Everyone has those days now and then when all you want to do is sit back and relax. When you feel a bit overwhelmed, sometimes the best thing to do is take a little break and have some wholesome “me time”. From strolling through a botanical garden to treating yourself to a spa day, here are 10 ways to take a little break from your busy life in Oregon.
10. Take a scenic train ride.
Take a lovely little trip on one of Oregon's beautiful passenger trains. Numerous railroads offer scenic trips as well as dinner and brunch trips that drop you off at the same place you boarded. Here's a stunning photo of the Mount Hood Railroad passenger train.
9. Stroll through a botanical garden.
Shore Acres State Park, Leach Botanical Garden, Lan Su Chinese Garden... Oregon has many beautiful, peaceful botanical gardens to wander through. Here's a photo from The Oregon Garden in Silverton.
8. Cozy up by the fireplace.
There's nothing cozier than spending an evening cuddled up by the fireplace. Throw in a nice glass of wine and your favorite record and you're set.
7. Get a massage in a salt cave.
Zama Massage in Portland offers therapeutic spa treatments and massages in a beautiful salt cave. "Salt Cave Therapy, or Halotherapy, is an ancient practice that harnesses the anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties of salt to promote healing." (zamamassage.com). The spa was also awarded "Best Massage Portland" by CitySearch.
6. Take a dip in a hot spring.
...Like the beautiful Willow Creek Hot Spring, pictured above.
5. Try yoga.
Yoga is a great way to relax and rejuvenate.
4. Read a great book.
My favorite way to relax is with a book.
3. Or have an Oregon movie marathon.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Goonies, Dead Man, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.... lots of great movies were filmed in Oregon.
2. Treat yourself to a spa day.
There are many lovely spas in Oregon, offering everything from massages to foot treatments, facials, and more. This photo is from Waterstone Spa in Ashland.
1. Sip a perfect cup of hot chocolate.
What other great ways are there to relax in Oregon? Let us know in the comments.