There's more to the entertainment capital of the world than swimmin' pools and movie stars.

As you may or may not know, 106-1 KISS-FM has your chance to see No Doubt live in concert at the Gibson Amphitheater on November 24th. The trip includes airfare and hotel stay for two, along with tickets to the show, and $500 spending cash. You can sign up for your chance to win here if you haven't done so already.

While it will no doubt be awesome to see, well, No Doubt, that will only take a few hours of the overall experience, leaving you time (and $500 cash) to see what else L.A. has to offer. Sure, there's the iconic Hollywood sign, Mann's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Beverly Hills, but that's where all the tourists will be. When my wife and I travel, we hit those kind of places, but we also try to find places that are a bit off the beaten path to get a true sense of the area we're in. So with a little help from yelp.com, I discovered five unique activities in Los Angeles worth checking out if you win the No Doubt trip.

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La Brea Tar Pits and Page Museum

The Tar Pits have been located in Los Angeles since before Los Angeles was located in Los Angeles and are formed by crude oil seeping through the Earth's crust. The light fraction of the oil evaporates, leaving behind heavy tar.

The Page Museum, located on the Tar Pits "campus" features artifacts and fossils discovered over the years from the Pits themselves, along with Pit tours. Find out more at tarpits.org.

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Grammy Museum

As a big fan of music in general and the history behind it, this would be a must-see on my list if I were ever to make a trip to L.A. Spanning four floors, the museum offers interactive experiences and displays from all genres of music. Definitely a stop worth making if you're a music buff.

 

 

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Accomplice

Accomplice is a show with a unique take on audience participation. Instead of taking place in a theater like a traditional play, the "stage" is basically the entire city of L.A. Audiences, in groups of 10, are given the  plot under the guise of a mission. Aided by clues given to them by cast members posing as everyday citizens on street corners, bars, and other landmarks, it's up to the audience to use their street smarts to piece together the clues and figure out how the story ends.

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

The last two things on this list are really more for those who fascinated by the more morbid things in life. The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place for actors, producers, and other infamous figures. Mel Blanc, the man who brought Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and other beloved Looney Tunes characters to life is buried here; as is Estelle Getty (Sophia from Golden Girls) and Bugsy Siegel. See who else lies six feet deep at hollywoodforever.com.

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Museum of Death

The name says it all. Hollywood's Museum of Death "houses the worlds largest collection of Serial Murderer Artwork, Photos of the Charles Manson Crime Scenes, Original Crime Scene and Morgue Photos from the Grisly BLACK DAHLIA MURDERS, a Body Bag and Coffin collection, replicas of Full Size Execution Devices, Mortician and Autopsy Instruments...and much, much more!" I would suggest going BEFORE you eat.

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Of course you won't be able to see any of these places if you don't win the trip (unless you already have plans for a trip to L.A.), and you don't have a chance of winning the trip if you don't register to win! So get to it!