Cool Experiences in Los Angeles
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7 Insanely Cool Experiences in Los Angeles Worth Adding to Your Bucket List

From Sunset Flights to Virtual Reality Adventures, Here Are 7 Must-Do’s in LA

Experiences > everything. We love agreeing to an adventure that’ll unlock a new core memory, and Los Angeles is one of those cities that has something to offer for anyone. Theater geek? Check out The Pantages. Card trick connoisseur? Get your mind blown at the Magic Castle. Dink disciple? Play some sky-high pickleball at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel. Movie buff? Rooftop Cinema will give you the ultimate alfresco experience. We could go on and on but the bottom line is that there are infinite ways to enjoy this multifaceted metropolis. This city is truly a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be explored. From adrenaline-pumping adventures to captivating art encounters, we’ve compiled a list of seven cool and unusual Los Angeles experiences that are an absolute must during your next trek around Tinseltown.


Bubble World

Cool Experiences in Los Angeles
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This interactive museum is redefining the term “pop-up” with a bubble-filled immersive experience. Closed Tuesdays but open every other day of the week, Bubble World is fun for people of all agesespecially for those 4 years and below because it’s free! For everyone else, tickets can be purchased through their website and range from $20-$40, depending on the day.

It’s sensory overload in the best way with games, virtual reality, a giant ball pit and plenty of ‘Grammable opportunities. This family-friendly field trip can be made complete with a visit to the Montebello Barnyard Zoo located nearby. Or if this is an adult-only adventure, get your own version of bubbles before because there aren’t a ton of viable bar options in this part of town.

Location: Montebello


Horseback Riding to the Hollywood Sign

Giddy up, guys! It’s time to saddle up and set out on a one-of-a-kind urban excursion. Sunset Ranch offers an above sea-level experience as guests hit the trails for a guided tour through scenic Griffith Park, culminating in an up close and personal encounter with the historic Hollywood Sign. Sunset Ranch offers 1- or 2-hour rides for $75 and $125, respectively, as well as a romantic evening ride for $175 per person. Whether you’re an experienced rider or a first-timer, this trail ride promises an unforgettable journey with some of the best views money can buy. Book now for 15% off your experience using code backtoschool23.

Location: Griffith Park


Sunset Flight Over DTLA

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See the City of Angels from a whole new perspective with a sunset flight over downtown LA. Buckle up and soar across the urban skyline as the sun dips below the horizon, casting that unforgettable glow over the golden coast. This is your chance to say you’ve flown private. A dual prop Cessna plane offers panoramic views of iconic landmarks like Arena (formerly Staples Center), Dodger Stadium and the Hollywood Sign. As the lights come alive below, you’ll be treated to a truly magical experience that showcases the city’s beauty from a bird’s eye view. This experience is an ideal date night guaranteed to make your significant other swoon.

Location: Downtown Los Angeles


Shot of Art

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Art lovers, rejoice! We’re going to take a shot in the dark and say Shot of Art might be your new favorite creative outlet. One of LA’s most unique experiences, this pop-up art gallery combines creativity and cocktails in the most delightful way. Located in LA’s trendy Arts District, this interactive gallery features innovative exhibits where you become a part of the artwork. Sip on creatively crafted cocktails while immersing yourself in mind-bending installations, surreal settings and captivating visual experiences. This fusion of art and mixology makes Shot of Art a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an unforgettable evening that tantalizes all the senses. Painting packages range from $165 to $220, but the experience (and your art) is priceless!

Location: Arts District



Step into the realm of Dreamscape, a cutting-edge virtual reality experience that blurs the lines between reality and imagination. Located in Westfield Century City, Dreamscape offers fully immersive VR adventures that transport you to fantastical worlds and thrilling adventures. Join forces with friends and family to embark on epic quests, explore mystical realms and solve mind-bending puzzles. This state-of-the-art attraction is a must-visit for tech enthusiasts, gamers and anyone seeking a taste of the future. Right now, they are offering six different adventures that range from alien exploration and deep-sea diving to dragon flights and everything in between. For $20, this is the cheapest thrill in town.

Location: Century City


Porsche Experience Center

Cool Experiences in Los Angeles
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Rev up your engines and unleash your inner speed demon at the Porsche Experience Center in LA. This adrenaline-fueled experience allows you to get behind the wheel of high-performance Porsches and take on thrilling driving challenges. Under the guidance of professional instructors, you’ll learn to master hairpin turns, sharp corners and even perform heart-pounding stunts. Whether you’re a seasoned gearhead or just looking for an exhilarating adventure, the Porsche Experience Center promises an unforgettable day of high-octane fun. And if you’d prefer to just be part of the pit crew, enjoy the views from Restaurant 917 and take home some swag from their on-site retail store.

Location: Carson



Mr. Brainwash Art Museum

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Venture into the wild and wonderful world of Mr. Brainwash, an eccentric street artist and filmmaker, at his namesake art museum in Los Angeles. This vibrant space showcases his unique and thought-provoking works, featuring a fusion of pop culture icons, social commentary and mixed media masterpieces. Mr. Brainwash’s art is famous for its larger-than-life murals and installations, which blur the lines between street art and fine art. Prepare to have your perceptions challenged and your imagination ignited as you explore this captivating and colorful museum. Open on weekends and Wednesdaysand at only $20this is the best bang for your Andrew Jackson. Spring for a coffee from cult favorite Alfred beforehand or walk around the corner to Wally’s for a post-brainwash wine.

Location: Beverly Hills

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Jane Adler is a marketing and branding consultant by trade, but a writer by preference. She shares a name with Meryl Streep's iconic character from It's Complicated and is presently trying to manifest that life (particularly that Santa Barbara house) for herself. Jane is an avid consumer of content and carbs and often used the latter to write on the former.




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