Six of the best ways to detox in Los Angeles

HIKE RUNYON CANYON

Los Angeles is full of workout studios, but those craving fresh air and nature head to Runyon Canyon, a 65-hectare dog-friendly park in the Hollywood Hills with a variety of hiking trails guaranteed to get the heart pumping. The most challenging route, Hero's Trail, traverses the spine of the ridge, a veritable goat track with the reward of sensational 360-degree views from the top. See friendsofrunyoncanyon.org

SWEAT IT OUT AT SHAPE HOUSE

Beloved by celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Shape House in West Hollywood is an "urban sweat lodge": all you do is lie on a bed, wrapped like a burrito in an infrared blanket, sweating it out as you watch Netflix. It may sound like menopause on a hot summer's night, but the results are astounding and your skin will feel fabulous afterwards. See shapehouse.com

FLEX THE PECS AT MUSCLE BEACH

Santa Monica's Original Muscle Beach, an alfresco bodybuilding gym on the sand near Santa Monica Pier, has been luring narcissists and voyeurs alike since it started in 1933, kicking off a decades-long craze for weightlifting and physical fitness. Swings, monkey bars and other retro workout apparatus are free to use; or if you prefer to watch others work their abs, sit back and enjoy the daily show. See santamonica.com

UNPLUG YOUR LIFE

When life gets too hectic, clear your mind and soul at Unplug, a minimalistic meditation studio in West Hollywood that offers a range of classes, from breathwork to sound healing and tapping. Based on the "drop-in" concept used by blow-dry bars, founder Suze Yalof Schwartz envisaged Unplug as "meditation for Type A personalities: clean, modern, secular, effortless to attend … a place where you walk in feeling icky and walk out feeling great". See unplug.com

HAVE AN IV VITAMINS FACIAL

When your body is depleted from over-indulgence, a cocktail of vitamins administered intravenously can reboot your system, replacing all the nasties with good stuff. At West Hollywood's Rehab Wellness you can take the indulgence one step further, combining a facial with an IV infusion – the perfect hangover cure, and also great for combating jetlag. See rehabwellnessla.com

DANCE IT OFF AT THE ABBEY

If all else fails – keep partying! West Hollywood's most iconic gay bar, the Abbey, lures revellers of all persuasions to its dance floor, a welcoming and non-judgmental environment with great music, a lively ambience and great people-watching. A guaranteed fun night out, retoxing after the detox. See theabbeyweho.com

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