California, forever known as the Golden State, has always been a dream vacation destination. From miles of diverse coastline, sun-baked deserts and green acres of wine country, California offers diverse ways to soak up the sunshine and attain that California glow. Whether your goals include weight loss, fitness, anti-aging or simple relaxation, Spas of California offers a wellness experience just for you. Add in the natural beauty of the surroundings, unique cultural attractions and pioneering spa cuisine, and you have year-round options for your health and wellness journey.
Southern California’s Pala Spa combines an environment that includes entertainment, relaxation and fun against the tranquil backdrop of California’s Palomar Mountains. Step inside the 10,000 square foot Pala Spa and discover indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a fitness center, a full-service salon, and eucalyptus steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools. Pala’s new adults-only Tourmaline Pools offer guests public and private outdoor experiences.
Considered the finest most luxurious hotel spa in Santa Barbara, The Spa overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. Set between the award-winning Rose Garden at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara and the Resort’s Jungle Pool, The Spa, designed by world famous Peter Marino, a sophisticated contemporary décor melds with traditional Spanish colonial architecture and finishes to create a uniquely fresh and classic environment. Spacious at 12,000 sq.ft., the Spa features an upper level relaxation space, expansive locker rooms with sauna and steam room, and eleven lavish treatment rooms.
In the foothills of Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains, The Ashram it’s a week-long deprivation overhaul that inspires cult-like devotion. Meals are served with chopsticks to prevent you bolting the tiny portions; bread, alcohol, coffee and cigarettes are banned; there’s no internet; and the nearest taxi is miles away.
In Greek mythology, the sunstone was dedicated to the sun god, Helios, and was believed to bring life, positive energy and abundance. Today, Sunstone, the Spa at Agua Caliente in the heart of the Palm Springs region brings this philosophy to life with an amazing guest experience. Inspired by the desert landscape, Sunstone is over 10,000 square feet of relaxation, fitness and health.
Situated on a private vineyard, at the southern tip of Napa Valley, the Meritage Resort offers a Tuscan-infused resort experience. Its Spa Terra is the world’s first spa to be developed entirely underground. Forty feet below the surface, steam grottoes, soaking pools, water walls and lavish treatment rooms, complete with hand-wrought fixtures and custom tile work, reflect the resort’s Mediterranean inspiration and wine lover’s focus.
Corona’s Glen Ivy Hot Springs, provides customers with a premium and unique spa and wellness experience. Discover exceptional products for treatments and services, mindful fitness classes, healthy and delicious cuisine, and wonderful customer service. Stretching across 12 acres of lush gardens, the Hot Springs also features California’s only therapeutic red clay mineral mud bath, aptly named Club Mud and The Grotto, a full body moisturizing treatment underground, an experience not to be missed.
Set in picturesque Lodi wine country in the San Joaquin Valley, Wine & Roses offers guests a warm and inviting relaxation experience. It’s a place where “tranquility exists,” with spa services especially for women, men, moms-to-be and couples. Before or after treatments, guests lounge in the secluded courtyard surrounded by a gurgling fountain, waterfalls tumbling into warm and cool plunge pools, and a rock-walled co-ed steam room.
Nestled in the heart of a charming artistic community of Ojai, the Oaks at Ojai offers guests a delightful and stress-free environment that promotes healthy lifestyles. This award-winning destination health spa focuses on healthy weight loss and wellness through its array of relaxing spa treatments, hacienda-like accommodations, activities, and spa cuisine.
Discover a unique and authentic Korean spa experience at downtown Los Angeles’ Wi Spa. Come for a soak and stay for a treatment from their extensive selection of modern, global spa services. Located in Koreatown, in the heart of the City of Angels, you’ll be transported worlds away by their hot and cold baths and specialty progressive sauna rooms.
Discover the the healing properties of the sea at San Diego’s Spa at The Del in Coronado. Offering a wealth of relaxing treatments and beauty therapies, including organic facials, luscious body scrubs, slimming wraps and deep tissue massage. Enjoy the private terrace with vanishing-edge pool overlooking the Pacific provides the ultimate therapeutic retreat.
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