Relax and glamorize at Baltimore's best spas

Whatever your reason for travel to Baltimore – intense business, invigorating sports, active sightseeing, food and souvenir shopping – it's a relief to know that the area has lots of different styles of wellness, beautifying and relaxation.

How much time do you have? A quick trim or manicure between museum jaunts? Zena's Spa and Salon is right in the heart of Mount Vernon, located in a elegant, Victorian townhouse. Visitors to the city's northern end for lacrosse games, university visits, the Preakness at Pimlico Race Course, will appreciate the full, classic treatments available at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon & Spa.

Perhaps you're roaming farther afield. No need to surrender your glamour quotient! A great variety of head to toe treatments are available at Harford County's Par Excellence Day Spa. Experience clean, mountain air and natural warm mineral water at Berkeley Springs State Park.

For the ultimate in luxury and indulgence, the Spa at the Four Seasons has therapies and facilities you wouldn't even imagine in a hotel setting!

Be Relax
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Here's something different for a spa: this one, you need positive photo id to get in! Be Relax is an international chain based in France. They don't have many US locations, but one of them is at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport!

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Paradise Salon Day Spa
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Conveniently located in the plaza by the Pikesville Hilton, this is a spa to go to when you need answers: what should I be doing with my hair? What's going on with my complexion? What color of nail polish should I wear to my job interview? The...  Read More

Zena's Spa and Salon
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Located in historic Mount Vernon in a gorgeous Victorian era townhouse, Zena's caters to men and women with everything from hair care to couples' massages. This twenty year old salon was voted Baltimore's Best multicultural salon working with...  Read More

The spa at Turf Valley
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A serene resort in the 'burbs? Scenic vistas as far as the eye can see? Your expectations will be confounded at Turf Valley's spa. The Greco-Roman decor, quality skin care products and relaxing atmosphere add up to a great place to up your...  Read More



Though it has full traditional salon hair and nail services, it's the spa menu that sets Red Door apart. Arrive plenty early for your appointment to slip into one of their robes and chill out in the subdued lighting relaxation room.

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Par Excellence Day Spa
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This spa is located in a gorgeous Victorian home in historic and charming Havre de Grace, Maryland. Though Havre de Grace is a small bucolic town, the spa certainly bests most city destinations – at very reasonable prices.

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Berkeley Springs State Park
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Imagine going to natural springs where Algonquian tribes took respite, as did a young George Washington. Then picture an 1815 Federalist style bathhouse built to cater to fashionable society . . . though since the days of Thomas, Lord Fairfax,...  Read More

The Spa at The Hotel Hershey
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The "Sweetest Place on Earth" has a elegant spa that – not surprisingly – features many chocolate-based treatments. It makes skin-care sense, since the natural plant has many antioxidants, fatty acids and other nutrients to make you...  Read More

The Spa at the Ivy
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Imagine a virtually private spa, patronized by you and perhaps a few other people. Very aristocratic! The Spa at The Ivy is open to the general public as well as hotel guests, but one must make an appointment to access the secure, discreet...  Read More

The Spa at the Four Seasons
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Every detail is thought of at The Spa at the Four Seasons, beginning with private changing booths, the offer of "more comfortable size" robes and heated towels. Lounge chairs are also heated. The relaxation room – that opens out onto a deck in...  Read More