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Four last-minute Western getaways to help you relax and recharge

Matt Bean and Kate Wertheimer  – February 5, 2020 | Updated February 7, 2020

Silicon Valley Reset: Canyon Ranch

Canyon Ranch Woodside
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Silicon Valley workers in need of an instant bio-hack can unplug at the new Canyon Ranch Woodside. Situated on 16 acres of redwood forest, the 38-room resort offers classic treatments like deep tissue massage and Pacific sea salt body scrubs as well as cutting edge therapies like metabolic screening and nutrigenetic consultations. 

Los Angeles Staycation: Silver Lake Pool & Inn

Silver Lake Pool & Inn, Los Angeles
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Despite being home to some of the best restaurants, bars, and independent shops in Los Angeles, hipster enclave Silver Lake hasn’t had much in the way of equally design-minded, on-trend lodging.  But with the arrival of Palisociety’s chic new Silver Lake Pool & Inn, Angelenos and visitors now have a boutique retreat. “It’s a true escape in terms of the design, amenities, and vibe,” says Palisociety founder Avi Brosh. “With nods to Mexico, Italy, and California all in one, it feels like an airy oasis in the middle of the city.”

Island Getaway: Paia, Hawaii

Paia Inn, Maui
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Maui’s bustling mid-island town of Paia offers a walkable collection of boutique shops and homey restaurants, making it a charming must-stop for visitors on cross-island drives. But center your stay here at the Paia Inn and you’ll be steps away from a 3-mile stretch of white sand beach—as well as Mana Foods, an organic health food store with a bakery and deli, perfect for picking up nourishing picnic provisions.

Tropical Cruise: Mo’orea, French Polynesia

Moorea, French Polynesia
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If you’re really ready to get away, there’s an undiscovered paradise less than ten hours from the Western coast. Skip the more crowded Society Islands and head to Mo’orea, coined the “garden island” for its lush interiors and azure lagoons brimming with thousands of fish. The easiest way to explore the area is on The Paul Gauguin, a luxury cruise ship with five-star amenities and a signature spa offering unique Tahitian treatments.