Our Top Spa Picks To Unwind & Relax
Written By: Nicole Fera The Best Spas the Bay Area Has to Offer
With so much constantly going on in our on-the-go lives, it’s important to take time out of our busy schedules to relax and recharge. One of the best ways to do that is to visit a spa and treat yourself to a massage and other forms of pampering that they offer. In the Bay Area alone there are a ton of great places to visit that can help you kick back and appreciate the finer things in life. Check out our list of our favorite spas and why we know you’ll love them too.
The Spa at the Renaissance promises that you will leave their facility with a similar feeling as when you enjoy a long awaited rainfall; nourished, radiant and fresh. Choose from a ton of different packages that include body scrubs, wraps, eye treatments, facials, lip treatments, plunge pools, waxing and much more.
Native Knowledge: This spa also offers astrology readings!
Sonoma, CA 95476
International Orange, or IO as they call it, is all about skin, mind and body. They offer a variety of facials, massages, and yoga classes to help you not only heal physically, but also mentally. They believe in healing from the inside out and yoga is one of the best ways that you can do that. One of the best ways to enjoy this spa is to book their IO Day of Indulgence Package and really dive into what this place is all about. The package includes 75-minute facial, 60-minute massage and then a 60-minute private yoga session. After experiencing this package you’ll be ready to walk back out into the city with a whole new attitude.
2044 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
Bliss Spa is a little different than other more traditional spas in the sense that it provides more of an upbeat atmosphere to relax in as opposed to a quieter space. They have movie-while-you-manicure stations, where you can watch movies as you get your nails and toenails painted; rhythm and blues tunes playing in the lounges and tons of great massage services and treatments to choose from. End your visit here by diving into their brownie buffet! Yes, we said it, brownies! Indulge away, everyone.
181 3rd St Ste 4
San Francisco, CA 94103
Spa Radiance is the spa you visit here in the city when you decide that it’s time to take youth into your own hands. This spa focuses on different techniques to help with anti-aging. They have the latest technology, experience, and plenty of tricks up their sleeves to help you leave with fresh, glowing and rejuvenated skin. After enjoying a facial, stick around to enjoy some of their other services, which include, massages, waxing, body treatments, makeup, lashes, brows, scrubs, tanning and much more! There’s nothing they can’t help you improve or bring out your natural beauty with here.
3011 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94123
You might not know it, but on top of the beautiful Hotel Vitale is their pristine Spa, where you can enjoy a day of indulgence with some breathtaking views of the city. Different massage packages are available, but if you head to their private bamboo garden, you can relax in their deep soaking tub. There, you will munch on fresh fruit, sip on some green tea, put a cold towel on your head, and take it all in. When else can you honestly say that you get some uninterrupted time to yourself to truly peaceful location high above the city?
8 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
It is sometimes hard to find peace and serenity when you live amongst the hustle and bustle of the city, but somehow Kabuki Springs & Spa has managed to achieve such a feat. Located right in the heart of SF, you will find the calm and relaxing spa day you’ve always dreamed of. They offer a variety of different services including massages, facials and different body treatments to help you leave feeling like a brand new person. This is also a great place to get a group of friends together to enjoy their Sushi & Satori package. This includes massages for everyone in the group, followed by a delicious meal of fresh sushi and then finally a visit to their communal bathing facility. This is a long-standing Japanese tradition: public baths that promote harmony and relaxation in a group. You can enjoy the hot pools, cold plunges, dry saunas and steam rooms.
Native Knowledge: Make sure to book the Sushi & Satori package at least two weeks in advance!
1750 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94115
If you are looking to not only relax, but also to heal through the inside and out, than Archimedes Banya just might be the spot for you. Here, they combine unique ways of healing from different cultures to cure whatever ails you. They offer heated rooms that allow you to detox, ice cold pools to dive into, different massages to choose from, scrubs, wraps, baths and plenty more to try and enjoy. They believe in fusing methods from the past with the present in an attempt to realign our minds and bodies and really achieve true relaxation. They also offer delicious, healthy, satisfying food that you can enjoy outside on their rooftop that provides some beautiful views of the city.
748 Innes Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124
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