The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reset, recharge, and set resolutions for yourself—and it’s also a great time to plan a vacation that will help you reach those goals. No matter what your 2019 objectives may be, there’s a California spot to get you to where you want to go. Want to learn a new skill, spend more time outdoors, or finally clean up your diet? We’ve got a vacation for that.
There’s no better way to hold yourself accountable than putting an endurance event or jump-start fitness vacation on the calendar. Sign up for one of these must-do cycling events or get your run on with a destination 5K, trail race, or marathon. If you just need a little inspiration, try Hollywood trainer Erin Oprea’s tips for getting “California Fit.”
Kick-start your healthy eating
Getting your diet on track is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions—but it’s also one of the hardest to keep. A reported 80 percent of diet-related goals are abandoned by mid-February. Set yourself up for success by booking a detox retreat. Your body will reap the benefits of a clean-eating cleanse while you learn the tools to keep up those nutrition goals going strong all year. Check out one of these California Detox Retreats for a healthy boost.
Spend more family time outdoors
Create meaningful together-time and build lasting memories with a kid-friendly, nature-focused vacation. Connect more while you hike through majestic redwood trees, play on a sandy beach, or head to the mountains for a family snow adventure.
Altruism isn’t just great for our society and our planet, it also provides the giver with a lasting boost of happiness for both the mind and body. Combine a getaway with giving back through an activism-oriented vacation, inspired by 2018’s couple of the year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Sometimes the most important sort of improvement is looking out for number one. Treat yourself this year: Book a solo trip to one of California’s top luxury resorts or plan the ultimate relaxing experience at one of these natural hot springs.
Learn a new skill
Your 2019 mantra: You’re never too old and it’s never too late. Challenge yourself to try a new activity and you might end up unearthing a lifelong passion. Master the waves on a unique California surfing excursion, learn to rock climb in a national park, or explore one of these eight learning vacations, which feature cooking, wine-blending, painting, and more.
According to data gathered by Statista, 25 percent of Americans set a resolution to travel more. We have you covered: Order your copy of the newly released (and free!) 2019 California Visitor’s Guide, with 653 ideas to make this year the best one yet.