5 Ways to Embrace Wellbeing in Tiburon

It used to be that health goals were as one-dimensional as salad and a step class. Thankfully, the world has fully embraced holistic approaches to caring for mind, body, and soul, and we are here for it.

According to the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism is defined as travel with the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s wellbeing, and the industry is projected to cross the $1 trillion dollar mark in 2024. It’s also one of this year’s top travel trends according to several reports.

You don’t need to go far either. Tiburon is full of nourishing and restorative pursuits that promote a healthy and happy you. Here are five ways to make it your favorite feel-good destination.

Enjoy Nature

Studies show that being in nature can reduce stress and anxiety, as well as increase pleasant feelings, improve emotional wellbeing, and contribute to reduced blood pressure and muscle tension. Luckily, Tiburon is rife with ways to soak in the gorgeous natural surroundings. Take a ride across the water to Angel Island State Park aboard the Angel Island -Tiburon Ferry for a walk, picnic, or visit to the Immigration Station. Tiburon’s Bike Path is flanked by wildflowers and scenic vistas, connecting Blackie's Pasture to downtown Tiburon. It’s a flat, paved path and just right if you’re just starting out. For more of a challenge, lace up your hiking shoes, grab your water, and spend a morning or afternoon walking around St. Hilary's Open Space, a 122-acre preserve with expansive views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and Angel Island. Click here for directions.

Make it a Mocktail

The holidays are all about an extra helping of stuffing and a few more champagne toasts. But with the new year comes good reason to make January a dry one. That doesn’t mean you can’t keep the party going. At Bungalow Kitchen, The Mary Mocktail is an alcohol-free version the restaurant’s bloody Mary, made classic or spicy. Meanwhile, at Petite Left Bank, the Faux 75 is the French 75’s booze-free twin, and still delivers the oh la la with lavender infused Ritual zero proof "gin," lemon, and Fever Tree Yuzu Lime. They also make a Not-so-Prickly margarita with Ritual zero proof "tequila," prickly pear, lime, lemon, soda.

Take Up a New Hobby (or Resurrect an Old One)

According to Kaiser Permanente, hobbies have physical and mental health benefits, no matter what your chosen pastime is. Making time to do what you enjoy or learn something new might ease stress and lift your mood. Plus, it’s a great way to expand your social circle, which also has its rewards. Around Downtown Tiburon you can check in with Knit House for private knitting and crochet lessons, free knitting gatherings, and project-based workshops. New to Pilates? Book a private session at Pilates Studio Tiburon. They also offer group classes if you’re looking to get back into the flow. If you’ve always been caviar curious, drop by the Caviar Company, where flights are just right for first timers. The friendly staff will walk you through all you need to know about roe.

Catch Up on your ZZZZs

Among the hottest trends for wellness travel in 2024 is the quest for improved sleep, and finding a hotel where R&R is built into the DNA is a bonus. In Tiburon there are two superb options. Walking distance to Main Street is the rustic and welcoming Lodge at Tiburon, pet-friendly and perfectly situated for long walks around down or along the Tiburon Bike Path. Catch some rays or read by the pool and enjoy a meal on the patio at the Tiburon Tavern before settling in for a good night’s sleep in one of the 104 airy guest rooms and suites. For a more romantic stay, the 23 room Water’s Edge Hotel sits smack dab in the heart of Main Street. Quiet and serene, this modern gem is made for powering down and recharging, with sunny views over the bay and San Francisco’s glistening lights. Guests also enjoy a nightly wine reception and breakfast delivered to the room each morning.

Spa and Ahh

Sometimes you just need to remind your body that it’s a temple that deserves to be worshiped. Tiburon Spa is a good place to start. Try a soothing or deep tissue massage or private or semi-private yoga class in a healing atmosphere. After a long walk on one of Tiburon’s many walking and hiking trails, thank your feet with a healing foot massage at Kinetic Waves, where you can also treat yourself to facial using organic and gluten free ingredients. For a real grounding experience, try a session of Reiki, an ancient Japanese technique that replenishes the Chi (life energy) in the body, leaving you feeling calm, centered, and ready for the year ahead.


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