Think of a March trip to Arizona’s Canyon Ranch as an adult spring break. Not in the Mazatlán or Daytona Beach sense of the seasonal ritual but an actual respite—a rejuvenating retreat that boosts your well-being.
Opened in 1979, the pioneering destination spa embarked on a property-wide renovation last year and will unveil the first of its newly designed guest rooms in March. Early spring is a perfect time to visit the Arizona desert, with mild days ideal for hiking in the Santa Catalina Mountains, outdoor yoga sessions, and poolside relaxation. Stays at Canyon Ranch can also incorporate daily massages and other spa treatments, as well as medical consultations and even nonsurgical facial procedures (part of the brand’s new CR Aesthetics antiaging program). Naturally, meals are healthy and tasty, but don’t expect a wine pairing with that quinoa salad; in a sign that this is definitely not your college spring break, Canyon Ranch is alcohol-free.