Life can get tough sometimes, so taking a calming vacation might just help you feel like yourself again. When it comes to a relaxing vacation, the world is full of beautiful places that can help you rejuvenate, cleanse and renew your mind and body, all while enjoying breathtaking views.
While you might not always have time to travel to some of these exotic locations, we’ve made sure to include some of the most prestigious wellness resorts and vacation spots in the United States that should do the trick.
So, pack your bags and get ready because here are 20 of the most beautiful vacation spots to choose from if all you want to do is rest and relax.
20 Lake Placid Lodge – Register to verify
Lake Placid is a beautiful destination in itself, however, it also has a magnificent wellness resort known as Lake Place Lodge which offers some of New York’s most relaxing experiences. Hand over all of your electronics when you arrive so that you can be completely in tune with nothing but your inner thoughts and feelings.
19 Sedona, Arizona – Healing Energy Vortex
While Sedona, Arizona is best known for its beautiful red rocky cliffs, it is also home to some of the most beautiful resorts known to have what’s called a “healing vortex.” According to Sedona Rock Tours, these “vortices” are powerful energy centers located in specific sites in Sedona that promote growth.
18 Anamaya Resort, Costa Rica – Best Retreat Resort in North America
Not only is Costa Rica home to some of the most beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and wildlife, the country is also home to the most relaxing wellness vacation spots in North America. You can enjoy yoga with a view of the beach and endless spa treatments which should make you feel completely stress free.
17 The Ranch, Malibu – Relax Like The Celebrities Do
The Ranch is best known as a health and fitness retreat center that allows all of its guests to learn how to live a healthier lifestyle. The Malibu-based center is frequented by many celebrities, so if you’ve always wanted to relax like celebrities do, then this is the perfect destination for you.
16 Provence, France – Rolling Hills and Lavender Fields
France is easily one of the most beautiful European countries. It’s teeming with life, culture and delicious food, but it’s also teeming with stunning lavender fields in Provence. It’s the perfect place to enjoy French culture without the hustle and bustle of big cities like Paris and Lyon!
15 Ananda, Himalaya – Balance Well-Being & Total Relaxation
The Ananda is located in the beautiful Himalayas and is best known for its characteristics of balance and total relaxation. If you want to travel here, you can enjoy plenty of yoga classes, spa services, and fine dining that will make you feel like you’re on a temporary visit to paradise itself.
14 Tuscany, Italy – Charming Small Towns
Much like France, Italy also offers relaxing characteristics similar to those of Provence. Italy is rich in culture and has some of the most delicious food and wines in the world. If you are looking for the perfect place, then Tuscany is the place to be. You can enjoy charming little towns which are home to some of the most picturesque villas in the country’s beautiful countryside.
13 Amanemu Resort, Japan – Natural surroundings with elegant architecture
Japan is another country that offers travelers a relaxing getaway, especially at the Amanemu Resort. This magnificent resort offers massage, yoga and spiritual meditation services, and the natural surroundings combined with their elegant architecture make for the perfect peaceful vacation.
12 Palm Springs, SoCal – The Perfect Desert Escape
The state of California can offer some of the best vacation spots. However, if you are looking for total relaxation then Palm Springs is the place to be. This destination offers the perfect Southern California desert getaway, especially if you are a desert lover looking for the perfect peaceful getaway.
11 Six Senses, Portugal – You’ll never want to leave
The Six Senses Resort is located in the Douro Valley, Portugal. The beautiful vacation spot is located in a restored 19th century mansion amid the beautiful hills of Portugal. It’s a pretty popular place, and once you get a taste of it, you’ll never want to leave.
ten Bar Habor, Maine – Breathtaking natural beauty with a small town touch
Maine is a state that offers some of the best views in nature, and you’ll find some of the best at Bar Habor. This charming little town truly is the best of both worlds when it comes to natural beauty and small town flair. It will make you want to buy a house and live there forever.
9 Kamalaya Koh Sumai, Thailand – Perfect place to find emotional balance
Thailand seems like the place to be right now, and rightly so. The country itself offers views you won’t be able to see anywhere else, and a trip to Kamalaya Koh Sumai is the perfect relaxing vacation destination. According to appeal, they offer programs related to yoga, stress relieving and better yet, finding “emotional balance”.
8 Haramara Retreat, Mexico – A resort dedicated to wellness and relaxation
The Haramara Retreat is located in Sayulita, Mexico, right at the foot of beautiful Playa Escondida. The Mexican resort town is best known for its dedication to well-being and relaxation, so you’re ready to leave relaxed. Plus, their beautiful cabins have a great view of the Pacific Ocean, so it’s hard to do anything but relax!
7 Whitefish, MT – Say goodbye to technology and hello to the outdoors
If yoga and wellness centers aren’t your thing, an adventure in Whitefish Mountain, Montana might do the trick. Whitefish is the perfect nature getaway with mountains offering endless activities in summer and winter. With skiing, mountain biking, hiking and fishing, Whitefish has it all for you to escape your hectic lifestyle and relax.
6 Granada, Spain – Make a nap part of your daily routine
Europe is without a doubt the best place to venture if you are looking for a relaxing vacation. Not only will you find a plethora of different cultures, foods and views to admire, but you can also do it all in a beautiful city like Granada, Spain! The city is known for its mid-day naps and relaxing vibe that is the perfect blend of stress-free European traits.
5 Lake Louise, Canada – Bask in the incredible scenery and crystal clear lake
Canada is also home to some of the most breathtaking views in the world! Lake Louise, which is located in the province of Alberta, offers views like nowhere else. The crystal clear lake will make you feel Zen just looking at it, whether you are a fan of hiking, fishing, camping, or just taking a boat ride on the beautiful lake itself.
4 Seven Sisters, England – Be among the sheep
Next is the beautiful English town of Seven Sisters. The relaxing destination is in the hills of England facing the ocean and should be stress relieving. The view itself is relaxing as it is, however, if that doesn’t suit you, you’re bound to come across a flock of sheep or two on your visit.
3 Blue Lagoon, Iceland – A geothermal spa that will wash away your worries
Iceland is a country that should be on just about everyone’s travel lists. Not only will you find stunning waterfalls and a glimpse of the Northern Lights, Iceland is home to the Blue Lagoon. This geothermal spa is completely natural and will give you a feeling of relaxation like you have never felt before.
2 Perissa, Greece – Serene beaches for everyone to enjoy
Greece is easily a relaxing place to visit, however, if you are looking for complete peace and quiet Perissa is the place to go. Located on the island of Santorini, Perissa offers stunning beach views, delicious food, and the friendliest people you’ll meet. While the island can be quite touristy, the tip of Perissa is far from the chaos and is the best place to relax.
1 Sanur Bali, Indonesia – A sunrise worth waking up to
Sanur is a seaside town located in the southeast of the beautiful island of Bali. The long stretch of gorgeous beaches and the breathtaking sunsets are reason enough to pack your bags and venture out there as soon as possible. Whether you do it alone or as a couple, you are bound to have the most relaxing time surrounded by the most beautiful views.
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