Indulging in a rejuvenating spa day often comes with the cliché that you must travel to far off locales like Bali or Thailand to find an award-winning spa. The reality? Tranquility seekers can find unforgettable luxury spa experiences close to home – whether they’re looking for a relaxing solo experience, intimate couples retreat or rounding up friends for a pampering weekend.
Palm Springs to Indian Wells: Well Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa (pictured)
Nestled in the heart of the Coachella Valley, Miramonte Resort & Spa’s award-winning, 12,000 square foot Well Spa provides a luxurious wellness escape with specialty treatments inspired by the surrounding desert and local flora. The Well Spa is home to nine indoor treatment rooms, eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, outdoor meditation dens and hot and cold soaking pools for pre- and post-treatment relaxation.
San Francisco to Healdsburg: Spa Montage Healdsburg
Elevated 20 feet above the grapevines, Spa Montage Healdsburg is a secluded sanctuary reflecting the natural serenity of wine country through treatments and experiences inspired by the land. The 11,500-square-foot spa features custom services utilizing botanical blends crafted from plants around the property, anti-aging facial therapies by Valmont, and amenities including 11 soothing treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a zero-edge pool.
Phoenix to Tucson: Lakeside Spa at Loews Ventana Canyon
Lakeside Spa at Loews Ventana Canyon sits among lush Sonoran Desert scenery offering panoramic views of Tucson’s Catalina Mountains. A haven for rejuvenation, Lakeside Spa offers eight treatment rooms for restorative, desert-inspired treatments, a relaxation lounge, an adults-only Serenity pool and hot tub, and wet rooms with private showers.
Los Angeles to San Diego: AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club at Westgate Hotel
AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club offers an urban oasis of serenity in downtown San Diego. Featuring a 15,000-square-foot panoramic lookout across the San Diego skyline, AquaVie’s 40,000 square feet of custom-designed workout spaces come complete with 200 cardio and weight machines. Spanning four levels, the luxury spa and fitness center feature relaxing steam rooms, dry saunas, a Junior Olympic-sized rooftop pool, an outdoor running track and more.