Our favorite spa retreats blend innovative treatments with relaxing vibes.

Castle Hot Springs Arizona desert view

Your next great getaway could be right in your backyard. Fueled by an increase in local exploration, more people are finding rest and rejuvenation close to home, whether that’s a nearby metropolis or a wellness resort. Luckily, the West plays host to myriad hospitality groups constantly creating innovative spaces to discover throughout the region.  

Alila Ventana Big Sur

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Japanese baths invite you to warm waters on a secluded property amid the redwoods of coastal California, where a slate of evolving onsite experiences is targeted at your well-being, from private watercolor painting to tai chi.  

Castle Hot Springs 

Castle Hot Springs Arizona desert view

Thomas J. Story

The quintessential Arizona oasis features three hot springs with all-day access at a secluded property dotted with a pool, lush experimental garden, and farm-fresh restaurant. 

CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa 

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Just outside Scottsdale lies a world-class spa with more than 70 weekly classes to better your physical, mental, and spiritual growth in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. 

Four Moons Spa 

Four Moons Spa

Shawn Kallio

Private bungalows are nestled around a koi pond at this serene Encinitas oasis with a hammam, Balinese bale, and new outdoor soaking space for water rituals.

Nobu Ryokan Malibu

Nobu Ryokan Malibu, California (Courtesy of Nobu Ryokan Malibu)

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The ultimate luxury spa getaway places you in a limestone-walled suite facing either the ocean, beach, or garden with your own teak tub, fireplace, and shoji-style closet. Head out for activities like stand-up paddleboarding or yoga.

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