Between managing motherly duties, the mental load of being the household CEO and handling pressures of the workforce, mothers work an average of 90 hours per week – roughly the same as working two full-time jobs! That’s why some “me time” in Newport Beach, California is the perfect destination for a true recharge.
Located on the breathtaking Californian west coast and less than an hour drive from Los Angeles in Orange County, Newport Beach is the perfect blend of luxury and beauty, with sunshine always on the horizon. Wellness and tranquillity are in the air, and there is a certain level of sophistication that makes even a walk on the beach feel quintessentially Southern Californian.
Pelican Hill, the luxury resort designed with comforts that offer a true home away from home, offers a fabulous momcation package. With Italian inspired architecture and Pacific Ocean views, delicious dining and extensive wine lists, this resort is designed for moms to rest and recharge. The package offers a $50 daily spa credit, bottle of red, white or sparkling “Mom Juice” upon arrival, “Guilt be Gone” bath bomb and a luxurious Pelican Hill bathrobe to take home. (The package is valid on ocean-view Bungalows or higher room categories, on select travel dates through May 2020 and subject to availability).
How else can a mama get her groove back?
Exercise is important for mental health, and Newport Peach classes (voted “BEST BUTT WORKOUT” by OC Magazine) offers a fresh take on booty-burning classes with high-energy and self-empowerment. Try step aerobics, fused with yoga, weights, mat Pilates and Buti yoga, a yoga practice combining power yoga with cardio-intensive tribal dance.
Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve, known affectionately as the Back Bay is great to get some fresh air. Hiking, cycling and a variety of water activities are just some of the reasons that Back Bay has become a featured spot on any Newport Beach itinerary. Nature lovers and ecologists enjoy the 35,000 migratory birds and over 200 endangered species that make the bay their home over 1,000 acres.
Moms who want to relax at the hotel can have the Glamsquad come directly to them, offering the best service possible anytime, anywhere, and can be booked with an app on your phone. The squad provides hair, makeup and nail treatments from a team of seasoned beauticians to feel your most relaxed and beautiful.
Gregorie’s is the perfect place for pampering. Described as an “oasis”, Gregorie’s has been voted Best Day Spa by American Spa Magazine, Day Spa Magazine, City Search and SpaFinder. Enjoy one of the many services and packages to suit any need. Visitors will be encapsulated by the gorgeous facilities that seep with elegance and tranquillity in every detail.
Finally, just steps away from Pelican Hill is Crystal Cove State Beach. This Newport hotspot is known for attracting Hollywood filmmakers in the 1920s with many movies having been made there, yet its rugged and wildly natural feel compared to the crisp and pristine setting of the Pelican Hill Golf Club and nearby luxury homes. Bask in the California sun against a soundtrack of crashing waves on the perfect beach day or explore more of the Crystal Cove State Park through biking horse and hiking trails.
All photos courtesy of Visit Newport Beach