Enjoy Extra Time On Your Next Los Angeles Business Trip
If you're traveling to Los Angeles for business in the near future, you're in luck. The city isn't only a great one to get work done in -- it's one of the most fun and exciting cities in the country, so you can expect to have plenty of opportunities for leisure while you're there. If you're counting your trip to Los Angeles as a bleisure trip, then here is a list of things you should consider doing while you're there. This will ensure your business travel is not only productive, but also relaxing, enriching and enjoyable, too.
Check out the View From the Griffith Observatory
The landscape around Los Angeles is varied and beautiful. It's on the ocean, near the mountains and has a bustling cityscape. Take it all in from the top of the Griffith Observatory, where you can get a good look at the wide, vast metropolitan area around you. From the observatory, you can see the famous Hollywood sign, as well as legendary Sunset Blvd. Visitors to the historic landmark say it's a can't-miss on one of your first visits to town. While you're there, you can also check out a show at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, which offers three showings per day.
Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame
If there's one thing that Los Angeles is known for, it's the movies (and the stars in those movies). Celebrate that Hollywood culture by visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- where celebrities have been awarded those celebrated pink stars on the sidewalk. There are countless celebrities whose names and handprints you can see when you visit, and some of the most famous include Lauren Bacall, Cecil B. DeMille, Johnny Carson, John Lennon (and many more).
Get a Massage at Ciel Spa Beverly Hills
One of the best parts of a bleisure trip to Los Angeles is taking advantage of the opportunity to relax. Unwind with a massage at Ciel Spa, which is located at the SLS Beverly Hills. Try the signature massage at the spa, which is a Swedish style, circulatory massage, and it can either last 60 minutes or 90 minutes. The spa gets great reviews on TripAdvisor, and visitors say the service is not only excellent, but friendly and warm as well.
Take a Class at Pilates Platinum
People in Los Angeles are super healthy. So on your bleisure travel in Los Angeles, join the trend and take a fitness class at Pilates Platinum. This standout pilates studio offers classes that incorporate cardio, strength, and flexibility training, and they have four locations throughout the city: Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Brentwood, and Hollywood. Participants say classes are great because they're capped at 14 people, so you get individual attention from instructors.
Browse the Getty Center
If you have some extra time during your business trip to Los Angeles and you want to use it to take in some culture, check out the Getty Center. This art museum has an extensive permanent collections of paintings, photographs, manuscripts, sculpture and more. The building also has beautiful gardens and stunning architecture. Visitors to the Getty Center rave about the view from the museum, in addition to the art and the building and gardens. If you want to enjoy the Los Angeles sunshine while you're at the Getty, make sure you spend some time in the Central Garden. Pack a picnic lunch (or pick up some food at the museum's cafe), then eat it sitting amidst fountains, cacti, and large shade trees.
If you're planning a bleisure trip to Los Angeles, stay on top of what's happening there to make sure you don't miss out on great events or attractions. Follow Discover LA on Instagram to keep up to date with what's going on.
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