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8 Destinations To Savor The Art Of Self-Pampering

Take a much-deserved wellness vacation

The Vacationeer
A couple in a cabana at La Pacifica Los Cabos, a Hilton Club in Mexico

The concept of self-care is gaining traction among an increasing part of the population. A 2021 survey found that more than three out of four people believe wellness is now more important than ever before.

Enter wellness vacations.

Lake and mountains in Colorado 

Whether you’re diving into a new city or spending quiet moments surrounded by nature, these specially focused retreats offer an important opportunity to rest and recharge. 

Here are eight top destinations — each home to a relaxing Hilton Grand Vacations Club — that offer all you need for a wellness-centric vacation, whether you’re traveling solo, as a pair or with friends.

1. Colorado     

If you’re the type of traveler who needs a fresh breath of mountain air to clear your mind, energize your body and tune your soul to nature’s rhythms, consider Valdoro Mountain Lodge, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club. This Rocky Mountains hideaway offers a unique retreat from the stresses of daily life, where you can ski in snowy season, or hike, discover wildlife and enjoy amazing mountain views all year-round.

A woman in a hot spring at a spa in The Bay Forest Odawara, a Hilton Club 

Elevate your experience with an on-site spa day. Envision lighted candles setting the mood for a hot stone massage, soothing skin treatments and more.     

2. Japan

There’s much to learn about wellness from the Land of the Rising Sun. For example, samurai and shogun bathed in the hot springs for their magical healing properties, and modern-day men and women sip Japanese green tea to reap the health benefits.

If your wellness journey leads you to Japan, consider a stay at The Bay Forest Odawara, a Hilton Club. Unlock the value of meditation and introspection on a visit brimming with Zen.

A woman standing on a bridge in Central Park in New York City 

Wade into the waters of the steamy onsens (hot springs) and let these secluded pools wash your worries away.

3. New York City     

No matter how many times you’ve been to the Big Apple, there’s always something new to experience. The electric energy can be contagious, so spoil yourself and settle into the heart of Midtown Manhattan at one of Hilton Grand Vacations’ New York timeshares.

Shop Fifth Avenue, catch a show on Broadway and stroll through Central Park for an ideal mix of retail therapy, culture and connection with nature.         

A barrel with wine in Tuscany, Italy 

4. Italy

If you consider food to be a love language, then Italy will shower you with amore. This country offers a feast for the senses where you can savor the history, culture and landscape with every amazing meal. 

Borgo alle Vigne, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club will put you under the spell of Selvatelle. This resort in Tuscany puts you in proximity to various culinary experiences where you can sample the hillside’s bounty. Check with the concierge to schedule an olive oil farm, cheese-making or vineyards tour, or consider an intimate Tuscan cooking class where you’ll learn how to prepare homestyle meals from local ingredients.

What better souvenir to bring home than the skills to prepare an Italian meal on your return? Better yet, plan to put your new skills to use in your fully equipped in-Suite kitchen.

A couple on the beach on Maui, Hawaii 

5. Hawaii     

For many people, Hawaii is an ideal destination for a wellness vacation. We’re eager to say e komo mai (welcome home) at our 10 incredible resorts on these breathtaking islands, but there’s another reason your stay can be especially beneficial.  

Fill your proverbial cup with positive energy on a malama vacation, where you show your love of the land with mindful volunteer activities. Participating in a beach cleanup or helping remove an invasive plant species can help you feel good while strengthening your connection to Mother Earth.

Top off your day of giving back by treating yourself with a spa treatment for the ultimate wellness experience.         

Mountains around Lake Mead near Las Vegas 

6. Las Vegas

Known as the entertainment capital of the world, Vegas indulges the senses of travelers from far and wide, making it just the place the to practice mindfulness.

Mindfulness is all about being in the moment, and Hilton Grand Vacations’ Las Vegas resorts will keep your focus on the here and now.

Exciting live performances, fascinating museums, world-renowned cuisine and landmark attractions fill this desert paradise. When you’re standing at the edge of Red Rock Canyon or enjoying a concert by your favorite performer, worries won’t have a chance to take away from your day.

A hiker under a natural red sandstone arch in southern Utah 

7. Utah     

Utah’s beauty is almost too striking for words. From the Eden-like landscape of Zion National Park to Arches National Park’s high desert sandstone formations that feel otherworldly, this is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. 

The state is home to five incredible national parks and dozens of other natural wonders to explore in every way imaginable. Hiking or mountain biking through Bryce Canyon is a workout that’ll leave your cheeks as crimson-colored as the surrounding rock spires known as hoodoos.

You may break a sweat exploring Utah’s best vistas, but your body will thank you for the workout, and when the day is done, you can rest your head at Sunrise Lodge, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club.         

Beach in southern California 

8. California

California is a dream destination in more ways than one. Few other places offer you the opportunity to fall in love with the beach, mountains, desert and forest all in one trip. Southern California is an especially coveted place where MarBrisa, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club beckons you to relax and refresh.

Dive into a good book by the pool, sip local wine in an on-site tasting and rise with the sun for a morning hike.

Still looking for a perfect place to indulge yourself in self-care and wellness amenities?

Try these six amazing resorts with luxurious spas that will pamper you on vacation. 



The Vacationeer

The Vacationeer is a collective of Hilton Grand Vacations storytellers whose goal is to inspire travelers to go further. We're always on the lookout for new destinations to explore, useful travel tips, and unique ideas to help you plan the most memorable vacations possible.

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