Vacations are about breaking free of your daily routine—but escape doesn't have to mean all-out abandonment of an otherwise healthy lifestyle. Even some of the hardest partying towns around the globe, from Ibiza to New Orleans, offer options for health-conscious travelers. If you're interested in a more balanced stay this summer, check out our recommendations below.
"Stay Well" Rooms
In 2012, the MGM Grand introduced 42 health-forward Stay Well rooms, which come with every imaginable wellness amenity, from dawn-simulating alarm clocks to vitamin C-infused showers.
Founded by two Cirque du Soleil veterans, Shine Alternative Fitness offers classes in aerial silks, antigravity yoga, and pole fitness. Inversions have never been this much fun.
Get Your Kicks.
Upgrade your footwear at Undefeated, the sneakers-turned-apparel shop known for its limited editions and collaborations with the likes of Puma, Nike, Adidas, and New Balance.
Line up with the yoga mat-toting residents of the arty Bywater region for fresh squeezed juices and kale salad at Satsuma Café. The locavore eatery has a cool, eclectic vibe, with mismatched tables, floor murals, and exposed brick, plus an outdoor patio.
Laissez les bon temps roulez may be the Mardi Gras motto, but these days, New Orleanians are likely to be seen rolling around town on two wheels. Sign up for Free Wheelin's three-hour Creole & Crescent tour, which covers the French Quarter, the Treme, St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, and other city highlights—or just rent a cruiser (theirs are the best looking in town).
In the warehouse district, Reyn Studios is a sprawling space with hard wood floors, city views, and classes that range from Restorative Yoga to Abs, Arms, & Ass.