Top Five Unusual Things to Do in Southern CaliforniaBy Kenton Koszdin Law Office on June 5, 2014 | In General
Southern California isn’t short on tourist attractions. But if you’re bored with the beach or you just don’t want to deal with the crowds, consider stepping “off the beaten path” with these five unusual tourist destinations right in our own backyard:
The towers are constructed of clay, bottles, and broken dishes collected from the neighbors of the artist, Simon Rodia, who constructed the towers in his backyard. The tallest tower is 99.5 feet tall – just beneath the city’s height limit.
Salvation Mountain stands out for two reasons: it’s one of the largest outdoor art installments in the state, and it’s the work of a single artist – one who worked for more than thirty years to complete it! The bright and colorful artwork is a sight to see, and the artist’s dedication and faith in the message presented is a source of inspiration.
If you’ve always wanted to visit Venice but can’t spare the time to make the trip, consider visiting LA’s Venice Canals neighborhood. The canals that line these houses offer a completely different view of the city – one that is peaceful and relaxed amidst the hustle and bustle.
International Banana Museum
Can’t get enough of bananas? Just want to add another offbeat museum to your list? Consider stopping by the International Banana Museum, off the 111 highway on the way to Salton Sea. The museum boasts over 17,000 banana-related items: the largest collection anywhere in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Elmer’s Bottle Trees Ranch
If your kids don’t believe you when you tell them front lawn “bottle trees” grow that way, take them to see Elmer’s Bottle Trees Ranch on route 66. The site features hundreds of “trees” constructed from bottles, glass, and other found objects. The light is particularly beautiful at sunset, when the sun’s low rays reflect through the multicolored wonderland.