What To Do In Los Angeles When You’re Burned Out Or Heartbroken (East Side)

Hey, LA! Welcome to our very first Mend City Guide, where we’ll share places to go and things to do in your city when you’re feeling heartbroken. From fun food spots to scenic hikes to relaxing spa days, we’ve got something to help you stay busy, reconnect with yourself and have some fun while you’re on the mend. Since LA is many cities in one, we are starting with this Eastside edition. Westside is next!

Spend The Day In Your Bath Robe

Treat yourself to an afternoon of pampering at Dtox Day Spa in Atwater Village. This cozy nook will help you forget about the hustle and bustle of the city with its calming environment and luxurious amenities. Enjoy a rejuvenating facial or a relaxing massage that is tailored to your individual needs. All services include full access to spa amenities including a steam room, sauna, fully stocked showers, and a vanity area.

Don’t see a service you like? For only $30, you can purchase a day pass to the spa and indulge in an afternoon of wellness and tranquility. Spend some time listening to the gentle crash of the waterfall in the atrium while you enjoy complimentary tea, fruit, and brownies! Equipped with soothing sounds, comfy couches, and full-length robes, you’re sure to come out feeling brand new.

Coffee And Pups, Yes Please

Visit The Dog Cafe in Silverlake and make some furry friends while enjoying a cup of coffee. The cafe offers a comfortable space for guests to interact with adoptable dogs, who might otherwise become fearful or aggressive from spending too much time in overcrowded shelters. This is also a great opportunity for people who are unable to have pets of their own to enjoy the company of dogs without the commitment of adoption!

Experience Some Laughter Therapy

Whoever said, “laughter is the best medicine” knew what they were talking about. Catch a hilarious improv, stand-up, or sketch show at Upright Citizens Brigade. The small theater offers an intimate environment that allows you to get up close with performers–some seats are even onstage! The theater is open 7 days a week and features a variety of shows for as little as $5.

Get Your Groove Back

Get your groove on with some good old-fashioned rollerskating. Glendale’s Moonlight Rollerway has been an Angeleno favorite since the 1950’s and it seems that not much has changed. This Jewel City gem is frequented by celebrities and has even been featured in a few movies! Bring your own skates and only pay $9 for admission or rent a pair for an additional $5. Enjoy the vintage vibes of the music, arcade games, and disco lights for a fun night of mending with your best buds!

Up next: Mend Guide for Westside Los Angeles. We also have Mend guides for Central LALondon, New York, San Francisco, and Southern Portugal.

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