Travelers can welcome spring by giving their mind, body and spirit a deep spring cleaning in San Diego.
Step 1: Clean the Mind
Visitors can begin their spring detox journey by clearing their minds at one of San Diego’s beautiful and calming gardens. The Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park offers sound meditation on the second Saturday of every month, using therapeutic frequencies to gently balance the body and soothe the mind by lowering brainwaves to alpha and theta states.
Step 2: Reset the Body
Those looking to clean from within should head to San Diego’s laid-back Ocean Beach neighborhood for Peace Pies, a café serving raw, vegan, gluten and soy-free salads, wraps and other entrees like a loving lasagna consisting of zucchini noodles layered with hemp seed pesto, cashew alfredo, marinated veggies and topped with marinara and cashew parm.
Step 3: Recharge the Spirit
Spending time in nature can help reduce stress and elevate the mood, which is probably why San Diego locals are known for their positive spirit. Travelers can uplift their moods while raising their heart rate at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, offering a spectacular blend of coastal wilderness, canyons, parks and hiking trails where visitors and locals can feel the healing power of the earth and ocean.
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