When you’re planning your laidback California adventure, rest assured that there a number of ways to plan the ultimate wellness weekend near Monterey. You can come right to The Sanctuary Beach Resort and enjoy a number of wellness experiences, and you can explore the surrounding towns to try out their spas and wellness centers. To help you plan it all out, we are listing out some of our favorite places to pamper yourself, and exercise around Monterey County.
First things first, you’ll want to unwind at the spa. Make reservations online for a great day of wellness and relaxation at The Spa at Sanctuary Beach Resort. Utilizing elements of the local land and sea to create customized, holistic treatments and services, our expansive Spa Menu features a variety of massages, facials, body care packages, and more.
The Spa at Sanctuary Beach Resort. 3295 Dunes Dr. Marina, CA
Stay active during your wellness weekend with beach walks or runs right here at Sanctuary Beach Resort. Discover our favorite running routes in Monterey here. There are myriad hiking options nearby, from coastal trails to mountain routes, all with epic views. Some of our favorite routes include the trails at Fort Ord Dunes, whose beachside cliffs are just a ten minute drive from Sanctuary Beach Resort. We also love Pinnacles National Park, an under-the-radar national park inland from Monterey known for its rock formations and caves. Read all about the best hikes around Monterey.
If you like to add a little more speed and distance to your exercise, cycling is a great way to explore Monterey and the area. Here at Sanctuary Beach Resort, you can take a spin on one of our complimentary two-wheelers. And all around Monterey County, you’ll find biker-friendly roads with plenty of vistas of the natural beauty. You can discover some great recommendations for where to cruise in this post on Tips For Bicycling Monterey County.
Get a great workout by renting a surfboard or paddleboard and heading out onto Monterey Bay. The region is famous for its diverse marine life, and being out on the water is one of nature’s most rewarding, rejuvenating experiences.
Retail therapy is real. The perfect addition to your wellness weekend is a shopping spree at the boutiques and galleries of Monterey. Our county is home to unique, stylish shops selling California-chic apparel, home goods, accessories and more. We love spots like Poppy Boutique, Maryse, and Atomic 1800. Read more on where to go shopping in Monterey.
Trust us. Turning off your phone is one of the best wellness exercises out there. Live in the moment, experience the here and now, and forget about email and Instagram for one weekend. It’s possible! And here at Sanctuary Beach Resort, it’s easy, with perfect reading corners and epic beach views.
Because every wellness weekend should include at least two spa treatments.
Planning a visit to the shores of Monterey Bay? Experience the region like a local, following our insider recommendations on the Sanctuary Beach Resort blog!