For when you’re feeling rundown and need a solo getaway, holistic couple’s retreat, health and wellness refresh, or just a mindful getaway with friends, family or yourself — the West is calling. Arizona, New Mexico and California’s deserted, ruggedly beautiful landscape can sometimes be just the thing your mind and body need for a healing vacation.
Make it a friends or family affair, go solo or completely recharge and rejuvenate with holistic teaching and wellness courses. Whatever the vibe, let these top spa and wellness resorts guide the way.
A list of award-winning spas and resorts wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Arizona. The stunning state is essentially a hub for incredible wellness resorts for all ages and interests, and for good reason. See what we mean in Tucson at Miraval. Find balance with equestrian treatments, aerial yoga and even zip lining. If all else fails, the natural beauty alone is worth the retreat.
For those on the Sedona side of things, Mii Amo is a true destination resort to recharge, reflect and unwind, solo or with loved ones. Book spa services for the body and spirit with a focus on Native American traditions and treatments themed around the indigenous culture. Immerse yourself in the region’s deep connection with its history with well-planned itineraries for all ages. Branch out with some art and design experiences or explore the breathtaking landscape by biking and hiking the resort’s nearby trails. Join group fitness classes or spend some personal time on your own — even get into the meditation rhythm with the Mii time series.
When in California, do what the locals do and focus on self-care and mind-body wellness. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa boasts a rugged, one-with-nature vibe with all the 5-star luxury you’d expect from an award-winning locale.
Another resort rooted in Native peoples’ traditions and heritage, Sunrise Springs Spa Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is for those looking to really learn about health and wellness and bring it back home with them. Guests, families and solo travelers join wellness workshops and movement classes, soaking in the hot springs, yoga and uncovering greater intentions for life outside of the resort.
No matter where your travels take you, if a mind-body overhaul or simple refresh is on the itinerary, these resorts should be on your list.
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United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Family travelers to England can’t miss the return of the annual Bath at Christmas in the picturesque and historic city of Bath. Nights of entertainment, lights, and delicious food and drinks queue up for an unforgettable Christmas.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.