Focus on your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being
Fall is traditionally a time of release and renewal… and not just for the trees. Wellness retreats, blending travel and well-being, allow you to experience this holistic transformation for yourself.
Not sure where to begin your wellness journey? Consider one of these destinations. Set amongst the autumnal splendor and with ample opportunities for holistic healing, you’ll head home feeling like the best version of yourself.
Autumn and well-being intersect in Asheville, with its fresh mountain air, stunning surroundings, and abundant wellness options.
Despite its well-respected craft beer scene, this charming town is a hub for healthy activities. Think holistic retreats, spas, and rejuvenation centers. Enjoy popular treatments such as massage therapy, facials, and saunas, or explore newer experiences such as reiki or acupuncture.
Asheville also has numerous yoga studios, available for all levels. Whether you’re just trying out yoga or want to strengthen your practice, you’ll find a class to meet your needs.
Even the food in Asheville is part of its wellness scene! You’ll find plenty of restaurants and cafes that base their offerings on organic, locally sourced ingredients. Delicious and nutritious, a double win!
Escape the demands of daily life in this peaceful, laid-back small town with an undeniably beautiful autumn backdrop.
Nestled in the Berkshire Mountains, Lennox is known for its endless outdoor recreation options and healthy, locally-grown farm-to-table cuisine, including vegetarian and vegan selections.
The town is also home to several upscale wellness centers, where your mental well-being is as much of a focus as your physical health. Expertly curated experiences include everything from detoxification therapies to herbal wraps to “mud cocoons.”
If you prefer a less structured approach, Lennox provides a stunning setting: hike over rolling hills, practice yoga outdoors, or walk along scenic trails. Whatever your “thing” is, enjoy it in the tranquility of the mountains.
When it comes to wellness, Californians are unmatched. And if one city stands out, it’s definitely Ojai.
Despite its serene, small-town vibe, Ojai offers wellness opportunities that would rival any big city’s. Local practitioners provide non-traditional services such as energy work, sound healing, acupuncture, and other holistic therapies.
Ojai also boasts numerous world-class spas, holistic workshops, and wellness retreats. Treat yourself to more traditional experiences such as massages, herbal wraps, and facials that will leave you feeling refreshed and restored on every level.
Yet staying within your travel budget is surprisingly easy in Ojai, with fall’s cooler (but not cold!) temps luring you outdoors. And it’s almost impossible to resist spending time in nature here, with the serene landscape and lush greenery creating the perfect spot for continuing your meditation and self-reflection.
Surrounded by a breathtaking, fiery desert landscape, Sedona has long been the go-to destination for wellness retreats.
Visitors seeking self-discovery and transformation in Sedona are especially drawn to its vortexes, energy centers believed to possess sacred healing powers. These powerful sites are the ideal place to connect with the earth and focus on your personal growth through meditation, mindfulness, and introspection.
With so many visitors attuned to Sedona’s spiritual and energetic significance, it’s no surprise that meditation centers, yoga studios, and holistic centers have cropped up all over town. Join one of their many classes or workshops if you prefer a guided journey.
Pro Tip: The stargazing in Sedona is absolutely amazing! Make time each evening to spend a few minutes reconnecting with the Universe.
Are you ready for a vacation that focuses on your well-being? Your visit to one of these destinations will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and reconnected.
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