3 Days of Goth Adventures in LA

Johnny Ramone at Hollywood Forever
Johnny Ramone at Hollywood Forever | Instagram: @jcgarza

Halloween is everyday. Don't you agree? Stroll through graveyards and a ghost neighborhood of Victorian Houses, browse for curious objects and uncover Hollywood secrets. Go on a haunted hike or dance the night away. Parasols ready! There’s a lot to see in LA even before the sun sets.

NOTE: Hours and opening dates change frequently. Check individual websites for updated information.

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The Biltmore Los Angeles

Grand Dame of DTLA, Black Dahlia's favorite bar

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Hotel Figueroa

A former YWCA, this hotel has its share of haunts

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The Hollywood Roosevelt

Say hello to Marilyn in room 1200

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Day 1

Start your day in Hollywood with a stroll through Hollywood Forever. The landmark cemetery is known for its famous permanent residents, who include Goth icons Rozz Williams of Christian Death, and Maila Nurmi, (Vampira). Lighten the mood with a shop stop at Wacko/Soap Plant, hosting L.A.’s subculture selection of books and gifts, with an art gallery in the back. Not to be missed is the Hollywood Museum, located in the Max Factor Building. Don't let the pink facade fool you.

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Beautiful landmark with superstar status

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Bela Lugosi's Apartment

He's dead, he's dead, he's dead, but here's where he lived

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Amoeba Music

A can't-miss stop for music fans of all genres

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Philosophical Research Society

Take a deep dive into the library of rare occult books.

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Soap Plant / Wacko

The best subculture toys, books and art in LA

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Hollywood Museum

Hit the basement for Hollywood's creepiest museum experience

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The Magic Castle

Splurge for dinner in the Seance Room

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Bar Sinister

Dress Code: All Black. No jeans or white shoes allowed

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Day 2

For photo ops galore, visit Heritage Square Museum. This small enclave consists of eight Victorian-era buildings that were saved from demolition, celebrates an annual "Day of Mourning" and holds a haunted picnic that shouldn't be missed. Do you like your ice cream as black as your wardrobe? Head downtown to Little Damage, known for its activated charcoal cones and black soft serve ice cream. If time permits, pop into The Last Bookstore and walk through their tunnel of books. If your interests are in creepy creatures, sparkling crystals or local history, there’s an exhibit for you at the Natural History Museum.

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Mystyx Coffee Ritual

Witches Brew. Stop by for a spell and some caffeine

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Heritage Square Museum

A ghost neighborhood perfect for a picnic

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Spiders, bats, bones and taxidermy dioramas

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Little Damage

Black Ice cream, black cones, black hearts

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The Last Bookstore

If Alice in Wonderland had a bookstore

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Space City Vintage

Great selection of vintage clothes and toys

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Pop Killer

Specializing in vintage punk rock fun

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The Evil Cooks

Some of LA's best tacos: Heaven and Hell menus

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Corey Helford Gallery

Specializes in Pop Surrealist themes, fun openings

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Lethal Amounts Gallery

Rock n Roll themed art shows and events

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Day 3

Venture to the Valley, beginning with a trip to the Forest Lawn Museum. Since 1906, this cemetery has amassed an impressive collection of art, stained glass and statuary, so explore outside of the museum as well. 


Burbank's Magnolia Park neighborhood is known for goth, alternative and vintage shopping. At Halloween Town, you’ll find spooky goods all year long, as well dark art, books and music-related merchandise. Nearby, The Mystic Museum is a curiosity shop and museum. Dark Delicacies, the long-running bookstore dedicated to all things horror-related, hosts frequent in-store events. Check out the collection of flyers in front of the store to find out about other happenings.

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Forest Lawn Museum

An amazing art gallery in a cemetery

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Dark Delicacies

Horror-focused bookstore w monsters galore

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Blast from the Past

Retro clothes and cool souvenirs from other decades

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Halloween Town

Halloween is everyday at this creepy fun prop shop

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Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum

Oddities, collectibles and in store events

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Murphy Ranch Trail

Haunted hike on an abandoned estate with a dark history

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Catch One

Check their calendar for Industrial/Noise club nights

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