Fit Travel: LA Winter Getaway
Trade shoveling snow for pumping iron on Muscle Beach, hiking the Santa Monica Mountains and peddling past Hollywood’s most outrageous homes.
Farmer’s Daughter Hotel
The country-themed West Hollywood boutique hotel gives off a health-conscious and earth-friendly vibe. Complimentary bikes and 100% biodegradable toiletries are available for guests, and LA’s famous farmers’ market at Third Street and Fairfax Avenue is just a bike ride away. Your girlfriend will love that you can also peddle to The Grove shopping center and the fashionable Melrose Avenue.
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
A group fitness studio offers a variety of classes, including yoga, spinning, and body sculpting, as well as group runs and hikes. The hotel is also located close to The Strand, where bike rental shops are scattered along an 8.5-mile trail.
WHERE TO GET ACTIVE
Bikes and Hikes LA
Bikes and Hikes LA is a West Hollywood ecotourism company that offers up active, pollution-free ways to see the city. Pick from a range of tours, including the “Legendary Homes Tour,” which takes you past the former residencies of Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball as well as the mansion where Michael Jackson died. Other tours include the “Hollywood Tour”, “Bike and Sail”, and “LA in a Day.”
LA Golf Courses
Pack your clubs? There are plenty of courses in the Los Angeles area. The 9-hole Penmar Municipal Golf Course is located in Venice and offers challenging tees. Plus, its proximity to the ocean brings cool breezes to the course. Other spots to tee off include the 18-hole Chester Washington Golf Course and the 18-hole Rancho Park Municipal Golf Course.