Self-Care Afar — How a Vacation Can Alleviate Your Daily Stress

Self-Care Afar — How a Vacation Can Alleviate Your Daily Stress

Self-care takes many forms, but sometimes you need more than a regular break. One option is to take a self-care vacation. It can help get you out of your comfort zone and into a new place to explore. Traveling FAQ reveals some cities that you must visit, especially when your anxiety seems to be overtaking your life.

New York City, New York

A trip to New York City’s most healing area will be a visit to Central Park. This beautiful landmark covers 843 acres and can be reached by almost every area in the city. Spending time in nature reduces stress, increases happiness, and even improves that sleep you’ve been missing. If you’re a sports fan and looking for a little more action, Yankee Stadium is the place for you. Located in the South Bronx, this historic arena can help you burn off your stress with exciting baseball games. Discounted tickets can be purchased through online seller sites that let you sort with several filters: date, price range, and seat rating. Some sellers even allow you to use an interactive seating chart. It gives you a 360-degree virtual in-seat view before you purchase. Soon, you’ll be singing, “Take me out to the… Yankees game!

San Diego, California

This city has 70 miles of coastline and beaches for every mood — healing in particular. If you’re looking for a place to burn off steam, try Carlsbad State Beach. If you want a more low-key beach with fewer people, Beacon’s Beach is tucked away in a quieter area. One of the most famous beaches, La Jolla Cove, offers gorgeous views of cliffs and coves. Finally, if you’re looking to push your boundaries, Black’s Beach is clothing-optional.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle is a gorgeous destination: it’s got mountains and a coastline. It’s the perfect place to focus on beauty and drop the stress from back home. If you want to combine nature and art, Olympic Sculpture Park is for you. At nine acres, it lies between the city and shoreline. It’s a wonderful place for self-care. You have stunning views no matter where you look. Many are natural features that have been there for hundreds of years. Reduce the amount of time you spend on your phone, but do take photos of your favorite places so you can revisit them later. Try keeping a handwritten journal for not only documenting which photos are from when and where, but also so you can remember every last detail from your trip while reducing screen time.

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is easily one of the most beautiful cities in America and a great place for self-care. It’s a walk-friendly location, so you can easily explore it on your own. Massive oak trees draped with Spanish moss line the cobblestone streets, surrounded by Antebellum architecture and old cemeteries. It’s the perfect place to relax and take in the elegance and wonder. Again, bring a written journal with you to take notes about all you see and love. Take photos, but try to keep your phone in your pocket as much as possible. Take a walk, breathe in the beauty, and forget what had you so stressed in the first place.

Chicago, Illinois

For some, visiting a major city may be too stressful — it could remind you of the chaos you left behind. For others, though, the busy streets may excite you. Museums, parks, nightlife, shopping, and much more awaits you in Chicago. If you enjoy a quiet time with plenty of cultures, try visiting the Art Institute of Chicago in Grant Park (one of many museums in the city). If you want some fresh air, visit the riverwalk. This 1.25-mile pedestrian walkway lines the Chicago River and offers plenty to do like architectural boat tours, restaurants, and plenty of areas to just sit and enjoy the view.

No matter where you decide to go, ensure that your self-care vacation is exactly what you’re looking for. These cities are an excellent place to start when beginning the planning process, and you may even end up wanting to move!


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