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.
With postcard-perfect vistas and Victorian-era towns, the 235-mile San Juan Skyway Scenic and Historic Byway in southern Colorado is one of the nation’s most beautiful road trips. That’s especially true during the fall when yellows, oranges and reds blanket the San Juan Mountains and rolling hillsides.
Between all the apple picking, cider drinking and seasonal hikes your family has in mind, there’s plenty of fall fun the whole crew can enjoy, pups included. Bring your family pets along on your next fall family adventure with this list of inclusive activities.
There’s not much spookier than getting lost in a maze cut through tall stalks of corn — especially in the dark. The first corn maze is attributed to a farm in Annville, Pennsylvania. Since then, mazes have become huge autumn attractions. Many of today’s larger mazes are cut with the help of Global Positioning Satellite technology, allowing maze makers to create intricate shapes that add to navigational challenges.
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