6 Places to Go for Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge the true dangers of stress and take the time to decompress and refocus. What better way to do so than with a relaxing getaway? In honor of giving yourself a little self-love this month, I've decided to round up some great places to go to get centered and pampered.

 Scottsdale, Arizona
Arizona has often been known for its healing natural environments and top-notch spa services. The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in the heart of the Sonoran desert offers a variety of ways to decompress and de-stress. Looking for some good eats? Indulge in guacamole made tableside at Rita’s Kitchen. Want to connect with nature? Take a stroll through one of many botanical gardens throughout the resort. Hiking is also offered on the nearby Mummy Mountain, a positive way to release tension while enjoying breathtaking views and the warm Arizona sunshine.

 New York, New York
Getting centered in Manhattan seems impossible, but one hotel offers a way to achieve that in the center of it all. The Gansevoort Meatpacking offers its "Get Centered" package that encourages guests to leave the stress (and their phones!) at home and just focus on their health. Included in the package is a complimentary exhale mind body spa fusion class for guests to get centered as well as a complimentary in-room “health basket” full of kale chips, Juice Press detox juices, and other healthy goodies.

 San Diego, California
Westin Hotels & Resorts revealed the next phase of its year-long Well-being Movement with the announcement of Westin Wellness Escapes, the brand’s first-ever series of wellness retreats that are a turnkey getaway option for both fitness novices and experts to improve/maintain well-being.  The on-going series will be hosted at properties around the world with themes such as mindfulness meditation, nutrition, yoga, running and more.

 St. Lucia
“Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind,” promises The BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia’s premier health and wellness resort. The all-inclusive resort, founded on the key pillars of relaxation, restorative beauty, exercise and a good diet, enables guests to unwind, reconnect with their goals, and learn tools for maintaining a stress-free life through a completely customizable vacation. Guests at The BodyHoliday receive daily inclusive spa treatments, and can participate in activities such as meditation, Spoga (spinning + yoga) in the property’s glass Tree House spin studio, tai chi, water sports and golf among many others.  Additionally, guests can sign up for the Stress Buster program, in a three, five or seven day experience, which includes a lifestyle and nutrition consultation, yoga classes, various spa treatments, personal training, and personalized tips to bring home.

 Turks and Caicos
In recognition of April’s National Stress Awareness Month, travelers are invited to Gansevoort Turks + Caicos to get pampered from top to bottom with the hotel’s "Head To Toe" Package. Massages, manicures, pedicures, facials and more help melt away any stress and sends visitors back home feeling restored + rejuvenated. 

 Lake Como, Italy
With the Euro at the lowest exchange rate in over a decade, the time is now to experience the beautiful Lake Como, Italy. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the snow-covered Rhaetian Alps, the blue waters of Lake Como, and flourishing gardens, the Sheraton Lake Como Hotel has over 116 guest rooms and suites that have everything guests need for an enchanting stay in Italy’s northern region. Guests can combat stress by enjoying the great outdoors while sunbathing, jogging or picnicking in a lush green park.


Where do you want to go to de-stress? Write in the comments below!