When the winter weather and early sunsets have you feeling a little sad from Seasonal Affective Disorder, planning a wellness retreat can be a good way to perk up.
Get a jump on those wellness resolutions with these well-timed offers:
If Arizona is the mecca of health and wellness retreats, consider Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa the ultimate cure for winter blues. Brings the kids or go solo and use the outdoors as your jungle gym. Connect with nature through swimming, hiking and biking through the stunning Arizona desert and get an extra dose with Sanctuary Spa’s Vita D Brightening Facial, using vitamin D treatments to wake your skin up from the cold, sunless winter (starting at $189 for 60 minutes). Another option is the soul connect treatment, incorporating guided meditation, chakra balancing, massage and energy work (starting at $269 for 90 minutes).
Over in Florida, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa guests can also soak up some vitamin D while resting by the pool or lounging on the resort’s private beach. Let the sunshine lift your spirits and shake off the darkness of winter for a few days. Upgrade your skincare routine at SiSpa with a 50- or 80-minute Bubbles and Gold treatment for $215 and $335, respectively. The service is available through January and includes Si Of Youth Oxygen Infusion Facial to rebalance and restore skin cells and a 24K Gold Face Masque to improve blood flow and skin renewal with antioxidants and minerals.
California famously lures locals and tourists for its restorative spas and retreats, and Pebble Beach Resort’s Winter Stay & Play is a tough one to ignore. The promotion is available through March 31, and includes two-night accommodations, two rounds of golf (one at Pebble Beach Golf Links and one at The Links at Spanish Bay or Spyglass Hill) and a $100 resort credit. Guests can use the credit toward a sea salt body scrub ($180 for 45 minutes), which combines mineral-rich sea salts with aromatherapy oils to exfoliate and soften the skin. Let the oils uplift your mood and reinvigorate your skin’s natural glow. The Winter Stay & Play offer begins at $2,445 for The Inn at Spanish Bay, and $2,845 for The Lodge at Pebble Beach.
Wake up from the long winter to a fun family trip to the sunshine and treat yourself to a little vitamin D.
Continuing our story from yesterday (if you missed it, click here), here’s part two on how to make the most of your weekend pioneering, with a closer look at our itinerary for Saturday:
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Chances are you know South Beach or have heard about the southernmost section of Miami Beach — 23rd Street to South Pointe Park. It’s the historic Art Deco district with stunning white and pastel buildings lining Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and beyond.
Tucked into the central coast of California is a trail of history waiting to be found by your kids. The Highway 1 Discovery Route through San Luis Obispo County snakes along the winnowy Pacific Coast Highway, CA-1, between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The more than 100 miles of mostly protected coastline begins after a four-hour drive from San Francisco at Ragged Point, or about three hours from Los Angeles at Nipomo. The trail features 10 cities, connected by cliffs, carved by a moody ocean, and a slower pace of life. There are plenty of reasons to stop and walk into the past, preserved by those whose hearts still live there. Nature lovers will linger on the many trails to hike and picnic areas. We drove from Los Angeles with two 9-year-old boys to explore this part of the state.
Raising a budding Julia Child or Jacques Pépin? Or just looking for a more interactive family activity? Register your family (or kids) for a cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America.