Top 5 Places to Chill Out in Los Angeles

Find Your Moments of Zen

Meditating in the Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens
Photo courtesy of Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens

From its love affair with the automobile to endless entertainment options, Los Angeles is a city that's constantly on the go,. For travelers and locals alike, it's important to take a break from the fast pace of this global metropolis. Discover five of the best ways to chill out in Los Angeles, from coastal sunsets to hidden gardens and relaxing spas.

CHECK IN & CHILL OUT

Labor Day Weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, but the heat wave that's currently gripping L.A. says otherwise. Check into the Hollywood Roosevelt and head straight to the Tropicana Pool, an urban oasis that features the celebrated David Hockney-painted pool, surrounded by lush foliage and exclusive Cabana rooms. This seductive retreat welcomes a trendy crowd day and night, when intimate conversations are whispered around glowing fire rings.

UNWIND YOUR MIND

Walking the labyrinth at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens
Photo courtesy of Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens, Facebook

Located in the historic West Adams District, the Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens (PALG) is a nonprofit spiritual center that opened in 2002. PALG was founded by, and is the headquarters of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA), a non-denominational, ecumenical church. Visitors are invited to "unwind the mind" by walking the stone labyrinth, modeled after the famous Chartres Cathedral labyrinth in France. The Asian-themed meditation garden features 16 water fountains, a koi pond and several intimate seating areas for reflection and meditation.

FIND YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN

Bathing Ritual at Ole Henriksen Face/Body Spa
Bathing Ritual | Photo courtesy of Ole Henriksen Face/Body Spa

EXPERIENCE SPECTACULAR SUNSETS

Hermosa Beach Pier at sunset
Hermosa Beach Pier | Photo by Melissa Turner

DIVE INTO A HIDDEN GEM

Moon jellies at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Moon jellies | Photo courtesy of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Facebook

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