Family Getaway to a Happy Place
A Treasure Coast vacation to disconnect in order to reconnect
You do not always have to leave the kids with a sitter to take a wellness vacation. It is fun to build wonderful vacation memories while the adults also get some needed R&R. The key is to pick a destination that offers a combination of family fun, spa services and healthy eating in a location that removes you from the stresses of daily life. As a newly divorced mom, I wanted to spend spring break reconnecting with my kids, but also wanted to recharge and reset my mind and body.
With the fast pace of this modern life and all the changes that the new family dynamic brings, the greatest challenge facing many people today is creating opportunities to spend quality time with family. Getting complacent with everyday routines can create unintentional distance. Reconnecting with each other is essential for a healthy family. In order to truly connect we need to disconnect from a few things like technology, schedules and worries. Taking a wellness-focused getaway is the perfect family bonding trip.
Though our hometown in Southwest Florida offers many great hotels and stunning beaches, sometimes one just needs to get away from the everyday surroundings to reconnect. So, for spring break we ventured across the state to Florida’s Treasure Coast. Imagine enjoying time together with those who mean the most to you amidst the beautiful, quaint setting of soft sand, consistent waves and bright blue sky on the peaceful shores of Hutchinson Island or strolling the streets of Stuart, named “America’s Happiest Seaside Town” by Coastal Living magazine in 2016. Located 45 minutes north of Palm Beach, this area is an Old Florida–style treasure where making memories comes naturally.
Here are four components of a total wellness getaway that can be found along the Treasure Coast.
The Florida Oceanographic Society’s Coastal Center (above left) on Hutchinson Island offers 57 acres of nature trails and various wildlife displays, such as the stingray pavilion (above right).