This feature via Sunset, our partner for all things travel + outdoor living in the Western US.
Making time for relaxation and de-stressing are crucial to your overall well-being and mental health. We at GWS are all for the work hard, play hard (or rather relax + rejuvenate) idea—and for us, travel is KEY! For those looking for a weekend breather, or a refreshing get-out-of-town kind of trip, we’re sharing these wellness vacation destinations, via our friends at Sunset Magazine!
This red-rock wonderland has it all. Vortex seekers can soak in the sacred energy (and crystal stores), fitness buffs can hike and bike world-class trails (Devil’s Bridge Trail is a must) and vegetarians can indulge in the organic, plant-based menu at ChocolaTree. Stay at Mii Amo, the ultimate spa retreat.
Whether you’re strolling Abbot Kinney Boulevard or rollerblading the boardwalk, you can’t go two feet without hitting a healthy hotspot. Grab a smoothie at Moon Juice, shop for organic beauty potions at Living Libations, downward dog at Love Yoga, pick up a vegan treat at Café Gratitude, and people-watch at Muscle Beach.
A true all-seasons wellness escape, come in summer for the Telluride Yoga Festival, fall for mountain biking, winter for epic powder skiing, and spring to whitewater-raft the mighty San Miguel. And with three waterfall hikes within walking distance of downtown, you don’t have far to go to burn calories.
Whether you strap on skis, trail runners, hiking shoes, ice skates, or snow shoes, this Canadian Rocky Mountain destination is a paradise for any outdoor adventurer. Canoe Lake Louise, bike Banff National Park, ski Sunshine Village, and soak in the waters of Banff Upper Hot Springs, all while surrounded by pinch-me panoramas.