A surreal experience located, no surprise, just off the Venice Boardwalk, Float Lab® is a good if strange place to forget your troubles for a couple of hours.

You’ll shower in and shower out and, in between you’ll get in this huge isolation chamber filled with 800lbs of Epsom salt dissolved in about 12 inches of warm water. The chamber is completely sealed, warm and pitch black inside – but don’t worry about feeling claustrophobic. The tank is big enough that I could stand in it easily and, when floating, stretch my arms out over my head and still not have both my fingers and toes touch the walls. (I’m 5’9″.)