Pamper, Relax and Restore at Charleston's 10 Best Spas

Ah, Charleston. Breathe in a sigh of relief because you've arrived in one of the most charming, historical cities in the U.S., complete with wide variety of stellar day spas that mirror its laid-back lifestyle. Of course, 10Best recommends that you explore the Holy City on foot, by bike taxi, carriage tour or rental bike throughout your visit in order to fully enjoy all of the sights, sounds and flavors Charleston has to offer. 10Best also recommends a little post-shopping or post-sightseeing pampering and relaxation in the form of a facial, massage, body scrub or head-to-toe treatment at one of the downtown Charleston peninsula's many comfortable spas.

Charleston's day spas are all conveniently located within walking distance of any hotel or other accommodations on the peninsula, and though advanced reservations are suggested, many spas do take walk-in appointments. Here in Charleston, you'll find spas to fit every budget, every need and every preference. Try one of Charleston's more wallet friendly or walk-in ready spa experiences at Stella Nova Spa & Salon on Society and King Streets, Sweet 185 on Upper King or Elyon Boutique Spa, above S.N.O.B. on East Bay Street.

You may have already made reservations at one of Charleston's many hotels that boast full service spas. For such luxury in-house spa days, look no further than Spa Adagio at Francis Marion Hotel, The Spa at Wentworth Mansion or the stunning poolside Spa at Charleston Place.



Elyon Boutique Spa is an appointment-only day spa and massage boutique located at 192 East Bay Street, on the second level next to Slightly North of Broad. Elyon Boutique Spa is owned and operated by Leah Whatley, an experienced makeup artist...  Read More

Spa Adagio


The Spa Adagio at The Francis Marion Hotel is located in the hotel's lower level, conveniently situated close to nearby parks, museums, shopping and Upper King Street restaurants. Duck into Spa Adagio, whose name means 'slowly, leisurely,...  Read More



The Sand and Sea Salon and Spa is housed within The Wild Dunes Resort's sprawling property on Isle of Palms, a quick half hour drive from downtown Charleston. This relaxing spa and salon facility offers a full menu of massages and spa package...  Read More

Seeking Indigo
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A one of a kind "urban oasis" spa and wellness center, Seeking Indigo brings a colorful, earthy vibe to Upper King Street. Services like Indian Ayurvedic treatments, Reiki and Qi Gong massage are offered alongside organic facials and living...  Read More

Stella Nova Spa
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Settled into a century-old historic home on Society street, Stella Nova Flagship Spa is a serene getaway from the bustle of Charleston's busy streets, offering a luxurious but affordable menu of treatments. The two story Society street spa once...  Read More



Be kind to your body. That's the message, and the mission, of the staff, services and organic boutique at Sweet 185. Conveniently located on Upper King Street, Sweet 185 is Charleston's pioneer sugaring studio. Head to this eclectic day spa for...  Read More



A Forbes 5 Star Award winner for seven years running, The Sanctuary Spa at Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers top-level luxury to both its guests and those only visiting the spa facilities. The colors, decor and atmosphere of the 12-room Sanctuary...  Read More



Housed in what was originally the property's stables, The Spa at Wentworth Mansion still embraces visitors with its high ceilings, exposed wood beam rafters and comfortable, rustic style. The Spa at Wentworth Mansion, a local Urban Nirvana spa,...  Read More



Earthling Day Spa, conveniently located on East Bay street downtown, offers a tranquil escape from the touristy buzz of nearby Market and King streets, making it the obvious choice for your post shopping pit stop downtown. Get out of the sun,...  Read More



The Spa at Charleston Place is well known for its authentic dedication to traditional luxury spa massages and other treatments, as well as its beautiful facilities, gift shop, hot tub and open air pool. Charleston Place massages include the...  Read More


Meet Clare Sweeney

A South Carolina native and avid locavore, Clare is always venturing between traveling abroad and her beloved Lowcountry. 

Clare works and plays in downtown Charleston, spending her days...  More About Clare