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,...

The Flower Fields

This week’s Secret of SoCal is The Flower Fields. The Flower Fields is a 55-acre garden located in Carlsbad, California. Around 70 million flowers bloom on the vicinity by the end of spring, varying...

Bagels and Brew

Today’s Secret of SoCal is Bagels and Brew! Bagels and Brew was just your typical café until last weekend when they released a new bagel, the Unicorn Bagel, and overnight became SoCal’s...

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,...

Salvation Mountain

This week’s Secret of SoCal is Salvation Mountain. Located in the Colorado Desert near Slab City, Salvation Mountain is the late Leonard Knight’s (1931-2014) tribute to God. As I drove up the dirt...

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...

Grateful for Gratitude

“Why are you grateful today?” A simple question, yet one that caught me completely off guard. This is one of the many routine “questions of the day” that our waitress, Sabrina, and other staff...

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 ...

Sender One Rock Climbing

Adulting (v): to act like a grown up and have responsibilities such as a 9-5 job, a car payment, and/or a rent. Example: Erica was tired of adulting so she decided to go to Sender One Climbing, Yoga, ...