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Forget the film business: These days, Los Angeles’ wellness industry is way more fascinating. A mecca of emerging trends, it’s the place to try new workouts, food, and self-care concepts before they hit it big nationwide. Meditation studios, the Megaformer, Moon Juice—all got their start within the LA city limits.

But with all of the healthy innovation on offer, crafting an itinerary can feel a little overwhelming. The trick? Narrow down your list to the adventures you can’t readily find outside the City of Angels. Start with the local favorites below—some brand new, some well established—to experience wellness like a true Angeleno. (Don’t forget to pack your crystal water bottle.)

Keep reading for a city guide of LA’s healthiest places to sleep, eat, and play.

Good Sleep

LINE LA

Few people realize it, but this Downtown-adjacent hotel is a low-key haven for fitness fiends. It hosts a weekly Saturday morning run club, free Tai Chi in the garden on Sundays, and guests have access to Linus bikes and local riding route maps seven days a week. Plus, its rooftop restaurant, Commissary, is located inside a greenhouse—basically a plant lady’s dream.

The Rose Hotel

Wanna be within walking distance of Venice’s wellness epicenter? The Rose is just a few blocks away from Café Gratitude, Moon Juice, Gjusta, and the beach, not to mention tons of other boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants. Once you’re done exploring, take advantage of the hotel’s in-room massages, available in a number of different styles.

W Hollywood

If you’d prefer to stay in the buzzy heart of Hollywood, the W hotel is quite possibly the best for the health-obsessed. It’s got a gym filled with the latest equipment, a Bliss spa, and it often hosts wellness events, like talks and fitness classes led by local influencers. You’ll also be a quick Uber away from the Hollywood hiking trails if you want to take your workout al fresco.

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Okay, so this one’s straight-up pricey—but if you’re looking to splurge on a hotel, you don’t want to miss the Four Seasons’ new wellness rooms, which feature fitness equipment from Peloton, Technogym, and Alo; circadian rhythm lighting; guided meditations; and a plant-based room-service menu by vegan chef extraordinaire Matthew Kenney.

Good Food

Sqirl

Sometimes, being healthy means drinking green juice and eating kale—and other times, it means letting yourself eat brioche toast piled high with fluffy house-made ricotta and seasonal jam. (Balance, amirite?) There are tons of vegan and gluten-free options on this beloved Silver Lake brunch spot’s menu, too, for those with dietary restrictions.

Honey Hi 

There’s no questioning whether iffy ingredients might be lurking in the grain bowls here—at this Echo Park café, everything’s local, organic, and made without gluten, refined sugar, or vegetable oil. Come for lunch and linger over a matcha or mushroom brew spiked with superfoods like maca, collagen protein, or MCT oil.

Gracias Madre

This West Hollywood gem is known for its plant-based Mexican food, but honestly, the cocktail menu is where it really shines. Try one of the many mezcal sips or keep it traditional with a pitcher of ultra-clean margaritas.

Crossroads

Chef Tal Ronnen has created an after-dark scene at this dimly lit Melrose Avenue hotspot, where actors, models, and fashion bloggers nosh on pizzas and Impossible Burgers to a classic rock soundtrack. Oh, and did I mention that everything is totally vegan? (Honestly, you wouldn’t know it by looking at the menu. And that’s the point.)

Good Sweat

Bunda

For a bona fide LA booty, stop by this new boutique fitness studio, which proclaims itself “Home of the Better Butt.” You’ll spend part of class doing drills on a Stairmaster, and the other part executing floor exercises using sliders, resistance bands, and dumbbells. Try not to be shocked at how quickly the hour flies by.

Love Yoga

With locations in Venice and Silver Lake, Love Yoga has attracted some of the most talented young instructors in town. Power yoga this is not—expect languid, feel-good flows that focus on opening up the body and its energetic channels. The space also hosts moon circles, yoga nidra meditation, and sound baths on the regular.

Rise Nation

Got 30 minutes? That’s all you need to get your sweat on at this cult-fave studio created by celebrity trainer Jason Walsh. (His clients include Emma Stone and Alison Brie—NBD.) The super-high-intensity classes feature the Versaclimber, a no-impact climbing machine that works all of the body’s muscle groups at the same time. Efficiency FTW!

The Wall

LA’s largest boutique fitness studio is a must-visit—not just because it’s seriously glam, but also because its signature 123Stack workout is one of the best in town. Class starts with 10 minutes of core work, moves on to 20 minutes of high-intensity resistance training, and ends with 30 minutes of indoor cycling, (Pro tip: Visit when ultra-charming founder Jason Wimberly is teaching.)

Good Times

Bulletproof UPGRADE Labs

Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey has created the ultimate biohackers’ Shangri-La with his Santa Monica space filled with cutting-edge equipment designed to upgrade your mind and body at the cellular level. Be sure not to miss the virtual float tank—a spinning sensory deprivation chamber that promotes deep relaxation and creativity.

WMN Space

Doula Paula Mallis has created the ultimate ladies-only clubhouse, where you can indulge in self-care with a side of sisterhood. Sit in on a new or full moon women’s circle, book a restorative brow session or a holistic facial, or partake in an Ayurvedic consultation—all led by some of LA’s most noteworthy healers.

Sweatheory

This Hollywood spot is more than just a place to sweat it out in an infrared sauna—it also offers heated fitness classes, energy healing, angel card readings, and a retail area where you can shop for crystals, palo santo sticks, and self-care staples like charcoal toothbrushes and tongue scrapers.

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