12 New Chapters, 366 New Chances

Jess Levy

MarCom Manager
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce


The Babylonians are said to have made the first New Year’s resolutions about 4,000 years ago. Not on the first of January but in mid-March when they celebrated the spring harvest of barley, a 12-day festival called Akitu. No matter your 2024 resolutions, health is your biggest wealth, and you have an extra chance this leap year to invest in local wellness. 

Relax in one of the newest spa treatment rooms on Miraval’s outdoor hacienda and soak up the healing sounds of crystal bowls with oceanview yoga and sound baths. Photo Credit: Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara

It’s 2024, where self-care isn’t an indulgence anymore. Self-Care is a daily habit.

Especially with the holidays over, you might be thinking about travel. Have you thought of planning a staycation at one of our many Carlsbad Beach Resorts? This is your sign to book time to disconnect, reboot and reset miles away mentally, but conveniently close to home. 

Did you know Carlsbad hotels offer specials catered to Carlsbad and San Diego locals? The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa offers discount spa treatments on weekdays, a great time to take advantage as a local. 

At the Westin Carlsbad, book the “Locals Escape Massage”  at the Ocean Pearl Spa. 

Enjoy a coastal, environmentally sensitive spa treatment at Ocean Crest Spa at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa. The “Spa Like a Local” discount of 15% off select treatments from Monday – Friday is offered to all San Diego county residents. 

Head over to the Beach Terrace Inn and use booking code NEIGHBOR for 15% off, any length of stay.

Happiness, success, balance, wellness…isn’t a destination, but found in your daily rituals. Not to mention, the future is all about custom individuality. What works for you might not work for someone else. 

Take it from Carlsbad’s newest local wellness spa, Miraval Life in Balance Spa which opened last Fall at Park Hyatt Aviara. The “i” in Miraval is all about you. Miraval offerings are open to resort guests and locals alike. Spa services include complimentary activities like sound baths, pilates, gratitude hikes,  meditation, breathwork, chakra balancing, bungee fitness, and aerial yoga. 

Miraval also offers personal training class packs and culinary classes such as ceviche and salsa making, smoothie blending, and creative cocktails in the kitchen. 

If you’re looking for a team retreat, custom group itinerary, or a serene meeting and conference space, check out Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara. Miraval even has a membership program, perfect for Carlsbad locals. Enjoy discounted spa services, fee-based experiences, guest passes, monthly culinary experiences, quarterly member-exclusive events, select discounts on food, beverage and retail purchases, Ocean View Pool access with spa services, entry into the Aviara Racquet Club with waived court fees, complimentary rounds of golf, reduced green fees at the Aviara Golf Course and preferred pricing on select special resort events. Your new self-care sustainable living routine at Miraval is great for your body and the community with the Aviara Cares program, which reduces environmental impact across the grounds. Carlsbad has the only Miraval Spa currently within a Park Hyatt hotel, so calling all World of Hyatt program members, you can take full advantage.

Don’t have time to make it in-person? You can still tap into balance by listening to their podcast which features episodes on inspiring wellness in the workplace, and parenthood and resilience. For more details, visit parkhyattaviara.com/miravalspa.

At the Carlsbad Chamber, we have 1000 chamber members, many of which offer mental, physical, environmental, and financial wellness products and services. Check out our health and wellness businesses.

From health-conscious retail, to massage, and yoga, now is the time to get back in balance. As we leap into a leap year, this is your sign to seize the next 366 chances to upgrade your self-care routine!