The Best Spas In Major US Cities

Each and every one of us could use an occasional spa day. Whether you desire a deep tissue massage, an invigorating facial or an unconventional body treatment, there are plenty of options available in every city. When there’s free time in your schedule during days off or during your travels, a spa treatment will allow you to give your body the relaxation it deserves. We did the research and found the perfect spa amenities in major cities across the US for whatever your pampering desires may be. Click through and take a look at your options—then be sure to book an appointment and treat yourself.


San Antonio: La Cantera Resort & Spa, A Destination Hotel

San Antonio is the next It city in Texas, with Austin's trendy residents spilling over into its borders. The Loma de Vida Spa at La Cantera provides a draw beyond all of these reasons to visit the region now, with a remote-feeling location nestled into a hillside that provides for sweeping views of the impressive Texas sky and a sense of nature-enabled peace.

Try: The Absolute Texas ritual, because it utilizes locally sourced ingredients and you'll find few other opportunities to soak yourself in a "cowboy tub."

16641 La Cantera Pkwy. San Antonio, TX 78256

Courtesy of Nob Hill Spa

San Francisco: Nob Hill Spa At The Scarlet Huntington

Enjoy captivating views of San Francisco's Nob Hill district at this spa, located inside the Scarlet Huntington. The retreat is arranged according to the prehistoric theories of fung shui.

Try: The Aromasoul—a unique hot stone massage ritual offering a sensory journey through four distinct worlds: the exotic Eastern cultures, the vibrant and warm diversity of the Mediterranean, the life knowledge philosophy of India and the ancient mesmerizing world of the Arabian desert.

1075 California St. San Francisco, CA 94108

Courtesy of Recoop Spa

Seattle: Recoop Spa

A hidden gem with a rustic feel, Recoop serves the lives of those who are often too busy to relax. Enjoy everything from massages to facials to eyelash extensions at this modern Seattle-area getaway.

Try: The Brightening Facial. Help diminish discoloration and dark spots with a chemical peel and a vitamin C Mask made from Kakadu plum.

925 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004

Courtesy of Cornelia Spa

New York City: Cornelia Spa At The Surrey

Enjoy serenity and luxury right in the heart of New York City. The therapists at Cornelia custom tailor their treatments to each client according to age, diet, emotional dynamic and exposure to the environment.

Try: The Reparative Caviar & Oxygen Quench, a facial that involves nourishment with caviar and oxygen, encouraging skin to thrive. Your skin will be protected and hydrated and receive a natural lift as a result.

20 E. 76th St. New York, NY 10021

Courtesy of The Boutique

Washington, DC: The Boutique Spa At The Ritz-Carlton

Find serenity in the city with this hidden oasis. Featuring treatments for couples, or for one, there's an opportunity for everyone to enjoy some genuine relaxation and peace.

Try: The Couple's Massage. Perfect for you and a lover or a friend, these side-by-side massages are best when enjoyed together.

3100 South St. NW Washington, DC 20007


Los Angeles: Ole Henriksen Face/Body Spa

One of the most tranquil and relaxing environments Los Angeles has to offer, Ole Henriksen is staffed with pros who can target tired muscles and revitalize your skin.

Try: Eco-Fin Heat Therapy. A blend of palm, soy, jojoba, organic coconut oils, shea butter and vitamin E, this heat therapy is ideal for the hands and feet because it increases circulation, improving joint stiffness and reducing pain.

Sunset Plaza, 8622 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069

Courtesy of The Spa at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Boston: The Spa At The Boston Harbor Hotel

Embark on a relaxing journey at this retreat filled with tranquility and meditation. It's the perfect place to release any stress by giving your mind and body the pampering they deserve.

Try: Raindrop Therapy. Layers of essential oils detoxify, cleanse, heal and balance the body and mind through a relaxing massage for your back, feet and head.

70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02110

Courtesy of Lake Austin Spa & Resort

Austin: Lake Austin Spa Resort

Located in the luxurious Texas Hill Country, this spa oasis offers overnight and day spa guests a place to escape and relax. Full- and half-day spa packages are available for hours of indulging.

Try: The Muscle Tension Mask. Herbal-steamed compresses are applied on your skin and massaged well into your muscles to melt away tension.

1705 S. Quinlan Park Rd. Austin, TX 78732

Courtesy of Espa

Dallas: ESPA At The Joule

Nurture your mind, body and soul with all forms of energy in a subterranean setting. Experience the spa's geothermal inspiration with European heat experiences that take guests through a relaxing journey of temperature changes.

Try: Personalized Contour Treatment. Entirely tailored to your body, this treatment addresses skin firmness, slimming, cellulite and toxin elimination and sculpting.

1530 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201

Courtesy of The Four Seasons

Houston: The Spa At The Four Seasons

The city's choice destination for wellness features steam rooms, a nail salon, spa treatment rooms and even a couple's suite.

Try: Dream Time Journey. Slow marma massage and chakra healing combined with a body scrub full of essential oils help calm the nervous system while capturing your natural rhythm of sleep.

1300 Lamar St. Houston, TX 77010

Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria

Chicago: Waldorf Astoria Spa And Health Club

An urban retreat in the heart of Chicago, the spa at the city's Waldorf Astoria offers a variety of soothing and re-energizing treatments, packages and facilities.

Try: Lava Shell Massage. The warm shells glide across your body to alleviate muscle tension and increase blood circulation.

11 E. Walton St. Chicago, IL 60611

Courtesy of Hotel Park City

Park City: The Spa At Hotel Park City

Whether you seek pampering and indulgence or recovery from a rough week at work, this oasis has everything you'll ever need. Choose from a variety of therapeutic massages, body wraps, aromatherapy services, facials, manicures and pedicures.

Try: Aching Muscle Soak. One of the oldest forms of therapy, an aching muscle soak can get you back into gear and increase your strength.

2001 Park Ave. Park City, UT 84060

Courtesy of The Brown Palace

Denver: The Brown Palace

Receive a beauty treatment after indulging in a champagne brunch and afternoon tea, all in a setting of Victorian elegance.

Try: The Brown Palace Signature Wrap. Exfoliate your skin with a warm mud body mask, followed by a refreshing shower and an application of antiaging body cream.

321 17th St. Denver, CO 80202

Courtesy of Windsor Court

New Orleans: The Spa At Windsor Court

The spa offers a fresh approach to treatments and pampering while maintaining the tranquility of old-school charm and top-of-the-line ingredients.

Try: Starry Eyes Facial. Focusing on the eyes, this facial reduces fine lines with exfoliation and de-puffs the eyes by using cold stones. It is combined with a massage, firming mask, brow cleanup and lash tint.

300 Gravier St. New Orleans, LA 70130

Courtesy of Alvadora Spa

Phoenix: Alvadora Spa

Styled in Mediterranean beauty, Alvadora's therapies incorporate calming Vichy showers and cascading outdoor waterfall showers.

Try: Customized Deep Cleansing Facial. Ideal for all skin types, this facial allows your skin to be hydrated, clarified, rejuvenated and calm.

5200 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018