The Best Solo Getaways For Exhausted Moms
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
Pause, take a deep breath, and put the mom-guilt aside for a moment. Self-care is not an indulgence, it is a necessity. If you feel yourself teetering on the edge of mom-burnout, here are some solo getaway options that will allow you the space and relaxation that you need.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Wade in the hot springs, enjoy a quiet meal and find peace in a leisurely stroll through the small, picturesque town of San Miguel de Allende. This colorful, centrally located town is just 150 miles from Mexico City, making it easily accessible for a long weekend getaway. If you are looking for a little more activity, check out the calendar for a list of the many cultural festivals and spend some time enjoying the vibrant art scene.
Sedona is a haven for self-care with yoga studios, spas, and retreats geared at bringing peace and relaxation to your mind and body. The healing energy of this town is felt throughout its 1.8 million acres of national forest land and a stunning backdrop of stone formations and desert. The soul-nourishing wilderness and pampered luxury of numerous spas and retreats offer any exhausted mom a welcomed escape.
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Vancouver Island is located off of Canada’s Pacific Coast and is home to stunning, lush forests, oceans views, and many resorts that cater to your need for quiet and relaxation. If you love the outdoors, enjoy a guided tour through the forests for a calming escape from the hustle of your fast-paced life.
Key West, FL
This string of islands has been known to provide a welcoming haven for those seeking solitude. If the thought of sipping a cocktail while swaying in a hammock overlooking crystal blue waters puts you at instant ease, then this is your spot. And no need to pack your passport, making it a breeze to get to.
Kripalu Institute, Stockbridge, MA
Indulge in the ultimate mind and body getaway with a weekend retreat to Kripalu Institute in Stockbridge, MA. Moms will get the chance to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga. You can select from day passes to group retreats and R&R packages that allow you to customize your stay with indoor and outdoor activities.