National Day of Unplugging: Places to Disconnect

You know that commercial where the vacationing guy reclining in a beach chair tosses his cell phone into the pristine aqua sea in front of him? In this age of hyper-connectivity, we could all use a break like that. A non-profit think tank is advocating the second annual day of rest from the world of electronic communication on Friday, March 4 to Saturday, March 5, from sundown to sundown. Turn off the smart phone. Unplug your computer (that's right--no email). Forget status updates and tweets. Take a deep breath, now one more--and get out there and enjoy being a luddite for the day in Los Angeles. (Photo: LACMA)

Updated: March 03, 2011

Best Places to Unplug in Los Angeles

Santa Monica Public Library

601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The best way to unplug might be by getting lost in a good book (and by book, I mean a bound one made of paper, thank you very much).

The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

The National Day of Unplugging begins and ends at sunset and the Getty offers one of the best views of the sun going down on Angel City. Make time to browse the collections and walk the gardens.

Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

A day in the park would be enough, but here you can end it with a night of star-gazing at the Observatory.

Exhale Center For Sacred Movement

245 Main St, Venice, CA 90291

By the time you get to Shavasana, you won't care about Charlie Sheen's latest tweet.

Lacma Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Start at the Pavillion for Japanese Art for your moments of zen.

The Bridge Cinema De Lux

6081 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Two words: movie marathon.