How long does a wellness getaway need to be for one to reconnect, disconnect or feel renewed? Here’s a hint: it doesn’t have to be a full week, 12 days or more to reap some restorative benefits. A long weekend can be all you need to refuel your well-being balance tank.
Whether you’re planning for a personal retreat, a bachelorette party, or couples getaway, these best and fresh destinations need to be on your radar for a long weekend wellness travel excursion that impresses far beyond having simply a green juice or a yoga class.
1. Carillon Resort Miami Beach, Florida
Located in the heart of Mid Beach Miami, the Carillon Resort is renown for its top-notch services and activities. With everything from adventure to relaxation, enjoy your pick of turquoise waters, wellness classes, complete gym facilities, a rock-climbing wall, five-star spa services, luxury accommodations and flavorful health foods. Carillon has the perfect combination of science and holistic treatments, from IV Therapy, Chakra Balancing, salt baths, cryotherapy, infrared sauna, and hydrotherapies, to name a few.
2. Strata Garden of the Gods Resort, Colorado
Not just for the winter season, Colorado has incredible grounds and air to disconnect from work and city life. Strata Garden of the Gods Resort in Colorado Springs is an integrative spa and wellness resort that will personalize your needs and journey. Covering all from health assessments, treatments, services, spa and salon, outdoor sports, golf, pools, on-site bridal services and more, anyone can find some connection to nature here.
3. Mayflower Inn & Spa, Connecticut
An ideal drive up north from New York City as a getaway, the Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Connecticut is a beautiful New England experience. A country retreat settled on 58 acres of land, the decor alone will take your mind off in a story of simpler times and fables. Along with fresh grown foods and spa offerings, book a bodywork, skin health or eastern wisdom session to heal your mind and body.
4. Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage Palm Springs, California
An ideal destination for my fellow Californians, the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage Palm Springs is just north of Coachella Valley. A timeless destination with an elevated luxury wellness experience, massive desert lands connect you to source, energy and space to disconnect. Their renewal spa overlooks the desert hills in a modern architecture with healing botanicals infused throughout.
5. Shou Sugi Ban House, New York
A newcomer on the block for the Hamptons destinations, the Shou Sugi Ban House allows the sea, the sky and the New England air to meet in this boutique wellness space. Inspired by the principles of wabi-sabi (the elusive beauty of imperfection) and well-being traditions that focus on simplicity, space, and natural beauty of life as it were, Shou Sugi Ban House is the only comprehensive wellness program in the Hamptons as to date, with spas, culinary wellness, classes and more.
Now, the question is, where will you book your upcoming long weekend for some wellness and restore?