Living in a cold and snowy corner of the country and can’t make it to spring without some hiking, biking and beach time in your life? Look no further than Los Angeles, California. It’s not all celebrities and swank—a combination of beaches and mountainous geography makes the LA area the perfect domestic destination for adrenaline-pumping activities, like hang-gliding, mountain biking, and paddle boarding. State-of-the-art gyms and sustainable dining also complement the typical Los Angeles lifestyle. So when in LA, do things like a local and play at some of these healthy hotspots.
WHERE TO STAY
The London West Hollywood
The London’s state-of-the-art fitness center is located on the hotel's rooftop, offering amazing views of the city. The facilities include indoor and outdoor cardio stations, free weights, and strength machines—all available 24/7. In addition, complimentary yoga classes are offered on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and personal training sessions can be arranged via the concierge.
SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
The Lifestyle King Suite comes with a Technogym Kinesis Wall, a cable system that lets you practice more than 100 exercises without leaving your room. If you feel pent up, venture to the 2,500-square-foot fitness center, which is stocked with all the goods of a full-scale gym. Smoked glass and sexy black mirrors in each suite are not bad touches either.