Wellness By Dayna Engberg

A Wellness Weekend in Los Angeles


California's City of Angels might be the world capital of wellness. By the numbers, Los Angeles eats more fruits and vegetables, spends more money on fitness and has more fun than any U.S. city. Coincidence? We're not sure, but if you're dreaming of an abundance of niche fitness studios, healthy dining venues and an all-around wellness culture for your first post-COVID getaway, this balmy metropolis by the sea does not underdeliver. From juice bars to yoga studios, sound baths to sweat lodges, acupuncture to cryotherapy, cannabis, crystals and more, L.A. offers every wellness option under the sun, in the sun. Read on to discover a few of our favorites.


Whether you want to be out in the open air or under the neon lights, there are plenty of places to get your body moving in L.A. Start your day out in the crisp morning air with a hike at Runyon Canyon. At the summit, you'll enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city drenched in golden morning light. If you don't live near the ocean, consider stepping outside your workout routine by enrolling in surf lessons. Not only will you enjoy more time outdoors, you'll also have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of a skill that requires balance, core strength and mental focus. Looking for a more traditional class? Get moving with a fast-paced class at SoulCycle or sweat alongside celeb regulars at Rise Nation.

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woman celebrating hike


When it comes to healthy eating, Los Angeles has an overwhelming number of options - a welcome change of pace for vegans and those with special dietary needs. If you're looking for a quick spot for fresh juices and smoothies, Juice Served Here is a great option with several locations around the city for those on the go. But if you prefer to start the day with something more substantial, head to Butcher's Daughter for a full sit-down meal. This bright and airy vegan restaurant is the perfect spot for a hearty brunch after your morning workout. For dinner, don't miss a chance to see (and be seen at) the trendy bar and vegan hotspot Crossroads, headed by acclaimed chef Tal Ronnen, author of the New York Times bestseller "The Conscious Cook."

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In L.A., relaxation can be found farbeyond the beach. Unwind at peaceful Japanese gardens like Suiho En, experience sensory deprivation at Pause Float Studio, tour Griffith Park by horseback or explore the quiet corners of the Huntington Library & Gardens. If you're more the traditional spa type, we recommend the spa at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. The only five diamond and five star-rated hotel in Southern California every year since 1993, its stunning location nestled among lush tropical gardens in the heart of Beverly Hills is already incredibly relaxing. Named one of the Top 10 Spas worldwide by readers of SpaFinder, its spa offers seven treatment rooms, a blow-out bar, nail suite, reflexology and treatments poolside in the Spa Cabana. Plus, only when you book this ALTOUR SELECT property through our agency, you'll receive a 100 USD Food & Beverage or spa services credit, 60 USD breakfast credit for two daily per room and more.

Through ALTOUR SELECT, you'll receive unique amenities and VIP-worthy privileges to enhance nearly every moment of your Los Angeles adventure, only when you book through our agency.

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