Those who decry Los Angeles as a collection of suburbs searching for a city need to re-think their outlook. The Aroma Spa & Sports, on the third floor of an Über-modern megaplex in the heart of the Wilshire district, is a city unto itself. A total health and fitness facility, the urban oasis offers among its attributes specialized spa treatments, advanced equipment, top-notch trainers, an indoor Jr. Olympic-size swimming pool, racquetball and a 4-level, state-of-the-art indoor driving range. One tempting indulgence: the Korean Body Scrub, an exfoliation treatment that even attracts stars, given its $30-for-30-minute bargain price. Keep things Korean afterwards, too, with Koreatown’s best barbeque within easy walking distance outside.
3680 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
213-387-2111
www.aromaresort.com