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ChocoVivo Summer Guide to the Westside

ChocoVivo Summer Guide to the Westside

School's out for summer, or it's summer friday season at least! How do you plan to spend it? If you aren't going on a trip this summer, you can still be a tourist in our city and escape to the beach! We've compiled a list of our favorite places to hit on a day off on the Westside.

1. Wake up early and head to the beach.  Early morning is the perfect time to squeeze in a surf or check out a new yoga class before the day starts. We suggest Kundalini with Guru Mitar at Mandala.

2. Grab a coffee at Blue Bottle on Abbot Kinney. Now that you are relaxed and feeling zen, time for some coffee and a bite to eat. After coffee, stroll down Abbot Kinney and see whats new. 

3. Lunch at Cafe Gratitude is never a bad idea. If you're following a vegan diet and want casual vibe with venice walkability, this is the place. Try one of their bowls or a smoothie to cool down and escape the summer heat. 

4. A quick massage at The Now on Main. Have you heard of The Now Spa? A few months ago they opened their Main St. location and it's the perfect place to stop in for a quick massage. They have one that is just 25 minutes, but the perfect amount of time to de-stress and unwind. Once inside you'll immediately feel transported. 

5. Bring a Picnic to the Summer Twilight Series at the Pier. The Summer Twilight Concert Series kicks off today at the Santa Monica Pier. This is a great place to bring the whole family, or a date. Check out the line up here. Concerts happen every Thursday. From now until the end of the series, we'll be creating to-go tastings bags so you can have your own wine and chocolate pairing on the beach. 

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