Spa vacations don't necessarily require a passport – in recent years a growing number of destination spas has made the United States a must for travelers in search of pampering. Scattered across the country, these spa resorts focus on
Spa vacations don't necessarily require a passport – in recent years a growing number of destination spas has made the United States a must for travelers in search of pampering. Scattered across the country, these spa resorts focus on everything from exciting exercise regimens to relaxing the body and mind.
Before you decide where to go, consider what type of spa vacation is right for you. Do you want complete freedom to try anything you want, or a pre-set schedule where you don’t have to wonder what comes next? A focus on health and wellness, or the ability to indulge in a glass of wine and a decadent meal? Enjoying a massage, or working up a sweat in the Pilates studio? Answering these questions will help you whittle down the options.
We have a few favorites to share. Located in Santa Barbara, The Spa at El Encanto is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the hills of Wine Country. Inspired by its surroundings, the spa offers unique treatments such as the Pinot and Cabernet Crush Sugar Scrub. Another topping our list is Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Homestead, in Hot Springs, Virginia. A wellness destination dating back hundreds of years, this area is home to natural mineral springs – some of the country’s founding fathers are said to have taken a dip here.
The award-winning Spa at L'Auberge de Sedona focuses on organic and natural products in its treatments and boasts a delicious and healthy spa menu. Book early to reserve a massage in one of the highly coveted open-air pavilions that sit beside a lovely creek. In Miami, the Remède Spa at St. Regis is best known for its customized facials, but also offers an array of treatments that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.