Sober vacations are an incredible way to start off the New Year on the right foot and there are more and more people seeking out these types of travel. Whether you’re someone who is participating in “Sober January” or you’re simply seeking out destinations that offer the best vacations for non drinkers so you can have a spot to return to annually, there are plenty of places you can visit that will provide you with the lifestyle and activities to make that happen! Here are just a few destinations we think you should consider:
Orlando is one of the top cities for family-friendly vacations, which often lends itself to more attractions that aren’t focused on alcohol. Though there are bars and other forms of nightlife around the city, you can spend your entire vacation exploring all of the other sober activities that do not involve drinking like its many iconic amusement parks, an abundance of shopping centers and restaurants, highly-rated golf courses, impressive local parks with playgrounds and other features, and so much more. If you want to take a trip outside of the city, you can even book an airboat ride on the Everglades or visit the over 1,000 miles of beach with the state’s beautiful year-round weather.
No matter what time of year you decide to visit Denver, there are always dozens of outdoor activities at your disposal. Spend your time reconnecting with nature with the many attractions offered on and off the mountains such as hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, ziplining, snowshoeing, and more. After the sun sets, you don’t have to worry about finding something to do because the city has more than enough entertainment available like escape rooms, comedy shows, and art museums. Sober activities are so prevalent in Denver, you can even try out a Daybreaker’s sunrise dance party which starts at 6 AM with acro-yoga or see what the local group Sober AF Entertainment (SAFE) have available for upcoming events!
Like many countries around Asia and Africa, most of Sri Lanka’s locals don’t drink for religious or cultural reasons so you’ll find there are fewer opportunities here to find alcohol or others who partake. Instead of wondering if you’ll be able to find sober activities, you’ll experience them around every corner and feel at home. Some of the country’s top activities include its many National parks, forests, and reserves, its beautiful Buddist and Hindu temples, the miles of sandy beaches at your disposal, and the endless outdoor excursions. Not to mention, you’ll fall in love with the many markets and shopping opportunities available, as well as the chance to try out some of the delicious cuisine offered.
Delray isn’t just a sober-friendly city that has dozens of activities available for those who aren’t looking to participate in drinking, but also additional sobriety resources. Comfortable temperatures, sugar sand beaches, and wildlife are abundant here and will give you ample opportunity to explore. Spend some time at the many salons and spas in the area, take in the many visual and performing arts, browse the history museums, and take in the sights of Delray Oak’s nature trails. For anyone who is searching for some thrills, they’ll also find that there are many watersport options available like snorkeling, diving, paddleboarding, surfing, sailing, and more!
If your idea of a perfect vacation is a place where you can enjoy complete relaxing and rejuvenating, Costa Rica could be the country for you. Many resorts in Costa Rica are focused on helping their guests disconnect from everyday life and enjoy the simple pleasures of time spent outdoors and utilizing the many spa services available. Depending on where you visit, you could spend a week in the middle of lush mountains or just steps away from pristine beaches. Hiking, ziplining, swimming, diving, and boating are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the many offerings here, but one of the most popular activities is surfing. You’ll find that people from around the world will indulge in a sober, surf vacation during their visit where they spend most of their days on the waves before returning to their accommodations to enjoy a filling and nutritious meal.