Explore Emerson Resort, Omega Institute & More
Treat yourself well! Are you seeking inner peace? Is your back is as tight as your work schedule? New York healthy vacation destinations have hundreds of ways to help you calm down and loosen up.
Spend a couple hours or make it a whole healthy vacation. From Gurney's Resort Spa at Montauk to a fitness center near Niagara Falls, you'll find a wide variety of spas, yoga and relaxation retreats, and tranquil gardens whose goal is to rejuvenate your body, relax your mind and revive your spirit.
Sometimes a little luxury is healthy. Let a world-class spa help you unwind. Healthy Hudson Valley activities include the spa at Mohonk Mountain House, which was named the #1 Resort Spa in the US by Condé Nast Traveler in 2013. The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck offers wellness retreats, mindfulness programs, and workshops in fitness, nutrition, personal growth, and energy medicine.
Does your idea of wellness include a yoga class, a hot stone massage and a hand-rejuvenating manicure? Consider The Emerson, an award-winning Catskills spa resort featuring dozens of treatments, a family-friendly lodge and an elegant inn.
Therapies at The Springs Spa at Clifton Springs Integrative Medicine Center, near Rochester, nurture the body, mind and spirit with the goal of promoting health and wellness. Healthy choices include a mineral springs soak, hydro-massage, facials and holistic spa treatments.
Whether you drink them or soak in a champagne-colored bath, the bubbling mineral waters of Saratoga Springs have been soothing visitors for centuries. There are 17 public mineral springs, many purported to have health benefits. Find them in city parks and at Saratoga Spa State Park, where you can sample the waters (bring some bottles to fill) or reserve a mineral bath and massage at the Roosevelt Baths & Spa.
Wellness programs at Peaceful Acres Horses ranch in the Capital-Saratoga region include guided equine experiences, nature walks, and introduction to yoga and meditation in a 30-foot yurt with stunning mountain views. Individuals, families and groups enjoy uplifting adventures and stress reduction with the gentle guidance of rescued and retired horses.
You might choose to reach a higher plane (3,676 feet!) with an Adirondack high peaks guided hike to a waterfall on a Whiteface Mountain Nature Trek.
Nestled on 300 acres near Niagara Falls, The Biggest Loser Resort-Niagara (official destination of the TV show), offers calorie-controlled cuisine, a top-of-the-line gym, and a spa geared toward relieving tension and restoring energy, balance and focus. Healthy Niagara activities include hiking, fishing on a private spring-fed lake, paddle boat rides, an outdoor pool, and nightly bonfires.
Many visitors find tranquility in the gardens at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, with a domed basilica and 130 life-sized statues of saints from around the world. Bonus: It’s less than 10 miles from the majestic Niagara Falls.
And this may be cheating, but did you know the nuns at the New Skete Monasteries sell divine cheesecakes? If the goal of your getaway is to feel good, why not treat yourself well?
• Adirondack High Peaks
• Emerson Resort and Spa
• Gurney's Inn Resort Spa
• Mohonk Mountain House
• New Age Health Spa
• New Skete Monasteries
• Niagara Falls State Park
• Omega Institute
• Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
• Peaceful Acres Horses Farm
• Roosevelt Baths & Spa
• Saratoga Spa State Park
• Saratoga Springs Waters
• The Biggest Loser Resort, Niagara
• The Springs Spa/Clifton Springs Integrative Medicine Center
• Wellness Springs in the Hudson Valley
• Whiteface Mountain Nature Treks