At Getaway, we think unplugging from your technology on a regular basis is extremely important for your health and happiness. That’s why we love National Day of Unplugging—it’s a great reminder of how important unplugging is in an age when you’re expected to be on and accessible 24/7.
In honor of National Day of Unplugging, here are some of our favorite local spots to unplug.
Slowing things down at Sacred Chill West is one of our favorite ways to unplug in Atlanta. The relaxing yoga and meditation offered here is the perfect way to unplug from your devices and any stress you might have—you’ll wallk out of any of these classes totally reset and recharged.
For 50% off a drop-in class, use the code Getaway&Chill2020, which is valid through 4/30. Visit sacredchillwest.com to register.
Outside of Austin, we love Barton Creek Greenbelt, which is a park with some great hikes and spots for swimming. It’s also very popular among rock climbers because of the limestone walls along the trails. For some beautiful scenery and a nice walk, this is a great choice if you’re looking to unplug and get into nature.
In Boston, we love Aligned Meditation for a quiet guided class or sound bath to reset and recharge. The power of quiet and reflection is unparalleled in a class like this—taking the time to focus on an intention and meditate on what you’ve been learning lets you step outside of any stress or anxiety to find your way through it.
The Studio Cleveland is the best mindfulness and wellness center that offers yoga classes, massages, and meditation classes to help you on your wellness journey.
About five miles North of Dallas is White Rock Lake Park which has over a thousand acres of land filled with woods and lakes. There are tons of trails for nice afternoon walk, spots for fishing, and even kayak rentals. You’re also right near The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which can be the perfect spot for a bit of unplugged time.
In DC, the historic Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library is a great spot to curl up with your new favorite read. The library was built in 1925, and has many nooks and quiet spots to sit and relax, and spots for kids to explore.
One of our favorite spots to unplug and breathe amidst the bustle of New York is MNDFL, a meditation studio in Greenwich Village and the Upper East Side. Not only are classes affordable, starting at only $15, but the space they’ve created for their classes is pristine and calming in every way. Head to one of their classes, leave your technology behind, and reconnect to yourself and what matters most to you.
Evergreen Community Park is our go-to spot to unplug in Pittsburgh. It’s picturesque, and as you wander around the park and build up an appetite, there are grills throughout the park for you to have a picnic. Make sure to look up some Getaway-approved recipes before you go.
Another one of our favorite spots to slow down and unplug is Pause Meditation in Portland. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by your busy life and work, take a step back and head to Pause Meditation. Give yourself permission to dedicate an hour of your day to stillness and time alone.
One of our favorite spots to unplug in San Antonio is the San Antonio Central Library. Just step inside to see the Chihuly blown glass sculpture and let your mind rest, and feel your inspiration return.
Make sure you make some time to unplug today—every minute away from your technology counts.
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