The song lyrics may say that it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a little stressful.
The holidays are busy, with lots of demands on your social calendar and your wallet. But it’s important to take time for yourself this time of year, to give yourself a chance to reset before the new year and to decompress after the holiday season.
Luckily, there are a lot of ways you can find your inner peace around Columbus. Whether you’re looking to unplug and head out into nature or to treat yourself to a spa day, you can find the perfect soul-recharging activity for you.
Visit a float spa
There’s nowhere quite like Ebb & Float for a day full of relaxation. They have just about every service you could imagine when it comes to chilling out, but today, we’re focusing on the float spa. Climbing into the heated, extremely buoyant saltwater tank kind of feels like slipping into a little bit of magic. Hour-long floats start at $75.
Location: 231 North 5th St, Columbus, OH, 43215
Relax in a salt cave
If you aren’t into the total immersion of floating, but some quiet time in a unique setting sounds like your vibe, head to Tranquility SaltCave for a one-of-a-kind experience. The salt cave at Tranquility is home to over 10,000 pounds of Himalayan rock salt boulders. Additional salt lines the heated floor and there’s even salt diffused into the air. 45-minute sessions start at $38.
Location: 30 Dillmont Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43235
Sweat out the stress in a sauna
If you don’t feel like heading out to a spa or leaving your home at all, I’ve got good news. High Heat will bring the sauna to you. That’s right, friends. This cedar barrel sauna has a wood-fired heater and it’s completely mobile. Prices vary.
Location: Anywhere in Columbus
Book a getaway
If peace and quiet is what you’re seeking, then I can’t recommend heading down to Hocking Hills enough. From the brand new lodge to unique cabins for the whole family, Hocking Hills is just such a great place to visit when you’re craving a fresh perspective or a break from the hustle and bustle.
Location: 19852 OH-664, Logan, OH 43138