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New Year, New You: Health and Wellness Resolutions

For those looking to transform their wellness routine in 2023, look no further. California is the perfect place to experience mind, body and spiritual rejuvenation that will have you feeling brand new and ready to accomplish your goals. Here is a list of destinations offering guided retreats, spa treatments, and wellness programs worth checking out. 


The Napa Valley Vine Trail
The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition is a grass-roots nonprofit with a vision to build a walking/biking trail system to connect the entire Napa Valley. When completed, likely by 2027, the Napa Valley Vine Trail will stretch 47 miles from the Vallejo Ferry Terminal to Calistoga making Napa Valley one of the only North American wine regions with a contiguous biking and walking trail. In 2023, a major 8-mile section from St. Helena to Calistoga will be completed. Visitors and residents alike will be able to ride, free of cars, from two of the major city centers within Napa Valley experiencing vineyards and wildlife up close. 

Jazzercise in Oceanside
For more than 50 years, Jazzercise has shaped the fitness industry, and those visiting Southern California can take a class from Shanna Missett Nelson, the daughter of Jazzercise founder Judi Sheppard Missett, or even the founder herself at Jazzercise Oceanside Fitness Center. With headquarters in Carlsbad, the original dance cardio is a 55-minute full-body workout perfect for anyone looking to continue (or start) their fitness journey.


Find Yourself in Mount Shasta
Located in Mount Shasta, Pneuma Retreat Center is a center for academic, artistic and spiritual training where the transmission of knowledge and experience is possible. The center’s goal is to offer fundamental education for men and women to know themselves better by using scientific methods and procedures to achieve their awakening. Also in Siskiyou County, take a guided Mount Shasta Retreat with Andrew Oser, a spiritual life coach who helps people from around the world discover the magic of Mount Shasta.

Saffron & Sage in San Diego 
Saffron & Sage, a holistic health club in San Diego, is designed to help visitors regain and cultivate their wellness journey. Guests maintain a connection with their practitioners during several therapies and treatments such as acupuncture, botanical medicine, energy therapy, fire cupping, hypnotherapy, and sound or nutritional therapy, among other services. 

Sacramento's Asha Urban Baths
Start off 2023 on a relaxing note by heading to Sacramento’s first and only old-world-style bathhouse. Asha Urban Baths is a communal space where guests can rejuvenate alone or with friends as they soak in warm pools, take a contrasting plunge into a cold bath held at 62 degrees, or settle into a steam room or sauna that heats up to 200 degrees. Guests can further their relaxation by enjoying Asha Urban Bath’s facial treatments, massages, yoga and a plethora of wellness products from local vendors.

Balanced Wellness in Cambria
Relax and rejuvenate in Cambria by taking advantage of the many spas, fitness studios and wellness centers focused on improving physical and mental health. Alleviate stress at Coastal Massage and Wellness with a therapeutic Shiatsu massage, Craniosacral Therapy and John Barnes Style Myofascial Release. Experience luxurious massages and spa rituals at The Nest Spa at El Colibri. Take an outdoor class at Metta Pilates or work out at Fitness for Life Studio. End with a nourishing meal at Hidden Kitchen or Soto’s True Earth Market

New Wellness Experiences in Pasadena
Chuan Spa, located at the historic Langham Huntington, Pasadena features treatments rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and the five elemental forces. Enjoy new treatments such as the Uplifting Power Facial or the OTO massages with CBD. The Sleep Matters package includes aromatherapy bath salts, eye masks, two signature massages and sleep beverages. Recharge with ice baths and infrared saunas at Space B.A.R. Wellness, Pasadena's first high-performance fitness recovery center. Artemisia Acupuncture & Apothecary takes a multifaceted approach to recovery including acupuncture, herbs and East Asian medicine. Reward your body at the new Lifted Botanical Wellness Bar, specializing in coffee blends, plant-based smoothies, mushroom elixirs and kava drinks. 

Healing Treatments in Sonoma County
Feel the earth's healing waters from thermal springs 1,100 feet directly beneath the iconic Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. At its Willow Stream Spa, treatments include the Bathing Ritual featuring an exfoliating shower, mineral water soaking pools, herbal steam and a dry sauna. Surrounded by orchards and giant redwoods, retreat to Dawn Ranch for complimentary creative workshops, yoga and meditation, kayaking, hiking trails, and a forest bathing and wine-tasting experience. For a truly unique indulgence, Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is the only spa in the U.S. that offers the Cedar Enzyme Bath. Originating in Japan, the therapeutic treatment involves immersing your entire body in a mixture of warm, fragrant ground cedar and rice healing bran. Located in the coastal redwoods near the Pacific Ocean, sits the Ratna Ling Retreat Center, offering meditation, yoga and massages. 

Live Healthy & Happily in 2023 at Palace Hotel in San Francisco
For the New Year, Palace Hotel in San Francisco will celebrate good health and wellness with their Live Healthy + Happily in 2023 program. Guests can enjoy complimentary fitness activities such as water aerobics at the beautiful indoor pool or private practices in the comfort of their room from the Palace well-being channel. The culinary team has created delicious healthy menus including the launch of their plant-based signature vegan tea experience in The Garden Court. There are also specialty cocktails and mocktails in the Pied Piper that feature antioxidants and restorative ingredients. And to celebrate their very walkable city – the team of Les Clefs d’Or Concierges has developed San Francisco itineraries that are steps away from the Palace and designed to be experienced on foot. 


Sensei Porcupine Creek
The highly anticipated Sensei Porcupine Creek opened its doors on Nov. 2, welcoming guests to the luxurious wellness retreat in Rancho Mirage nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. As the first standalone retreat under the Sensei brand, founded by Larry Ellison and Dr. David Agus, the property boasts a boutique experience. With 22 luxurious accommodations, evidence-based wellness programming designed to give guests the tools they need to live a longer, healthier lifestyle, a private Sensei by Nobu restaurant, and premier spa, fitness, golf and tennis facilities, this resort is the perfect destination for a wellness retreat.

Spa Rejuvenation in North Lake Tahoe
Discover an abundance of spa facilities in North Lake Tahoe perfect for a solo getaway. The Ritz-Carlton Spa features 16 luxurious treatment rooms, a fitness center, a fully integrated wellness program and a heated co-ed spa lap pool overlooking the slopes. After a day of skiing and activities, unwind by the fireplace in a private restoration lounge or step into the dry heat lodge to detoxify or the mentally uplifting pinyon pine steam room to energize.

The Fairmont Spa & Wellness in Del Mar
This New Year, guests can press the pause button on their busy schedules and revel in the beauty and natural abundance of The Fairmont Spa & Wellness at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Featuring 11 spacious treatment rooms, a luxurious couple’s suite, and a custom organic product line, the premier resort spa ranks among the top 60 resort spas in the world, according to Forbes. From massages to facials, each treatment uses wild herbs, mineral-rich clays, and other local elements, all of which are custom-designed by distinguished consultant Anne Bramham.

Wellness Centers in San Luis Obispo
Prioritize mental and physical wellness at Hotel Cerro’s Spa Cerro, a wet spa that provides luxurious health and wellness options that capture the essence of San Luis ObispoSol Spa at Hotel San Luis Obispo weaves Chinese cultural elements throughout its treatment rooms. Award-winning Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa in Avila Beach offers a complimentary 30-minute private soak in their Hillside Mineral Springs tub prior to spa treatments. Dia Feliz Spa at the Cliff's Resort & Spa in Pismo Beach is an oceanfront getaway with relaxing body and skincare treatments.

Spa at Rancho Valencia 
The new and improved Forbes 5-star-rated Spa at Rancho Valencia is known for its state-of-the-art fitness center, luxurious salon and poolside cabanas, just to name a few offerings. Guests can recharge by choosing from one of the many skin and facial therapy options, including the Foundation Facial, Luminous Lift Facial, Gentleman’s Facial, Valencia Diamond Lift and White Diamond. 

Oceanside Spas in the San Francisco Peninsula
The Oceano Coastal Spa is a peaceful sanctuary by the sea that offers deep-soak tubs, healing massage therapies and customized spa products. For the ultimate luxurious experience, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Spa offers signature treatments including the Redwood Forest Ritual and seasonal facials using locally sourced ingredients. With 15 treatment rooms and relaxation facilities, visitors will love this healing experience complemented by the sounds of crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean.

Immersive Oceanfront Wellness at Terranea Resort 
Uniquely positioned on 102 oceanfront acres and surrounded by Southern California sunshine and sparkling waves, Terranea Resort creates a luxuriously serene oasis to rejuvenate body and spirit. The Spa at Terranea takes a unique approach to wellness by paying particular attention to the timing of a guest's visit, recommending treatments according to nature and Circadian Rhythm. In addition, this Los Angeles wellness destination offers guests a chance to connect with nature during seaside yoga or explore fitness outdoors with Nature’s Gym. 

Waves of Wellness in Huntington Beach
Experience a new standard for relaxation at Paséa Hotel & Spa’s Aarna Spa. As one of American Spa Magazine’s “Top Spas in the U.S.,” visitors are welcome to escape into Aarna’s tranquil space and luxurious services. Drift a Waterfront Spa at The Waterfront Beach Resort is a full-service day spa that invites guests to indulge in a personalized massage, a botanical-infused facial, or a powerful Hydrafacial®. Indulge in the ultimate spa experience at Pacific Waters Spa at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. The elegant Spanish-style spa fuses elements of Mediterranean culture with inspiration from the Southern California waters off the coast.