Unconventional Things To Do This Summer

BY: LAUREN GANDARA

With only a few weeks left of school, what will you be doing this summer vacation? Some will go on their annual family vacation, others will do some traveling will friends, and some will spend summer with their noses in books, taking summer classes. There are also people who have no idea what to do this summer and have a case of FOMO (fear of missing out). But have no fear, for here are some out of the ordinary things to do this summer that are worth talking about when school starts again.

The Wreck Room

Photo from Wreck Room's website.

Photo from Wreck Room's website.

Want to distress from all the final exams and projects that you had to cram in at the last minute? I suggest checking out the Wreck Room, where you can let out your frustration by smashing, crushing, breaking, and tearing up items to your heart’s content. Where else can you legally damage other people’s property for fun?

Price: $20-$150/per person   
Location: 17600 Collier Ave. Suite A107, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

The Museum of Ice Cream

Photo from Museum of Ice Cream's Instagram 

Photo from Museum of Ice Cream's Instagram 

What could be more fun than jumping into a giant pool of sprinkles? Uh, nothing! This museum is like something out of our childhood dreams. As soon as you walk through the doors of the museum, you enter in a world of ice cream. From their giant popsicle to their banana split room, this museum brings out the kid in everyone. The best part? Free ice cream throughout the museum! Unfortunately, tickets are sold out until July 10th, so keep an eye out for new ticket dates!

Prices: Adults (13+) $29, Kids (3-12 years old) and Seniors (60+) $18
Location: 2018 E 7th Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90021

The Beetle House

Photo from Beetle House's website

Photo from Beetle House's website

For those die-hard Tim Burton fans, The Beetle House is where you want to go this summer. The owners and operators of Beetle House NYC have brought their love for all things Tim Burton to Los Angeles. The restaurant is a bar and dining experience for people of all ages. The staff even dresses like the characters from some of the beloved Burton movies such as Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas. The restaurant also has food and drinks inspired by Burton’s movies such as beetle bread, Edward Burger Hands and The Chocolate Factory martini. Celebrate Halloween this summer and make a reservation today!

Prices: $12 to $25 alcoholic drinks
Location: 6365 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Camp No Counselors

 
Photo from Camp No Counselors's website

Photo from Camp No Counselors's website

 

This is 10 times better than the summer camp you knew as a kid. Camp No Counselors is an adults-only camp. You still bunk in a cabin, but you can book an entire cabin if you book with four or more people. The activities are the same as when you were a kid as well, like archery, tug of war, relay races, and tubing. However, unlike when you were a kid, the food is more gourmet than a cafeteria. You can have mimosas for breakfast, fish tacos for lunch, and skirt steak for dinner. Did I mention the open bar? There are also themed parties with guest DJ’s and bands performing every night so the party never ends. So if you miss all the fun of summer camp, this is definitely a can’t miss.

Price: $525 to $699
Location: Lake Hughes, CA 93532

Beach City Food Tours

Photo from Beach City Food Tours's Instagram

Photo from Beach City Food Tours's Instagram

If you’re feeling a little adventurous and want to try some different foods, the Beach City Food Tours is something to do this summer. You get to tour around Long Beach and taste different food and drinks from local vendors. Not a bad place to take a date! So start fasting now and book a tour today.

Price: $68
Location: Long Beach, CA 90802