Planning the Perfect Stay-cation in L.A.

When you live in one of the most sought after places, treat it like the destination spot it is. In short, here’s how to start planning the perfect stay-cation in L.A. now.

Visiting the west coast of California is a bucket list item for so many around the world. Further, Los Angeles tops the charts as its go-to hot spot. Next time a few free days pop into your schedule, set off to explore your hometown. In other words, take advantage of the wonders that others dream of experiencing by planning the perfect stay-cation in L.A.

Stay-cation by the Beach

Santa Monica Beach Bicycle Rentals offers daylong rentals and an awesome sunset special. So first spend the day wheeling around town. Second, watch the sun go down over the water on a bike ride along the wide and scenic path from Santa Monica to Venice. The ultimate in things to do in L.A. 310.428.5337

Kapowui Surf Club is a kid and adult-friendly, mobile surf school. They  supply you with everything you need to get started—all you need to bring is a swimsuit! 310.985.4577

Segway Los Angeles offers tours that go along the famous beaches of Santa Monica and Venice or through Santa Monica at twilight and back to the beach for sunset.They also offer rentals by the hour for those who want to zip around town on their own with these fun and fast machines. Total and fun vacation in Los Angeles. 310.395.1395

Malibu Pier is a beautiful spot to walk over the water, flanked with the famed Malibu Farm Restaurant on one end and its more casual sister restaurant Malibu Farm Cafe on the other. Cute Airstreams dot the pier with coffee and jewelry for sale and old-time swings to play; there are kitschy stores with items most Angelenos would love.

Doing Downtown

The Broad Museum invites you to explore the world of contemporary art. Certainly not to be missed: the much Instagrammed Infinity Mirror Rooms by Yayoi Kusama—head to its website to reserve your spot. 213.232.6250

Lab Rat by Hatch Escapes is the newest go-to for escape room beginners and enthusiasts alike. That is to say they provide an amazing experience perfect for a fun night out. 323.747.8333

Sofar Sounds LA gives a taste of LA’s hottest up-and-coming artists at secret shows held in intimate settings all over the city. Check out. for information on the next show.

Breaking a Sweat

Sweatheory utilizes infrared technology to promote rejuvenation, weight loss and overall health both in its saunas and during classes in its boho chic yoga studio. 310.956.2307

Rumble Boxing steps up the game with a workout mixing High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), strength training and boxing while blasting beats that are sure to pump you up. Good place for celeb spotting too–always a plus when looking for things to do in L.A.

HIIT Hit the ground running with the latest interval training favored by celebs and fitness gurus alike—High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), which is a combo of group treadmill work to start then floor exercises that burn calories and tone muscles. Brentwood 310.476.5656; West Hollywood 213.261,3622

Wine and Dine while on L.A. Vacation

Redbird lets you dine on modern, Los Angeles-inspired cuisine beneath the rafters of a converted cathedral. 213.788.1191

Beauty and Essex pulls you into a world of opulent design and fantastic multicultural cuisine as soon as you step through its whimsical, pawn-shop-inspired entrance.  You’ll feel like you’re actually on vacation in Los Angeles. 323.676.8880

Dan Modern Chinese will tame your cravings for Chinese comfort food with massive soup dumplings that rival those of world-famous Din Tai Fung. Once you try it, this spot won’t just be for stay-cation. Lucky you. 626.817.9799

Alfreds Coffee is a must stay-cation stop no matter where your days take you—good thing there are several locations from Brentwood to Beverly Hills, Melrose to Studio City and more. Our recommendation if you can’t make a decision from the amazing menu? Honey Oat Milk Latte. Yum.

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