Looking for a getaway where you can unwind and leave feeling more refreshed than when you arrived? Traveling can be relaxing, but some destinations really help the stress melt away and new research tells us where they are.
- The new study reveals the most relaxing tourist attractions in the world.
- A team of researchers from Spa Seekers analyzed online travel reviews for sites across the globe, counting the number of times the word “relaxing” is used for each one.
- They excluded any destinations that were built specifically for relaxation, like spas or luxury hotels, except for those that incorporate natural thermal springs in the experience.
The Top 10 Most Relaxing Locations in the World
- Blue Lagoon - 4,050 mentions of “relaxing.” This renowned geothermal spa in Iceland is known for its impressive natural scenery and unique aquamarine-colored sea waters and white silica-rich mud used for facemasks and skin treatments.
- Széchenyi Baths and Pool - 3,581 mentions of “relaxing.” Located in Budapest, Hungary, it’s one of the largest spas in Europe with 15 indoor baths and three large outdoor pools with thermal springs providing the naturally warm and mineral-rich water.
- Thermae Bath Spa - 3,457 mentions of “relaxing.” This is England’s only naturally hot thermal spring and it offers an amazing rooftop view of the city of Bath’s skyline.
- Luxembourg Gardens - 1,828 mentions of “relaxing.” Located in Paris, this iconic park is a must-see destination for recharging in the City of Light.
- Parque del Retiro - 1,781 mentions of “relaxing.” The 350-acre park in Madrid, Spain, is known for natural features including gardens and lakes, as well as art galleries and monuments.
- Gardens by the Bay - 1,138 mentions of “relaxing.” A beloved escape from the busy streets of Singapore, it’s the most popular site in Asia on the list and visitors love the Garden Rhapsody light show that happens every evening.
- Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools - 1,113 mentions of “relaxing.” New Zealand’s geothermal pools offer spa treatments and water slides to keep the kids entertained.
- St. Stephen’s Green - 1,104 mentions of “relaxing.” Ireland is full of green, but this city park in Dublin features 22 acres of paths for strolling, enjoying flowers and duck ponds.
- Jardin Majorelle - 1,061 mentions of “relaxing.” Visitors to Marrakech, Morocco, can take in this botanical garden that includes blue Art Deco buildings and Islamic art.
- Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - 950 mentions of “relaxing.” - This destination in Melbourne, Australia, combines the Melbourne Gardens and Cranbourne Gardens where you can escape the city and immerse yourself in natural beauty.
Source: Spa Seekers