More than 30 million visitors a year visit Austin, Texas. The city has a rich and vibrant nightlife, but it also has a culture of health and fitness. Austin is not just the “live music capital of the world,” it is also known as the “Silicon Valley of wellness.”
Austin is a great place for a wellness retreat. Photo by awsloley via Pixabay
Whether you want to visit a spa, go on a yoga retreat, or do some serious hiking, there’s something in Austin for everyone. There are also a plethora of vegan, vegetarian, and paleo restaurants in the city, so you can eat healthily and feel refreshed when you leave.
Go to the Spa for a Facial
There are almost 100 spas in Austin, where you can spend time relaxing, enjoy a massage, or get a rejuvenating treatment. Relaxation specialists at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa
recommend getting a facial if you want to have smooth, glowing skin and a beautiful complexion.
Enjoy a facial at a local spa. Photo by seventyfour via iStockPhoto
A facial helps to remove the toxins from your skin, opening pores and improving your circulation. It helps to remove dead skin cells, stimulating new growth and revitalizing your skin.
Take a Yoga Class
Yoga has some enormous benefits for your health and fitness. It can improve your muscle tone and strength as well as increase your general flexibility. Through controlled breathing, yoga improves your respiratory system, giving you a feeling of vitality
. Yoga is also good for helping to maintain a balanced metabolism.
You can take a yoga class during your wellness getaway in Austin. Photo by AndiP via Pixabay
There are dozens of great yoga studios in Austin where you can take a class. Try Wanderlust Yoga, which has several branches across the city, or PURE Yoga, which even offers online classes. Breathe and Body Yoga and CorePower Yoga are also extremely popular.
Spend Time with Nature
Austin isn’t just a bustling city. There are more than 300 parks you can visit. These are great for hiking, swimming, or simply spending time relaxing and watching the world go by. While you are in Austin, try McKinney Falls State Park
, which is popular for biking, fishing, and camping. There are many different trails that you can follow if you are walking or running. You can swim in the lakes and even get up close to some beautiful waterfalls.
The water of Onion Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River, goes over the lower falls at McKinney Falls State Park. Photo by © 2007 Larry D. Moore. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
There are plenty of ways that you can relax in Austin when you are on a city break. You can leave feeling refreshed and revitalized with a wonderful feeling of well-being. Be sure to check out Wander for more to do when you visit Texas
. We also have more great spa ideas
and plenty of suggestions for road trips