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Ring in Wellness

After two stressful years living through a global pandemic, it’s time to ring in the New Year with a wellness vacation in the Golden State. Start 2022 relaxed, rejuvenated and full of optimism for the upcoming year. Whether you’re looking for a day detox or a weekend retreat, California has your Zen waiting.


Rush Creek Lodge Spa
Surrounded by the natural beauty of Yosemite, it’s no surprise that Rush Creek has an indoor/outdoor approach to its brand new spa. Spend the day hiking one of the many trails in Yosemite then return to the lodge to enjoy its heated outdoor lounge with mineral hot tub, hanging day beds, and warm river rock beds.

Mandala Springs
Nestled on 200 acres in the Mayacamas Mountains north of the Bay Area, Mandala Springs has miles of walking trails, SUP yoga, and natural hot springs designed to detoxify. They offer retreats that include yoga, kirtan, breathwork, sound healing, song-sharing circles, meditation, chanting, and nature-focused experiences.

OceAna Yoga
The relaxing pace of Morro Bay invites travelers to slow down and unwind. Join the OceAna Yoga team where you can enjoy a group or private yoga class on Morro Strand State Beach. Group classes are donation based.

Forest Bathing
There’s forest bathing and then there’s forest bathing amongst the majestic, thousand-year-old Redwoods in Humboldt County. Get away from city noise and stress and let the sounds of silence bathe you in healing calm. This respite immersion into nature is scientifically proven to reset the brain and nervous system.

Terranea Resort
Located on 102 acres of prime Southern California coastline in Rancho Palos Verdes, Terranea Resort’s serene location is nearly enough to induce calm in and of it. But if you need more of a nudge to relax its unique spa is a must. Treatments are recommended for each guest following the natural circadian rhythms of the day.


Mindful Café

Wellness is on the menu at the Mindful Café in Madera County. Join the community for meditations, guided labyrinth walks, forest bathing experiences and daylong retreats. They help you find practices that will help to cultivate mindfulness and ways to remind you to stay present and fully aware.

The Meritage Resort
If you’re looking for a little wellness with your wine in Napa look no further than Spa Terra at The Meritage Resort. The spa is located in a 22,000 sq. ft. estate wine cave and offers wine-themed treatments, along with traditional spa staples.

El Encanto
Let the sight and sounds of the Pacific Ocean lull you to relaxation at El Encanto in Santa Barbara. Try the new Cliffside sound bath meditation to fine-tune your chakras to enter 2022 in balance, or indulge in an ocean inspired spa treatment.

Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort
Head to the desert for a day of pampering at the Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort. Book the Supreme Bliss package and enjoy a desert sage clay wrap, custom massage and Volcanic Clay purifying facial. Afterwards unwind in the detoxifying mineral spring pools. You’ll leave relaxed, glowing and ready to ring in the new year.

Glen Ivy Hot Springs
Ensconced in 12 lush acres in Temescal Valley, Glen Ivy Hot Springs brings the healing properties of mineral water to guests with its 19 therapeutic pools and healing mineral baths. The property also offers Ayurvedic body treatments, massages and facials.

Waldorf Astoria
For five-star pampering, the brand new Waldorf Astoria Monarch Bay Spa in Dana Point is a must. The treatment menu focuses on personalized services like seasonal offerings, cryotherapy and an herbal fusion CBD massage. Thursday afternoons the spa offers a happy hour with savings on several of its popular treatments.

Pacific Pearl
La Jolla’s Pacific Pearl offers wellness programs with an integrative, holistic approach. The goal is to offer natural medicine to prevent or treat the prevalent lifestyle diseases of our society. Pacific Pearl offers health assessments, acupuncture, nutrition counseling, spa treatments and more curated by naturopaths, MDs and other wellness professionals.


Resort at Squaw Creek

The beauty of North Lake Tahoe is the perfect setting to relax and detox for the weekend at the Resort at Squaw Creek. After a day skiing the peaks or snowshoeing the trails, indulge in a high altitude massage or the Walk in the Woods Signature Facial.

The coastal community of Carmel-by-the-Sea is rooted in wellness with each hotel in the town offering a Mindful-by-the-Sea Guide for your stay. Start the morning with a slow, mindful stroll along the beach enjoying the calming sounds of the waves, pamper yourself with a midday spa treatment and end the day with a sunset yoga practice on the beach.

Proper Hotel
For a deep dive into wellness head to Santa Monica’s Proper Hotel which, collaborates with acclaimed Ayurvedic doctor, chef, and herbalist Martha Soffer in its Surya Spa. Surya offers therapeutic massage, steam and oil treatments, cooking, yoga, meditation, and Panchakarma programs designed to cleanse and restore balance to the body and mind.

Disney Grand Californian Hotel
What can make the most magical place on earth even more magical? The new Tenaya Stone Spa at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. While the kids make friends with Mickey and Minnie you can relax with a decadent massage, wrap or facial. Right now the spa is only open to guests staying at a Disneyland hotel.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
If you like your wellness served up with a dash of luxury, the elegant European-styled Fairmont Grand Del Mar is ready to pamper you for a lavish weekend. Enjoy Vichy shower services, hot clay wraps, and soothing massages that will leave you ready to ring in the New Year in style.