LA Spots: The Sunken City

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Welcome to a little Los Angeles hidden gem called The Sunken City.

I'm glad my first adventure of the year was this refreshing place. It was my first time here, so bare with me as I gush a little. The Sunken City is filled with so much contradictions, which is exactly why I loved it. It was a mix of a calm, beachside city and a cool, urban scene. Every turn you took had something new for you to see and admire, whether it was the ocean, palm trees, or all the graffiti art.

A little history behind it... The Sunken City was once a place of residence, but it crumbled in a 1929 landslide, which explains the remnants of concrete slabs, pipes, and an uneven terrain. It is a closed off, gated location with trespassing signs everywhere, however, it seems as though it is not regulated too much (enter at your own risk).

To enter, I've seen people crawl under holes under the fence, or climb around the fence - which is what I did. Beware, it can be dangerous as the end of the fence leads to a steep cliff right above the rocky ocean. Once you are in, you do have to hike up and down a few unpaved paths to see everything, so get ready to get a bit dirty. The cons are the pot smoking kids, litter, and broken glass, which is why I highly recommend wearing sneakers or boots. Other than that, it is filled with cute couples taking in the serene scene, kids strumming their guitars, and people just looking for an adventure.

To see exactly how I got in and more of The Sunken City, check out my video here.

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Photography by Brent Shimasaki

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