Magazine article Sunset

5 More Gold-Medal Towns

Magazine article Sunset

5 More Gold-Medal Towns

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1/Los Angeles Evan Lysacek, figure skater WHERE HE WORKS OUT The oceanfront path between Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach for morning runs; Runyon Canyon Park (laparks.org), near the Hollywood Hills, for weekend hikes. WHERE HE HANGS OUT Holly-wood's Chateau Marmont (from $395; chateaumarmont. com) to lounge at the pool by day and drink cocktails on the heated patio at night. "I feel like I'm in Paris," Evan says. For breakfast, he eats healthy with a yogurt-granola parfait from Joan's on Third ($; 323/655-2285). For a post-training treat, he pops lavender-infused macaroons from Little Next Door ($1.75; 323/951-1210). Evan's hobby? "Treasure hunting" at the Melrose Trading Post (closed Sun; $2 admission; melrosetradingpost.org).

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2/Vail, co Lindsey Vonn, alpine skier WHERE SHE WORKS OUT The gym at the Arrabelle at Vail Square (day pass $35; arrabelle. rockresorts. com) has a "top-notch" spa. Outdoors, Lindsey trains on Golden Peak at Vail Mountain (vail.com for prices). WHERE SHE HANGS OUT The cozy-casual Red Lion ($$; theredlion.com) for live music apres-ski. Axel's (970/476-7625) is a favorite boutique, and Sweet Basil ($$$; 970/476-0125) sometimes has a killer seared tuna dish on its menu.

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3/Corona del Mar, CA Sasha Cohen, figure skater WHERE SHE WORKS OUT In Crystal Cove State Park ($75 per vehicle; crystalcovestatepark.com) in Laguna Beach. She also likes to run along Ocean Avenue and on Balboa Island (balboa-island. …

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