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Blog post by Jennifer McGregor of publichealthlibrary.org
4 Self-Care Vacation Destinations to Reset Your Mind and Body
After two years of living in a global pandemic, we could all benefit from a self-care vacation. The constant stress and anxiety of living amidst COVID-19 have taken a toll on our mental, emotional, and physical well-being, and making time for self-care has never been more important.
If you — like most Americans — could use a change of scenery after spending so much of your time at home throughout the pandemic, it may be time to reset your mind and body at any of the four self-care vacation destinations below. Check out these ideas from the Personal Fitness Trainer Directory and start planning the ultimate self-care getaway!
1. Seattle, WA
Seattle is the perfect destination for self-care enthusiasts, as travelers can find an abundance of hiking and biking trails, healthy eateries, coffee shops, day spas, museums, and more than 100 wineries within 30 minutes of downtown. Travelers can take in stunning mountain views at Mount Si, view wildflowers at Tiger Mountain Trail, whale-watch at Alki Beach, or simply unwind in their hotel’s hot tub, fitness center, spa, or swimming pool.
If spending time in nature is an integral part of your self-care routine, you may find yourself longing to stay in Seattle for as long as possible — as the city is home to more than 485 parks, gardens, and walking paths. Eventually, you might even choose to become a permanent resident of the Emerald City.
Whatever the case, you can look for affordable rental properties in your price range, as Seattle ApartmentList.com makes it easy to filter results by number of bedrooms and bathrooms, proximity to work or school, and included amenities like pools, bathtubs, gyms, and patios. Some online listings also include 3D tours, helping you to narrow your search even further.
2. Mendocino, CA
Located just over three hours north of San Francisco, the coastal community of Mendocino is the perfect place to reset your mind and body with nutritious meals, time in nature, and wines made from locally grown organic grapes. Local attractions include the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Montgomery Woods State Reserve, and Bowling Ball Beach.
While there are many resorts for travelers to choose from when visiting Mendocino, the Stanford Inn & Resort is the ultimate attraction for those seeking self-care in Northern California. Resort amenities include plant-based meals, mountain biking, yoga and gardening classes, spa services, canoe rentals, mindfulness programs, and so much more.
Mendocino is also a great option for those looking to transition from city to rural living. Only about 855 residents call the city home, but those who do tend to enjoy Mendocino’s small-town feel.
3. Sedona, AZ
Sedona has everything a self-care seeker could hope for, from spiritual retreats and energy work to yoga, meditation, scenic trails, and vortex sites. The Vortexes are a popular Sedona attraction for those seeking healing and self-exploration, specifically the four vortexes located at Boynton Canyon, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, and Airport Mesa.
4. Miami, FL
Your mind may not jump to Miami when you think of self-care, but the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is the perfect place to reset your body and mind and experiment with different types of integrative therapies. Guests can enjoy activities such as private fitness classes, indoor rock climbing, and deep-sea fishing, along with wellness treatments like acupuncture, energy healing, massage, and salt bath float therapy.
Outside of the resort, travelers can relax and unwind at Miami Beach, the Frost Science Aquarium and Planetarium, and local hiking trails such as the Shark Valley Trail, Matheson Hammock Park Trail, and Oleta River State Park. Other outdoor attractions for self-care seekers include the Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, and Big Cypress National Preserve.
Whether You Stay or Go, Self-Care is Essential
Even if you can’t leave town for a self-care getaway in Seattle, Mendocino, Sedona, or Miami, it’s important to make time for self-care. Your self-care practices don’t have to take up a lot of your time or money, and they can be as simple as soaking in a bubble bath, taking a daily walk in nature, or writing in a gratitude journal. The more you can do for self-care in the age of COVID-19, the happier, healthier, and less stressed you’ll be.
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