From yoga on the beach to relaxing spas to scores of cafés dishing out farm fresh and vegan fare, healthy living is a priority in San Diego. Here are a number of unique ways to optimize your well-being while in America’s Finest City.
Looking for farm fresh, local San Diego produce? Thousands of local farmers make their living from agricultural industry bringing products ranging from eggs, honey, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and specialty items like handmade soaps and apothecary products to Farmers’ Markets throughout the county. Plan a day or two visiting the many markets including: Pacific Beach Farmers’ Market, Carlsbad Village Farmer’s Market, North Park Market, Little Italy Mercado Farmers’ Market, Hillcrest Farmers’ Market – just to name a few.
If you are looking for a place to try a little bit of everything, head to Aquavie. This downtown luxury wellness center boasts a state-of-the-art gym, a rooftop pool and hot tub, and a full service spa. Is yoga your passion? San Diego has you covered. From acrobatic aerial classes on the rooftop at Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla to Zen Soul Balance’s yin yoga with sound healing class where you will relax to the sounds of crystal bowls or schedule a private yoga session with the owner. Love a good cardio sweat session? Try a spin class on the beach at Hotel del Coronado or an outdoor boot camp by Wired Fitness with classes available throughout San Diego County.
Recharge with a superfood smoothie from Beaming in Del Mar or La Jolla, or try a cold-pressed from San Diego’s own CHOICE Superfood Bar & Juicery. San Diego also has more than its fair share of food you can feel good about. At Harvest by the Patio, the focus is on locally sourced and sustainable cuisine. Vegetarians and vegans will love the plant-based menu at Bankers Hill concept spot Donna Jean. Don’t miss the mac and cheese.
Need to adjust your energy? Hit Bodhi Massage & Wellness Center in Hillcrest for a chakra balancing, reiki, or cupping session. At Alchemē in Little Italy you will find a modern take on a medical wellness spa. Try one of the many inner or outer beauty offerings such as acupuncture, IV drips and vitamin injections. Detox with a sauna session or infrared body wrap at Eco Chateau in Mission Valley. Spend some time in Pacific Beach’s Zen Center of San Diego for a quieter mind. Check the schedule for an oceanfront meditation session. And finally, the historic Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Gardens in Encinitas provides rich history and a tranquil atmosphere for meditation above the Pacific Ocean or a stroll through the gardens to replenish within.
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