How to relax on a budget? Ask Emma!

Perfect timing. An article by Emma Grace Brown about how to relax in Los Angeles and do it on a budget. Here’s Emma.


How to Relax in L.A. Like a Celebrity Without Spending Like One

by Emma Grace Brown

 Los Angeles is the perfect place to get away and refresh your mind and body. There are so many wonderful things to do and see, and so many memories to be made. At the same time, you need to leave some room for self-care. That way you don’t end up needing a vacation to recover from your vacation.

Now when you think of L.A. and self-care, you may immediately picture pricey spas and resorts, but the following are much more practical options, including the pointers below.

Stay Like a Local for Less

 When you’re looking to relax, the last thing you want is to get stuck in a less-than-perfect hotel room. However, good hotels are notoriously expensive in Los Angeles. Which is why if you’re traveling with friends or loved ones, you may want to look into renting a short-term rental together instead. Then you can split the costs without sacrificing your comfort.

Getting around in LA can also be a bit stressful, so you’ll want to choose a rental in a location that is close to activities and attractions that interest you. Want to wile away your days exploring LACMA or the La Brea Tar Pits? Then stay in Central LA. Or if you prefer to relax near the sea, you may want to look for a rental in and around the Santa Monica area.

 Beat LA Traffic on a Budget

 Choosing your location wisely can help you avoid the tension of dealing with LA’s infamous traffic. Especially if you can get around on foot, but at some point you may want to explore areas that are a bit farther away from your rental. If so, know that you do have options.

To save yourself the headache of driving in traffic, choose rideshares instead. You can use your credit card or buy packages to save on the cost of rides, and then you can sit back and relax while a local chauffeurs you around. That’s a great way to treat yourself to self-care.

Do you plan on relaxing and preparing home-cooked meals in your rental? Being able to cook meals is another way that short-term rentals can help out with your budget. Best of all, you can use one of the many delivery services in LA to avoid a long trip to the grocery store.

De-Stress With DIY Spa Treats

 You’ve decided to split a lux rental with friends that has amazing views, and you have a plan for how to get it stocked with plenty of nourishing foods for your stay, but you also need to pamper yourself. If getting out and getting to a local spa isn’t in your budget, you can always DIY.

For a minimal effort DIY spa night, use coupons and savings hacks to pick up masks, deep conditioners, body treatments and other self-care treats from a top beauty retailer. You may even be able to pick up your selections in Los Angeles, and save room in your luggage.

By the way, if you prefer to have someone else pamper you, you may be able to find some online deals that will make those LA spas more affordable. Just be sure to read the fine print and research each spa before booking your treatment to avoid unnecessary headaches.

Your Los Angeles vacation should include some relaxation. Which is why you should put self-care on your itinerary. If you’re concerned about costs, get creative in order to stay within your budget. Opt for a short-term rental with friends, skip the car rental and save on rideshares, have the essentials delivered, or pick up DIY self-care products or spa packages for less. These are all practical ways to save on self-care during your stay.

Emma Grace Brown lives her life by her rules; and it works! When she’s not snuggling puppies, Emma promotes female empowerment through her website. Her mission is to help those who live with self-doubt to realize they don’t have to mold themselves to conventionality.



Photo Credit: Rawpixel




Speak Your Mind