LA has plenty of infamous "hot spots" and famously trendy places, but sometimes, you can have even more fun in those off-the-beaten-path nooks and crannies. Being an LA native, I've discovered these fun gems that are tucked away in tinseltown and now I'm gonna uncover these kooky and unique places just for you. Feel special!
You can lose track of time in this knick-knack heaven. This wacked out store is like a toy-shop on steroids and acid!
Best venue for top quality stand up shows and live podcast tapings. Also one of only places I know where I can hug a giant Han Solo cut out.
Perfect if you're in a mood for a throwback. This drive-in movie theater projects modern movies with admission that's 60% less than what a typical movie theater ticket might cost.
Cool little venue for Indie films and film festivals that provide great snack and comfy seating for make-out sessions.
The whole warehouse is beautifully organized into decades. Shareen herself is an absolute doll and will help you find the perfect anything!
Feel like you're ten again in this quirky, glow-in-the-dark mini golf course! No need to be Tiger Woods.
This gorgeous historic landmark used to belong to the oil heiress and philanthropist, Aline Barnsdall. This place boasts picturesque views, beautiful architecture, and a true off-the-beaten-path date idea for LA.
This places is one of LA's hidden beauties. With over 200 different kinds of roses, this is also a great date spot or an Instagram opportunity.
Cool little downtown venue that has some pretty awesome and FREE stand up comedy shows!
Literally, a hidden gem. Creative drinks that are made properly by a mixologist that looks like he fell out of the 1920's. This is also the only place I know that has absinthe.
A little unusual restaurant but totally delectable, homey, and unique in the best way possible way! Try to snag a seat outside if you can!
Great selections of deli meats, spices, and freshly pressed juices ready when you are! The cool decor also makes me want to run home and make-over my kitchen!