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Located in the basement of what was once a bank in a 1924 Beaux Arts-style building, The Reserve is a trendy and elegant nightspot. This unique nightclub has an old-world ambiance with a hint of contemporary touches. Head down a beautiful stairway, walk across a glass panel filled with golden bars, and step through a huge metal bank vault to enter this lounge and club. While you stand under a sparkling chandelier or admire the old safe deposits lining the wall, you can enjoy a handcrafted cocktail or a gourmet snack while listening to live entertainment.
This alluring Hollywood venue is one of the premier establishments for live music in the Los Angeles area. A celebrity haunt by nature of location, The Sayers Club features leather couches, exposed steelwork, vintage lighting, Afghan rugs and rough wood accents that make for an appealing and inviting environment. Some of the well-known names to play here include Goyte, Questlove and Nelly Furtado. The pub food and gourmet pizza pair nicely with the hand crafted cocktails.
Spread over 4,210 acres (1,704 hectares) of the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, Griffith Park is often referred to as "the Central Park of Los Angeles". The municipal park is one of North America's largest urban green spaces. There's ample opportunity for outdoor activities like hiking, horseback riding and tennis, alongside popular attractions like the Griffith Observatory, the Los Angeles Zoo, the Greek Theater, and the iconic Hollywood Sign. At the confluence of landscaped greenery and rugged wilderness, Griffith Park is Los Angeles' most treasured recreational venue and scenic escape.
If you're an out-of-towner and miss riding the plains, you can cure your equestrian nostalgia by renting a horse and riding through the Hollywood Hills and Griffith Park. There are plenty of options here, including one and two hour rides during the day for anyone over the age of seven. A very popular option is the Friday night moonlight ride. Just arrive for a three-hour round-trip ride, which culminates with dinner at a nearby Mexican restaurant.
The spa at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles is a fabulous treat for your senses. Services include a range of massages like the Swedish massage, Shiatsu and the deep tissue massage. Retreat to the spa's private pool for the special California Sunset massage. Other body treatments such as reflexology and aromatherapy are also available along with manicures and pedicures.
Rejuvenate yourself at The Peninsula Spa which offers Thai, Swedish and many other forms of massage. Located in The Peninsula Beverly Hills, this spa also offers Kerala Ayurvedic treatment, face packs, Rose bath and the Sea Algae Bath. So go ahead and get a facial to look stunningly fresh. Head to this paradise of relaxation where solace comes in the form of rejuvenation.
The Sisley Spa is located in the exquisite The Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey. Equipped with a lounge and nail salon, the elegant decor of the spa is bound to leave you in awe. Ancient rituals mingled with modern technology take you in a different world. Special treatments from facials to massages along with manicures, pedicures and makeup services are offered here. Blessed with pool views and spectacular California air, the spa is ideal for a day filled with pampering.
Rusty's Rhythm Club offers weekly swing dances weekly at the Elk's Lodge in the Playa Del Rey suburb of Los Angeles. All ages welcome and a full bar, Rusty's dances take place each Wednesday and the first Friday of the month. Beginners can partake in a quick 30 minute dance lesson at the beginning of the session, while seasoned dancers can brush up on their skills. All dances feature live music by local swing bands.
If you're eager to get out on the water but you'd prefer to avoid the guided marine excursions, why not rent a boat at Marina del Rey Boat Rentals? You don't have to be an experienced sailor to take advantage of this service - they rent out everything from kayaks, pedal boats and jet skis to powerboats and sailboats. Enjoy the open ocean with friends and family.