10 Best Spas in San Diego Send You Straight Into Bliss

When you are due for a little extra pampering, it helps to know what is on offer at San Diego's best spas. Sometimes, a quick massage is in order while other occasions call for an entire day of lounging or even a full week. San Diego is home to two of the world's most prestigious destinations spas and the good news is that residents need not book airfare to go on a wellness vacation.

A stay at Cal-a-Vie or Golden Door can recharge the body and soul in luxurious private accommodations and days full of wellness classes and spa treatments. Golf, hike, swim and relax. Many people go for weight loss, to regain their center and change habits.

For a day of spa, San Diego residents often visit The Spa at La Costa to lounge by the pool, walk down the reflexology path, enjoy fantastic treatments, dine on spa cuisine, and even address inner wellness at the world-renowned Chopra Center. Don't worry if you're a guest of the hotel and the kids are in tow. The kid's club will take care of them while you spa!

Any of these 10 best San Diego spas are sure to melt the stress away.

Located in the Manchester Hyatt, the new Marilyn Monroe Spa (formerly Kin Spa) has a spectacular view overlooking the San Diego Bay. It's fitting that such a grand hotel is home to fabulous luxury spa that is glamorous and colorful (red, black...  Read More

The spa at Estancia La Jolla has been recently refreshed to include even more luxurious amenities such as two private bungalows, one for nail care and the other for couples, featuring a fire place, soaking tub for two and private deck. A...  Read More

The Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn recently benefited from a renovation to include private treatment cabanas, indoor lounging facilities and more. The changing areas are full of amenities from hair ties to deodorants. Treatments are based on organic...  Read More

The Catamaran Spa is located in the extremely family-friendly Catamaran Resort on Mission Bay. The world-class spa has views of Mission Bay, including from the waterfront therapy pool. The vibe is South Pacific and Asian-inspired with treatments...  Read More

Located inside The Lodge at Torrey Pines--named for the famous golf course next door--The Spa at Torrey Pines is a hidden gem. Designed with feng shui in mind, the 9500 square foot spa offers a full range of treatments that draw inspiration from...  Read More

Recipient of a number of national accolades, The Spa at La Costa is ranked as one of the best. The spa incorporates a number of fresh ingredients into their treatments including honey from the resort's bees and fruits from the garden. The...  Read More

Seeking to inspire resort guests, wellness was a major initiative during Rancho Valencia's recent $30 million renovation.The Spa at Rancho Valencia and fitness center were expanded with a new line-up of fitness classes, spa treatments and...  Read More

The Spa at The Grand Del Mar is the best in San Diego for day usage. Be soothed by the opulent interior featuring a neutral palette and framed Hermes scarves lining the walls. The comprehensive menu of services encompasses a full slate of...  Read More

Cal-a-Vie is one of the nation's best destination spas. The luxury resort resembles a peaceful French village and is nestled on 200 acres in Vista. Go for a week or petite stay of just a few days to kick start a path to wellness. Over 100...  Read More

East County

Golden Door is repeatedly voted the world's best destination spa. Tucked away in the hills of Escondido, it's home to only 40 guests per week who stay in luxurious ryokan style accommodations. Weekly activities are tailored to guests in...  Read More


Meet Katie Dillon

Katie Dillon originally moved to the seaside community of La Jolla to attend UC San Diego. When the opportunity presented itself, she and her husband set off for a 7 year stint overseas as...  More About Katie

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