Top Travel Picks for Wellness Getaways and AdventuresMay 21, 2019
Daily routines can take their toll on our physical and mental well-being. Thankfully, travel is one of the best ways to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate. We’ve put together a list of wellness travel destinations around the globe that are sure to have you feeling your best. Whether you prefer sweating it out with an invigorating workout or being pampered from head to toe, these dreamy destinations should provide some inspiration.
The gorgeous Alpine town of Davos is now known as the site of the World Economic Forum, but it actually has a long history as a wellness destination. Doctors found the microclimate of the high valley to be good for the lungs, and started sending people there in the mid 1800s. If spectacular mountain vistas, fresh air, hiking, and mountain biking are high on your wishlist, then you should consider paying this lovely town a visit.
Lake Tahoe, USA
If all that Alpine adventure sounds inviting but a bit too hard to reach, there’s no need to worry. Lake Tahoe provides many of the same opportunities for adventure and well-being, while being much easier to reach for many. As much as it’s known as a ski resort, the area is absolutely gorgeous in the summer, and is a prime destination for hiking, golfing, and boating. We also recommend hopping on a paddleboard and gazing down into the lake — it boasts some of the clearest water in the country.
If you prefer beaches to mountains, then perhaps a trip to Tenerife is what the doctor ordered. One of Spain’s Canary Islands, located off the coast of Morocco, Tenerife boasts warm weather, beautiful landscapes, and some spectacular beaches. The island is dominated by Mount Teide, a volcano and a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hike or mountain bike up and down its slopes, try your hand at kitesurfing or windsurfing, or unwind with some beachfront yoga.
San Diego, USA
Another prime choice for beach lovers, San Diego is a great destination for health-conscious travelers. The warm Southern California climate means that outdoor activities, including world-class surfing and golf, are always available. Californians are also so focused on staying healthy that you’ll find some of the country’s best health-food options here.
Few destinations are more associated with wellness travel than Bali. Spirituality and well-being is an important part of the local culture, and you’ll find plenty of ways to rejuvenate on “The Island of the Gods.” Meditation, yoga, Balinese massages, and spa therapies are the order of the day here, and the gorgeous sunsets and enchanting volcano vistas are enough to soothe any soul.
Simply getting away from it all is a great way to relieve stress and increase positive energy. Of course, staying active, being outdoors, and treating yourself to some wellness treatments make it all that much more blissful. Whichever destination you choose, check out the local Hard Rock Hotel, where you can pamper yourself at the Rock Spa and unwind with the Rock Om yoga program.