Scottsdale | Montelucia
Get your head in the clouds with a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Camelback Mountain in the aptly named Paradise Valley just outside of Phoenix, Arizona. The American Southwest has been an epicenter for wellness and spiritual retreats for generations with good reason; the Sonoran desert provides just as many opportunities for peaceful meditation and reflection as it does hiking and adventure.
It’s no wonder that baseball teams host spring training in locations sprinkled across the greater Phoenix area. Each year, fans of the Texas Rangers descend upon the area to watch them practice with other Cactus League teams including the Arizona D-backs, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, LA Angels of Anaheim, LA Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland As, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners.
To soothe the body after a day of adventure, there is no better place to indulge than Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Their signature massage utilizes essential oils from the rare native “Queen of the Night” cactus flower, and the private spa pool boasts un-obscured views of Camelback Mountain, setting the perfect ambiance for a sunrise yoga class or a moment of quiet personal meditation.
Frisco | Texas
There’s no better place to experience the electricity of football playoff season than at The Star in Frisco, just north of Dallas. Home to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, The Star offers VIP guided tours that provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Cowboys, including the team’s War Room, Super Bowl Memorabilia & Station and Grand Atrium.
But why just tour the facility when you can train like a professional? At Cowboys Fit, located adjacent to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, athletes of all levels can train on the state-of-the-art equipment used by Dallas Cowboys players. The 60,000-square-foot facility offers group fitness classes, heated rooftop pool, recovery lounge and everything else you’ll need to get gameday-ready for your next adventure.
Make Omni Frisco Hotel your end zone, where you can overlook The Star’s signature 50-yard replica turf field. The hotel’s rooftop pool terrace is the perfect perch to watch the action in the plaza, and firepits on the patio of Neighborhood Services beg to indulge triumphant cheers and toasts.
The Grove Park Inn | Asheville
Asheville’s crisp mountain climate and slow-paced way of life continue to cement its reputation as an undeniable wellness destination. But this idyllic area boasts more than tranquility — Asheville is home to some of the most empowering outdoor activities in the nation. Visit the acclaimed Nantahala Outdoor Center at The Omni Grove Park Inn to decide your next adventure: whitewater rafting, zip lining, mountain biking, kayaking, paddle boarding and more.
Take a culinary adventure by exploring the local terrain with No Taste Like Home, named the #1 foraging activity in the world by TripAdvisor. Founded by famed educator Alan Muskat, tours introduce burgeoning foragers to the local landscape and include a tasting of 8-10 wild edibles. The best part of the tour? Bring your found ingredients to The Omni Grove Park Inn and their chefs will create a personalized appetizer free of charge.
Any visit to The Omni Grove Park Inn would be incomplete without a visit to The Spa, a subterranean sanctuary hidden within a mystical grotto. The facility feels simultaneously expansive and intimate, and an entire day could easily be spent indulging in the two indoor lap pools, an outdoor heated pool, therapeutic waterfall pools, aromatherapy steam room and sauna and invigorating plunge pools. The Spa’s most exclusive treatment is the Color and Light Wrap with Aura Imaging that includes exfoliation, body wrap and multisensory treatment pod, an experience that combines music, colored lights, mild heat and aromatherapy to achieve ultimate balance. The treatment begins and ends with a special aura-capturing photograph, documenting your wellness journey.
Amelia Island | Florida
Indulge in one of the hottest self-care trends of the past year with a CBD massage at The Spa at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Derived from the hemp plant during a key window in growth before the development of THC, CBD does not provide any sort of high or psychoactive effect. CBD does, however, target key receptors in the body that regulate pain, inflammation and mood, among others.
Using the highest quality Naturopathica products, massage therapists knead and soothe muscles as they would in a traditional massage, but spend a greater amount of time focusing on the scalp to stimulate the receptors for the CBD. The experience concludes with an herbal tea to fight stress and further cultivate your sense of well-being.
Eating well and indulgence don’t have to be mutually exclusive, as The Sprouting Project at Omni Amelia Island Plantation demonstrates with their monthly themed dinners. Hosted within a fully functional aquaponics greenhouse with an adjacent root cellar, chicken coops, bee apiary and more, each dinner features a multi-course meal with a key ingredient featured in each dish. Themes change every month and range from the fresh (February highlights the fresh flavors of citrus) to the unexpected (March highlights magnolia blooms).
Mount Washington | New Hampshire
Fly into the new year with adventure by careening down the slopes at Bretton Woods in New Hampshire, Ski Magazine’s #1 pick for scenery, snow and grooming in the East. Celebrating their 20th winter season this year, Omni Mount Washington Resort offers an enviable number of activities for a winter vacation that’s exhilarating yet refined.
Get your heart pounding by flying down the Alpine slopes or tour the property’s extensive network of trails that are open to Nordic skiers and snowshoers — many trails are dog-friendly.
Challenge yourself with a new kind of ascent with ice climbing, an experience that challenges adventure-seekers to climb frozen waterfalls and rewards climbers with a spectacular view — and an even better story to tell friends at home.
After days of exploration and adventure, treat tired muscles with a visit to The Spa at Omni Mount Washington Resort where the facilities are replete with a sauna, steam room, relaxation area and outdoor whirlpool. The resort’s grand historic architecture makes it a landmark in the mountains, and many of the guest rooms feature private gas-lit fireplaces that are perfect for mindful reflection.
Celebrate inner peace with an experience that’s out of this world.
Located in some of the country’s most beautiful locations, Omni Hotels & Resorts boasts destinations for every style of self-care, each with their own local inspiration and ambiance. Discover more about these and Omni’s other hotels and resorts at OmniHotels.com.