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Match Your Romantic LA Hike with the Right Couples Massage

BY: Reuben Westmaas | Jul 7, 2015
Match Your Romantic LA Hike with the Right Couples Massage

LA offers plenty of romantic things to do, but perhaps one of the most overlooked is a hike with your honey. There are plenty of trails to stroll besides the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and following a romantic day outdoors in Los Angeles, couples massage is a great way to relax and reconnect. Some of the best spas in Los Angeles are located conveniently near some of the most romantic locales and activities the city has to offer, so read on to plan your perfect couples massage:

The Date: Escondido Falls 
The Massage: CURE Salon & Spa 

The path to Escondido Falls begins on Winding Way, a paved road weaving through a forest of luxurious Malibu residences. But after veering off onto a little dirt path, a field of fennel, mustard, and wildflowers gives way to creek crossings, before opening up on the stunning 50-foot lower falls after about a mile. With a bit more effort, couples can make it to the upper tier, a stunning treasure pouring over 150 feet of lush green moss and water-carved stone. Afterward, CURE is a short jaunt down the Pacific Coast Highway, and a bench for two on Malibu Pier offers the perfect end to a perfect day.

The Date: Wildflower Trail at Elysian Park 
The Massage: Saranrom Thai Spa 

Dodger Stadium is a mile to the south and the I-5 is a mile to the north, but on the Chinatown-adjacent trail, the whole city seems light years away. Starting in the Chavez Ravine Arboretum, the steady climb of the path affords a view of a natural oasis rarely glimpsed within the city limits. As you hold hands along the way, you’ll start to see intersections of urban and natural worlds, with the Los Angeles River and the San Gabriel Mountains backdropping the freeway and other manmade structures. Afterward, head over to Saranrom Thai Spa for a massage in a relaxing, renewing environment.

The Date: The Trails at Griffith Park 
The Massage: The Raven Spa 

Besides the observatory itself, Griffith Park offers a whole bouquet of scenic natural vistas. Bronson Canyon is less than a mile long, but offers a journey light years long as visitors recognize scenes from Star Trek VI and Adam West’s Batcave. The park’s West Trail Loop begins and ends at the Fern Dell picnic area, tracing a gently curved path toward the observatory in the meantime. And Brush Canyon Trail ups the awe factor with a rare dose of peace and quiet to complement views of Mount Hollywood Drive. After your outing, Raven Spa engenders renewal and comfort with a serene, brightly colored treatment space with internationally influenced decor.