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Morning City Retreats: Los Angeles’s Kinder and Ge

A travel journal to Los Angeles by compass

Quote: Perfect days begin with perfect mornings. Whether you are up at the crack of dawn or rise more slowly, there are great activities, pamperings, and brunches awaiting you in Los Angeles. Here are some of my favorites and my thoughts on some well-know offerings.

Morning City Retreats: Los Angeles’s Kinder and Ge

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Shutters On The Beach

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel | "Shutters on the Beach/ best sunrise view"

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Just one block from Santa Monica’s Pacific Ocean, crisp breezes, ocean views, and the evening lulling of rolling waves are just outside your floor-to-ceiling windows. Luxurious cottage-like rooms tinted in calming blues and accented with bright white linens and ceramic spa bath offer the perfect slate for an evening or morning retreat. The Hamptons and Martha’s Vineyard feel is unmistakable. Pico One, the hotel restaurant, has an uncluttered menu of traditional and Californian fare. Deck side seating is available in the café portion. The lobby is spacious. The staff is always friendly and offers understated efficiency. Nearby attractions: Santa Monica boardwalk, Venice farmers market...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 22, 2000

Shutters On The Beach
One Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90405
(310) 458-0030

Hollywood Sign

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Attraction | "Hollywood Sign Hike/ best overall view of LA"

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Begin your hike of Hollywood Hills with Mt. Lee Trail’s dusty fire trails around lush ravines. Enter at the unmarked trail head at on Hollyridge Drive. You’ll see a small power hut and a large metal gate whose purpose is to prevent regular vehicle access. Although the steep beginning will leave you a little winded, the view at the first peak is breathtaking in its own right. On a clear day you can see for miles in three directions-- Griffith Observatory to the east, downtown Los Angeles and beyond southeast, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The terrain quickly changes to rolling hills just as you pass bridle paths leading from a commercial stable. At the first fork in the road, el...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 22, 2000

Hollywood Sign
6342 Mulholland Highway
Hollywood, California 90068

Easton Gym Hollywood

Attraction | "Easton Gym/ best morning gym"

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These second-story gyms on 3rd Street in Los Angeles and Santa Monica’s 3Rd Street Promenade present the best of cutting-edge workouts in an environment and location that removes all excuses for not being a regular. Hard wood floors, exposed brick, and opened floor-to-ceiling windows create a serene environment that is one of Easton’s two trademarks. The second is commitment to quality over quantity. This means low client numbers, plenty of new treadmills, rowers, and spin bicycles. Rarely are there lines for equipment. Small size, however, translates to fewer class offerings than at corporate gyms. There a limited number of classes in a few key disciplines. Among these are the standard aerobi...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 22, 2000

Easton Gym Hollywood
8053 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90048
(323) 651-3636