Spring break is all about booze, late nights and partying...right? Well, maybe when you were in college. Now, the last thing working adults want after some much-needed time off is a raging hangover. That's why an impressive handful of spring break destinations are offering healthy options to help you relax, regenerate and reboot before heading back to real life. Here are our five healthy getaway picks for spring break that might even change your life.
This Southern California town is quickly becoming a retreat for those from Los Angeles and all over the world. With so much to offer in terms of physical activity (bike riding, hiking, rock climbing and fishing) and a wide variety of healthy dining -- including vegan, paleo, organic, vegetarian and local options -- it's no wonder it's becoming an easy healthy getaway. To up the ante on your detox vacation, book a room at The Oaks at Ojai, a spa retreat that offers 1,200-calorie-a-day meals inclusive of your stay, plus a wide variety of indoor and outdoor classes all day long. To find that inner peace, check out Krishnamurti Foundation, a foundation dedicated to the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti, which promotes an approach to life that is whole, mindful and intelligent.
What could be better for rejuvenation than daily yoga sessions on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean? That's exactly why W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island launched the ENERGIZE by Tara Stiles yoga retreat with the celebrity New York yogi. The program offers a customized escape with on-site trained Strala guides and yoga classes on Paradise Edge cliff. If that's not enough nature and zen for you, there's also Bioluminescent Bay kayaking and snorkeling, made-to-order spa treatments and customized healthy meals and cooking classes with Chef Javier.
Hawaii has always been about living the aloha lifestyle, but one hotel has kicked it up a notch with its wellness offerings. Halekulani recently launched the Living-Well programming aimed to help guests reach their own wellness goals through a monthly series of lectures presented by the SpaHalekulani’s in-house Lifestyle Coach, Kamala Skipper. The lectures can also be paired with a package for the ultimate Living Well Cleanse, which features a five-day cleanse, 50-minute surface-to-center body treatment, and recipes, shopping lists, daily support, personal journals and other take-home tools to keep your healthy living going even after your vacation.
Okay, there's no sun and sand, but Aspen is still an incredible place to detox from the craziness of everyday life. The St. Regis Aspen Resort offers a Mountaintop Reboot program: a three-night stay that includes daily cold-pressed juices, yoga, and customized massages at the Remède Spa. Guests also get the chance to experience fat biking, aka biking in snow on “fat” wheels that can handle the snowy conditions.
Hilton Head island is known as a beach destination, but with a number of renowned spas and wellness centers, 60 miles of uncrowded multi-use trails, and a range of fitness classes, there’s no better place to treat your body, mind, or soul this spring. Travelers can get fit while on vacation at island-inspired spas and wellness centers, like Hilton Head Health, which offer all-inclusive packages that focus on healthy eating, fitness and stress management to jumpstart your healthy regimen.