Updated: Feb 22
When the craving for a wellness-centric escape hits, Pasadena is the perfect place to unplug and recharge. Pasadena is a lush city with 300 days of sunshine, beautiful architecture, and tree-lined streets, perfect for taking it slow and relaxing. The easy-going city is filled with botanical gardens, hiking locations for all trek levels, and plenty of self-care spots.
Treat your mind and recharge your soul as you browse the vast selection of crystals, candles and more metaphysical products and potions at the House of Intuition. Try All Love Collections’ holistic body care products. Not only to they provide a variety of specialty skin cleaners, serums, and moisturizers, but their professional beauty formulas are natural, vegan, gluten-, paraben-, cruelty-, and perfume- free. As a bonus, they’re also refillable. Just bring your own container and buy as much or as little as you’d like. Stretch, reset, and pamper your body some with well-deserved TLC at the Langham Huntington Pasadena’s Chuan Spa, take a moment to Just Float at the world’s largest float therapy center, or escape to the Salt Studio where you can get a massage, facial, or both!
Outdoor lovers can bask in the Southern California sun while enjoying the perks of Pasadena’s proximity to the San Gabriel Mountains. Choose the trail best suited for your experience level while breathing in the fresh air and soaking up some Vitamin D. Pasadena’s Eaton Canyon trail concludes at a gorgeous waterfall, while steeper terrain like the Mt. Wilson trail offers an observatory and breathtaking views for hikers and mountain bikers. All of the trails are also pet-friendly so the whole family can come along. Those looking for a more colorful backdrop can also stroll through Arlington Gardens or Storrier Stearns Japanese Gardens. For a larger footprint, the 130 acres of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens features 16 themed gardens, along with educational programs and activities. Other popular gardens include Descanso Gardens which incorporates seasonal art installations onto its property, and the Los Angeles County Arboretum, which is notorious for the wild peacocks that free-roam the grounds.