Hidden Gems of Los Angeles

Posted on 15 September 2016

Traveling to Los Angeles? Or live here and looking to explore places + spaces you’ve never been before? We’ve got the in on all the “secret” places LA has to offer, if you’re new around here you probably didn’t even know they existed!

Hidden Gems of Los Angeles

Ostrich Farm – Echo Park

One of the best brunch spots you’ll find, this place does not get the justice it deserves. A super intimate find with only about 50 seats including a cute little bar + with the trendiest interior. Owned and operated by husband and wife Jaime Turrey and Brooke Fruchtman, here you’ll find almost everything locally sourced and super fresh tasting. We recommend the avocado toast + seasonal fruit selection for a light brunch option.

Interior image of Ostrich Farms, a restaurant located in Echo Park.


Guerrilla Tacos – Food Truck

Our next pick is a food truck, so if you’re interested in this one be sure to check their Twitter or Instagram to make sure you catch them at the right spot. This place is most definitely not your ordinary taco truck; their goal is to make gourmet food available on the street. They have different menus daily because all their ingredients come from local vendors... yum! As more of a fusion type taco spot they have everything from sweet potato tacos to swordfish and so much more!

Image of four tacos on a plate from Guerrilla Tacos, a taco truck located in Los Angeles.

Hidden Gems of Los Angeles


Round Two – Melrose Ave

With streetwear being the latest hype it only makes sense we fill you in on some of the best streetwear, vintage shops. Shop Round Two on Melrose Ave and you’ll find all those amazing pieces from designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Nike, Adidas, and so much more. The selection is very unique and one of kind – you probably won’t be able to find these items anywhere else. If you’re not able to make it to the store itself, not to worry they offer online shopping too.

Interior image of Round Two, a store located on Melrose Ave.


Hidden Gems of Los Angeles

Escondido Falls – Malibu

Located in Malibu, when the water is flowing this is one of the finest waterfalls in Los Angeles you will probably ever see. Situated in the Santa Monica Mountains, this trail is actually not very well known unless you’re a local. It’s about a 3.8 mile hike and is slightly challenging so don’t let that discourage you in getting to the falls itself. Dogs and bikes are also welcome, and best part it’s free! No permit or fee is required.

Image of Escondido Falls in Malibu, California.


Echo Park Pedal Boats – Los Angeles

If you’re looking for something outdoorsy to do rather than go for a hike or hit the beach you must check out Echo Park for pedaling boating. This is super fun and actually really great exercise! The lake has been recently restored so it’s super clean and is filled with beautiful Lotus beds. It’s super inexpensive and refreshing, at only $5 for children & $10 for adults.

Image of the two pedal boater on the lake at Echo Park.


Hidden Gems of Los Angeles

Point Dume Beach – Malibu 

Like anyone who is in California, you’ll probably want to hit the beach at some point or another. If you’re a local you generally avoid the beach at all costs due to overcrowding and tons of tourist. At Point Dume Beach in Malibu, this is the perfect spot for a quiet little getaway not many people know about. The beach entrance is a little tricky to get to and you’ll most likely have to park in the neighborhood near by and walk. To get to the beach you have to descend a bunch of really steep stairs, so plan ahead for this. This is one of the best-secluded spots around.

Image of Point Dume Beach in Malibu, California.


That wraps up our hidden gems of Los Angeles and we hope you check these out if you are in the area. Comment down below and let us know if you’ve been to any of these places or plan to visit them soon!

Xoxo, DASH



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