Wisconsin is a hub for wellness-focused retreats and activities. Our scenic vistas and healing forests serve as the perfect backdrop for everything from yoga classes to nature hikes. Enjoy a couple’s massage at the resort spa or visit a local botanical garden and bond with your family over the beautiful sights.
If you’re seeking wellness, here’s everything you need to add to your Wisconsin trip itinerary.
Trip-Worthy Spas & Resorts
When self-care is on the agenda, a trip to the spa is in order. Make it a one-day affair or a weekend retreat.
Spend the day at the Spa Verde Green Salon and Spa in Egg Harbor, offering several organic spa treatments. Book an appointment today for healing deep tissue, shiatsu, or Thai table massages. Or pamper yourself at The Wellness Spa in Stevens Point, a luxurious reprieve from the day-to-day. Here, treat yourself to a diamond or 24-karat gold facial or spend time in the healing Himalayan salt room.
For a more well-rounded spa experience, check out The House on the Rock Resort’s spa in Spring Green. From body wraps to vitamin-rich facials, you can easily spend a whole day here. If you want to stay longer, book a room for you and your family and enjoy the rest of the amenities, including restaurants, pools, a golf course and the nearby House on the Rock art attraction. Perfect for a romantic or friends getaway, the Sundara Inn & Spa in the Wisconsin Dells features healing spa treatments and luxurious suites.
Take relaxation to the next level with yoga classes and retreats perfect for a friends reunion or a romantic getaway.
Find your inner zen by attending a YogaPaddler class at the Cedaroma Lodge in Saint Germain. YogaPaddler combines beach yoga with paddleboarding for a new way to enjoy the Wisconsin Northwoods. After class, rest up at your cabin, lodge or farmhouse rental.
You can do yoga every day at the Artha Sustainable Living Center in Amherst equipped with a studio. Stay one or a couple of nights at the bed-and-breakfast there tailored to guests seeking a restful sleep and calming vistas of open fields and hills.
Vibrant Botanical Gardens
Add a visit to a beautiful botanical garden to your wellness itinerary.
The Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corner near Milwaukee is home to 12 colorful gardens, which bloom throughout the year. The garden dedicates areas to roses, herbs, daylilies, peonies and so much more.
Another must-see outdoor haven is the Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. Here, you can wander around 16 acres of specialty gardens, which include the unique Thai Pavilion & Garden. And pay a visit to the gardens Bolz Conservatory, a 50-foot high glass pyramid home to tropical plants, orchids and birds.
Hiking in Wisconsin
Whether you are an experienced hiker or a casual stroller, the thousands of miles of hiking trails in Wisconsin are here to help calm your mind and spirit. Be sure to add a few to your wellness itinerary.
The Cofrin Memorial Arboretum is one such destination. Its 290 acres encircle the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus, making it an ideal spot for hiking, biking and birdwatching. With an emphasis on research and conservation, the arboretum is a great place to see native plants in their natural forest, prairie or pond habitats.
Other beloved hiking spots include the Dorothy Carnes County Park and Lake Kegonsa State Park both outside of Madison. Lake Kegonsa features several miles of nature trails winding through oak woods, prairies and around the lake. Meanwhile, Dorothy Carnes surrounds the Rose Lake State Natural Area and also features scenic hikes through some of the area’s flower fields and wetlands.
From yoga retreats to spa resorts and relaxing excursions, Wisconsin makes for a perfect wellness getaway for you and your significant other, friends and family.
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