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18 Beautiful Places You Probably Didn't Know Were In Los Angeles

It's not all skyscrapers and beautiful people.

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Location: Rancho Palos Verdes

This beautiful church overlooking the Pacific Ocean was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son (Lloyd Wright), in the late 1940s. You've probably seen it before on the Fox television show, The O.C., in seasons one, two, and four.

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Location: Rancho Palos Verdes

These cloistered tide pools are absolutely stunning at dawn, and a great place to take small children if they want to get up close and personal with a little marine life. The park also offers a mini playground, and lifeguards are on deck every weekend.

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Location: Rustic Canyon

This abandoned Nazi base was originally built in 1933 by Winona and Norman Stephens, and came with a sizable water storage tank, fuel tank, bomb shelter, and bunkers surrounding the compound. The site is now owned by the city of Los Angeles, and despite repeated calls for its demolition, it remains a popular attraction for hikers and tourists.

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Location: San Gabriel Mountains

Mount San Antonio (or Mount Baldy as it's commonly known) is a sweeping, majestic respite from the day-to-day haranguing of city life, and is perfect for any L.A. transplant who misses being surrounded by a little snow.

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Location: Simi Valley

Whether you agreed with his politics or not, the fact that you can board Air Force One in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is pretty damn cool. This is also the Gipper's final resting place — he's buried in the building's underground vault.

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Location: Santa Monica Mountains

Sandstone Peak offers some of the most memorable views you'll ever experience in sunny, Southern California. It's perfect for hikers, rock climbers, and all around nature enthusiasts.

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