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There’s more to LA than Disneyland and Universal Studios. In fact, things can get pretty weird. Kangaroo burger, anyone? Or how about a trip to the Museum of Death? Whatever your poison, these wild day trips in California‘s biggest metropolis are sure to break the mold.
Would you like fries with your ostrich burger? Yes, you read that right. At Crazee Burger in San Diego (a two-hour jaunt from the City of Angels), you can have the most exotic burger you’ve ever tried. There’s gator, elk, boar, duck, buffalo and even camel on the menu . Sure, you can play it safe with your standard beef, chicken or veggie options, but why not live a little?
You want to get wild? How about zooming down Magic Mountain on a bobsled? This adrenaline-filled activity in Big Bear Lake provides wagons of fun all-year round. Begin with a scenic chairlift ride to the top, then hop on a sled (well, more of a plastic tray on wheels) and navigate down two quarter-mile-long cement tracks filled with high-banked turns and long straights. The only thing stopping you from catapulting off the edge is the brake lever in between your legs. Use it wisely.
Matt Mills contributed additional reporting to this article.