Go to the main content Menu
Back
Things To Do
Erin La Ninfa Erin La Ninfa

6 Vegan Vacations to Take in 2018

If you’re looking to plan a vacation this year, consider these six vegan-friendly destinations.

1. Mendocino, CA  – The Ultimate Wellness Vacation

A vegan paradise, The Stanford Inn offers the “exquisite opportunity to reconnect with nature,” and their wide variety of activities prove it. Their restaurant, The Ravens, boasts over 150 vegan dishes!  If you want to discover even more food, they offer cooking classes, nutrition and weight loss classes, and even an edible mushroom nature walk. Looking for some serious self-care? They offer counseling, meditation, Chinese medicine, and imagination playgroups. Outdoorsy folks can rent bikes or canoes to see the seals and otters that live along the coastline. Visitors can tour the organic gardens where the produce for the restaurant is grown. The resort also offers inclusive packages for your specific goals: “Creative Journey” and “Healthy Running Enhancement,” for example.

2. Portland, OR – Pacific Northwest Food Adventure

You won’t need a travel agent for this one, but definitely bring some stretchy pants. Eat your way through Portland’s immense and diverse vegan food scene.
 

Hotels to start you off right:

If you’re looking for a historic vibe, stay at Sentinel Hotel –  their Jackknife Bar has many vegan options.
 

If you’re looking for a more modern and sleek feel, The Nines Hotel has a restaurant with a separate vegan menu.

Hit Homegrown Smoker for BBQ ribs, Ichiza Kitchen for Pan-Asian cuisine and ramen, or No Bones Beach Club, the all-vegan tiki bar with mock seafood dishes like chowder and crab cake benedicts. Loosen up a belt notch, head to Aviv for Israeli-inspired falafel and shawarma, Virtuous Pie for pizza, Maruti Indian for the naan you’ve been missing, and the punk/metal Black Water Bar for booze and veganized pub food. End your wild excursion the real Portland way: with a School Daze PB&J donut from Voodoo Doughnut.

3. Bailey, CO – Ayurveda & Plant Medicine Retreat

Ever needed a digital detox? Take an epic step towards aligning your chakras with this 5-day yoga retreat, inclusive of vegan meals and therapeutic Rocky Mountain views. Welcoming all levels of yoga and meditation students, this retreat is aimed to help you turn off your phone, take a step back, and breathe.

4. West Lebanon, NY – Cozy Vacation in the Woods

Three hours outside the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple is a bed and breakfast called the Red Robin Song Guest House. After breakfast of tofu quiche or almond butter crepes, you can head out for a day of hiking the Appalachians, skiing, antiques shopping, or visiting the Animal Sanctuary and Beaver Rescue. If you’re feeling truly adventurous, take the Amtrak to NYC to eat at Champs Diner in Brooklyn.

5. Lake Atitlán, Guatemala – Tropical Getaway

The Laguna Lodge on Lake Atitlán is only accessible by boat! It boasts a lava bar, a hot river rock spa pool, yoga, scuba diving, and volcano walks as a few of many activities. Many restaurant items are vegan and grown in gardens on the nature reserve – even the coffee is grown and roasted right there. Laguna Lodge is the perfect mix of beautiful views, in-depth learning about Mayan culture, vegan lifestyle, and sustainability.

6. Sydney, Australia – Plant-Based Cruise

Australia’s first plant-based cruise departs Sydney this October! The Whole Connection features 9 nights of cruising the Pacific Islands and includes a specialized vegan menu, full program of speakers, presentations, yoga, meditation, fitness classes and more. Speakers include Dr. Michael Klaper Founder, James Aspey, and more! Paige Renshaw, the sole founder of The Whole Connection, is on a mission to share her journey to optimal health through a plant-based diet and help others to achieve the same. Click here to book your spot now and use code VEGOUT (either online or give it to the booking agent by phone) so they know we sent you.

Erin La Ninfa

@nanfs

Erin, passionate about consuming vegan pizza, has lived in Oakland, CA for seven years. She gave up eating animals in 1991 and works to make veganism accessible to all through promoting intersectionality within the vegan community.

Articles by Erin

More from VegOut

See the article 8 easy food swaps to make for plastic-free july

8 Easy Food Swaps to Make for Plastic-Free July

Grab those reusable bags, we’re going on a plastic-free food hunt!

Tammie Ortlieb Tammie Ortlieb
12 Tides
Food & Drink
See the article this pittsburgh restaurant and jazz bar is now 100% vegan

This Pittsburgh Restaurant and Jazz Bar Is Now 100% Vegan

Con Alma is every vegan music-lover's dream!

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Con Alma
News
See the article 11 lgbtq-owned vegan restaurants to support in la

11 LGBTQ-Owned Vegan Restaurants to Support in LA

From coffee shops and sit-down restaurants to a nightclub and dinner party pop-up, there are so many great Queer-owned businesses to check out!

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Black Forest Bakery
Food & Drink Los Angeles
See the article 5 ways to boost your mental well-being

5 Ways to Boost Your Mental Well-Being

Here are some tips to live your best, most balanced life!

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Mindright
Sponsored Food & Drink
See the article cracker barrel adds vegan sausage to menu

Cracker Barrel Adds Vegan Sausage to Menu

Cracker Barrel adds its first plant-based meat option to the menu!

Alejandra Tolley Alejandra Tolley
Cracker Barrel
News
See the article new vegan butcher shop to open in long beach this year

New Vegan Butcher Shop to Open in Long Beach This Year

The Plant Butchers and Sugar Taco’s third location is coming to Long Beach!

Alejandra Tolley Alejandra Tolley
The Plant Butchers
News Los Angeles
See the article smashburger launches plant-based milkshakes

Smashburger Launches Plant-Based Milkshakes

Smashburger now offers six fully plant-based milkshakes at all locations!

Alejandra Tolley Alejandra Tolley
Smashburger
News
See the article the best store-bought overnight oats

The Best Store-Bought Overnight Oats

Looking for a quick and easy breakfast? These vegan overnight oats are the perfect option!

Anja Grommons Anja Grommons
Brekki
Food & Drink
See the article vegan rainbow treats that ship nationwide for pride month

Vegan Rainbow Treats That Ship Nationwide for Pride Month

Check out these delicious rainbow sweet treats and drinks that are celebrating Pride all month long!

Alejandra Tolley Alejandra Tolley
Maya's Cookies
Food & Drink
See the article lgbtq-owned vegan beauty brands to support now and always

LGBTQ-Owned Vegan Beauty Brands to Support Now and Always

Liven up your beauty routine with these LGBTQ-owned vegan beauty brands!

Alejandra Tolley Alejandra Tolley
One/Size Beauty
Fashion & Beauty
See the article peet’s coffee launches vegan boba tea

Peet’s Coffee Launches Vegan Boba Tea

Sip your way through the summer with these vibrant boba-inspired beverages!

Jared Cross Jared Cross
Peet's Coffee
News
See the article slutty vegan debuts new sneaker and bag collab with steve madden

Slutty Vegan Debuts New Sneaker and Bag Collab with Steve Madden

Step up your summer fashion with this PETA-certified vegan apparel!

Jared Cross Jared Cross
Slutty Vegan x Steve Madden
News

Newsletter

We’ll keep you updated on new information,
upcoming events, and the best deals in your area.

By signing up you agree to receive emails from VegOut Magazine
and accept our terms of use, privacy policy, and cookie policy.

Subscribe Now

Get the latest in plant-based news, entertainment, and lifestyle delivered straight to your door (or inbox!)
Order the magazine!

Navigation

Subscribe Now

Order the magazine!
Close

Filters

Cities

The Most

Writer

Test

Test 2

ddd