How to Maintain Work-Life Balance in the Big City

Living in the city is a blessing and a curse. It’s great to live in close proximity to so many activities and transportation options, but it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of 24/7 living. Stay tuned for tips on how to maintain work-life balance when living in Downtown LA.


It’s no secret that Californians love their cars, but in highly-populated areas like Downtown, it can be smarter to choose alternative methods that are easier on your wallet and, more importantly, your stress levels. Luckily for city dwellers, alternatives are abundant.

Union Station, the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States, is located just north of Little Tokyo and its trains and buses can take you to places like Dodger Stadium, Universal Studios, and any beach in LA.

If you like to combine physical activity with getting where you need to go, bike racks run rampant in Downtown LA; some businesses, like our flexible workspace on Wilshire Blvd, even offer a bike valet. If you’re traveling outside of Downtown LA, The Los Angeles River Trail is a popular spot for cyclists and pedestrians.


Whether you work the graveyard shift or a normal 9 to 5, Downtown LA is chock full of post-work activities for any type of person at nearly any time. Foodies love the eclectic eats you can buy at Grand Central Market. Musicians flock to the Walt Disney Concert Hall for tours, concerts, and sometimes, just for the architecture. Art enthusiasts have multiple museums to choose from, like The Broad, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and temporary pop ups in the Arts District.

If you’re a bargain hunter looking for a free or cheap activity, enjoy the free concerts, festivals, and dance parties at Grand Park and Pershing Square. Right across the street from Grand Central Market is Angel’s Flight, a historic railway on Bunker Hill that costs just $1 to ride.

For those seeking something more professional, Cross Campus regularly hosts business and networking events; many are open to the public, but certain events with exclusive hosts or guests are limited to members only. Learn more about a coworking membership when you book a free tour at any location.


We could go on for ages about the different amenities Downtown LA offers in the form of cafes, bars, spas, yoga studios, and so on. What if you could find a place that offers all of that and more?

Cross Campus, an LA-based event venue and office space, thinks of everything when it comes to helping you work hard and play hard. Standard desks, standing desks, couches, and even micro-conference rooms are available for busy worker bees looking to get things done, with complimentary coffee, tea, kombucha, and craft beer readily available in the kitchen to help overcome writer’s block.

For the gym rats and those seeking peace and quiet, showers and meditation rooms are readily available to members who need to freshen up and clear their minds. Last but not least, Cross Campus is open 24/7 to accommodate members with unique schedules and to play host to events like cannabis conferences, trade and tariff panels, female empowerment workshops, and even drop-in massages.


Having it all in the big city can be tough. Let us make it easy. Schedule a free tour at Cross Campus DTLA or any of our other coworking spaces in LA. We have flexible coworking, private offices of every size, meeting space, and event space to fit all of your professional needs.