ACE Hotel

This week’s Secret of SoCal is ACE Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. I don’t know about you, but my calendar is unusually packed for this time of year; between birthday parties, graduation partie...

Watts Towers

Perspective manifests differently for everyone. For me, I love blasting music, eating pizza, and watching a west coast sunset. Perspective for Simon Rodia was obtained through creating art. This week...

Korean Bell of Friendship

This week’s Secret of SoCal is The Korean Bell of Friendship. After seeing pictures of this Secret of SoCal numerous times on social media, I decided to venture out to San Pedro to visit the histori...

Los Angeles City Hall Observation Deck

This week’s Secret of SoCal is the Observation Deck at Los Angeles City Hall. From 1928-1964, Los Angeles City Hall was the tallest building in Los Angeles. Standing at 454 feet tall, this 27 floor ...

Jim Morrison Cave

This week’s Secret of SoCal is the Jim Morrison Cave in Malibu. Located on a hiking trail off of Coral Canyon Road, this pink cave is rumored to be the location where the lead singer of The Doors,...

Aquarium of the Pacific

This week’s Secret of SoCal is the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. The Aquarium of the Pacific is home to “more than 11, 000 ocean animals, representing nearly 500 species”. Upon arrival,...

Mosaic Tile House

This week’s Secret of SoCal is the Mosaic Tile House. Located in Venice Beach, the Mosaic Tile House is the brainchild of Cheri Pann and Gonzolo Duran. What started as a remodel and a bit of nesting...

Lake Shrine Self Realization Fellowship

This week’s Secret of SoCal is Lake Shrine Self Realization Fellowship. These ten acres of lush, green oasis are located off of Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Boulevard, and simultaneously provide...

Joan’s on Third

Here at Secrets of SoCal, we (and by ‘we’ I really just mean ‘I’) strive to provide honest testaments about trending and adventurous locations around SoCal. So when I tell you that I ...

Call Me Indiana Jones.

So this is how Indiana Jones felt in the Temple of the Forbidden Eye… except the rock isn’t rolling towards me… and I’m not in a Jeep “driving” underground on a Disneyland ride. I was...