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Wellness Towns to Visit in the United States

Now might not be the best time to book a flight due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but you can plan a trip somewhere nearby that you can drive to.

Here are a few wellness towns near some major American cities that are just a few hours away in terms of the average driving distance. Rent a cheap SUV and hit the road:

1.    Houston

Fredericksburg

Driving distance 3:45

You’ll find Fredericksburg in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, flooded with sprawling fields and wineries. There are 17 different wineries in this beautiful landscape. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the Texas bluebonnets.

2.    Los Angeles

Desert Hot Springs

Driving distance 1:45

With natural aquifers, you can soak in mineral water that peaks to 180 degrees for optimal healing and relaxation. The water is known to improve health, increase blood flow, reduce pain, and stimulate metabolism.

Montecito

Driving distance 1:25

You’ll be able to indulge in tons of outdoor activities in this town that lies in the mids of a beach and a desert. There’s parasailing, biking, windsurfing, and other sports to help you stay active and possibly tick some things off your bucket list.

Ojai

Driving distance 1:20

Imagine bike trailing to the ocean; well, Ojai has 16-miles of that. The town is a spiritual pilgrimage for Chumash Native Americans as it’s said to hold spiritual powers.

Meditating near the beach

3.    San Francisco

Calistoga

Driving distance 1:30

This town gathers its fame from its spas and beautiful sceneries of the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park and Oat Hill Mine Trail. Also, there are five hot springs in the locality.

Occidental

Driving distance 1:20

Head here if you are a true nature lover because this place is all about hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding.

Napa Valley

Driving distance 1:15

There’s wine, mud, and mineral baths, spas, and trails that allow you to soak up some sun, pretty much how we define paradise!

4.    New York

Monticello, The Catskills

Driving distance 2:00

You’ll find yourself in the heart of Catskills in Monticello, surrounded by hiking trails and lots of nature. Head here if you’re thinking DETOX.

Quogue

Driving distance 1:45

It’s quite the village with its nature preserved and a long sleep beach.

Skaneateles

Driving distance 4:30

Dip into the Finger Lakes natural beauty or take leisurely strolls around the Lockwood Lavender Farm and Skaneateles Lake. You’ll return to NYC feeling as fresh as a daisy.

5.    Washington DC

Hot Springs, VA

Driving distance 4:00

Hot Springs is one town that is guaranteed to heal you from the inside out, no wonder it is a presidential favorite! Ready for some winter sports because this is an ideal location for some icy fun.

Middleburg, VA

Driving distance 1:00

Middleburg is Virginia’s wine country as its climate is ideal for growing grapes; in fact, the town is one of the world’s top ten wine destinations. It’s a charming destination for horse and hunt capital as well.

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