Landers Brewing Co is like a fabulous time warp. We had the best time there!
Absolutely fell in love with the place. The trip was worth it for the bar alone, seemingly risen up out of nowhere in the middle of the desert with the most amazing characters, like a very pleasant Twilight Zone.
Also nearby within 15-20 minutes drive are Giant Rock (research the history & Van Tassel/Nikola Tesla etc if you're into that awesomeness) , Integratron, Pioneertown, etc.
We had a freaking blast exploring the area.
The views at night overlooking City lights from high above are amazing! Like no other place.
My favorite campground in Angeles.
The ski resort will be closed for the off-season if you camp here, so the "remains" of the lifts & a giant painted yeti are apocalyptic-like. I highly recommend this one!!! Well worth the long drive up a dirt road.