am china and glassware with gourmet meals fit for royalty. Reservations are required.

4.  La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Talk about a fascinating and educational adventure! The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is such a distinctive place to visit, with animal fossils found on-site that date back 40,000 years ago. Picture an ongoing archaeological dig with a museum built beside it, showcasing the findings of each excavation. You can also see actual pits where the digs occur. Purchase tickets ahead of time or at the venue.

For more information about plenty of other engaging things to see and do in the Los Angeles area, please contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you!