Wellness and self-care are way more than just millennial trends. Taking care of your body with massages, scrubs, and masks is not indulgent, but rather a way to take care of your mental and physical health. Just like we see specialists for our eyes, feet, teeth, and brains, we can see specialists for our skin hair and nails to keep us feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Everybody deserves a spa day!
However, many people don’t know where to go. Luckily, The Daily Meal has compiled a guide to the best day spa in every state that you can turn to whether you’re looking for a spa in your town or planning a vacation. These luxe spas use fabulous products, modern technology, and holistic practices to get you to your most relaxed and pampered state of being.
These spas are in places like five-star resorts, salt caves, and teepees, all designed to help you de-stress and emerge exfoliated and relaxed. Live your best life!
“At Escape Day Spa, we believe in the power of healing through touch and meditation,” says the Birmingham spa that offers nine different types of massages and fourteen different styles of facials. According to one Yelp reviewer, the experience at this Alabama spa is, “Absolutely relaxing from the moment you walk in to when you walk out.”
Located in Sedona, this desert spa has an enormous menu of services that range from traditional facials to several Native American-inspired therapies including body massages that begin with writing down your deepest desires, wishes, and intentions for the coming months and end with a fully body massage.
Step foot into luxury at the Spa Montage inside the Beverly Hills Montage Hotel. Spa Montage offers facials and body treatments from Switzerland’s premiere skincare brand, L. Raphael, that will leave you lifted, tighter, and glowing just like their A-list clientele. Beverly Hills also happens to be one of the 35 places in LA where you’re likely to spot a celebrity.
Looking for spa treatments slope-side? Manor Vail Spa is a luxurious counterpart to a day of outdoor activity. Quiet those aching muscles with a deep tissue massage, soothe your wind-chapped cheeks with a personalized facial, or even get a mani-pedi!
“I was here for 5 hrs but tbh, I could spend even more time here,” one reviewer said of this D.C. spa. “This place is the most obvious in-your-face oasis ….that I can find. I should smack myself for not coming here before. In fact... I just did.” If this review of the stunning Argentta Spa at the Watergate Hotel doesn’t convince you that it’s amazing, perhaps their incredible array of body wraps and services will. Even the descriptions for their services are pretty stellar, like for the spa’s “Top Secret” facial: “Taking the phrase ‘destroy the evidence’ to the next level, our skin lightening and pigmentation eraser facial will leave you with a natural, more even tone that is firm and supple.”
La Dolce Vita was voted “Best Day Spa & Salon” in New Castle County, Delaware, five years in a row. It currently has the best massage in the county. The spa also offers beauty treatments such as waxing and micro blading.
Winner of the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Award, the Carillon Hotel and Spa is dedicated to wellness. Their spa facilities offer three separate tiers of experiences to guests, all focused around wellness, with massages, facials, personal training sessions, and thermal experiences in a steam room, a storm-shower, and the only igloo in Miami.
Voted one of the Top 10 Spas in the United States by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure, this 40-room spa is the largest spa in Hawaii. Guests can experience Roman tubs, saunas, waterfalls, soothing massages, body care treatments, and five specialty baths. Be sure to eat at one of the best places for food and drink in Hawaii after pampering yourself silly. You’re worth it!
This Chicago oasis was included in Allure Magazine’s Best Spa List. The best in the second city offers a cryo-youth factor facial using cryotherapy freezing technology, and an anti-aging collagen lift facial that will leave you looking like you’ve had the best sleep of your life in just two blissful hours. Plus their nail care menu is about as luxe as it gets.
The spas (yes, there are two of them) at French Lick Resort have skincare, nail, and body treatments that will make you feel like royalty during your stay in this massive Indiana resort. West Baden Springs is also on the registry of national landmarks and The Course at French Lick was the host site of the 2018 Senior LPGA Championship.
This Iowa spa is all about comfort and classic spa services. “Excellent atmosphere with oversized leather chairs and fireplace in lounging area. Serves up unique drinks prior to massage. Gives you a whole retreat from the stressors of everyday life!” said one Yelper.
Natural High Wellness Center & Spa is all about cleansing and detoxification. Not only can you receive classic spa services, but this Kansas spa also offers colon hydrotherapy, thermal therapies, and enema implants with health benefits. “In business for over 14 years, we have helped thousands of clients cleanse, relax, and live happier, healthier lives,” reads their spa site. “So many of us walk around each day not living up to our full potential because we are tired, sick, stressed out and just plain TOXIC!!! We believe that the human body is God's temple and has the amazing ability to heal itself with the proper nutrition and through regular cleansing and detoxification. So come and see us and let us love you to health.”
This boutique spa is nestled among the pine trees in a secluded part of Boothbay Harbor. This Maine spa offers guests a “Blueberry Bliss Signature Facial” made with organic Maine blueberries, an “Organic Hungarian Spa Facial” done with prestigious Eminence organic skincare products from Hungary, and various massages and exfoliating treatments.
The Four Seasons Hotel offers the best spa treatments in Maryland because duh, it’s the Four Seasons. Aside from traditional spa offerings, the Four Seasons menu includes “Energy Work” including spiritual advising, chakra balancing, reiki, and tarot reading, so you can soothe your aching muscles and your third eye.
The Ranch at Rock Creek is the world’s only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star guest ranch, and so their spa and its facilities are on point. The Granite Spa incorporates the stunning environment of Montana into its treatments. They offer things like a clearing sagebrush scrub, a pine foot soak and massage, and a rock creek hot stone massage, among many others.
If you’re looking for Vegas spa luxury, look no further than the spa at the Wynn. The first spa in all of Las Vegas to receive a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award, expect every service to be just as decadent and flashy as the Vegas strip. Don’t feel like blowing cash at the casinos? This is an excellent place to spend your money and reap endless feel-good rewards.
The Common Man Inn looks like a cozy campsite, but it houses a spa with the most modern amenities. Guests can experience a light therapy relaxation room and a rock waterfall hot tub, and spa technicians use Phytomer, BareMinerals, Farmhouse Fresh and Paul Mitchell products on clients depending on the service.
There are two spas at the Crystal Springs Resort, and they have both been ranked in the top 100 spas in America! The Reflections Spa is decorated with a glamorous 8,000-quartz-crystal ceiling, which their website says “contains healing powers from the earth,” while Elements Spa brings the beauty and tranquility of the outdoors to all who enter. Both of these New Jersey spas offer lengthy menus with decadent treatments sure to relax even the most stressed client.
This New Mexico spa offers serene natural views, energy healing, outdoor soaks, therapeutic massages, and skincare. As one Yelp reviewer said, “When you arrive, you truly get the sense that you are about to have a magical experience.”
In the heart of New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood sits the Aire Ancient Baths. This beacon of tranquility features sensuous baths and spa therapies that will take guests through Roman, Greek, and Ottoman bathing traditions. Aire also offers a wine bath, an olive essence ritual, and a four-handed experience in which two massage therapists relax you at the same time.
Situated in a historic manor house, this spa incorporates Southern elegance and modern spa practices. With Vichy services (a French style of bathing where you lie restfully and are scrubbed or wrapped with spa products) including a lavender and tangerine salt glow as well as a “Metamorphosis” treatment dedicated to the “transformation of mind, body, and soul,” it’s no wonder this is the best spa in North Carolina.
According to their website, this multimillion-dollar spa has “redefined relaxing.” Their incredible Rest & Relax packages offer treatments that will detoxify, purify, hydrate, and transform your hands, eyes, and feet. Plus, it has some pretty stellar reviews from happy guests. “If you're making an appointment, definitely do an R&R!” advised one reviewer. “Wine, food, body scrubs, hot tub, parading wax, and so much more. The staff is so sweet and I've literally never been so pampered in my life. 10/10 would recommend.”
At this Ohio spa, massages include a glass of wine and a cheese plate. If that doesn’t sound wonderful enough, they also has a signature “stomping of the grapes” spa pedicure and manicure that uses wine therapy to achieve smooth, soft, exfoliated skin!
According to their website, “Three Graces is over 4,000 square feet of old world luxury, charm, and friendly atmosphere. Our professional staff has been selected for their expertise and etiquette, as well as graciousness. We pride ourselves in treating everyone like royalty.”
What attracts most visitors to Texas’ Puresol Salt Cave Spa is the salt save itself. According to the spa’s website, “The climate [of a salt cave] is rich in ions, minerals and micro-elementary particles like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and many others which are present in the air. These are naturally absorbed into the body during the therapy by breathing the saturated air into the lungs and thus improving the intake and increasing supply of these important elements necessary for good health, performance and overall fitness for all ages.” The spa also offers a bevy of treatments using salt.
The Salish Lodge and Spa with its stunning Washington wilderness views offers spa services with either Éminence skin care, biodynamic products, or products from an organic line while they pamper every inch of your skin. Plus the spa is scented with cedar and eucalyptus, so that every breath you take will fill you with calm.
This West Virginia spa takes a more holistic rather than product-based approached to spa therapies. Their salt cave claims to treat inflammation, allergies, psoriasis, hypertension, neurotic disorders, and hypothyroidism, while their LED Light Therapy claims to alleviate a bunch of skin conditions including acne, cellulite, and sun damage.
Travel + Leisure’s No. 1 resort hotel in the U.S. just happens to be in Wyoming. This breathtaking resort and spa offers treatment rooms in hotel and in traditional outdoor teepees. It’s rumored that this spa has a lengthy list of celebrity clientele who use this spa as a getaway for top-of-the-line deep tissue massages, body wraps, skincare, and yoga classes. Looking to spot celebs? These are 35 places in LA where you’re most likely to see them.