By Deb Flomberg
An exclusive and private club dedicated to the art of magic? It’s called the Magic Castle, and it is legendary around the state of California, as well as the rest of the United States. The Magic Castle is a private clubhouse for the Academy of Magical Arts, and it is designed to promote and encourage the art of magic, while preserving the history. Today there are nearly 5,000 members and you must be a member in order to gain access to this exclusive club. However, if you aren’t a member, there are still a few ways you can enjoy this incredible landmark destination.
The best way to start off is to take some of the magic classes offered at the Magic Castle. You do not need to be a member, and the classes are open to all adults 21 and over. The classes are a great way to learn the basics of magic, with step-by-step instruction and hands-on experience. You’ll learn all about a lot of the great tricks to gain entry into this exclusive club, and you’ll get the skills you need to develop your own magic act, which can help you audition for a full membership.
If you are not a member and you enroll in the classes, you do get a temporary student pass to the Magic Castle as well. You’ll get to enjoy a lot of the privileges associated with membership and you can bring up to four guests per visit. It is also worth noting that this exclusive club has a strict dress code, so dress for the elegance associated and wear a coat and tie or a dress or skirt. If you aren’t ready to take a class, you can still apply for membership via their online application.
The Magic Castle is one of the most exclusive destinations in all of Southern California, so it is important that you arrive in style. Make sure to drive to the Castle in the 2013 E350 Cabriolet from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. It is the perfect car to show off your own sense of luxury and style, helping you to arrive in the same elegance that the Magic Castle is known for.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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