5 Incredible Places To Unplug And Recharge In California

Ashlyn Davis Ashlyn Davis

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Take a road trip to one of these incredible retreats.

Let’s face it, most of us struggle to hold a conversation without our eyes straying towards our phones every time the screen lights up with a notification. If your thumbs start twitching every time they leave the screen maybe it’s time to peel yourself off your beloved device and check-in to one of these tranquil havens. Go off-the-grid and rekindle your love for nature with these amazing places. After weeks in lockdown scrolling through the endless sea of devastating news, you deserve it!

1.Esalen, Big Sur


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It’s a 5-hour trip, but it’s worth it! If 120 acres of lush lands, rocky cliffs, and wild ocean doesn’t help you find your center, perhaps a shamanic cosmology or songwriting workshop will. The established institute boasts a pretty remarkable list of visitors, from Deepack Chopra and Ansel Adams to Bob Dylan, which encourages a skeptical mind. If you’re not up for exploring your inner frontiers just yet there is plenty of uncharted coastal landscape to discover or you could dip into some decompression with a Public Night Bath in the natural hot springs.

2. Resort at Squawk Creek, Lake Tahoe


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With an extensive list of therapies and outdoor activities in an incredible setting the opportunities to detach from your noisy life are limitless. Your days will be so jam-packed with skiing, hiking, flyfishing, outdoor swimming, rafting or paddle boarding that the only thing you’ll have the energy for is a warm Honey Wrap spa session.

3. Golden Door, San Marcos

The 600-acre Japanese-inspired sanctuary boasts a labyrinth, a calming bamboo forest and 30 miles of hiking trails. They encourage guests to leave phones inside “sleep bags” to avoid any distractions and help you find your Zen during your stay.

Note: The Golden Door is temporarily closed.

4. Solage, Napa Valley


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There’s no better way to leave the world behind by entering a world of pure luxury. If a digital detox involves heading out to one of the most beautiful wine farms in Napa Valley, unwinding in mineral water therapy pools, taking mud baths, going for massages and sipping on fine wines amongst the vines, then you can take everything I own that requires a plug.

5. The Ranch Malibu, Malibu

With the majestic Santa Monica mountains in your backyard and endless naturals landscapes to hike through, filled with enough ingredients to help you live your best plant-based life, you’ll probably never want to leave. There is no signal or wifi on the entire property so you can spend your days in silent meditations, hiking, or taking a yoga class without any distractions.

Featured Image: Esalen, Big Sur

See More: 10 Breathtaking U.S. National Parks That You Need To Explore


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