How To Road Trip Like A Beauty Junkie

by Stephanie Montes

What better way to enjoy the final days of summer than embarking on a fabulous road trip? Whether you decide to explore your home state or plan to venture further afield, we suggest adding one of our nation’s best spas to your itinerary. From a music-inspired massage body treatment in New York to an underwater treatment in California, these beauty destinations top our list of must-experience retreats to hit along the way. So go ahead and indulge, from sea to shining sea.

Put It On The Map

Bliss Spa: New York, New York

Beat the rumble of the city at this spa, featuring a tongue-in-chic approach to everything from manicures to body treatments.

Try: The Rhythmn & Bliss Massage—a rhythmic rubdown that mimics the beat playing in your noise-cancelling headphones.

568 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York,10012

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa: Richmond, Virginia

With a modern setting and an encyclopedic spa menu, this is an ideal place to unwind during a busy cross-country trip.

Try: The Red Door Signature Massage—this treatment incorporates facial acupressure and foot reflexology for a head-to-toe relaxation session.

11800 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA. 23233

The Spa At Setai: Miami, Florida

The Japanese-inspired spa boasts private bathtubs in every room to ensure your treatment ends in a state of extreme zen.

Try: Blissful Ceremony—a stress-relieving body treatment that incorporates Malaysian, Chinese and Indian massage techniques.

2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Spa Habitat: Dallas, Texas

Spa Habitat takes a holistic approach to treatments by using exclusively natural and organic products.

Try: Earth Mama Massage—this massage caters to expectant mothers, focusing on reducing aches and pains common in pregnancy.

3699 McKinney Avenue #304, Dallas, Texas 75204

The Peninsula Spa: Chicago, Illinois

Located on the 20th floor of the glamorous Peninsula hotel, a visit to this spa packs the same relaxation as a week long getaway.

Try: Purva Karma—why have 1 massage therapist when you can have 2? This massage includes 4 hands massaging in sync.

108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

Birdwing Spa: Litchfield, Minnesota

Yes, it looks like a barn but this all-encompasing spa specializes in everything from manicures to detoxifying body wraps.

Try: Antiaging Pomegranate Body Peel—pink Himalyan salts are combined with pomegranate and spicy essential oils to purge and protect your skin from free radicals.

21398 575th Avenue Litchfield, MN 55355

Reméde Spa: Aspen, Colorado

One of only 120 spas to receive the Forbes Four Star Award, this Aspen gem is a must-try for a luxury beauty experience.

Try: The Great Bath—enjoy berries, chocolate and champagne as you relax in an aromatherapy bath, followed by a 60-minute massage.

315 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611

Centre for Well-Being At The Phoenician: Scottsdale, Arizona

Surrounded by nature, this spa is a peaceful oasis tucked away in the middle of the Arizona desert.

Try: Hypnotherapy—opt for one of the intuitive services to improve sleep patterns, quell bad habits and reduce stress.

6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Spa Montage: Beverly Hills, California

This Spanish-colonial style 20,000 square foot spa is the ultimate in Beverly Hills glamour.

Try: Hydrotherapy—an underwater massage to alleviate stress and strained muscles.

225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Salish Lodge: Seattle, Washington

Overlooking the Snoqualmie Falls, this beautiful cabin-like retreat offers spa treatments and yoga sessions with a killer view.

Try: Rain Drop Therapy—a combination of essential aromatherapy oils are applied along the spine like rain drops to relax and balance the body.

6501 Railroad Avenue SE Snoqualmie, WA 98065