The Best Things to Do in L.A. On a Rainy Day: Spa & Wellness

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Rain? What rain? Spas across Los Angeles are ready to make the stress go away and help you forget all about the gray weather.

58. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

During your stay at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Downtown L.A., be sure to make time for yourself and enjoy the hotel's relaxing in-room spa services and packages. Options include the "Signature Treatment," a non-surgical face lift with oils of organic jojoba, evening primrose, and helio-carrot and is combined with your choice of 60 minutes of Reflexology, Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage. "Relax" is a traditional Swedish-based massage that uses light-to-moderate pressure, with techniques varying from gliding to kneading that creates a relaxing and therapeutic experience. "Energy Work" offers a selection of several unique and powerful body-mind therapies designed for your personal needs including Reiki, Matrix and Polarity.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa Los Angeles

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59. The Ritz-Carlton Spa Los Angeles

Located on the second floor of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Los Angeles in Downtown L.A., The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles is an 8,000 square-foot urban oasis that features nine treatment rooms, the co-ed Sanctuary, Couple’s Suite, a full-service hair salon, and the Spa Boutique. Signature treatments, such as the Champagne & Shimmer Body Treatment, Ageless Beauty Facial and Signature Manicure & Pedicure ensure that guests are radiant and red carpet-ready after a visit.

Guests of the adjacent JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE also enjoy access to The Ritz-Carlton Spa. An appointment is required, call 213.763.4400.

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60. Omni Spa at Omni Los Angeles Hotel

Experience luxury with a European sensibility at the incomparable spa treatment rooms at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. Guests can select from an impressive array of treatments designed to refresh and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. From complete packages to massages, facials, body treatments and spa parties, the hotel's spa treatment rooms are the perfect place to enjoy the highest levels of personalized attention. Services include the River Rock Massage, Enwrapture, and the Be Well Facial.

The Omni Hotels Ideal Living program is designed to help guests maintain a healthy attitude and lifestyle while they’re traveling. The Ideal Nourishment Program provides guests with healthy meal options, and Get Fit Rooms are set up for a private, in-room workout. In addition, Omni Hotels recently renovated all of its fitness centers with top-of-the-line equipment.


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61: Ole Henriksen Face/Body Spa

You will love this cozy spa located on the Sunset Strip. In addition to a range of facials and complexion treatments, this tranquil spot offers body treatments, baths and massages. For a more traditional spa experience, indulge in 110 to 120-minute “spa ritual” packages (starting at $325) that include a 55-minute wet room soak, cucumber eye masks, a 50-minute Swedish or deep tissue massages and a glass of champagne.

Crystal Spa

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62. Crystal Spa

Like table-top BBQs and karaoke, Koreatown is also known for its proclivity of spa-treatment centers and most notably (and sometimes, slightly painfully), their body scrubs. Crystal Spa includes the requisite steam rooms, skin-care stations and massage rooms for a full-service luxury spa. Crystal Spa can be reached from the Wilshire/Normandie Metro Rail station by heading one block north on Normandie, then a block and a half east on 6th Street.


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63. Larchmont Sanctuary Spa

Larchmont Sanctuary Spa recently welcomed new management to great acclaim. Soak it up and slip away to this urban oasis, where you'll be treated to Coppertino baths, jade stone massages, Environ facials and more. You can book an entire package - request a cozy inside room, heated or cooled outdoor garden bungalow or cabana as your home base. It's also a perfect setting for couples treatments and parties, because there's nothing like relaxing with friends and loved ones.


64. Hotel Wilshire

The Hotel Wilshire and its sister property, the Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood, offers comprehensive wellness and fitness services as part of the Kimpton Mind.Body.Spa program. For the ultimate in convenience and wellness, guests can reserve in-room spa service, with various options for massage, facial and body treatments. Guests can also call the front desk and ask for a tote bag, complete with all the props and straps you'll need for doing on-demand yoga classes, Pilates or meditation practice, right in your room.

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65. Spa Intercontinental

The Intercontinental Century City offers an urban spa oasis where guests can achieve a sense of mental, physical and spiritual balance, and satisfy the universal yearning for a little rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Options include a Swedish Massage, Traveler’s Tonic, Couple’s Massage and the East/West Blend.

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66. Bliss Los Angeles

Bliss Spa's Los Angeles outpost at the W Los Angeles - Westwood Hotel boasts 7,000 square feet of tension-fighting facilities, including a retail boutique, movie-while-you-manicure nail stations, ten treatment rooms, and luxe men's and women's lounges. The space also showcases trademark Bliss touches, including R&B tunes and the legendary brownie buffet.

67. Hotel Bel-Air

Twelve acres of gardens have created a peaceful environment for health and wellness at the Hotel Bel-Air for over 65 years. The hotel’s Forbes Five Star Awarded Spa by La Prairie features seven treatment rooms (including a couples enclave with private patio), a mosaic steam, and elegant relaxation areas. La Prairie’s comprehensive menu of services includes customized de-aging facials for men and women, unique body treatments, pampering nail services and European, Asian and therapeutic massages. A new, 24-hour fitness studio is located adjacent to the spa. The fitness studio features state-of-the-art Technogym equipment with USB ports, Internet access and TVs on all cardio machines.

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68. Casablanca Salon & Day Spa

Pass through the large wooden doors of Casablanca Salon & Day Spa and enter a Moroccan-inspired salon that is both elegant and calming. Their services range from hair treatments to nail services in their salon, while their spa offers an extensive menu of facials, massages, body scrubs and waxing. Spend just a few hours here you will leave feeling fresh, rejuvenated and ready for an evening of fun-filled activities.

Chuan Spa at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

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69. The Chuan Spa - The Langham

The Huntington Spa at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is a newly renovated, 11,000-square-foot spa that features a state-of-the-art fitness center and 13 treatment rooms, including a couple’s room. The Huntington Spa offers luxurious services such as massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and hair services. A unique new element to The Huntington Spa is Chuan Body + Soul, which incorporates traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) services for a comprehensive wellness experience. All Chuan signature treatments are based upon the principles of TCM, which include the five elements, breathing rituals and acupressure. In addition to its signature treatments, Chuan Body + Soul also offers TCM therapies including acupuncture, Ho Guan (cupping), moxibustion, ear seeds and other techniques.

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

70. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel embodies the active coastal lifestyle with its progressive activities and services. The newly refreshed Ocean Spa and Fitness provides the latest in equipment, entertainment and technology. Enjoy luxurious services in the petite, eco-friendly spa such as oxygen-infused skincare treatments by Intraceuticals. The state-of-the-art fitness center includes newly refurbished Cybex strength training equipment; Expresso bikes for interactive, competitive racing; and Technogym cardiovascular equipment with integrated entertainment systems. Fitness options include personalized fitness consultations, personal training, and daily classes such as yoga, Pilates, core conditioning, spinning and kickboxing.

Terranea Resort

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71. The Spa at Terranea

Situated on 102 spectacular acres in Rancho Palos Verdes, Terranea Resort offers guests numerous ways to connect with nature, rejuvenate and stay fit. The Spa at Terranea overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Palos Verdes coastline, embracing the natural beauty and energy of its setting. Spanning over 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, the spa contains 25 treatment rooms, a fitness and wellness center, and a salon. Panoramic views from the Fitness and Wellness Center bring nature indoors to inspire and motivate. The center features state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, upright and recumbent bikes, along with an array of classes ranging from relaxing to challenging.