Since kicking off our national search for the healthiest hotspots in America this month, thousands of Well+Good readers have been writing in to nominate their favorite fitness studios, smoothie bars, natural beauty salons, and healthy restaurants.
We’re loving your recommendations, all of which will help us decide which healthy towns to create Well+Good Healthy City Guides for this year.
Now that we’re in the search’s final week, we’ve tallied up the results so far. Here are the five cities in the lead for the number of wellness hotspots submitted by readers—with a popular wellness pick from each city.
Is your city or favorite wellness spot missing from the list? There’s still time to nominate it, here (and win some awesome prizes, by the way) until this Friday, February 27.
1. New York, NY
Aire Ancient Baths. “This is an escape like no other from the city jungle. It can be quite the therapeutic healthy escape after a tough week at the office or a treat for sore muscles after a challenging workout.” —Emily S.
2. Chicago, IL
Owen+Alchemy. “The city’s most chic place to pick up a juice, smoothie, or other healthy treats, like an acai bowl or kelp noodle salad.” —Kristen B.
3. Atlanta, GA
Pink Barre. “The energy is infectious; I leave each class feeling more empowered and strong than when I came in the door.” —Dana B.
4. Philadelphia, PA
Juju Salon. “It is so lovely to be able to go and get pampered without worrying about what harsh chemicals are being used at this all-organic hair and nail salon.” —Allison
5. Austin, TX
Pure Austin. “It’s a wonderful gym with climbing wall, outdoor pool and a quarry for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding.” —Jeanel W.
Nominate your healthy city hotspots, here, by midnight on Friday, February 27!