Winter Wellness Getaways

1. Los Angeles

Los Angeles is known for being fit and healthy, with beautiful year-round weather allowing for constant outdoor activities like hiking, paddleboard yoga/meditation and beach volleyball in Manhattan Beach, as well as being on the cutting-edge of indoor workouts such as Pop PhysiqueBarry's Bootcamp (beloved by A-list celebs like Kim Kardashian, Ellie Goulding, Jessica Biel, Sandra Bullock and others) and Aerial Yoga. Not to mention L.A. is ground-zero for healthful eating, with an abundance of local, sustainable, fresh ingredients being used at top restaurants all over town. There's a reason the L.A. Marathon and Olympic Trials are both happening in L.A. in February! The newly renovated, contemporary W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills offers a unique mix of cutting-edge design and is situated at the foothills of Beverly Hills and minutes away from L.A.'s famed beaches, serving as the perfect home base for a wellness getaway. The hotel features various luxurious amenities, such as the indulgent BLISS Spa with several nourishing spa treatments, 24-hour, state-of-the-art FIT fitness facility and W Hotels' signature concierge service, "Whatever/Whenever," delivering anything guests desire (including suggested running maps for those who prefer to take their workout outdoors). Rates start at $389/night. Roundtrip airfare starts at $113/person.

2. Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ

Situated in the warm shade of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, AZ, Miraval Resort & Spa is a top-rated, all-inclusive destination resort and spa offering an array of dynamic growth and development programs, one-of-a-kind, luxurious spa treatments and authentic, flavorful and healthful cuisine. This year the world-renowned destination spa is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To honor this monumental milestone the resort has unveiled a multi-million dollar renovation that includes brand-new guestrooms, designed in collaboration with the property’s sleep specialist, Sheryl Brooks, RN, that enhance sleep and feature a fresh, natural aesthetic inspired by the resort’s stunning desert surroundings. In order to enhance Miraval’s dynamic health and wellness programming, the resort has also revealed a new fitness center that features the state-of-the-art fitness equipment, as well as panoramic glass windows and sliding doors that showcase the picturesque landscape surrounding Miraval. As part ofMiraval's 20th anniversary, the resort is offering 20% any stay of 5 nights or more now through February 29, 2016. Rates start at $599 and include the following:

  • $175 resort credit per person to use toward spa services and activities
  • Luxurious casita-style accommodations
  • All meals, snacks, & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily fitness, yoga, meditation, & wellness lectures
  • Full access to Miraval's extensive resort amenities including fitness center and the new Life in Balance Spa, with saunas, hot tubs and more
  • Unlimited hiking, mountain biking, and challenge course activities
  • Complimentary shuttle transfers from Tucson International Airport

3. Honolulu, Hawaii

Nothing will inspire you more toward a healthy mind and body balance than a trip to the Hawaiian islands! Overlooking Waikiki Bay, the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Honolulu is a modern resort hotel is a 2.7-mile drive from Diamond Head State Monument hiking trails and a 2.8-mile drive from the Honolulu Museum of Art. The airy, casual rooms and suites have free WiFi and feature minifridges, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs. Amenities include an open-air buffet restaurant offering nightly entertainment, as well as a poolside bar serving Japanese bento boxes. There's a fitness center and an outdoor freshwater pool.  A 5-night package including round trip air from Chicago, hotel accommodations, taxes and fees through Apple Vacations is available for March 2 departures at $1,264 per person (based on double occupancy). Plus its whale watching season so book this package and you’ll get two free whale watching excursion tickets.

4. Hotel Palomar, Chicago

Hotel Palomar Chicago, a luxury lifestyle hotel located in downtown Chicago, is central to the city’s most exciting shops, culture and nightlife. Guests of the hotel will enjoy spacious guest rooms, artful design, a 17th floor rooftop terrace and indoor pool. Adjacent to the hotel you’ll find the award winning Sable Kitchen & Bar that serves elevated New American food. Hotel Palomar supports wellness while traveling with various amenities for guests to enjoy including a 24 hour fitness center, complimentary bikes and fitness programming on the rooftop with Shred415, a high intensity interval training studio, during the summer. In addition, each guest room has complimentary access to 20 min workouts you can do right in your room. Equipment for these workouts can be checked out at the front the desk. As new year resolutions are in full swing, Hotel Palomar is offering a wellness focused package that helps you “shred” away the pounds not worry about sacrificing your fitness goals just because you are traveling. With the Shred Package enjoy overnight accommodations, 2 class passes to Shred415’s studio, a healthy welcome amenity and $30 GC to Sable Kitchen & Bar for light fare or a couple cocktails to toast a job well done. Rates start at $149/night

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