Rush hour on the 405 got you feeling stressed? Maybe it’s the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day or the roaring sirens and city sounds at night? Sometimes LA can be strenuous on the spirit, but fortunately, there are plenty of places to escape the chaos and enjoy some quiet, quality time with yourself. From sound baths and float tanks to coffee shops and creative classes, here’s how to spend a serene and reflective day in Los Angeles. Peaceful Places Los Angeles
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Experience tranquility in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. SuihoEn is a Japanese garden that covers 6.5 acres of land and serves as a place of peace for all who enter. Take a stroll along the stone pathways, admire the lush landscape, meditate to the sound of the waterfalls and learn about the zen philosophy at this serene safe haven.
Location: San Fernando Valley
Rest and restore your spirit with a visit to Den Mother. Combining ancient practices with a modern twist, this healing house is devoted to a wiser form of wellness. Their signature services include everything from meditative massages and cold plunges to acupuncture and Ayurvedic consultations. Stay after your service to soak in the serenity of their outdoor garden lounge.
Location: Abbot Kinney
Take some time to nourish the body with breakfast at Breadblok. Using only the finest and purest ingredients, this gluten-free bakery is inspired by French roots and dedicated to bringing you a healthful indulgence of the utmost quality. Treat yourself to their decadent vanilla brioche French toast, enjoy the taste of France with a buttery croissant or take one of their signature baguette sandwiches to go while you continue on with your reflective day.
Locations: Santa Monica & Silverlake
If the LA hustle has you feeling anxious, then stop by HauteMess for a personal pause. This European-inspired market and cafe has everything you’ll need for a midday delight. Enjoy a classic charcuterie board with the finest cheeses, get your caffeine fix with a cup of Italian coffee or better yet, relax with a glass of imported wine.
Location: Beverly Hills
Dive deep into an unique wellness experience at INTOMESEA. This sustainable studio is a safe space designed to help you care for, connect with and transcend the self through the healing benefits of water. Book a Floatation Meditation session and drift into oblivion or cleanse the spirit with a soak in one of their White Quartz Crystal tubs. You’ll be feeling like a brand new person after this experience.
Location: Santa Monica
We can all use some time reflecting on how much of an impact our carbon footprint is making in this world. The Waste Less Shop is committed to making sustainable goods easily accessible, so together, we can achieve carbon neutrality. Not only are you able to shop the store for non-toxic cleaning supplies, toiletries and cooking oils, but you can also stop by and refill your recyclable containers at their bulk bar!
Location: Manhattan Beach
Get lost in a creative flow by taking a pottery class at Good Dirt LA. This pottery studio is both intimate and social, welcoming all levels of artists with open arms. Their well-trained staff is there to remind you to stay in the moment, get in touch with your inner child and focus on the overall creative experience rather than the end result.
Location: Los Angeles
Urban vibes with a pop of pink, Coffee Commissary is a fun and funky place to grab a cup of joe. With six locations throughout Los Angeles, this coffee shop has been serving the community with the finest brews for over a decade. Their lattes are a work of art, but their food truck serves up the best breakfast burritos in town! Nothing like a sweet breakfast treat for a little morning self-care.
Locations: Burbank, Fairfax, Palms, Glendale, Santa Monica, Beverly Center
From intention-setting and breath work to Kundalini and restorative yoga, Hallowed Ground is a spiritual shop and studio with a wide-variety of classes that will relax, heal and support your meditation practice. Drop-in for one of their sound bath meditations and feel the vibrations tingle through your chakras while raising your frequency. This experience is sure to leave your body buzzing.
Tomoko Japanese Spa takes relaxation to the next level by incorporating ancient Japanese methods. Using the healing powers of Chi (blood) and Qi (energy), their massages are intended to soothe the mind, body and spirit. The minimalist and modern design of the spa will make you feel at ease from the moment you arrive. Bring your significant other and book the couple’s massage with a decadent sushi experience—it’ll be one for the books!
Location: Beverly Hills
Indulge in some self-care time at this clean, stunning med spa. Whether you schedule an appointment for a signature facial or partake in some physical enhancements, slip on the coziest robe and let your worries wash away—Milk + Honey is focused on making you feel like your best self. Whatever treatment you choose, their natural aesthetic is decorated with tiny touches of moss that’ll help you feel at ease instantly during your visit.
Location: Culver City
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