The new year is here and with it comes fond memories of 2017 as well as the opportunity to hit reset and start anew in 2018. Whether or not your 2017 resolutions were met, now is the chance to take a step back and set goals for what you hope to accomplish in the coming months. There are no rules for New Years resolutions, but thinking critically about your goals and committing to them is the first step towards achieving them. Earning more money, meeting new people, getting more sleep, and reducing stress are all on the table when it comes to looking for things to set your sights on in the new year. However, overall health and wellbeing are two important things that should be prioritized both in the new year and year round. Carlsbad offers some of the best relaxation and fitness opportunities in North County to help you incorporate health and wellness into your daily routine.
The Omni La Costa Resort and Spa is widely known as one of Carlsbad’s finest destinations. The resort offers a variety of rooms, suites, and villas for guests to choose how they would like to relax. Whether its swimming in one of the eight available pools,golfing on one of two award winning golf courses or playing tennis, the resort is a beacon for those looking to get away.
In addition to the amenities, the resort is home to the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Deepak Chopra is a notable figure in the New Age movement and is known for his contributions to alternative medicine. With a deep belief that human aging is fluid, Chopra has paired with David Simon to provide the perfect place to come if you are looking to be renewed and healthy in the new year.
The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is not only focused on Mind Body Medical Consultations. The lush landscape within the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa offers everything from fitness camps to yoga and meditation, retreats, spa treatments, and a marketplace that gives you the chance to take bits of relaxation home when you leave. With the simple intention of ensuring that guests are living their best life, the Center for Wellbeing addresses behavioral health, nutrition, fitness, emotional health, and revitalization down to the cellular level. It is a peaceful sanctuary surrounded by a landscape of natural beauty that can go a long way in pointing 2018 in the right direction.
2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Phone: (760) 438-9111
For a natural way to kick off the year, consider visiting one of Carlsbad’s most unique landmarks offering hydration and relaxation. The Carlsbad Alkaline Artesian Well has been a State of California Historic Site since 1882. The iconic European inspired cottage is located at the edge of Carlsbad Village and is centered around the artesian mineral water that comes from the well. The water itself has been said to have therapeutic qualities that are untouched by any form of human alteration. Located next to the well is The Carlsbad Mineral Spa, offering facials, spa packages, and body treatments. Take in a bit of history and hydrate with Carlsbad’s own while spoiling yourself at the same time – it’s something that you won’t soon forget as the year passes.
2802 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 434-1887
Hours: Monday-Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm
Evening hours available by appointment.
Open holidays, except Thanksgiving and Christmas
If you’re looking to commit to fitness in the New Year and need a reason to jump start the road to healthy living, the Tri-City Medical Center’s Carlsbad Marathon & Half is still accepting registration. Depending on whether or not you’re starting the year with a sign of what’s to come or setting the bar for the rest of the year, there are three different races to choose from. The day will start with a Surf Sun Run 5k and continue with both a half and full marathon shortly thereafter. Views like the Buena Vista Lagoon, The Shoppes at Carlsbad, the Carlsbad Villages, and the Pacific Ocean will provide a scenic backdrop for runners, no matter which race they choose. Cash in on your complimentary long-sleeve shirt and pullover jacket included with registration and sprint towards everything 2018 has to offer.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Full Marathon – 6:15 AM
Half Marathon – 7:45 AM
Surf Sun Run 5K – 6:45 AM
Carlsbad is a spa lovers dream. Whether massages, skincare, or hair and nails are your preferred method of reprieve, Carlsbad offers a number of luxury spa options at the many resorts around town. Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, Cape Rey Carlsbad, and the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa are all prime locations for top tier spa experiences and ultimate relaxation.
In addition to the hotel resorts, Ocean Crest Spa is a go-to location for a state of the art massage. Skinsational Skin & Body Spa will make sure that your exterior mirrors the tranquility of your interior. Locations like the Cappricio Salon & Day Spa, Ocean Day Spa, and Ocean Pearl Spa all cater to those looking to pop in and get top of the line skin care, hair styling and holistic treatment to relieve stress and renew the senses.
New Year’s resolutions can seem cliche or feel as though they are just another ‘to-do’ on a never ending list of responsibilities. However, if you take the time to listen to your senses and commit to health and wellness, you will be able to tackle anything the new year has to offer.