Paiche

No chef in LA knows gourmet Peruvian cuisine like Ricardo Zarate, the man behind hot spots like Mo-chica and Picca. Neck-craning hot spot in Marina Del Rey is named after the tender whitefish headlining the menu, washed down perfectly with the signature Pisco Sour. The contemporary Peruvian go-to is an izakaya, so expect more “Japanese” than “California coastal” when it comes to the small plates.

Spa Nautica at Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey

There’s nothing like a poolside rub-down, and the best place to do it is at this nautical-themed spa. There are seven treatment rooms, should you bring your entourage, and guests have access to the outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, and eucalyptus steam rooms. The spa is heavy on “organic,” so expect that whole health thing to be taken seriously here. Not that anything in LA is any different.

Paiche

No chef in LA knows gourmet Peruvian cuisine like Ricardo Zarate, the man behind hot spots like Mo-chica and Picca. Neck-craning hot spot in Marina Del Rey is named after the tender whitefish headlining the menu, washed down perfectly with the signature Pisco Sour. The contemporary Peruvian go-to is an izakaya, so expect more “Japanese” than “California coastal” when it comes to the small plates.

Custom Hotel

Layovers and delays at LAX can be a bitch, but Custom Hotel has you covered–crystal blue pool with poolside bar, deluxe rooms, most with ocean views and within walking/cheap cabbing distance to LAX. Close to everywhere you wanna go around LA, boutique style serves its purpose for counting sheep in comfort.

Spa Nautica at Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey

There’s nothing like a poolside rub-down, and the best place to do it is at this nautical-themed spa. There are seven treatment rooms, should you bring your entourage, and guests have access to the outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, and eucalyptus steam rooms. The spa is heavy on “organic,” so expect that whole health thing to be taken seriously here. Not that anything in LA is any different.